Gruut Blond | Gentse Stadsbrouwerij

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Gentse Stadsbrouwerij
Belgium
gruut.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by benfons on 03-31-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
8.15%
 
 
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0
Gots:
8
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Photo of Birdlegs
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wer34truh
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Euroglot
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antyk
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karo
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of degerrit
4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenBreeg
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sprat1960
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Light gold in color; transparent. Lots of medium bubbles visible. Pours with an off-white 1+ finger head that dies down quickly, leaving a scant trace of foam on the surface of the beer and a few specks of lacing on the sides of the glass. Slightly better than a good commercial beer.

Smell: Rich malty, grainy aroma with hints of grass.

Taste: Tastes like it smells, only richer. Rich malty-grainy taste. Good for the style of beer that it is.

Feel: Lighter side of medium body. Slight fizz from the carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Thirst-quenching.

Overall: Decent Belgium-style blond. Lighter style; refreshing. Would be great on a hot summer day or with Italian food.

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Photo of Fezzz
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of herman77
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dank203
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of frontalot
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lmaduells
3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy medium golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of light stone fruit, apple, Belgian yeast and spicing, a hint of toffee, earthy and herbal. Flavor is spple, pear and light stone fruit, honey, clove and the same lightly earthy herbal spices. Medium bodied. A nice Belgian ale with the gruit style of bittering. The malt and fruit are fairly standard Belgian pale ale standard and are not that remarkable, but the herbs, while not very dominant make this interesting to drink. A light, interesting Belgian pale. I look forward to trying other ales from this brewery.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of mattfancett
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Latarnik
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Janeinma
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of brureview
4.21/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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3.26/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Gruut Blond from Gentse Stadsbrouwerij
3.68 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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