Gruut Blond
Gentse Gruut Brouwerij

Gruut BlondGruut Blond
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From:
Gentse Gruut Brouwerij
 
Belgium
Style:
Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale
Ranked #14
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #23,010
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 10.33%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
52
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 18, 2023
Added:
Mar 31, 2011
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  9
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Rated: 3.63 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Oct 18, 2023
 
Rated: 4.75 by Tenebris

Jul 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.73 by arzt from Germany

Sep 11, 2020
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
L- It's somewhat cloudy which I think results in it lookign rather a yellow/earthy colour. It pours with a good looking 1Cm fine-bubble head, that ought to hold up well.
S- It's mild for me, there's just something vaguely 'organic' about it.
T- Better than anticipated. Previous Gruit's from this brewery I've recently tried have (obviously) no hopping as a source of bitterness, but instead various herbs that add that facet. This Blond seems to work better than the others. The herbal element isn't obtrusive to me at all, nor the absence of hops. It might be a good one to blind-taste on a friend as I doubt many at all would guess this is hop-free.
F- Bitterness, ABV% and a slightly rich medium body come together into a decent balance. It feels slightly more than 5.5% to me.
O- Probably the best gruit I've had. But then my benchmark is that it's the most like a decent hops-based beer, with no shouty herbs slamming on your palate. I'll happily finish it, though I still don't see myself buying it again as as a niche import it's $$
330ml bottle. BB: 02/10/2021. Bought from: BelgiumInABox in Antwerp/BE for home delivery to me in London/UK.
Apr 20, 2020
 
Rated: 3.84 by greedysoul from Netherlands

Mar 25, 2020
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a slightly cloudy, deep golden amber coloration with a medium, fluffy head. Smells of sweet, doughy, bready malt, light fruity/spicy yeast esters and some herbal accents. Taste follows the nose, with a good balance of sweet'ish doughy, bready malt, some fruity/spice yeast esters of green apple and clove, as well as a distinct, but not too heavy-handed herbal presence. Finishes with a medium bitterness and some esters and herbs lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

I kinda like the idea of a Belgian Gruit, because the yeast esters really add something to the mix here, making up for the lack of hops as well as the herbs. This actually has quite a surprising bitterness considering that it's brewed without hops, as well as a rather enjoyable balance of sweet malts, fruity esters and bitter herbal notes.
Dec 18, 2019
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Reviewed by OlaB from Norway

3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a cloudy golden color with a big top of white head that dissolves slowly and leaves some sticky lacings on the glass.
Aroma is of citrus, yeast, light malts, herbs and spices.
The flavour is sweet with fruity notes and some malt presence in the back. It then gets strong herbal and spicy notes in the flavour before it finishes of with a medium bitterness.
The finish I find a little unbalanced and watery.
Mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a lively carbonation and a medium body.
It is an easy drinking and interesting beer to try, beside from that is nothing very exciting about it.
Jun 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by igl from Russian Federation

Mar 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.05 by bierfonteintje from Belgium

Sep 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.47 by emincems from Turkey

Oct 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by AGust82 from Connecticut

Oct 15, 2017
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
From Belgiuminabox. In Grimbergen glass. Playing GooCubelets the void. 8months+ after bbf date. Nice combination of belgian pale ale,with a nice sugary sweetness, and tasty herbs. Why are hops so much used over gruit?
Sep 20, 2017
 
Rated: 2.52 by ntomich from Netherlands

Sep 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.9 by Birdlegs from Washington

May 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.43 by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Dec 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by MattMorin from Illinois

Oct 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Euroglot from Belgium

Jul 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.83 by Antyk from Belgium

Nov 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.57 by Karo from Belgium

Nov 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.11 by degerrit from Belgium

Nov 10, 2015
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