RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Gruit is primarily a combination of three herbs: sweet gale (Myrica gale), yarrow (Achillea millefolium), and wild rosemary (Ledum palustre). Additionally, individual brewers would add other herbs and spices as they liked to produce unique flavors and aromas in their beer. These herbs were known for their mildly stimulating properties, and when added to fermented beer were known to have said inebriating qualities amplified.

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beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2012
22 oz. bottle purchased at the brewpub. Pours a hazy deep amber with a fizzy thin-moderate off-white head that vanished before I could take my first sip. There are lots of carbonation bubbles rushing to the surface. Looks more like a soda than a beer. The aroma is spice and not much else really. The flavor is malt with some sweetness to it along with a strong dose of spice. Heavy carbonation. An interesting beer to try but not something I would likely seek out again.

Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2012
This liquid rotten salmon aged in stale Ginger and seawater brine. Wow this is fackin gross

TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2012
22oz bottle batch #1. Amber colored beer that gets murky as the bottle goes down. Aroma is sweet caramel a a fist full of fresh herbs and walk through the field. Taste starts with a tartness like orange juice than gets maltly int he middle and finishes rosemary but that tartness goes along to. palate is in the middle. Overall a one of a kind experience of a brew.

Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2012
22oz bottle picked up at the brewpub. Batch 1, bottled April 2012. Pours a cloudy, deep amber-orange colored body with a finger-width, fizzy, tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma is lightly sweetened dark caramels and a touch of bread with some herbal spices, earth, and floral fruits. Rosemary, coriander, grass, a hint of smoke, and a light lemon. Flavor is lightly sweetened caramel up front with a slightly tart lemon, herbal spices, and earth. A touch of breadiness to the caramel in the middle with more rosemary, coriander, ginger, and florals. Caramel gets a bit deeper towards the end as this finishes with lots of florals and herbal spices as well as a touch of acidity. Medium length aftertaste following a light body and a moderately fizzy carbonation. Overall, an interesting beer. Lots of florals and spices with a deeper caramel backing while being a bit thin and fizzy. Not bad.

auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. My first gruit, I believe. A very fruity, complex and unique profile. I like herbal in beer and this has a subtle herbal tint to it, without feeling overspiced in any one direction. Somehow this manages to taste hot, bubblegummy, and homebrew-sweet in the end. Some rough edges smoothed would make this very interesting.

yespr (46530) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2017 From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy dark orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is light caramelish and herbal. Grassy, herbal and spiced flavoured. Rosemary, nettle and some liqourice. Dry, malty and spiced finish. Herbal and caramelish malty finish. Grows on me and likely the best none-hopped brew.

From tap. Pours hazy brown to deep orange with small tan head. Aroma is spiced, herbal. Dry and cinnamon like. Spiced, dry and ligering herbal finish.6-3-6-3-13

JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Pours dark amber with notes of spices that drive into a malty and herbacious mouthfeel. I thought I would not like this but it really played of the malts very nicely.

vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Draft. Dark amber pour with some light head. Spices over take flavor, with some light fruit and oak flavor in the background. Rosemary and lavender spices really fill your nose.

AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2010
On tap at Cambridge Brewing. Slightly dark ambar color, with no head or lace. Has no hops, but bitter is present. Floral aroma and flavor, somewhat vegetal, but very nice strange brew

MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2010
A Sim rate (Tap at the brewpub): Smells of sage & rosemary, thyme & coriander. Spiced like a Belgian Christmas beer. So overwhelmingly spiced. Again in the flavour it’s just too spiced. Sage & rosemary again. Very Belgiany hops & malt.

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