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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Mahogany in color, malt-centric with dark fruit aroma, Grotius is brewed in the same abbey tradition as our Erastus and Dr. Oovert. While of lower gravity than these other Trappist-inspired beers, it is supremely flavorful.

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3.4
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 22, 2017
Reviewed from notes. Crowler to chalice, the appearance was a semi-dark amber color with a lasting finger and a half’s worth of white foamy head that fell off at a moderate pace. Light stringy lace. The aroma had some dark fruit, light amount of Belgian sugar, light grassy hops, dark bread, light butterscotch and ended with a little bit of earthy to herbal qualities. The flavor moderately leaned towards the sweet side and brought in a little bit of damp sweet wood. Aftertaste was semi-sweet and somewhat "doughy." Finish was herbal with a little bit of sweet wood and dark fruit. The palate was medium bodied with a good sipping quality about it. Sly carbonation but felt fine. ABV felt as projected. Overall, it’s alright as is, but I was hoping for some "apples" and a little bit of Belgian spice. Might have again for me, but not really that close in style, to be honest.

3.7
puboflyons (3495) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 23, 2016
From the 32 oz. crowler filled on October 19, 2016. Attractive amber-ruby red pour under a modest long lasting tan head. Good dark fruit and raisins notes on the nose with a little Belgian candied sugar and a low hop profile. Smells clean. Medium body. The taste has a notable dark fruit flavor that is not terribly sweet but it seems to end clean.

3.5
johnnnniee (4411) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2016
On tap at the source. Deep ruby brown with a good sized off white head that persists. Deep caramel prune raisin and dried cherry with a hint of warming. Vry tay well made beer.

3.5
WillRunForBeer (2766) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Crowler thanks to AdamChandler. Thanks! Starting off the AirForceHops Birthday/5000 rate extravaganza. Pours orange brown with a scant off white head. Aroma is clove, banana. Honey, caramel, banana up front, leading quickly to clove dryness. Some fruity esters help to balance the finish.

3.5
ClarkVV (6862) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2015 My first crowler! Thanks to Adam! Canned, 11/27/15, drunk 11/28/15.
Pours a highly clear amber-copper with a beige head that is fully diminishing.
Clove, caramel and light vanilla, with mild fruitiness of golden raisins and light white pepper phenols. Not incredibly aromatic, but clean and no banana to be found.
Brown bread, light acidity and lots of white pepper. Low but creamy carbonation and a soft texture. Sweetness is apparent but attenuation is good and it comes off richly malted and yet nicely dry, with an herbal bitterness and peppery phenols on the end. Very clean, elegant and in perfect condition, as Schilling’s beers almost always are.

3.5
Heather_B (256) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Light amber pour with little white head. Aroma is malt and honey and caramel. Flavor is lightly malty and bitter caramel and gritty.

3.5
AirForceHops (7806) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2015
32 oz. Crowler, thanks to AdamC. Copper in color with full full head. Aroma is herbal spicy yeast, clove, herbal dried corn husk.

Flavor has decent yeast presence with an herbal bite in the finish. Balance of the malt is through the spicness of the yeast. I enjoyed this and interesting take on the style, kind of like a hybrid.

3.2
Chalumeaux (1708) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Poured from crowler thanks AdamChandler. Pours amber caramel with a thin head. Aromas of floral tones and light malt. Taste is herbal and slightly spicy but not overwhelming.

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solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Light florals and light malt but really not much else to this. Pours orange with decent head and lacing. Easy drinking, but not much of a dubbel. Tap at Armsby Abbey.

3.8
AdamChandler (5178) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Fire-like red ale crimson hues, head that fades fast. light nose, maybe some tree fruit of some kind. hard to pinpoint. Great explosive mouthfeel. almost creamy. Taste is also really good. You have a lot of coriander, honey, pecans, a little bit of apple cider and honeycomb.


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