MMR (284) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
mike_77 (2417) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Initial malty, toffee flavours fade away in to an earth-like taste. Disappointing really.
rjglory (7) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber coloured brew. Roasted malts and a bit nutty. Caramel and spices, a bit cinnamon. Overal too sweet and a bit chemical.
Quinten (1037) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color, sweet taste of hazelnuts, dark bread and liquorice.
A bit to chemic aftertaste but I had that with the best ones.
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(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.
scotty (1014) - SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
TBone (11281) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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!