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Do It To It Gruit | The Bruery

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Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States | website

Style: Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Unhopped Saison Rue wort, with wormwood, sage, rosemary, and yarrow.

Added by womencantsail on 08-05-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by Halcyondays:
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4.52/5  rDev +66.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On cask at The Bruery,

A: Pours a hazy opaque goldenrod amber, soft white head, some lace.

S: Sage city, reminds me a lot of the Buff, very herbal, some heather as well.

T: In the taste however, the wormwood and rosemary come to the forefront. Lots of green herbs, and a fennel type flavour (yarrow?). Mild malt, the herbs are great here. Delicious.

M: Medium-bodied, some big carbonation for the cask, smooth.

D: A really cool beer, I really hope this becomes a regular, one of the better new Bruery beers I've had in a while.

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Photo of womencantsail
1.65/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

On cask at the Bruery

A: The pour is a very muddy dark golden orange color with no head at all.

S: The nose is almost all rosemary and sage. There is a slight woodiness to the beer as well. Smells like a good rub for a roasted chicken.

T: Blegh, this is nearly undrinkable. I've had a few gruits before and while they're not my favorite, I find them to be enjoyable. This one is just pure rosemary and sage herbal flavor with a slight spiciness.

M: The body is somewhat thin and watery with very minimal carbonation from the cask.

D: This would be better served by being boiled down and used as a gravy or sauce for a roast of some sort. Definitely not something I want to drink.

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Photo of John11486
1/5  rDev -63.1%

Photo of t0rin0
2/5  rDev -26.2%

Photo of ShogoKawada
2.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- Hazy dull brown, no head, light carbonation.

S- Pine resin, herbs, rosemary, lavender.

T- Earthy and floral, bitter, piny, strong herb notes. More of a depth of flavors than other gruits I've had... for better or for worse. If you have an herb garden, you'll like this beer. I get a lasting bitterness that doesn't jive with me 100%.

M- Pretty good body, minimal carbonation but works for the beer. No sign of the ABV.

D- Moderate. Interesting for the style, drinkable, but more interesting than 'good'.

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Do It To It Gruit from The Bruery
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.
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