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Grandl - Ankerbräu Nördlingen

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8 Ratings
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 7.71%


Brewed by:
Ankerbräu Nördlingen visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: IronDjinn on 02-24-2010)
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BretSikkink

Mexico

3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Golden color, clear, with a white head that shows pretty good brewing. Nice retention and lacing for a mediocre style. Aromatic, but totally standard fare: corn, DMS, grassy hops and slightly sweet grain.

Nothing fancy, but quite drinkable. Finishes on the sweet side, with a prick of grassy hops for interest. No one will write home about it but it gets the job done. Balanced, drinkable, middle of the road carbonation.

Finishes a little on the dry side, similar to the last Ankerbrau I had.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 03:18:34 | More by BretSikkink
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evlu1441

Alberta (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice beaming golden colour with a thin head. Not much in the way of visible effervescence.

The aroma is some light malted grain and grassy hops. Nice, but pretty standard.

The flavour is light and malty to start, while quickly developing some sweetness. This slowly blends into a nice earthy hop flavour and a richer roasted aftertaste. Very nice example of the style.

Overall, this beer manages to have all the essential points of a good Helles lager while balancing them admirably.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 03:40:57 | More by evlu1441
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - clear golden bronze, short white head dissipated to random covering with minimal lacing
S - light toasty malt, some fresh grass and leafy hints, slight metallic hint, generally subtle nose
T - toasty grainy and bready malts, grassy and somewhat floral hop notes, pepperty, and a little tinny
M - medium carbonation, light crispy and somewhat bitter, very dry finish
D - flavours are basic but balanced, feel is refreshing and dry, goes down very easy, nothing fancy but a solid lager that would work for a long session

Interesting to note that all 5 reviews to date are from Alberta, Canada ...?

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2010 04:48:48 | More by joemcgrath27
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sammytag

Alberta (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drinking this straight from the bottle. Let's dispose of the pretension, shall we?

Great beer. Even without pouring this into a glass, a little sniff gives off some sweet malty aromas & obvious cascade hops (horray!). In the mouth it is crisp, light in body but very flavorful with slightly metallic hop bite. Balanced, easy drinking, but flavorful enough to merit some contemplation. Definitely not a sipper, but served me well this evening as a "drinkin' beer" with some stir-fry.

My two cents - I got this bottle for free, and I've no idea what it cost, but I probably wouldn't pay more than 3 bucks for it. It's not a connoisseur's choice, but is far better than your average 500ml can of euro-urine.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2010 03:48:23 | More by sammytag
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow...you know Trackside in Medicine Hat is becoming THE place to find beer when I'm the 3rd Alberta BA to sample something.

Bright yellow gold colour, foamy white head with secent retention and lacing.

Has that 'classic' ( to my nose) German lager aroma. Crisp biscuit malts, grassy/slight spicy hop.

As goes the nose, so it is in the taste. Crisp biscuit malts and herbal hop with a hint of spice. Finish is slightly dry and bitter...begs for another swig.

given the lighter ABV @ 4.8%, found it to be very satisfying medium in body.

Might be my new summer BBQ lager...nice presentation with the unique cap. Certainly a gateway lager for the macro beer drinker in your life.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2010 01:04:47 | More by Shadman
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, twist cap - yay, I don't have to track down a bottle opener from my hotel room...

This beer pours a clear medium golden hue, with lots of foamy, soapy white head, which dissipates quickly, leaving a small sudsy ring of lace around the glass. It smells of biscuity white grain, and floral, weedy hops. The taste is crisp, crackery grain, a bit of lemon oil, and earthy, weedy hops. The carbonation is moderate, the body medium weight, somewhat unctuous, and it finishes mostly dry and crisp.

A decent bright lager, with only a trace of Euro-skank, not nearly enough to stop me from enjoying this in earnest, after a day taking in some late spring skiing.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2010 01:51:16 | More by biboergosum
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From a 500 ml brown bottle, twist off gold cap. Pours out a clear dark gold, tall spongy white head with impressive retention.

Clean toasty biscuity malt on the nose, light spicy floral hops.

Crisp, clean mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, rounded at first, crisp finish.

Light biscuit malt flavour upfront, some toastiness, faint caramel malt, mild grassy spicy hops. Clean throughout, mild toasted bready aftertaste. Grainy, veggie off-flavours as it warms a bit, rough aftertaste from this.

Tends to hit most of the right notes in the beginning, but doesn't follow through and maintain the substance in the end, although I'd take a cold bottle of this over any commercial domestic any day.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2010 03:19:11 | More by IronDjinn
Grandl from Ankerbräu Nördlingen
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