Grolsch Amber Ale - Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
Ratings: 134 | Reviews: 97 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by pootz:
3.55/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle-clear: date coded for 1 year freshness dated...produced 4 months from the pour. Poured a clear copper tone with a nice 2 finger fluffy, sticky off white cap that has good retention (We are surprised) Aroma is understated: some musty malts grassy hops slight sourish tone like an alt. Body is smooth..silky, malt pronounced...nice departure of toasty nutty malts with the Hallertauer + Hersbrucker hops present but still in the background...finshes clean but mellow with the toasty malt after tase. This is a mellow altbier... the hops and carbonation are toned back to give it a flavorful nutty-malty taste...it hasnt the sharp edges a well hopped German alt has...its falvorful and quite drinkable I think its been underrated. Then again I may be biased I like Alts and this is a unique malty one.
Serving type: bottle
10-25-2004 23:46:18 | More by pootz
More User Reviews:
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 134 ratings.