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Formerly brewed at Grolsche Bierbrouwerij Ned. (SABMiller)
Style: Belgian Ale
Boekelo, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed to celebrate the new brewery in Boekelo. Only available for inhabitants of Twente and the Achterhoek (east of the Netherlands close to the German border).


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
MMR (284) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2011
In addition to the normally very raw and bitter taste of Grolsch this one has a nice malty aroma. A highly enjoyable beer which remains true to the strong and refreshing character of Grolsch beers.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike_77 (2963) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2008
Initial malty, toffee flavours fade away in to an earth-like taste. Disappointing really.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjglory (7) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2007 does not count
Ahhhh! What a memorable beer. The sweet roots used to make root beer and licorice transform this brew into a fantastic and unique tasting beer that for a short period was on the market. It is definitely the best beer from the Grolsch brewery. It is very sad that it is no longer on the shelves. I looked everywhere I knew to find an old expired bottle. I actually found a couple. But it has been many many months. The many old fashioned brown beers that compete just aren’t good enough. There is really no competitor for this unique and surprisingly refreshing taste. It is history. C’mon Grolsch, brew it again!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2006
Amber coloured brew. Roasted malts and a bit nutty. Caramel and spices, a bit cinnamon. Overal too sweet and a bit chemical.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quinten (1039) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2005
Dark amber color, sweet taste of hazelnuts, dark bread and liquorice. A bit to chemic aftertaste but I had that with the best ones.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8389) - Bochum, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2005
(bottle) Clear amber colour with a big frothy lightly tanned head. Dusty and slightly sweet toasted malty nose with caramel and a fruity-sour (bergamot) note. Sweet flavour, medium bodied. Initially sweet toastmalty with caramel and hazelnuts. Slightly dry and bitter finish with touch of liquorice. I would buy more of that.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotty (1040) - SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2005
Nice barley wine-like colour thinnish off white head. Quite light on the nose hints of spice and malt. Good body and a well balanced mouthful. The malt is not overly sweet, with layers of fruit and spice coming along on the finish. Nice strong ale, easy to drink. Present from Amsterdam.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12323) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2005
Bottled ("vintage" 2004, BBE 07/2005)
Amber color, big cloudy tanned head, lace. Caramelly, malty and smokey aroma. Medium-bodied. Toffeeish palate. Starts sugary, then harsh bitterness and metal. Kind of sweet bock-like beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2005
Bottled. Clear amber colour. Medium, lacey head. Cookie malt, sweetish aroma. Quite sweet, caramelly, toffeish. Quite okay, but nothing special. Belgian ale? I would have thought this was a european strong lager or a vienna.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (7772) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2005
Clear foxy-amber; large yellowish compound head leaving textbook lace. Chalk, coloured malts nose converging to herbal notes. Initial cloying sweet taste, like cookies with synthetic vanilla flavouring. Ends again herbal, a bit more fresh-tasting, but still very sweet & malty. Tinge of salt in the finish, or is it a bit smoked? Medium bodied, rather slick. Aftertaste has some metallic bitterness. Ho-hum. At least less humbug than the commercial description. I found it in Zeeuws Vlaanderen, if you please. The very other side of the Netherlands!


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