13th Century Grut Bier
Brewery: Schlossbrauerei
Region: Freising, Germany
Style: Grut Bier

I’m a firm believer in trying new things, especially things that serve as a testament to prior centuries. This may be old cooking styles, eating irregular parts of animals, and in this case, drinking an 800 year old form of beer that I had not yet come across. This beer is a recipe that existed before the German Purity laws (Reinheitsgebot) were implemented that requires all beer to be brewed with only 4 ingredients; Hops, Barley, Yeast and Water, but you probably already knew that. This beer contains copious amounts of spice ingredients including Bay leaves, ginger, rosemary, and caraway. The beer is light in color and packed obnoxiously with sediment and spice at the bottom. At first sip, my instant exclamation internally was “Thank god for purity laws!!”. The beer is flat, spicy with a punch of bay leaves shitting all over everything. The beer is then reinforced by a weak sourness that adds a bit more stress to your already cringing face. This beer was like a history lesson in a bottle. If I had to guess what beer tasted like for hundreds of years before modern brewing techniques, revised recipes and standards of cleanliness, it would be this. I hated this beer so much that I didn’t finish it, I poured it out and watched the thick layer of sediment pour out. This beer would serve better as a marinate recipe with its spice combinations than a beverage that regular people are supposed to enjoy. 
Rating: D+

13th Century Grut Bier


Brewery: Schlossbrauerei

Region: Freising, Germany

Style: Grut Bier

I’m a firm believer in trying new things, especially things that serve as a testament to prior centuries. This may be old cooking styles, eating irregular parts of animals, and in this case, drinking an 800 year old form of beer that I had not yet come across. This beer is a recipe that existed before the German Purity laws (Reinheitsgebot) were implemented that requires all beer to be brewed with only 4 ingredients; Hops, Barley, Yeast and Water, but you probably already knew that. This beer contains copious amounts of spice ingredients including Bay leaves, ginger, rosemary, and caraway. The beer is light in color and packed obnoxiously with sediment and spice at the bottom. At first sip, my instant exclamation internally was “Thank god for purity laws!!”. The beer is flat, spicy with a punch of bay leaves shitting all over everything. The beer is then reinforced by a weak sourness that adds a bit more stress to your already cringing face. This beer was like a history lesson in a bottle. If I had to guess what beer tasted like for hundreds of years before modern brewing techniques, revised recipes and standards of cleanliness, it would be this. I hated this beer so much that I didn’t finish it, I poured it out and watched the thick layer of sediment pour out. This beer would serve better as a marinate recipe with its spice combinations than a beverage that regular people are supposed to enjoy. 

Rating: D+