Grand Royal
Oxbow Brewing Company

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Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Ranked #39
Ranked #10,624
4.06 | pDev: 8.87%
Jul 18, 2023
Jun 29, 2020
Grand Royal is a Munich-style pale lager brewed with European malts and noble hops. This bright, Bavarian-born lager is our take on a style driven by technique, tradition, and simplicity. Gold in color with notes of bread dough, biscuits, fresh-cut grass, and flowers with a moderate malt sweetness, balanced bitterness, and crisp finish.
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Wowee what an absolute treat. Been drinking a lot of classics of the style lately, and this one stands right up there. #4 of a 4pk, and first time on a clean palate. It's been excellent in every scenario. Such a well-balanced, yet full-flavored lager. Delicious malt, super clean finish. I will be buying more for sure.
Jul 18, 2023
Rated: 3.24 by stephenlee93 from England

Jul 09, 2023
Rated: 4 by McBraniel from Virginia

May 26, 2023
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Reviewed by DS_Long from Vermont

5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is perhaps the best iteration of the style I've had. Poured out of the can into a dimpled glass mug. Very dry and crispy, with a little hop bitterness on the outside of the tongue as it finishes. Fresh-cut grass is a spot-on descriptor. Hint of white grape in there. Supremely drinkable and refreshing. A worthy helles counterpart to Oxbow's excellent Zeit Pils German pilsner. At 5%, it's at the top of what I'd want from a helles in terms of abv. It's a beer that insists on at least 2 rounds.
Nov 11, 2022
Rated: 3.54 by Mwt from New Hampshire

Mar 20, 2022
Rated: 4 by alexsergio from New York

Nov 06, 2021
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Reviewed by argock from Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Canned on date is not readable ends in 6/20 form bottom stamp. Poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Clear gold hue with 1-finger off-white frothy head with average retention and spotty lacing.

S: Bready malt with touch of nuttiness with lemony, herbal, floral noble hop character

T: Flavor is clean and malt-forward with bready and light biscuit notes and strong malt burst in the finish countered with light lemon, floral, and grassy/herbal hop notes. No esters, very clean, with malty aftertaste and no alcohol notes.

M: Crisp finish but a somewhat out of character slickness with light body.

O: A very enjoyable helles from a solid American lagerbier maker.
Feb 16, 2021
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Reviewed by ANIMOUL from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from 16 oz can dated 12/16/20. Pours dark straw yellow with initial good head that rapidly recedes. Crisp - but not overly - hops flavor with a decent amount of malt to hold it up. Very good!
Jan 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Bluecrow from New York

3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
-golden-orange can pour holds a distinct haze and a 1/2 cm foam cap that dissipates quickly. The aroma includes faint woody hop notes and a lemony aspect.
The flavor is malt dominated with bread-cracker most prominent. The hops balance malt sweetness.
The brew is less dry than expected.
-flavorful and welcomed
Dec 29, 2020
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Dec 01, 2020
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Rated by bret27 from California

4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Can courtesy of SierraNevallagash.
Oct 31, 2020
Rated: 4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Oct 19, 2020
Rated: 4 by DBosco from Massachusetts

Oct 12, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Sep 18, 2020
Rated: 3.79 by Chico1985 from Massachusetts

Sep 08, 2020
Rated: 3.94 by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

Aug 13, 2020
Rated: 4.09 by SkiBum22 from New York

Aug 04, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by MrDarcy from Massachusetts

Jul 17, 2020
Rated: 4.35 by hockeypuck from Maine

Jul 05, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.66/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: The beer is clear light golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving only a minuscule ring around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of floral and spicy hops are present in the nose along with hints of biscuity malts.
T: The taste follows the smell but there are stronger underlying notes of biscuit malts. The hops also contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit clean and dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I liked the delicate nature of the malts and hops in this lager as neither of them were all that strong in nature.

Serving type: can
Jul 01, 2020
Grand Royal from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 20 ratings