Oliphant Brewing

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Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale
Ranked #14
Ranked #49,050
3.99 | pDev: 8.02%
Oliphant Brewing
Wisconsin, United States
Very Good
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 10 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of bbtkd
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Oliphant Groot, a Gruit style beer, 6.2% ABV. Pours cloudy brown, with a one finger white head. Nose is caramel sweetness and spices. Taste follows with sweetness and bitterness in equal measure. Excellent mouthfeel, overall outstanding.

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Photo of morimech
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber color with a finger of head that quickly dissipated. No lacing is left down the glass but that is understandable since there are no hops in this beer. Herbal aroma with sweet caramel malt. The flavor is very herbal and floral with what I assume to be heather, anise, and maybe horehound. Tastes similar to fernet but this is sweet, not bitter. Tasty but not for everyone. The body feels a bit watery but has a little bit of carbonation.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oliphant Groot Gruit-style Ale. Oliphant Brewing, Somerset, Wisconsin. 6% ABV.

As a card-carrying hophead, this is a style of beer that I really shouldn't like.

It's clear and caramel-colored, with a lasting, cream-toned head.

Herbal aromatics, a little floral, mostly sweet, but restrained. Caramel malt lends some notes here, too.

On the palate, it's more sweet malty goodness. No hops to be had, some kind of herbs are keeping it balanced. Not entirely sure which ones(s). One thing I know for sure is that's smooth and tasty.

I still really miss the hops, though. Just part of who I am.

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Photo of steorn
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really nice.wonderful nose.Malty herbal and just draws you in.Has great depth of flavor.
I cant pin down all of it in just one sitting.Need to have this again.if you can you really should visit Oliphant.

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Photo of DaveMiller
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is by far the only herbed beer that I have liked, for once the herbs take a little bit of a back seat, but are there in the nose and flavor, just not over powering like a lot of herbed beers.

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Groot from Oliphant Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 10 ratings