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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   IBU: 3   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
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Experimentation doesn’t mean new. With our Gruit, the latest Lips of Faith release, it’s all about revisiting the ancient craft of bittering with herb mixtures, not hops. In here horehound, bog myrtle, yarrow, wormwood and elderflowers get together with rich malts to create a bitter, dry, velvet-like sweetness worth revering.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (3067) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle. Sweet mango, spicy floral, and bready-yeasty aroma - as it warmed a cinnamon type note developed. Golden yellow with a small white head. Sweet fruity, bready malt, yeast, and bitter herbal flavor with a slightly saccharine type bitterness in the finish. Light body, moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1573) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Bomber from Sonoma Cellars, cellar aged about 8 months. Golden pour with a white head leaving coats of lace on the sides of the glass. Aroma has earth and hay and sweet light fruits and lemon and spices. Taste is of sweet fruits, lemons, spices. Somewhat earthy. A bit of a belgian tang as well. Medium bodied. Finishes sweetly fruity with spices. A bit strange, but enjoyable. Was not sure what to expect, and thought’d bought something else. 13.8

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2015
Fonefan 300814. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, hop, sugar, herbs. Flavour is sweet, fruit, malt, sugar, herbs, hop, grass, pine, spices. OK beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abcfan (786) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Tasty! Pours hazy yellow, with a fluffy white head. Aroma is sweet citrus and berry. Full bodied, very smooth. Elderberries shine through in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (338) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2015
BBD 1/15. Pours a slightly cloudy pale gold. Very good head volume, excellent lacing and normal retention. Light nose of lemon like citrus over a subtle biscuit sweetness with a touch of pepper spice. Almost medium in body with a smooth texture that has oily moments and a touch of creaminess. Normal carbonation with a touch of effervescence in the middle and a lively finish. The delightful flavor profile is World Class. It is intense, quite complex and superbly balanced. It begins with a blend of slightly sweet citrus that slowly separates into lemon, pineapple and, surprisingly, peach. In the middle, a subtle herbal bitterness emerges, with a clove note, over a biscuit sweetness that then effervesces into a pepper note. The finish is a lingering fade of herbal flavor over a subtle biscuit graininess and sweetness. My first Gruit, and it is outstanding.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (992) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2015
22 oz bottle poured. Pours a bright yellow color with a patchy head. Sweet belgian style aroma. Flavor is very floral. Very very floral. Hints of spice and citrus flavor as well. Tasty beer. A big flower bomb comes in very late in the finish as well. I’ve never been super into the overly floral beers, but this one seems to make it work. Good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EtTuCthulhu (1239) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2015
This beer pours a slightly hazy yellow with a medium white head. The aroma blends lemons, flowers, and earthiness, and the taste is mildly sour and slightly sweet with a slightly citrusy and slightly clove-esque aftertaste. The palate fuses a slick and thin texture, light body, and an average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2015
pours a clear straw with a medium snow white head, and very good lacing. smell is of sweet fruits, banana, and yeast. taste is oily, sweet fruit, wheat, and some spice. ends on the sweet side.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (3216) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
I expected something a bit more different considering the lack of hops. The herbs are mellow and yet they define the beer.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cstuartj (1016) - Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle, flight. Poured a cystal yellow with a small head. Very nice nose, spicy, malty. Nice light Beligan yeast attack. spicy, crisp. good finish.


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