LLaurin (489) - Motala, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2017
Pours nice in dark brown with of white head and small sweetish nose. Taste is malty rich with notes of caramel and even chestnut. Palate is also more sweet than bitter but with personality. Slight toffee notes at and. VDuquerroux (1717) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - MAY 31, 2017
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A sparkling dark brown beer with a medium off-white ephemeral head. Roast, chocolate, flower, heather, licorice note, skunky notes. Medium round sweet, light to medium dry spicy refreshing, bitter note. Medium body, thin texture, average to soft carbonation, sweet spicy dry refreshing finish. Overall, good ! Chudwick (3237) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2016
33cl bottle with 7.6% ABV per label. Gruyt is what was used in medieval times before hops were used. Nose is akin to a bockbier. Biscuit to the max. Sweet similar to candy sugars. Better than the green lentil beer for sure. Does compliment the foie gras. The monbazillac of beers. Spice cake finish. Inter but too sweet. Quack-Duck (9485) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2014
bottle, Hyperboissons Dijon-Chênove. Hazy golden, mid-sized white head. Malty with hints of vegetables, slightly fruity. Hints of spices. czar (9158) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
bottle from stepdad - thanks. clear brown without a head. loads of spices, coca-cola, booze, metal, caramel, hint of roastiness, cloying molassed malts. average to soft carbonation, light body, grassy-metal finish, booze. awkward brew - not because it is a gruyt.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2010
Bottle, pours a murky brown almost purplish hue to the body with a rocky short lived cola colored head. Spicy ginger tones, a malty body with a caramelized malt tones, light fruit dark ones plum more so raisins, almost a bit of oxidation with the dark fruit tones being rather drying and slightly bland. Overall it was pretty dam good. nimbleprop (8437) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Bottle shared at the DC Local tasting. Pours a translucent, nearly opaque brown with a creamy, ringing white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, root vegetables, a little floral. Flavor is sweet, caramel, milk chocolate, root vegetables, some candy sugar. Some light spice. Sweet, sticky and a little astringent on the finish. Doesn’t have that extra dimension. Makes you wonder, where are the hops? argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2009
33cl bottle. Small beige head atop hazy dark red-brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel/chocolate, some roast, juniper, light molasses. Medium body, low carbonation, some stickiness. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Pours a barely transparent dark copper mahogany with a spotty-lacing froth of off-white head. Aroma of sweet toasty caramel and bready yeast with some notes of allspice and nutmeg. Starts with decent fullness and chewy caramel malts with some decent spice balance and berry flavors before a smooth semi-sweet finish A pretty interesting and enjoyable brew. Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Serving: 25.4 oz. bottle. What the hell kind of serving is that?
Appearance: Cloudy, dark brown with chunks floating towards the bottom of my glass. Guess I stirred up something I shouldn’t have. Foamy tan head. Not the most impressive visually.
Aroma: Tart, floral note, a little wet paper, very yeasty, almost dry smelling if you can imagine it. Not very inspiring.
Taste: Candy sweet with notes of molasses, mint, honey, earth, and brown sugar. The mint note was different and actually made it rather enjoyable in my mind. No real hop prescience to speak of.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation with a medium body. Medium, sweet finish.
Overall: This beer wasn’t that impressive in several ways, but the flavor profile was unique and helped give this beer a lift.
Would I buy it again: No. Worth trying once, but it isn’t a beer I would go back to. There are just too many more interesting beers out there to try.