Brewed by Grolsche Bierbrouwerij Ned. (SABMiller)
Style: Low Alcohol
Boekelo, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 2.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 75   ABV: 2.5%
Grolsch Oud Bruin is a very thirst-quenching dark beer. It is brewed following the classical brewing method of bottom fermenting. This results in a full, rich taste. Such is the skill of Grolsch. The beer is bestowed a mildly sweet taste by addition of natural sugar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Wim (3683) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2008
dark brown coloured body with a off white head a sweet malty aroma a sweet malty taste with a sweet finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ogivlado (7254) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 28, 2008
Bottled(300ml). -Reddish brown coloured, medium sized beige head that went away fast, sugary nose. The taste is very sweet malty and caramelish with notes of brown sugar and surprisingly hop bite in the finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TrefwoordPunk (983) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2008
Botlle 33 cl. Pours a dark brown with a small and fading beige head and a small sweet malty aroma. The taste is not very beer-like, mostly brown sugar, almost like pepsi.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TaxiDriver (1732) - Stadland, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2008
Bottle. Very small fizzy brown head, fast and fully disappearing. Dark black body. Light sour and malty smell, later on it gets sweeter. Average sweet taste, light body and short duration.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Quinten (1060) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2008
Dark colour, thin head, again a very weak oud bruin, i think only heineken knows the way to make a good one, almost no real aroma, only caramel and other sweeds.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HenrikSoegaard (13286) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2008
Bottle. Frothy lightbrown good mostly deminishing head. Dark red-amber wonderfull colour. Modsearte malty very light hoppy aroma. Light sweet flavor. Average finish. Oily but thin palate. Not as sweet as danish "Hvidtøl" but that makes it a very nice beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2006
Poured and smelled like a malzbier, then tasted like a malzbier! there was a hint of alcohol, theres the only thing to remind me this isn´t a malzbier. not a bad flavor, but I´d have to be in the mood to drink this one again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Had in Amsterdam- didnt realize at the time this was supposed to be a low acohol beer. Pours a clear brown with a decent head but fades fast. Lightly nutty and fruity aroma with a touch of sweetness. Flavor is light and watered down with a touch of caramel malt. Slightly earthy and woodsy, otherwise pretty bland but easy drinking. Sure as hell not going to get drunk off this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JorisPPattyn (9532) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2005
Coca-Cola colour and ditto foam; just a bit more stable. Subdued sweet nose, caramely, vaguely grassy. Quite sweet start, immediately diminishing to more neutral, quite woody taste, not acidic. Flavour of water-colour paint, and milk sugar finish. Bit of tartness, rather dry after the initial sweetness. Knowing Dutch Oud Bruin and Flemish Oud bruin are different is one thing, experiencing it quite another. As far as the Dutch go, this one ranks amongst the better. Among the least sweet, too.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2003
When I ordered this in a bar it was only when I tasted it that my thoughts turned to the thinness and lack of taste in this beer. Aaaaaaaah, it is a light beer. Shame, because it looks so good initially. Anyway, not a bad example of a light alcohol beer and certainly not one you initially pick.

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