Diekirch Grand Cru Ambrée | Brasserie de Luxembourg Mousel -Diekirch SA

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Diekirch Grand Cru AmbréeDiekirch Grand Cru Ambrée

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Brasserie de Luxembourg Mousel -Diekirch SA

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stcules on 04-04-2004

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 18
Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear amber colour with a crème head. Aromas of caramel & malt. Tastes of caramel, dark fruits, sweet malt and a hint of spice. Aftertaste is a sweet malty bitterness.

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Photo of stevoj
2.33/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Blah! Nothing exciting here. Weak aroma and taste, decent appearance with nice creamy head.Even palate is lacking....disappointing. Expected more with the Grand Cru label....

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Photo of MTNboy
2.92/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

It had a light brown almost bronze color to the body , The head and the lace were both off white and there was a strong presence for both of them. It had prune like aroma with a little bit orange. The flavor was sharp at first but became sweeter as I drank, with a sweet roasted caramel malt tone. The mouthfeel is nowhere near what it should be for this style of beer. Maybe if it was categorized different I would give it a higher rating but then they would also have to change the name.

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Photo of ThaCreep
2.46/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Brownish color, nose pretty cool although cereals are rather discreet. The mouth is watery but unfortunately smacks of lager remain very discreet and it seems more a pale ale. The bitterness is still present but not really convincing and difficult to locate taste level, a mixture of acid and stomach juices.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.8/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Posh looking flip-top bottle (33cl).

This was the third beer in my Luxembourg Beer Evening, again poured into a Veltins Pilsner stemmed glass.

I had high hopes for this beer, sadly it didn't live up to them. It looked fine, a Golden Syrup colour with a head full of large bubbles.

The aroma got be going too, toffee, molasses and malts hit my nose. A lager with an aroma, must be good!

Oh dear, where did all the excitment go? A fizzy, almost tasteless sweet liquid hit my mouth. I tried to find some malt or hops in the brew and if I am being kind then a piece of malt extract might have been evident somewhere.

What a let down, watery and totally without character.

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Photo of thierrynantes
4/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33cl), tasted in 2007.
Appearance : amber color, with a tan foam head.
Smell : Dark fruits and caramel dominate the aroma.
Taste and mouthfeel : Flavor is fruity with notes of honey and some caramel. Sweetness in the finish and bitterness.
Drinkability : a very good beer in the style Vienna lager

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Photo of ggaughan
2.51/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served from a swing top bottle. Purchased at the Auchan supermarket in Luxembourg.

The beer poured a clear copper color with a medium off white head that runs away rather quickly and gives way to a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a cloud on top. The nose is slight but you can stil make out some roasted malt notes and a touch of citrus. The taste is slightly more robust but not much. There are notes of caramel and a slight bitterness on the tongue but neither lasts very long. Although the taste is more substantial than a few of the other Luxembourgish beers that I have tried so far in the country, it is not a beer I would go running to drink very often. It appears to serve its purpose though as an easy drinking lager for the masses.

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Photo of stcules
2.36/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Amber-copper colour, very light. Quite good foam, average in quantity and compactness.
The smell is cereal, lightly fruity of orange, some hints of herbal (warm). Maybe anise?
The taste is malt, caramel sweetness, honey, a point of bitter in the beginning.
Medium-medium-low body, warm and sweet aftertaste, with a lightly bitter finish.

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Diekirch Grand Cru Ambrée from Brasserie de Luxembourg Mousel -Diekirch SA
2.9 out of 5 based on 18 ratings.
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