Grolsch Amber Ale - Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
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Reviews by mpyle:
2.95/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Looked pretty good. A large, creamy, pale tan head. Sparkling clarity with a pale amber color
Generally a clean (lager) aroma. A hint of an aroma I couldn't quite identify - probably hop, but subtle.
Bitter hop character up front. Finishes fairly dry with a bit of hop bitterness and malt lingering into the finish. Hints of oxidation late. Bottle not stale (almost 5 months until best before), but clear glass. Overall has clean malt character and subtle flavors.
Body is light, and the carbonation is moderate. Tanginess from carbonic acid and perhaps a bit of oxidation give some astringency.
Overall a bitter, moderately dark lager. A bit bland, but certainly drinkable if nothing better was sitting around.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2007 01:07:24 | More by mpyle
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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
Grolsch Amber Ale from Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
75 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.