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Grolsch Amber Ale - Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

Grolsch Amber Ale
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BA SCORE
75
okay

132 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 132
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 18.27%


Brewed by:
Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2001)
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WesWes

New York

3.53/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours an amber color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a mildly sweet crystal malt scent along with a dry aroma. It's simplistic, but good smelling. The taste is decent also. It has a basic malt bill; pale and crystal malts. It's semi-sweet with a dry finish. It goes down easy with a smooth taste. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a pretty good amber ale. There's nothing special going on here, but it tastes good nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2005 12:42:28 | More by WesWes
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Brenden

Ohio

3.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This alt is darker than amber, on the darker end of the style at a dark sort of brownish-red that's bright and completely clear but for the darkness. The head is creamy, sort of an eggshell white color. It achieves a full finger on top of the beer and remains pretty steady there, falling but very slowly. A sturdy rind of lace is left at the top of the point where it's settled, followed by some good patching.
The aroma is fairly light, malt forward with some dry, wheat-like malts but with a bit of herbal leaf showing a light hops presence as well. There's a mix of vague things, including vaguery in sweetness and spiciness with a sort of tangy twang that detracts a bit.
It shows a little less of the tang, which comes off as a weird note on the nose that doesn't quite fit. It's got some toasted grains on the tongue while remaining pretty wheaty, and the light hops comes through, this time a bit grassier.
It's lighter in body that expected, though it actually fits fairly well and isn't watery or overly thin. It does lean a little too much in that direction, but not heinously so. It's definitely crisp, with a fair smoothness off of even carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 19:40:54 | More by Brenden
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Grolsch Amber Ale from Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
75 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.