Grolsch Premium Lager - Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

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72
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1,554 Ratings
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74
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Ratings: 1,554
Reviews: 627
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 18.71%
Wants: 20
Gots: 136 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001)
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Reviews by BarryNL:
Photo of BarryNL
3.75/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Filtered.

S: A fairly weak point for this beer. Weak malty, watery smell.

T: A bit of a two-phase experience. Initially sweet maltiness followed by quite a clean hop bitterness.

M: Pretty average, fairly well carbonated.

D: A reasonable session beer. Nothing too overpowering, fairly refreshing and drinkable.

Nothing special here, but one of the better examples of a Dutch mass market pilsner. To really live up to the "Premium Pilsner" label it should really have more hop character, but it is fairly nicely balanced and refreshing. I believe Grolsch do have one of the longest lagering periods of the big brands (still not long by craft brewer standards) and I think it does show in this beer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Popsinc
3.03/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

5 litre keg.

Another beer for the masses. Golden pour with a white head that fades. The nose moderatley hoppy and floral. The taste is lightly hopped with a slighly sweet and light caramel finish. Some bitterness. A little more body than your average mass-brew. I don't mind Grolsch too much. I pretty much accept it for what it is.

Photo of RoyalT
2.15/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance – Extremely light yellow in color with pretty good head retention and some decent lacing.

Smell – There’s the tiniest bit of skunk to this one, but otherwise it’s your typical macro grain and sucrose combination.

Taste – The corn comes out big in this one. There’s nothing subtle about the flavor profile here. This one is nasty with a capital “N”.

Mouthfeel – Not quite as thin as most, but cheaply carbonated and not very quenching.

Sinkability – I’m pouring this one down the garbage disposal along with last week’s tuna casserole.

Photo of cam477
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Turbo
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of tbryan5
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of SkiBum22
2/5  rDev -35.5%

Photo of SIRIUS2
2.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer has a pale golden color. Poured into a pint glass it produced a very thin head that diminished very quickly leaving practically no lacing behind. The smell didn't add anything to the experience. Flavor was light, thin actually. Rolling this over the tongue it feels watery, with a light bittering that seems is the only thing that came from the hops used for this brew.

Drinkability? Uh, well, there's a lot better out there but a lot worse too. The watery body quenches about as well. If offered, I probably wouldn't turn it down but I wouldn't seek it out either.

Photo of mediumrare
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of markallmon
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of FadetoBock
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Drunkenass
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of BeerDreadz
2.88/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12onz green bottle with best before date on the back.

The Appearence is a golden color with small white head. The smell have some hops in it.The taste is very nice, not the average import on the green bottle some thing, reminds me the food with a laurel( a spice) . A decent taste some water on it.

Feels good in th mouth very easy to drink.

Photo of Kappakoosh
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of twi1609372
3.73/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

good to excellent all aroound brew. Normal apppearence and smell for the style of beer it is. Not quite as bitter was i was expecting. Still an overall pretty good taste. My favortie is still beck for the style but this is still good. Astringenty taste but nothing overly excessive. Felt good in mouth, better colder though. Also for drinkability colder the better, cold will not ruin the flavor of this brew and will make is go down easier.

Photo of generallee
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of niangelo
3.93/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle, brought all the way from Holland by my loving sister-in-law... God bless her soul, she remember my beer habit.

Shared with a friend, so some cumulative feeback.

Poured into pintglasses, with a large, fluffy white head that stuck around for a good portion of the drink. The color is a deep gold, no cheap straw yellow here. The carbonation is very active, streaming up the sides of the glass in more than a dozen tight columns.

Immediate recognition on the nose, but my friend and I can't place it... fruit of some sort, maybe grapes and perhaps... honeydew? Very fresh, with a hint of a full malt and just a whiff of hops. Anyhow, no lack of smell on this brew.

Taste is sweet, any sweeter and I normally dump a brew, but this seems to work. A nice blend of fruit flavors, a sweetish, deep malt and just a tiny pinch of hop at the end. The mouthfeel is full and thick.

An enjoyable brew for a mass Euro-lager.

Photo of Doomcifer
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of petewheeler
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of Jason
3.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12 oz green bottle, “Ingredients: water, malted barley and hops” stated on the back label. No freshness date.

Appearance: Weathered straw colour has a great clarity, fluffy white head settles down to a bubbly stick blanket of lace.

Smell: Husky grain with a mild skunky imported lager aroma. Hops range from a ghost like skunk to herbal in the aroma.

Taste: Smooth, almost buttery, mouth feel that brandishes a half hearted crispness that is a bit astringent. Moderate body. Grassy, grainy and a tad veggie / herbal. Grassy and grainy from the malted barley, taste of fresh cut hay and crackers. Veggie and herbal from the hops, tingling bitterness balances the brew and the flavour gives flavours of fresh herbs and leafy undertones. Light sprig of alcohol in the mouth, not too dry and not expressively sweet but a little bit of both in the after taste.

Notes: Not as coarse as other lagers from Holland that come to the US. All of the herbal and grainy flavours still make it somewhat of a chore to drink. Pair it with some grilled turkey sausage and kraut.

Photo of Rifrafboy
3.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was expecting something like Heineken, but boy was I surprised. This is good stuff. It poured a distinct dark amber with a modest head. The taste is bold for a Euro lager. Taste is malty and smooth. Decent hoppiness. I liked this a lot and will drink it again for a cool change from typical boring green bottles.

Photo of Billolick
3.98/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best before date of 6/04 (yeah fresh beer!), 16 ounce swing top bottle.
Straw color, loose head, larger bubbles. Grassy, cabadgy nose.
Light bodied, medium carbonation. Clean flavor, simple lager, not a whloe lot going on ere flavor wise. Refreshing and fairly balanced. No off flavors noticed. The swing top add some character and brings back the memories (used to think this stuff was the best brew around when I was 17)
A pleasant enough quaffer.

Photo of Weizenmensch
2.35/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Smooth head when poured Dutch-style - it seems only certain Northern European pale lagers have a potable head - domestic beers have a less creamy head. Big hoppy-grassy taste, not very refreshing, taste a little different but not necessarily good. Bottle is cool, 473mL seems a random capacity, but the bottles are perfect for sticking home brews in. Overall it's OK but it's sad when you're buying a beer for the bottle it comes in!

Photo of tigg924
2.13/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, clear, straw yellow, high carbonation. It does come in a really neat looking bottle.

Smell: wheat, grass, almost at the start of skunking

Taste: straw, grass, and some metallic aftertaste as well

Mouthfeel: very high carbonation, light, watery, slightly bitter towards the end

Drinkability: I will be passing on this in the future. For the style, the flavors just don't add up and the high carbonation is overwhelming. I will be passing on this in the future.

Photo of olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -35.5%

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