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Grolsch Amber Ale - Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

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Grolsch Amber Ale
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134 Ratings

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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V. visit their website

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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3/5  rDev -7.1%

10-12-2012 11:23:16 | More by bzach
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

08-27-2012 00:30:27 | More by beerpadawan
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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

06-09-2012 04:24:23 | More by Dapperticus
Photo of tbeer40

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

06-03-2012 18:30:37 | More by tbeer40
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-03-2012 02:24:38 | More by abcramer
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3.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours an amber color with a nice head that fades slowly to lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and not much else.

T: Mild taste of roasted malt and caramel sweetness. There is a mild bitterness and a dry finish.

F: medium body, some and creamy like texture. Nice balance.

O: Nice amber that goes down easy. Good for a few.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 11:42:49 | More by soju6
Photo of macrosmatic


3/5  rDev -7.1%

04-10-2012 04:55:18 | More by macrosmatic
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

02-21-2012 00:27:41 | More by mechanicalprints
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-20-2012 20:17:19 | More by TrojanWheels
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New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -53.6%

01-10-2012 01:49:54 | More by ahbaggins
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

12-29-2011 21:40:53 | More by cdwil
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -7.1%

12-02-2011 22:58:30 | More by djrn2
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +23.8%

12-01-2011 15:39:10 | More by Rochefort10nh
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

12-01-2011 11:00:52 | More by ROGUE16
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2.88/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

One of the lightest looking amber ales I've seen. Very light amber. Tan head though? Funky old aroma. Like a barn.

Taste, a little better, heavier than appearance would lead you to believe. Very smooth, lacking bitterness or hop character. Nutty. Is this an amber, alt or brown ale? Can't tell by drinking.

Overall, not my style, just tasted unadventurous, a solid malt beer for people who don't like hops or bitterness. Too pricey for me to drink when I'm not all that high on it to begin with.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2010 15:20:01 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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3.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep but very clear amber color topped with a thin white head which fades quickly into a fine lacing around the glass. The nose is full of toasted malt aroma with hints of toffee and caramel. The flavor is also toasted and malty sweet with a moderately thin body and high carbonation levels. The finish is sweet and fades quickly to a clean end.

The key to this one is freshness. If you can find it somewhere still in the box, try it out. Otherwise its spoilled and hard to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2010 06:02:31 | More by manahansf
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New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a standard pint glass. It pours a deep, clear amber with a sticky white head. Toasted grain rules the nose. The taste more or less follows, along with a pleasently bitter after taste. The beer is medium bodied and well carbonated. I enjoyed this beer, a solid all around brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2009 02:07:07 | More by bonkers
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2.33/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I found this in the beer fridge at my brother-in-law and sister-in-law's house. I figured I would pop the top and take some notes. It is an amber or light brown color. Little to no head to speak of. The nose is the "highlight" of this beer with some nutty malt tones. The attack is initially clean and then the flavor follows like a mouthful of straw. It instantly made me think of a beer I had some years ago before I started reviewing called Bitburger. Some people like it, but I remember it for how much I did not. Grolsch amber ale conjured memories of that long ago brew. The tones and flavors in this Grolsch amber are nutty and straw-like.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2009 13:37:20 | More by Ragingbull
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2.9/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This was a new one for me. Picked up a few six packs on the Colombian Duty-free island of San Andres, for drinking on the beach. It was the only non- macro lager we could find !
Looks like the label says a rich amber colour in a clear glass bottle.
The smell andflavour was really lacking (could have been because it was iced down)- but did have a few subtle notes that reminded me of Newcastle Brown Ale: caramel.
A decent if boring lawnmower beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2009 15:26:57 | More by ElGeordie
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New York

2.1/5  rDev -35%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Brownish in color, no bubbles, thick four finger head, dissipates fairly quickly but leaves a solid lace. Very bitter scent to it, not that good.

Ugh. Not much ale, more American Macro Lager. Kind of flat. While it is better than most Lager, when you're expecting an ale, this was disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2009 01:41:55 | More by Amalak
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4.05/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12oz clear pop-top with a Best By date of Oct. 2008...woops

Appearance: Dark burnt orange beer with a nice dense ivory cap with decent retention and slow, lazy carbonation.

Smell: Nice mild toasty malt notes with a touch of mineral and hops in the background.

Taste: Mild and toasty, with just a touch of smokey malt...it strikes me as something like a German Bock "light."

Mouthfeel: Light, quite quaffable

Drinkability: Quite hight

Conclusion: This is a simple but quite tasty amber ale with plenty of flavor and high drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2009 03:43:48 | More by BedetheVenerable
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured with a generous head and a deep amber color. The aroma is light caramel maltiness balanced by a touch of hops. Medium bodied with good drinkability, the taste is pretty similar to the smell. Very nicely balanced, this is a decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2009 15:21:14 | More by biggmike
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New York

2.33/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Grolsch Amber is an extremely clear, quite sparkling amber ale. It looks about 12 SRM. The head is parchment colored, fluffy, has some oily bubbles, has great retention and lacing. There is an aroma of light grain, old feet... funky barnyard, band-aids. It has a light body and a papery, scratchy finish. The flavor is fruity and woody. It's a bit funky and not very bitter. The aftertaste is a little cave-like. There's no real sharpness present. Why is beer bottled in a clear glass? It's a bad idea.
(rated Feb 12, 2008)

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2008 15:11:20 | More by yesyouam
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New York

3.38/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Overview: a nice, balanced, easy-to-drink ale that remarkably tastes like an out-of-season Oktoberfest.

A: good, solid sexy clear bottle highlights the clarity of the contents within. Pours nicely with a pretty white head - almost dainty-like.

S: good, clean smell, unextraordinary.

T: sweet, nice malty taste that clings to the roof of your mouth. Not too hopped, so tastes clean & fresh - amazingly like an Oktoberfest. An average Oktoberfest like Becks or one of them Americanized Octoberfests from Saranac or Harpoon.

M: nice clean water, nice mouthfeel.

D: quite drinkable - like an Oktoberfest out of season.

I like the clear bottle in that you can really see the filtered contents within, but as there was no age date, ya gotta wonder how fresh or old this beer is by the time it reaches your tastebuds. But I like it and will drink it periodically throughout the year.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2008 22:12:28 | More by ProfessorHomer
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3.98/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle to a lager glass.

Beautiful appearance. Ruby to amber, poured a half inch head that dissipated quickly, but left heavy lacing.

Smelled of sweet malt, medium hoppines for the style, with a fruity touch.

Very nice flavor. Roasted grains, spicy top hops, and a bit of mellow fruit(maybe pear?)

Just a touch heavy on the carbonation. A bit of bite on the back of the tongue, not bad but a wee bit much for the mellow flavor.

A fine session beer. Finished the third bfore I tried to review it. (purely an accident, I assure you.)

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2008 08:14:25 | More by wvmi
Grolsch Amber Ale from Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
75 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.