Mad Scientists Series #13: Gruitbeer | Sixpoint Brewery

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
10 Ratings

Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States

Style: Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by metter98 on 04-01-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by CHickman:
Photo of CHickman
2/5  rDev -39.4%

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance was a hazy brown body, no head (bartender pour - no worries), light white lacing. The smell was herbal - tea like qualities, caramel malts come out as the beer warms. The taste is sweet and herbal, herbal aftertaste and finish. The palate was about a light to medium, sessionable as far as Scottish Gruits can be, no carbonation was felt whatsoever. Overall, well, I liked it and would have it again.

 415 characters

Photo of ktreusch
1/5  rDev -69.7%

Photo of metter98
3.52/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Rattle 'n Hum, New York, NY

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber in color. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of herbs and juniper berries are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has interesting flavors of juniper berries and herbs; the herbal flavors linger through the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer might be an acquired taste but it is rather flavorful and easy to drink compared to other beers in the style. It is a good representation of a gruit beer.

 692 characters

Photo of JRod1969
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of
4/5  rDev +21.2%

You had this beer. Write a review.

Photo of aazarias
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of gshackles
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of PEIhop
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Mad Scientists Series #13: Gruitbeer from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 10 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.