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Brewed by Gentse Stadsbrouwerij Gruut
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Gent, Belgium

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
ABV from 9% to 8.5%.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AaronTDubs (478) - - MAY 20, 2017
Light golden color. Aroma of pilsner malt and yeast. Has a nice herbal flavor, and some bitterness, but not enough to balance the intense sweetness. Flavors of cookies, biscuits, caramel. Was quite clean in the flavor. Well hidden alcohol. Except for the too low bitterness, I didnt miss the hops. Was good, not great.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jultsu (933) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2017
BBE 07/05/18. Haalean vaalea lagerin vri, semi-iso tuuhea viipyv vaahto. Tuoksu hyvin ohut ja vetinen paskalagerin tyyppinen, suutuntuma alkoholisen marjaisan hykkv ja yskityttv, epmiellyttv nopea mausteinen polte, mausteisuus jatkuu jlkimakuun, perus viinapommi. Ei jatkoon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (1879) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 5, 2017
F: huge, off-white, long lasting. C: gold, light hazy. A: malt, grassy, caramel, fruity, bready, yeasty, spicy, hint of vanilla. T: malty, orange peels, spicy, bready, gingerbread, vanilla, yeasty, medium to full body, medium carbonation, very nice, I like this, 33cl bottle from Carrefour market St. Michel @ Etterbeek, Brussels.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elvissa (1) - RUSSIA - MAY 2, 2017 does not count
Nothing special but good, juniper bitterness and candy sweet in palate, spirit in disguise

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FeixHeber68 (1) - Dresden, Baden-Wrttemberg, GERMANY - APR 29, 2017 does not count
This is not a typical beer. It is a beer like drink and for that its perfect. I can hardly describe it, you have to taste it, espacially because it is made without hop. Its sweet and sour, totally interesting, but not everyones most likely beer. Cant imagine to drink it regularly.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TrefwoordPunk (1125) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2017
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a clear orange with a medium and lasting white head and an aroma of ripe fruits, sweet malts, toffee, bubblegum and candy sugar. The taste is medium sweet with a medium to heavy carbonation and some slight bitterness in the finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bontus (798) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2017
Bottle 33cl, Geers. Pours clear yellow/golden with a dense eggwhite head. Similar to Duvel maybe? ;) Nose is dry bodied, biscuit yeast, some alcohol. Slight malt touch. Aroma is soft in malt, fizzy palate, dangerously drinkable. A good beer in the Duvel style. Taste is medium bitter, short finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christos (5550) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2017
(Gruut Inferno) Bottle 330ml at home, served into a tulip, ABV 9% Deep golden colour on the body, crystal clear, with a tall and thick white head on top, quite good retention. Aroma of grains, stone fruits, sugars. Taste is sweet with malts and grains, sugars, alcohol, notes of peaches and apricot, I cant really taste any spices. Medium thin body, carbonation on the high side.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wixie (557) - BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2017
Clear golden/yellow liquid with bits in it, large head. Aroma of banana and triple. Light body, strong carbonation. Taste is bitter, banana.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AtronSeige (1512) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 15, 2017
Aroma: Medium spiciness, coriander, floral. banana, Medium-light pepper. Appearance: Brilliant, deep golden body. Large, white head, Flavour: Medium toasty, bready, banana, coriander, Light pepper. Dry finish with lingering bready, banana, Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. High carbonation, smooth. Light warming. Overall: Smooth, complex, clean. Head retention is an issue. 330 ml bottle, poured. 25C. Belgian Golden Strong Ale


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