Prove It Gruit | Spiteful Brewing

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3.86/5
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10 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spiteful Brewing
Illinois, United States
spitefulbrewing.com

Style: Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by GRG1313 on 06-21-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
10
pDev:
7.25%
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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 2
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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of emerge077
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft at Green Lady, served in a stemmed fluted tulip glass.

Hazy saturated orange, compact creamy head of foam and spotty lace around the edges of the glass. Parts to a still glassy surface after awhile.

Aroma is mild at first with some yeasty qualities and a light fruitiness as it warms.

Medium bodied with some tart underripe fruit and vague phenolics, white pepper.

Overall it's enjoyable enough to try but I wasn't compelled to drink more.

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Photo of LakerLeith
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IronTom
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of prisoner1572
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of KFBR392
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours with a half finger of head which dissipated quickly and was only present on the edges of the glass while drinking. Color is a murky burnt orange. Active carbonation is present but nothing over the top.

Smell: Medium bodied dark fruits and herbal, rustic spices hit the nose first. Hints of citrus and lemon add a welcome layer of brightness. A sort of medicinal sweetness lingering throughout which I assume is from the mugwort and bog myrtle. Interesting layers.

Taste: Lemon grass and tart fruits jump the palate. Those tart fruits ride into the body, adding a touch of medicinal sourness. Earth and grounded spices are potent on the back end. Lingering spices, fruits, and a touch of sweetness sit on the palate long after drinking.

Mouthfeel: A touch of dryness meshes well with overall sweetness. Carbonation is a touch low but fits.

Overall: I don't know much about this style or its ingredients but I really enjoyed it. Props to Spiteful for attempting such a rare style and in my opinion executing it very well. Tired of the endless cycle of IPAs and big beers? This is a brew for you.

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Photo of vermilcj
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of jschott75
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gory4d
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Prove It Gruit from Spiteful Brewing
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 10 ratings