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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40454) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34362) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21444) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (15272) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2006
Bottle. Malty, spicy and citric aroma. Very cloudy, grey/golden colour. Small stable head. Flavour much like aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14092) - 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.

   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13284) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2007
750 ml bottle poured a clear fizzy gold with large lasting white head. Aromas of citrus, lightly herbeland hints of banana and straw. Palate was light bodiedf and crisp. Flavors of straw, light lemon and a hint of herbs with a crisp dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13235) - 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.

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