Grottenbier

Poured into the St. Bernardus Chalice with a mid-dark brown body, a fantastic looking half-inch creamy, dense head with excellent lacing that fades to a stout-like, spotty and creamy film. Carbonation is very nice with miniscule bubbles making up the head. A damn good looking beer.
Lots of balance with malts and hops competing for the palate’s attention, but not as complex as it first appears. Actually a distinct lack of fruitiness, but some definite dark, dry and bitter highlights especially in the finish.
Solid example with less fruit than I was expecting, and more dry bitterness, but very drinkable. Real beer! Depth, character and taste. Not quite up to the hype, but that’s difficult; nonetheless a nice brew.

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03/20/2005
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.5 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.08
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