Schlafly Collaboration Gruit Ale | Country Boy Brewing

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Brewed by:
Country Boy Brewing
Kentucky, United States
countryboybrewing.com

Style: Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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pDev:
8.48%
 
 
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3.46/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

If we don't have hops then we can't make beer, right? Wrong! The Scots become masters at making beer without the ability to grow meaningful hops or having to barter with the contentious English government. These ancient beers might be hop-less, but their not hopeless- a history that took the collaborative efforts of Country Boy and Schlafly to reenact on the tongue.

Their gruit pours a largely frothless garnet-brown with a boggish hazy gaze. With dense aromatics that range from freshly toasted spice cake, molasses, toast, chocolate, coffee and peat; its Scottish roots are firmly intact. With the flavors saturating the tastebuds, the striking resemblance of root beer soda and horehound candy are uncanny.

Its cola-like sweetness layers on the tongue an saturates it fully with the low-lying carbonation. Its candied taste is hearty and robust as the taste of burnt sugar, toast, coffee and cocoa alternate for attention. A peppery rise is earhty and rootish, harking to the bogs and the light perfumy smoke of scotch whisky.

Seemingly fuller on the palate, the carbonation retreats swiftly and leaves a long, sweet draw on the middle palate as the gruit struggles to deliver a lighter and more drinkable side. Its own bready texture and malty weight keeps it from thin or watery character as an aftertaste of root beer and cream soda leave childhood impressions in aftertaste.

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Schlafly Collaboration Gruit Ale from Country Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 6 ratings