Grolsch Premium Lager - Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
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Reviews by kemoarps:
1.48/5 rDev -52.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
so... I didn't get the cool bottle, but I am drinking it in the Netherlands, so I figured the whole 'direct from the source, non export' version might be pretty good, right? this might actually be the single least enjoyable beer I have ever drank. I realize that I still have a world of experience ahead of me, but there was not much redeeming in this beer, other than it's decent colour.
appearance - crisp golden straw, kind of what I expected from a lager
smell - sourish. kind of an omen of what's to come.
taste - bad. that's really the only way I can think of to describe it. this is the first time that i actually wished that the beer was more watery, so there was less taste to it. it's taste is born from it's aroma. it tastes like bad classic rock cover bands and stale morning breath. it's reminiscient of the morning after - the night of. it's kind of sour, not really bitter or hoppy, just kind of uninviting.
mouthfeel - pervasive. blanketing. it makes your saliva glands active, but not like when anticipating a good meal, more in that pre vomit salivation of your natural defenses trying to build a barrier between you and it.
drinkability - If after reading the above sections you are still considering Grolsch's drinkability, then maybe you should try it.
the locals warn that even without drinking it in large quantity it's known as the headache beer. as in it'll give you a hangover regardless of whether you have drank enough to deserve one, although I must admit that writing this the morning after I feel fine, hangover free, and only regretting having drunk it for the assault on my tastebuds that it represented.
now I will admit that I am not a fan of lagers in general, and am not typically moved to write reviews, especially scathing ones such as this. that said, even wihtin the lager community that I have experienced this was explicitly bad. typically I just prefer other styles but will drink a lager if the mood strikes me slash it's readily available. Grolsch I would avoid at all costs. if I was in a Saw movie with some elaborate trap where drinking another glass of Grolsch was the only way out of the room I would seriously consider facing whatever Jigsaw had set up for me.
Serving type: on-tap
06-30-2008 13:21:48 | More by kemoarps
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2.71/5 rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
The best thing about this beer is the bottle. That's where it ends. It tastes like a mild Heineken. If you don't like Heineken you won't like this. Has that sour smell that all Heinekens have but it misses all the flavors I was expecting. I would drink this over bud or corona any day, but It is in no way a great beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 03:28:00 | More by yardkl
Grolsch Premium Lager from Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
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