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

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2008
<b>Bottle 75cl.</b>
Unclear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, spicy, moderate yeasty, coriander. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. (050908)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2008
75 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a lacing white head. Dry yeasty and slight spiced with a mild dry wooden note. Dry wooden and yeasty with a nice mild brettish accent. Caramelish and slight yeasty with a lasting dry finish. Smooth and mellow with a dry accent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2006
Sampled this as Grotten Flemmish Ale. A hazy yellow beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of lemon, and a slight acidity. The flavor is sweet malty again combined with an acidic note. A quite simple beer. Had expected more, since I really enjoy the brown version.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2006
(Bottle 75 cl) Comes as "Grotten Flemish Ale - Pierre Celis Signature Collection" - no less! Pours a hazy golden with an off-white head. Aroma of yeast and sweetish malt. Quite full-bodied with some alcohol presence and a surprisingly solid bitterness that holds all the way through. 200506

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13046) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2006
Bottle. Malty, spicy and citric aroma. Very cloudy, grey/golden colour. Small stable head. Flavour much like aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2007
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium-sized egg-white head. Aroma of mustiness, cork, wood, lemon, and florals. Flavor of yeast, herbs, floral hops, grapefruit rind, and malt.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2006
(750ml bottle) Large white head atop lightly hazed straw body, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, lemon. Taste is medium sweet, candi sugar, some fruit, Belgian yeast, light herbal. Light-medium body, some effervescence, alcohol well masked.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/02/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

hazy dark yellow, fine white head, streaks of lace, sweet citrus orange malt aroma with lots of spicy character, creamy body, sweet orange flavor, lots of yeasty spicyness, like an imperial wit

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2008
Cloudy golden with large white head. Sweet fruity aroma with yeasty, spicy mild brett notes. Flavour is sweet yeasty with ripe fruits and brett notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10343) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Aroma of citrus and other fruit. Some light spice notes. Beautiful light apricot color with a white head that persists stubbornly. Citrus, stone fruit, spice, yeast and a whole lot more at about the same time. Arguably some flowery hop, but at least some bitterness towards the end., while something like a light honey sweetness stays with the tongue. Dry finish on the whole, but not desperately astringent. Wonderful mouthfeel. Very clean, very refreshing, very rewarding.


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