Grolsch Amber Ale | Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

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Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2001

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2.82/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Outside of light amber ales, this is one of the lightest colored amber ales I've ever seen. Has an off white head, 1/4". Aroma is an interesting mixture of like, Dutch barns, red malts and mild noble hops.

Taste does reveal a little more, the hops aren't there as much as in the nose, the malt is heavier than the appearance looks. Carbonation is low, those swing tops. Smooth, keeps bitterness down, kind of like a brown ale and red ale mash up. Similar to an alt at times.

I prefer the other Grolsch beers.

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3.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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2/5  rDev -37.7%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.26/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This alt is darker than amber, on the darker end of the style at a dark sort of brownish-red that's bright and completely clear but for the darkness. The head is creamy, sort of an eggshell white color. It achieves a full finger on top of the beer and remains pretty steady there, falling but very slowly. A sturdy rind of lace is left at the top of the point where it's settled, followed by some good patching.
The aroma is fairly light, malt forward with some dry, wheat-like malts but with a bit of herbal leaf showing a light hops presence as well. There's a mix of vague things, including vaguery in sweetness and spiciness with a sort of tangy twang that detracts a bit.
It shows a little less of the tang, which comes off as a weird note on the nose that doesn't quite fit. It's got some toasted grains on the tongue while remaining pretty wheaty, and the light hops comes through, this time a bit grassier.
It's lighter in body that expected, though it actually fits fairly well and isn't watery or overly thin. It does lean a little too much in that direction, but not heinously so. It's definitely crisp, with a fair smoothness off of even carbonation.

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Grolsch Amber Ale from Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
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