sebletitje (10293) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2011
batch – 2
Orange, mousse épaisse.
Nez de cèdre et d’épices tout en ayant ce côté particulier de gruit allant vers le végétal.
En bouche, le cèdre domine un peu l’expérience tout en gardant une tonalité de fruits tropicaux; pelure d’orange avec une fine note d’épice. Je trouve le tout comme un genre de medley de fruits/légumes et épices qui est accentué par le cèdre. gnoff (10986) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2011
75 cl bottle thanks to sebletitje!PhillyCraft (7939) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2011
As Batch # 2010-Gruit-02, on Feb 1, 2011
Hazy copper color, white head that dissapear fairly fast. Acidic, spicy, wood scent. Sweet, fruity, strawberry, juice, orange, slight bit acidic taste. Smooth mixed with moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Bit too bottle for this beer for me, I’d like to see it in a 12 fl oz version instead.
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2012 Bottle and Draft. Pours a sick, dank, hazy glowing orange with a thin, wispy, slightly lacy head. Aroma of straight fresh cut cedar, finely rolled cigars, tobacco, citrus, and intensely bitter hops. Wow. This brew is so insanely unique. Pure antinque furniture smell and taste but I have yet to eat a piece of furnitureMedium bodied, but tastes amazingly full with the cigar richness and flavor. Palate is tart and woody. Finishes with a bold, outrageously tobacco flavored punch. Hands down one of the best ales I have ever had. Unreal, wish they were still making this one, cedar dos costas and humidor ipa are the closest we will get to King Gruit steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2011
750ml bottle pours a lightly hazy orange with a white head. Nose is sweet, grainy, honey, a bit tart. Flavor is lemony, malty, honey,a little wood. Medium bodied, very dry. just strange vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Draft @ Capone’s Orange pour with tan head. Grapefruit, cedar and spice aroma tones. Flavor is citrus and light cedar and a bit of funk.
nimbleprop (8761) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2010
750ml bottle pours a lightly hazy orange with a creamy, white head. Nose is sweet, grainy, honey, booze. Flavor is lemony, malty, honey, sweet, a little wood. Medium bodied, dry finish. Weird. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2010
75cl bottle, thanks ygtbsm94. Minimal off-white head, cloudy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, lemon/grapefruit. Taste is the same. Light-medium body. GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 22, 2010
750mL at DC Elite. First of all, I am going to kill Ryan for changing the Cigar City trademark toasted Spanish cedar notes from smelling amazing to smelling like straight up V-8 juice at times. Actually, it is pretty uncanny how this beer smells exactly like V-8 juice. There, doesn’t that ruin your day?ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2010
The pour is a hazy orange to reddish amber with a thinning, white head. Aroma is beautiful cedar humidor, tropical fruits, sweet orange creamsickle, honey, orange blossom. However, after the reckoning; this does smell like V-8 juice. Godammit Ryan. Taste is tart, citric, tart orange, lemon. Dry, attenuated palate. A little thin. Not much "gruit" spices making it out of the cedar explosion.
Sweet, honey and cotton candy nose with some vegetal notes. Taste is sweet with no bitterness, lots of white wine, some honey and caramel, and lots of tomato juice. Bleh. Travlr (26130) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2010
750 ml bottle, 2010-gruit-02. Clear yellow. Aroma of the interior of my father’s cigar humidor from when I was a kid - how did they do that? Taste is similar, not sure how to describe it. Interesting for sure.