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Grolsch Premium Lager - Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

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Ratings: 1,617
Reviews: 654
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 18.39%
Wants: 25
Gots: 203 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

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Ratings: 1,617 | Reviews: 654
Photo of Beeeeeerman
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I've had quite a few of these over the years but nothing spectacular.

Photo of priwen
3.79/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear, lemony yellow appearance with a creamy white head. Good carbonation. Aroma of bready malt and fruity hops. Good malt flavor with the hops adding some nice bitterness. I get a hint of lemon from the hops. Medium mouthfeel. Semi-dry finish. Enjoyable. Overall, a very nice beer. It has a little more malt flavor than other in the style. Definitely worth trying.

11.2 oz bottle
Best Before: Mar2115
Served in a Pilsner glass

Photo of Urk1127
4.4/5  rDev +41.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Slightly skunks bottle but regardless excellent beer. Very clean smooth.

Photo of hophugger
2.71/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

rated from previous tasting notes

Photo of UPBrewer92
1.86/5  rDev -40%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

I've only tried this once, but the one I had was definitely a skunky beer

Photo of FRANKIE65
3.18/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had this at a dinner last night...other choices were Canadian, Blue, Coors Light, ugh. Was actually surprised by this one. Was expecting "Heineken like skunk" but, the bottle must not have been light struck. Would I buy at a store - no, would I have it again in the same circumstances - sure. Actually preferred the taste, and, mouthfeel over the Smithwick's red ale I had the night before.
Since I had it from the bottle, had to guesstimate at the look.

Photo of JustinPStewart
3.88/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ya, is really goood.
Ricola!!

Photo of nelsonsaigon
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Saigon (bottle)

I am neutral on this beer.

Photo of 12teen60ten
3.75/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

. A very decent session lager in my opinion. A step above the other global brands for me anyway. Not the best but not anywhere near the worst. I really do enjoy Grolsch. Never out of a can! Always, always out of a bottle.

Photo of Tetelestai
2.96/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Only thing great is the bottle

Photo of Winston3737
4/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grolsch is a very good beer.

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.68/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Brilliant straw color. White 2 finger head, dead in 2 minutes, subtle activity with average legs.

Faint corn, fruity, skunky and metallic aromas and flavors. Well balanced between sweet and bitter, but almost tasteless.

Light slick body with nice carbonation. Pleasant well balanced bitter finish ending with smoky skunk feel. Very acid.

Overall : Well balanced beer with good freshness but way too bland in flavors.

Photo of Josueq12
3.17/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It's a lager, so it's not meant to be strong; however, I believe they put more on the bottle than they do in their ingredients. Could be better. Such a cool bottle deserves a better beer

Photo of CStang67
2.22/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Mild maltyness in both aroma and taste. Crystal clear bright yello appearence. However over all pretty boring average lager.

Photo of RateDoc
4.15/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I really like this beer, especially in the bottle with the flip top cap!

Photo of derekgw123
2.21/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Good beer, but nothing special. Almost sweet with some skunk.

Photo of jharper2189
3.75/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The taste was little too bitter for my liking, as well was the smell.

Photo of Rik83
4.74/5  rDev +52.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The best beer in the world

Photo of Hamme
3.66/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Serving type: bottle 30 cl.

L - The green bottle is one of my favorites. Somehow the green adds to the freshness.

S - Malty and hints of grass and hop.

T - The beer is pleasant bitter and the aftertaste is like fruit in your mouth. It is very satisfying and when i wound op drinking nearly half a bucket last August during an afternoon, i didn't mind at all.

M - The mouth feel is slightly on the watery side.

O - Grolsch Premium Lager is a great pick when you are in Holland, it is very reminiscent of German beers and according to some it is brewed by the German purity law.

Photo of etherealbrewer
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I have reviewed a few lagers under a different account and I have to say i'm unimpressed. It's possible the ingredients are of higher quality but the finished product has a mediocrity that matches U.S. macro lagers. A bit more honey than vegetable in the flavor and more skunk/ sulfur on the nose. However it is very quaffable and refreshing and sets it's own standards. Good not great. But great bonus swing top for homebrew!

Photo of LucitasMonti
3.56/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I find it a very nice lager. Refreshing and a cheaper option than any other special beer (1,1 eur). I like and enjoyt it! Bottles are indeed very useful :-)

Photo of PorterPro125
2.83/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Serving Type: 450 mL Swing Top bottle

While I don't typically go for mass marketed Euro Lagers, the Swing Top bottle was just too cool not to buy!

A- Pours clear, clean, and golden typical to the style. 1 1/2 finger of white head that quickly dissipated. No lacing.

S- Like most green bottled beers I've had, the smell of this one was not great. Skunky with a slight corn sweetness similar to what you would find in a Budweiser.

T- Corn-like sweetness that is mostly overpowered by the skunkiness. Mild (and I mean mild) hop profile.

M- Medium carbonation with a fairly weak body.

O- While not great, Grolsch is certainly better than your average American Adjunct Lager. Serve ice cold and drink it up before it warms.

Photo of HoppyBastard
3.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 15.2 ounce green bottle with swing top porcelain stopper and a rubber seal into a Shaker pint glass, "enjoy before" date 7-29-15.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear yellow color with 1 finger white head that dissipated quickly leaving a thin, broken layer of small bubbles, there was almost no lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: skunky, sweet and metallic.

TASTE: initially sweet then a skunky, mild hop profile, the 5% alcohol is imperceptible, not much else going on here, it tasted better cold and got worse as it warmed.

PALATE: medium carbonation and body.

OVERALL: I used to drink this before there were micro-brews because it was something different, my palate has really changed, there are better lagers to be had domestically and abroad, I would not but this one again, the bottles are great for home brewing but that is the best part about this beer.

Photo of fitweed
4.49/5  rDev +44.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ice cold, this s*** is taaaaaasteeeeeeree. Yum!!!!!!!!

Photo of dpgupton412
3.93/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

good cold beer. wife wants to keep every bottle for some reason.

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Grolsch Premium Lager from Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
72 out of 100 based on 1,617 ratings.