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Gruut Blond - Gentse Stadsbrouwerij

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BA SCORE
83
good

21 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gentse Stadsbrouwerij visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: benfons on 03-31-2011)
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Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by puboflyons:
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.26/5  rDev -11.4%

From the 330 ml. bottle stamped 41400. Sampled on March 25, 2014.

The pour is a slightly hazy pale yellow with little to no white head that dissolves as quickly as it erupts.

The nose is pale malts, grain, herbal, and honey. Hops are not really evident in the aroma.

Body is medium but of a smooth, creamy texture.

The flavor is about the same as the nose with a little grain, malts, some honey sweetness, and herbal spice. But unlike the nose there is a peppery quality I pick up at the finish. Drinkable but not extraordinary.

03-25-2014 21:09:09 | More by puboflyons
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-26-2014 15:12:32 | More by Janeinma
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mattfancett

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-28-2014 15:31:22 | More by mattfancett
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-07-2013 20:12:27 | More by Ciocanelu
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

10-11-2013 03:47:30 | More by jaydoc
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RuudJH

Netherlands

4.18/5  rDev +13.6%

Gentse Stadsbrouwerij has made some excellent beers. Made me want to try out more of them.
Unfiltered pale ale, in a 33 cl bottle.

Looks golden, with fluffy white head, great carbonation.
Smell citric, a bit of grassy notes, some herbs (koriander, i would say).
Very soft taste of bitterness, well balanced overall. Pleasant lingering aftertaste.
Refreshing on a warm day: carbonation does well for me.

Another great brew. Recommended.

06-01-2011 14:06:56 | More by RuudJH
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ThaCreep

Belgium

3.2/5  rDev -13%

Looks a bit like a cloudy wheat beer. The nose is fresh and gives a good sensation. However, the body, despite the use of several specialty malts, is still very neutral. A little bitter herb is any offer in the finish but without much conviction. Still remains an easy-drinking beer, a little refreshing, but unfortunately too classic to impress the amateur.

08-06-2011 08:50:47 | More by ThaCreep
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Commercial name in Spain: Gruit. 330ml bottle. Wine glass. Lemon yellow color & foggy appearance. White & close crown shows fairly good retention while leaves lacing rings & spots on sides. Slight wood, subtle sugar & herbs to the nose. Malty at first sip followed by kind sour touch & ripe apple zest. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Oily texture. Gentle astringency in the middle. Spiced notes & fruity hues in a long & smooth finish. Refreshing & very easy drinkable.

09-23-2013 10:42:13 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-12-2013 05:19:21 | More by safaricook
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kevinhughes

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

09-03-2012 21:36:36 | More by kevinhughes
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-03-2014 16:16:57 | More by mklisz
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

10-12-2013 19:42:19 | More by Hellpop65
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +14.4%

Poured in a Bormioli Rocco blonde glass. 4F head with a very light blond color. Not totally transparent with carbonation bubbles coming from the bottom of the glass.

Aroma: very pleasant. Spices, clove, fruit which linger throughout the tasting.

Mouth feel: very smooth, and not too carbonated- which enhances the fruity, spicy quality of the beer.

Taste; Very well done. Stone fruit, spice, pear. The taste develops with warming.

Light bitterness in the finish.

Overall: excellent beer inspired by the Gruit style. Worth trying.

04-23-2014 01:55:29 | More by brureview
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-31-2014 22:02:55 | More by Latarnik
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dcmchew

Romania

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

11-04-2013 12:04:10 | More by dcmchew
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rekel

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-28-2011 23:41:53 | More by rekel
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benfons

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Rare brewery because they don't use hops but a herb mixture called Gruut (hence the name)

A: Straw-blonde colour, thin but lasting head

S: citrus,herbs, hint of peach and pineapple

T: Pineapple, peach with a bitter touch, in the back granny again with a bitter-sweet touch.

M: too thin and too much carbonation, abv is fine

Not bad, but not great.

03-31-2011 20:05:02 | More by benfons
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BJSmit

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-02-2014 20:10:11 | More by BJSmit
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skypup

Germany

4/5  rDev +8.7%

Purchased at several variations of Gruut and a glass at Beer and Gin House, Ghent, Belgium
.33L bottle served in Gruut glass

A: cloudy straw color with a thin head

S: lightly malty, touch of fruitiness; distinct herbs

T: mild herb and sweetness that mellow to a balanced herb/bitterness

M: mild carbonation, slight touch of alcohol
D: Over-all a pretty good beer. Distinctly different from most Belgian beers, but not overly unique.

09-12-2011 18:58:01 | More by skypup
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Sturmthis

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-08-2013 19:59:31 | More by Sturmthis
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HardyGeneraL

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-16-2013 01:35:02 | More by HardyGeneraL
Gruut Blond from Gentse Stadsbrouwerij
83 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.