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New Holland Gruit Ale


Brewed by New Holland Brewing Company
Holland, Michigan USA
Style: Traditional Ale | Ratings: 3 | Alcohol: 6.5%
The name “Gruit” sometimes refers to the mixture of herbs used to flavor the beer centuries ago, but it also refers to the beer created using such a mixture. For simplicity, it refers to a beer brewed with some mixture of herbs other than hops. This unhopped beer has a very complex, malty body almost like liquid bread. Pumpernickel, molasses, chocolate, roasted nuts and raisin are a few of the noticeable flavors within the layered malt profile. Yarrow and a touch of wormwood replace hops to balance the sweetness of the malt, but also provide a pleasant, unique herbal character unlike any derived from hops! It was fermented with Bavarian yeast to provide some banana esters.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam. Click on a term below to add it to your tasting notes.

Malt
caramel, bread, hay, cereal, chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty

Hops
resin, floral, grass, spruce, citrus, herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough, barnyard, cheese, basement aromas, leather, earthy, leaves

Other
alcohol, banana, bubblegum, butterscotch, clove, cooked vegetables, cough drop, ginger, licorice, raisin, rotten eggs, soy sauce, skunky, smoke, vanilla, woody
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