Name – Grotten Brown
Country – Belgium
Type – Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Appearance – Poured a reddish brown color that was quite bubbly. Small tan head that was gone very quick.
Smell – Dark fruits like raisins and dates can be pick up with a slightly boozy nose to it as well.
Taste – Dark fruits are there again with a caramel and Belgian sugar sweetness to it. There is a bit a of a wood like taste to it as well. Slight alcohol bite at the end but it does not linger.
I was in the mood for a Belgian beer and came across this one. I have to say I’m a sucker for printed on bottles so this one stuck out at me. I picked it up not knowing it was a retired brew from St. Bernardus. It doesn’t say what year it was made on the bottle but I am guessing it is probably already aged one year in the bottle. Anyone wishing to provide more details on it please do so. But back to my feelings on it, I really enjoyed it. A lot of good qualities to it in a nice complex taste. I know there are a few more bottles at the store so maybe I will pick another up.
Overall Grade – A
I’ve always loves Belgians but now that I’m brewing them…whole new appreciation. It’s rare that you get a “bad” Belgian. Still, I want to try this now.September 19, 2009 at 2:48 pm