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Gruut Belgian Wit Bier - Gentse Stadsbrouwerij

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gentse Stadsbrouwerij visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: MaltyGoodness on 07-08-2008)
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Photo of stcules
2.79/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Greeenish yellow, very hazy, with a beautiful white foam, one finger.
The smell is quite fresh, but with an hint of broth.
A bit heavy in the mouth too, maybe some fermentation problem..
Anyway, beside that, not unfresh.
Well, nothing to remember, for sure.
Almost drinkable.

Photo of blakesell
2.95/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from the 11.5oz bottle into a standard swilling mug.

Appearance- Beer pours a clouded yellow with a thick two finger head of foam that slowly dies to a murk across the top. Lacing is ample and clings to the sides of the glass.

Smell- Smells to be very wheaty with a very minor hop content. Hops are slim to none with a whole lot of yeasty character coming up in the background.

Taste- Wheaty, lightly malted with pale malts, hopped adequately at best, lightly creamy, unimpressive by my tongue. Watery, a witbier to be sure, but not impressive by any means.

Mouthfeel- thin, watery with hard water, highly carbonated, low hopped, and medium light bodied.

Drinkability- I don't see myself coming back to this beer anytime soon, blue moon would be an adequate substitute to this beer.

Photo of Marius
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of mattfancett
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of JohnK17
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of redsonja
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A; nice head that stays, lemon white color

S; spices,coriander,banana

M; some bitter that disapers quik, not mutch mouthfeel

O; nice beer for the summer not that special for a spice beer i miss the taste. gruut was a replacement for hops but the beer is not that bitter or spicy

Photo of dcmchew
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of cpanossian
3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Visited the Gruut Brewery in Ghent today. Tried the Wit. Light hazy lemon color. Light yeasty, wheat, sulphur aroma. Clean tasting - very light coriander - almost bland. Watery body gives it a great thirst quenching ability. Ok but there are more amazing things to do in Ghent.
Fun venue though - the Brewery is located at a divy dead end along side one of the sleepier parts of the local canal system. Full of young people and you can sit right above the brewing and bottling equipment. They also do this cool trick with a pair of coasters and a mirrored glass that lets you see an "erotic" image. I got pictures ;)

Photo of scruffwhor
3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy banana peel and sunshine beneath a thin veil of foam. Effervescent bubbling. Lemony herb aroma has a few hint of green apple peels too. Very dry lemon skins with some coriander start the flavor. But the Dry malts and herbal hops quickly fade. Bonedry palate makes me think of crushed lemonheads.

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Commercial name in Spain: Gruit Wit
330ml bottle. Wine glass. Pale straw color, foggy appearance. White foam. Close & lasting head. Aroma profile shows floral, bready & yeasty notes as well as subtle vanilla & spiced hues. Smooth maltiness at first sip rounded by spiced touch. Light body. Moderate carbonation. Oily to watery texture. Subtle citric & no bitterness in the middle provides a refreshing herbal infusion sensation. Gentle flavor & easy drinkability.

Photo of mactrail
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazy pale lemon color in the tall glass. Really big foam up with every pour, but settles down to a frothy half a glass. Very light in appearance as well as taste. A nice nose of herbal aromatics, but nothing that stands out as identifiable.

Barley and wheat malt and "herbs" instead of hops. Tastes essentially like any other Witbier, but not much citrus taste, and only a hint of spice. This brew would be more suited to a big chilly mug.

From the 33 cl bottle bought in Gent.

Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle

Pours a hazy pale straw color with a creamy white head. Nice lacing on the glass.

Bready and yeasty wheat beer aroma. Nothing much in the way of spices or citrus.

Tastes like it smells. Bready and yeasty, but lacking any spice or citrus characteristics. clean, dry finish.

Light body, zippy carbonation.

I'd describe this as an American pale wheat brewed with wit yeast. Clean and rather bland, with a little more input from the yeast.

Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of safaricook
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of crossovert
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle.

It pours a hazy peach/gold with an active foamy head that dissipates quickly at first, then slows down leaving no lacing.

It doesn't appear to be brewed with any spices although it has a strong corriander and orange peel scent, so i guess they just left it off the label for some reason. I don't know, it smells pretty typical for the style.

The taste is mild and lemony. Almost straight up lemon through and through. There are some mild wheat tones.

The mouthfeel is a bit watery and over carbonated. This one sell well in the US market if it were better distributed.

It is better than Hoegaarden and the other macro witbiers but it could be better.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up an old bottle of this not sure how old but I got it for $1.75

A - A pretty thick layer of sediment at the base of the bottle left meaning this one may be well over a year old. A mild bit of lace ring proves it. Color is a hazy peach yellow with some bubbles rising to the top. Has some life left in it.

S - Smell has a decent level of coriander, lemon peel, and some wheat. Smells a tad funky and skunked.

T - A bit of sour lemon and spicy coriander. Whats left of the aged body is kind of watery and the wheat is just a shadow of it's former self. I know it's a Gruut but it sure could use some hops.

M - Thin and watery. Almost water actually it goes down smoother than any beer I had before.

Overall it has a decent level of flavor but I like my Witbier with hops and a more pronounced wheat character. Still am curious of the amber I will have it next.

Photo of joekfsu
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with a 2 cm foamy white head that is slowly diminishing. Aroma of lemon and wheat. Initial flavor is light, sweet, and citrusy. Flavor balances out in the end with the citrus still there but balanced with the wheat. Light body, mild carbonation, moderate lacing, light on alcohol. Overall ok for a witbier, not my favorite genre, maybe worth a try.

Photo of Kadonny
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard glass. This is not my style, but it was this or Bud Light or Miller Light (although the Vortex bottle really was calling me...not).

A: A hazy light goldend color with a one finger white head. Decent lacing.

S: Sweet fruits with some wheat tones and spicey yeast smells.

T: Yeasty wheaty flavor with big flavors of lemon, tangerine, some coriander spice and a deep sugary sweetness on the finish. Not overly complex.

M: Medium to light actually. No lasting flavors and no alcohol.

D: Decent, but the sweetness was a bit cloying for me. Needs some more hops or darker flavors to even this one out.

Overall not a favorite of mine, but drinkable with the absence of anything else.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at the bottle share held at Chloe's inside Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Best before 6/7/14.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, and honey. Taste is much the same with some spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is light and refreshing.

Photo of chickenm
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of StevenBilodeau
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a great beer. Pours semi cloudy into a large Belgian Wit glass that I have and looks amazing. It is delicious and has a creamy head with great lacing. It leaves your tongue waxy and with residual taste. Well paired with any type of citrus like orange, lemon or coriander Gruut Belgian Wit is like a better Blue Moon or as I like to look at it, an Authentic Belgian Wit. I loved this beer.

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of desint
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of GABrew
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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Gruut Belgian Wit Bier from Gentse Stadsbrouwerij
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