Grand Royal
Oxbow Brewing Company

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Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Lager - Helles
Ranked #44
Ranked #12,359
4.03 | pDev: 5.46%
Mar 20, 2022
Jun 29, 2020
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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3.54 by Mwt from New Hampshire on Mar 20, 2022
4 by alexsergio from New York on Nov 06, 2021
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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by argock from Virginia

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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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ANIMOUL from Vermont

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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3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Bluecrow from New York

-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
4 by paulish from New York on Dec 01, 2020
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4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by bret27 from California

Can courtesy of SierraNevallagash.

Oct 31, 2020
4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Oct 19, 2020
4 by DBosco from Massachusetts on Oct 12, 2020
4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland on Sep 18, 2020
3.79 by Chico1985 from Massachusetts on Sep 08, 2020
3.94 by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts on Aug 13, 2020
4.09 by SkiBum22 from New York on Aug 04, 2020
4.25 by MrDarcy from Massachusetts on Jul 17, 2020
4.35 by hockeypuck from Maine on Jul 05, 2020
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3.66/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by metter98 from New York

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
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