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Grottenbier Flemish Ale

Brewed by St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Belgian Ale
Watou, Belgium


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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Previously 7.7% ABV. Grottenbier Flemish Ale is a unique ale produced by one of the great Flanders breweries. Pale golden in color with a white, dense foam and a flavor that is soft, creamy and slightly herbal. Aging will reveal new layers of flavor, but Grottenbier Flemish Ale is eminently drinkable anytime! A unique Belgian classic from the mind of Pierre Celis.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2638) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2016
Bottle from 2013 enjoyed watching the flyera in a meaningless game. Pours dark tan, cream hued head that is powered by plenty of carbonation. Yeasty nose. Taste is faitly bland, some burnt sugar, some yeast, plum. Quick tartness at the end. Finish lingers in the form of some sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MGantzel (198) - Aalborg, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2016
Denne belgiske øl har et brunligt udseende med et medium hvidt skum. Øllen har en sød aroma og smager sødt af karamel med en friskhed af citrus og en bitter eftersmag. Medium karbonering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (6324) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 12, 2015
750ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Slightly hazy chestnut color. Small size, beige bubbly head, stays. Sweet, raisins, orange marmalade, malty, prunes in aroma. Malty, marmalade, aftershave, grassy hops in taste. Raisins nd chocolate mint cake in aftertaste. Nice and sparky. Not a classic Belgian as I know it. Better. Lovely brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 11, 2015
750ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn) Bottled 2014/11 BB 2018/11 Drunk 2015/12
Initially a very fruity aroma, Anna’s more than mine, and mine is more perfumey. I just get a hint of tomato once or twice, some mint, but some mashiness too. Light palate, pleasant carbonation. Gentle malty body, Perfumey and light, classic belgian aspects, reminds me of chimay red, super mellow and very complex, changes from the front to the back of each sip. The wave of fruits and esters that then gives way to nice dry bitterness. I have another bottle, I will let that age plenty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (3002) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle, bb 12.11.2018 (shared by fatphil, thanks). Pours red amber with beige head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is dark fruits plums, sweetness, belgian yeast. Flavor is sweet, fruits, raisins, apples, malt. Finish is fruity and malty. Body is somewhat watery.Overall: very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suurjuust (2852) - ESTONIA - DEC 11, 2015
Hazy reddish brown beer, medium off-white head. Nose is slightly sour, malty, caramel, berry and fruit notes, sugar, something creamy. Flavor is sugars, caramel, fruity notes, slightly herbal. Finishes with mild bitterness, more caramel, berries. Lingering bitter notes, mild spicy citurs and caramel. Very drinkable, but also the mouthfeel is on the thin side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (2685) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2015
From tap at Delerium Amsterdam. En de laatste ronde. Backlog from 2015/03/22.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BarrelAndBeer (11) - Wien, - MAY 3, 2015
0,75l, corked and caged, rather thin body, not very well balanced to me, but still a nice beer. Light fruity flavor, light chocolate. Dry aftertaste. Hint of candi sugar? Tasty but nothing to die for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RW80 (1986) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2015
750 ml bottle shared Appearance:Pale Golden with a small, long lasting head. Aroma has f bread, candy caramel, . Taste:moderate sweetness, Bread , sweet raisins, some yeast, medium body, average carbonation..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
darrennelson12 (456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
In bottle at St Bernardus; this one was good .. easy drinking for sure. Somewhat sweet and creamy with subtle herbal notes. Still not as good as the St Bernardus line-up but a good beer in a pinch

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