Monday, August 25, 2014

St. Bernardus Grottenbier Bruin


Many of those beers can be found in bigger bottles, e.g. 0.7 liters (or even more)... this makes the beer to age different than in the smaller bottle which'll lead to a special taste... especially after a few years of aging...

This time I opened a bottle of Grottenbier Bruin which has been bottled in 2007, so it's approximately 6 to 7 years old. The first - and obvious - thing that you realize is the very fine and stable foam that you can see after pouring it into the glass.

An aroma of yeast, decent citrus and malt is coming to the nose... and it's confirmed when you take the first sip. Seams a bit fruity... strong notes of caramel and brown sugar... but not too much, it's still a good balance. Also some, let's say, sour notes... not unpleasant, but helping to keep the balance to the sweetness... some spices and fruitiness in the aftertaste...

All in all a very enjoyable beer...





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