Grottenbier Flemish Ale Blond

Formerly brewed at St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Belgian Ale
Watou, Belgium


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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Blond version only! Not produced since 2010.

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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10486) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2008
750mL bottle. Poured lighter, brighter golden with a creamy eggshell head and lively rising carbonation. The aroma was delicate and precise, showcasing bready notes and tangy oranges.. floral accents and a lighter spice that I enjoyed but cannot pinpoint.. came together quite well. The flavor had mild sourdough bread at the core with orange zest, cloves, and white pepper around.. honey-like sweetness emerged at the end, with not quite as much yeast character as I was hoping for. Dry and well-carbonated on the palate with a fine array of spices and great balance.. goes down very smoothly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (8294) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2008
had in celebration for Manchester Uniteds glorious VICTORY!! quite spritzy, seems aged- not really in a good way ... musty, dust, honey aromas ... "the firetrucks will have to wait their turn" .. light hazy yellow-orange .. the mouthfeel makes it quite drinkable, but most will find it thin... not worth the jackson...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (2790) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 3, 2008
750 ml split in Duvel glass. Hazy golden orange with lasting white head and lace. Yeasty lemon minty soapy aroma. Smooth Peach apricot vanilla sweet fruitiness with mild hop spicy bitterness. Lasting spiciness. medium body and carbo. Complex and flavorful, yet refreshing and quaffable, and favorite style of mine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RSRIZZO (1980) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Aroma is a sour yeast scent with faint fruit tones. Color is golden yellow with good carbonation and a tight white head. Taste is creamy and sour. Starting with a medium body it goes down with a creamy feel. Finish comes at of the creamy feel with a slight sweetness that turns sour and gives you flavor that reminds me a by of a White Ale, with hints of coriander and a little clove. After taste has a nice Belgian yeast fruit taste with a bitterness on the end. This is just an amazing brew it has a bright White Ale flavor with complex layers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2228) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2008
pours a cloudy yellow-orange, large off-white head, good lacing. smell is overripe banana, pear, wheat, some spice, some citrus. taste is smooth, banana, spice, yeast, some malts, end is a little dry and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (4280) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Pour is a bright but hazy yellow with a very large head. Aroma is nice with a decent amount of yeastyness and citrus but also a nice dose of clove. Flavor is a bit weaker than the aroma but there is a nice clove, lemon and pepper taste. Finish is light and fizzy. Reminds of a Duvel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2733) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Pours a cloudy straw yellow color with a medium sized fizzy white head. Nose is spice and yeast. Taste is somewhat weak and has an acidic and fizzy mouthfeel, but nothing too harsh on the palate. Also bit sweet. I think this beer is trying to be like oral. The alcohol content is well hidden which is one good aspect of this otherwise bland tasting brew. Thanks to Bman113VR for bringing this one over.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7921) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 1, 2008
A bit dissapointed. Aroma of flowery hops, light yeast and some cinnamon. Pours with a small, white head covering a murky gold body. Slightly sour-yeast finish. Pretty dry mouthfeel with some fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Poured from bottle a golden brown with white frothy head. Aroma starts with nose tingling carbonation with lots of yeasty notes. Slightly floral and a bit of toast to the aroma. The initial taste almost stung the tongue from the acidic pop from the carbonation. The taste has lots of yeast, wheat toast, slight clove and nice sweet toffee malt traces.

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