800 Years Too Late Gruit
Woodland Empire Ale Craft

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Style:
Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale
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4.5%
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Idaho, United States
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Notes: Gruit is an old style beer brewed without hops. Instead, the bittering agents are herbs. Our collaboration with Woodland Empire uses celery seed and fresh mint to temper the sweetness of the malts. The malts are a mix of rye and Northwest-grown 2-row barley malt. The name of the collaboration, 800 Years Too Late comes from the inspiration for this beer: a 13th century text.
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3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mini-growler picked up at the COOP... Pours very hazy light orange.. No real head, but that could be because the growler was filled very shallow.. Rye with light mint and plenty of celery seed .. Light lemony essence makes for a surprisingly refreshing brew. Mint comes through on the finish and is very pleasant... The acidity is humble and adds to the overall complexity... The is pretty damn tasty.. Nothing I am going to want pint after pint, but the little goblet is certainly welcome.

I wish knew enough about Gruits to give this a solid review, but I assume that it looks and tastes much like a brew that my ancestors enjoyed... Hazy and a little tart with some weird herbs and seeds mixed in to make it more drinkable... Very interesting... Matt and the folks at Woodland did a great job with this concept brew.

3.25/3.5/3.75/3.5/3.5

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800 Years Too Late Gruit from Woodland Empire Ale Craft
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 1 ratings