Grand Royal
Oxbow Brewing Company

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Lager - Helles
Ranked #52
Ranked #17,794
4.07 | pDev: 4.91%
Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Very Good
Notes: 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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argock from Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
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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ANIMOUL from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
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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Bluecrow from New York

3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
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
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metter98 from New York

3.66/5  rDev -10.1%
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: 86 out of 100 with 14 ratings