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Grotten Brown

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

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1 Comment

  • Reply Michael Reinhardt

    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
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