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Grottenbier Flemish Ale

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


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RATINGS: 157   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 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 (1469) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (3218) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2014
Apperently this is different from the small bottle with a blue label. The color of the beer certainly is different, but the taste is a bit similar. Also soft, creamy and with some herbs. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3601) - Radom, POLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Dobre i wysmienite. Czerwona etykieta, Piwo rubinowe, jasniejsze od wersji z niebieska etykieta. A smak lekko slodki na poczatku, potem przechodzacy w wytrawna octowosc, leciutko kwaskowaty posmak pozostawia. Bardzo dlugi finisz. Drozdze dodane do butelki zrobily swoje piwo staje sie metne. Smak to figi i suszona sliwka, ladna bezowa i spora piana, moze nie za trwala ale puszysta, wystrzelil korek z hukiem ze az sie zadymilo, ale mimo to srednio nagazowane. Polecam

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (17716) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle shared with ajax25g. Cloudy brownish maroon color, massive beige head. Aroma of candied caramel and brown sugar. Taste is sweet raisins, dates, candied plums. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3565) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2013
An important style to the history of beer is the Grottenbier, this is a beer that is aged in a cave! In the past refrigeration didn’t exist so brewers realized that caves provided the perfect constant temperatures for fermentation(many US brewers today are also starting to use caves again for barrel aging). This poured a slight muddy brown with a yeasty belgium aroma. The carbonation was light & zesty with citrus, spice & mint in the finish. It’s a great belgian beer. 昔前に洞窟&

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (4153) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2013
On bottlemfrpm SA Cisterna, Alcudia. Golden color, good foam. Some fruity aromas, malt, also floral and Nice yeast influence- some wheat Medium body & medium/ high complexity. Good sourness, well balanced very enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rok1024 (1270) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - AUG 13, 2013
Medium dense head, malty herbal aroma, sweet and bitter taste. Overall decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (2305) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2013
Dark amber colour. Medium carbonation. Bitter and sweet with spicy aroma. Notes of gingerbread and dark fruit. Bitter aftertaste.

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