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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (44078) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23989) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Sample courtesy of Mitch, thanks! Murky amber color, small white head. Aroma of light spice. Taste is very sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (16163) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Draft - pours gold white head - nose/taste of rosemary, herbs, florals - medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (13056) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 21, 2008
GABF 2008. Pours clear amber with an average, fizzy, white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (straw, cereal, grain), average hops (herbs), light yeast (dough) with notes of sage. Light bodied, slick texture, flat carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2008
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with moderate white head. Aroma of yarrow, grass, rosemary, fennel, some citrus, and light smoke. Flavor of floral hops, candi sugar, rosemary and other herbs.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (10266) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 11, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Soft fruit, caramel, floral notes on the nose, sticky malt. Medium-bodied, soft malt, a bit of herbal character, fruit, soft sweetness. Slow bitterness into the finish, herbal and sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 11/10/2008 Floral and herby aroma. Golden coloured fruity and a little rich on the palate. Crisp and slightly dry malt finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (7444) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
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 its just too spiced. Sage & rosemary again. Very Belgiany hops & malt.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (7045) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2012
$6.99 for a 22 oz. Bottle. Batch 1, April 2012. 5.5%. Amber in color. No head, flat Co2. Nose is all rosemary. The flavor is an variety of ginger, rosemary and some type of odd flower. Im not a fan of ginger root and I pick it up a lot. Doesnt help the rating. Overall its more like drinking a chilled herbal tea and not a.beer. This was my 2nd or third gruit and unfortunately this doesnt make me want to run out and try more of the style.


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