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Grottenbier Bruin

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Brewed by St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Watou, Belgium

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 928   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Josh’s translation of the French description..."Aged in the caves of Kanne, where the exceptional climatic circumstances give it a unique aroma and flavour without equal." In the U.S., the label will read "Grotten Brown Belgian Cave-Aged Ale." ABV of 6.5% or 6.7% depending on bottles.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jarv1987 (10) - - AUG 22, 2014
Dark brown beer from the caverns of Valkenburg. Slightly sour aroma and dito taste. Mellow flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mainuh_man (113) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014
0.33L. Pours a clear red amber with a rocky, off-white head. Sour aromas, hints of balsamic vinegar and cherry. Mild sweetness up front with some hints of chocolate and plum. Finishes with a mild sour flavor, but overall, pretty mellow flavor profile. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Overall, a mellow bruin, with nice aromas, cool color and nice mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
edsspoon (378) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle - deep ruby red with a big bubbly beige head. Thick lacing and good retention. Aroma of brown bread, yeast, blackcurrant and blackberries. Taste of blackberry, plum, light malts and a medium sweetness. Medium body and medium carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Watje2010 (37) - - AUG 10, 2014
Brown beer with fa minimal head that dissapeared very fast. A malty aroma with some floral notes, also Caramel and candy sugar taste. Sweet with a creamy texture. Nothing to spectacular IMHO.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mikske79 (1120) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
Ik hou van donkere bieren, maar dit bier was absoluut mijn smaak niet. Jammer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (608) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
Murky, red brown. Small offwhite head. Aroma has malt, yeast, vinous, dark fruit. Flavour has caramel, toffee, prunes. Vinous finish. Lively, creamy mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyBudgie (692) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2014
Poured a brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of nuts, prunes and raisins. Yeasty tastes with a slight bitter finish. Some wild in there too-?

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5370) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle Cave aged ale from backlog notes. Pours a hazy brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel and toffee malts, a mild nutty character, brown sugar, raisins, prunes, a hint of floral notes, very mild bitterness, decent body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
inbirraveritas (1230) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 8, 2014
Bottled, 330 ml. Hazy chestnut brown coloured with a big beige head on its top with average duration. Nose of dried fruits and raised pie. Tasteing starts crisp followed by caramel, dried fruits, raised pie, toast and some earth, mouthfeel is slick. Dry, somewhat warming, earthy finish escorted by dried cherries, which leaves a long tart aftertaste behind. Very good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crlnts (280) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle was singing. Eggshell large head, lasting. Murky light brown. Cherry/almond, light alcohol aftertaste. Not that much taste. Medium bitterness. Dry finish, balanced.


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