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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Before the German Purity Law "Reinheitsgebot" of 1516 it was common practice to use any kind of different spices, herbs, fruits and other plants to provide balance to beer. Hops was not yet well known at this time. Grut bier has roots in many cultures and each culture had it’s own “special ingredients": Egyptians, Native Americans, Arabian Tribes, Gaulles, Germanic Tribes and the Vikings. This interpretation of a traditional Grut Bier is spiced with Lorbeer (Bay Leaves), Ingwer (Ginger), Kummel (Caraway), Anis (Anise), Rosemarin (Rosemarie) & Enzian (Gentian). It is brewed with water, wheat & barley malt, "pollinated wild hops" and fermented using top fermenting yeast. - Dr. Fritz Briem Historic Signature Series

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3.5
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 18, 2009
(500ml bottle) Pours a hazy pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of ginger, tea, bay leaves, rosemary, pepper, florals, and anise. Flavor of lemongrass, ginger, tea, light pine, and other herbs.

1.8
ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2009
My first grut, and unfortunately I can not endorse this brew. I was not a big fan of the spicy "special ingredients" that hit your nose and palate upon the sudden splash of quofffing. I would not recommend this to anyone except someone with a great palate for different tasting brews and someone willing to deviate from the norm. Bad beer.

3.4
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2009
16 oz bottle from South Bay Drugs. Pours a clear pale oily yellow color with a small fizzy white head. Nose is quite spicy with rosemary and ginger being dominate. Flavor was ginger and very different, interesting with no hops being added. Kind of almost salty and reminded me of ginger beer.

3.5
jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Cloudy yellow with a decent sized white head. Aroma is of ginger, bay leaves, tea tree oil, and a little caraway. Taste is spicy herbal, rooty and earthy.

3.4
ilovedarkbeer (2742) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Nose is herbs (mostly bay leaves) citrus, and ginger. Flavor is lemon zest, limes, ginger, and bay leaves. Thin burning mouthfeel and medium length finish.

3.7
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 4, 2009
Courtesy of bu11zeye. Hazy golden with a fleeting white head. Big spice rack aromas with ginger and rosemary. Light/medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Good flavor is ginger, caraway,with other herbs and spices on a tart wheat base brew. Enjoyed this one.

3.5
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours cloudy, light yellow, white fizzy head. Aroma is very light herbs, tea, flowers. Flavor is herbs, flower tea, medicinal. Mouth feel is light, soft body with medium-high carbonation. A Very interesting beer....I liked it.

3.1
mar (5423) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. murky yellow pour with no head. nose is very spicy and some pumpkin? thin on the palate with a very spicy pumpkin flavor.

3.4
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 3, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a hazy white with a white head over it. Aroma is salty, gatorade powder, chamomile, bay leaves, fennel, pepper, ash, caramel, and other various spices. Taste is very herbal with rosemary, fig and very much tea like. Light carbonation. Very strange and I am glad to have had it.

2.9
blutt59 (6565) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2009
bottle, light hazy yellow color, good whipped foam, strong menthol aroma, flavor has a lot of potpourri and herbs, vegetal finish


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