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Grolsch Amber Ale - Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

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Grolsch Amber Ale
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BA SCORE
75
okay

134 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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zeff80

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look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours out an orange color with a one-finger head. No lacing.

S - It smelled of malt and grass.

T - It tasted very grassy and of light malt.

M - It was crisp and light-bodied.

D - This was pretty good. Sometimes with "old-school" imports branch out it isn't so good, but this was pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2007 02:04:35 | More by zeff80
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Grolsch Amber Ale from Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
75 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.