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Grolsch Amber Ale - Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

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Grolsch Amber Ale
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BA SCORE
73
okay

136 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 136
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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Photo of ralphw56
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

ralphw56, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of SavvyStudent
2/5  rDev -38.1%

SavvyStudent, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of bzach
3/5  rDev -7.1%

bzach, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of beerpadawan
3/5  rDev -7.1%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of Dapperticus
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Dapperticus, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of tbeer40
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

tbeer40, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of abcramer
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

abcramer, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of soju6
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.

soju6, May 12, 2012
Photo of macrosmatic
3/5  rDev -7.1%

macrosmatic, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of mechanicalprints
3/5  rDev -7.1%

mechanicalprints, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of TrojanWheels
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

TrojanWheels, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of ahbaggins
1.5/5  rDev -53.6%

ahbaggins, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of cdwil
3/5  rDev -7.1%

cdwil, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -7.1%

djrn2, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of ROGUE16
3/5  rDev -7.1%

ROGUE16, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
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.

Beerandraiderfan, Jul 17, 2010
Photo of manahansf
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.

manahansf, Mar 18, 2010
Photo of bonkers
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.

bonkers, Aug 09, 2009
Photo of Ragingbull
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.

Ragingbull, Jun 24, 2009
Photo of ElGeordie
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.

ElGeordie, Apr 07, 2009
Photo of Amalak
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.

Amalak, Jan 22, 2009
Photo of BedetheVenerable
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.

BedetheVenerable, Jan 21, 2009
Photo of biggmike
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.

biggmike, Jan 13, 2009
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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)

yesyouam, Dec 14, 2008
Grolsch Amber Ale from Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
73 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.