Brewed by Sancerroise
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Sancerre, France


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
Gruit beer.
Bière brune Brune mais pas noire, d’inspiration belge avec des notes sucrées. Fermentation haute, refermentée en bouteille. Sur levure. Le gruyt est un mélange d’épices et d’aromates utilisé au moyen-âge avant l’emploi du houblon. Beaucoup de goût et de saveurs.

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Benzai (16681) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2017
Bottle @ home. Opaque dark brown to black color, medium to full sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, a hint of liquorice, some herbs or spices, cardamom maybe? A bit herbal sweet, light to moderately bitter. Decent body, decent to medium carbonation. Not bad.

bhensonb (15746) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Bottle from Wine Specialist. Very carbonated. Gushed slowly. Probably live yeast. Translucent dark brown with a huge tan head. Leaves lots of lace. Aromas mostly of darkish fruit - like raisin. Medium body with significant carbonation. Flavor is caramel and raisin with some spice bits. Finishes somewhere between sweet and dry. Not so Gruytie as other Gruyts I’ve had! It heads more towards sweet with the passage of time. Unique.

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.

Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2008
750 mL bottle from Market Street Wineshop. What an oddly shaped bottle. Pours a hazy chestnut brown with a large head, moderate retention and not so great lacing. Aroma of apples, berries and caramel. Taste is nutty with big spicy notes... nutmeg, anise, others. Some caramel and fruit notes as well. Medium bodied. Interesting.

Bov (13221) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 22, 2006
courtesy of Laurent Mousson - dark reddish-brown colour, bad head retention; spicy and a bit toasty nose; totally overcarbonated, tart, some malts hidden behind, quite a lot of residual sugars, solid bitterness; finishes dry with notes of licorice, spices and alcohol - chaotic though somehow interesting

Quack-Duck (9533) - 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 (9424) - 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.

nimbleprop (8745) - 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?

CaptainCougar (7634) - 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.

Rciesla (5607) - 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.

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