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Prove It Gruit - Spiteful Brewing

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Prove It Gruit
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6 Ratings
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spiteful Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: GRG1313 on 06-21-2014)
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Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

spycow, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of prisoner1572
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

prisoner1572, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of IronTom
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

IronTom, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of emerge077
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft at Green Lady, served in a stemmed fluted tulip glass.

Hazy saturated orange, compact creamy head of foam and spotty lace around the edges of the glass. Parts to a still glassy surface after awhile.

Aroma is mild at first with some yeasty qualities and a light fruitiness as it warms.

Medium bodied with some tart underripe fruit and vague phenolics, white pepper.

Overall it's enjoyable enough to try but I wasn't compelled to drink more.

emerge077, Jul 10, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours with a half finger of head which dissipated quickly and was only present on the edges of the glass while drinking. Color is a murky burnt orange. Active carbonation is present but nothing over the top.

Smell: Medium bodied dark fruits and herbal, rustic spices hit the nose first. Hints of citrus and lemon add a welcome layer of brightness. A sort of medicinal sweetness lingering throughout which I assume is from the mugwort and bog myrtle. Interesting layers.

Taste: Lemon grass and tart fruits jump the palate. Those tart fruits ride into the body, adding a touch of medicinal sourness. Earth and grounded spices are potent on the back end. Lingering spices, fruits, and a touch of sweetness sit on the palate long after drinking.

Mouthfeel: A touch of dryness meshes well with overall sweetness. Carbonation is a touch low but fits.

Overall: I don't know much about this style or its ingredients but I really enjoyed it. Props to Spiteful for attempting such a rare style and in my opinion executing it very well. Tired of the endless cycle of IPAs and big beers? This is a brew for you.

KFBR392, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

GRG1313, Jun 27, 2014
Prove It Gruit from Spiteful Brewing
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.