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Grolsch Premium Lager - Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

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1,381 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,381
Reviews: 607
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 18.45%
Wants: 17
Gots: 65 | 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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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -67.6%

09-12-2012 14:59:43 | More by wattoclone
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Misterefe

Spain

1/5  rDev -67.6%

09-06-2013 18:57:59 | More by Misterefe
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pin

Australia

1/5  rDev -67.6%

05-27-2013 02:13:59 | More by pin
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bmcduff2

Georgia

1/5  rDev -67.6%

01-24-2012 07:55:30 | More by bmcduff2
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Andra

Netherlands

1/5  rDev -67.6%

07-06-2014 18:10:27 | More by Andra
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Charliehogarth86

Virginia

1/5  rDev -67.6%

03-29-2014 03:50:05 | More by Charliehogarth86
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

1.05/5  rDev -66%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

First had: bottle from somewhere...friend's dad's fridge, or a dive bar, I assume.

Seems like a lot of trouble to put the elaborate caps on these nasty things.

Pours a pale straw color, fizzy carbonation, and a white head that disappears quickly. Faint grainy aroma, but mostly skunk. Sweet, stale grains to the taste, skunky and watery, Light mouthfeel, and poor drinkability unless you just like chugging watery beers. To be avoided.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2011 16:58:10 | More by Rifugium
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beerguy101

California

1.08/5  rDev -65%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Fizzy beer gold color. Large fizzy head. Aroma is DMS, wet cardboard and Flavor is matly and slightly hoppy, but is obscured by the green bottle skunkyness. Bad bottle? Possibly, I have tried this beer several times and it always taste like this, some more some less, Average lager, but this one was UNDRINKABLE

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2003 02:59:29 | More by beerguy101
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mikeg67

New Jersey

1.1/5  rDev -64.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Bottle. Pours a golden color with a white, thin head that fades fast, lively carbonation. Aroma is grainy, with notes of yeast and citrus. Thin body. Taste reminds me of fermented apple cider. I could not drink this beer. The bottle probably was too old.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2010 21:54:20 | More by mikeg67
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Kwak

New Jersey

1.23/5  rDev -60.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Nice swing cap bottle looks cool thats about it! It looks thin and pale golden color very thin body.

The head is almost not their small fizzy and gone in a flash!

The taste is less then appetizing bad skunky taste to go with the skunk aroma!

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2002 18:10:28 | More by Kwak
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bilbo2012


1.25/5  rDev -59.5%

04-04-2012 18:51:11 | More by bilbo2012
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powoo19

Massachusetts

1.35/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I am not in the business of bashing any frosty adult beverage, but this beer was awful! It had a funky smell, almost a skunky smell, but I pushed on. The colour isn't bad but when you taste it, man, thats BAD BEER. It has a copper almost bloody taste and actually made me snort and shake my head when I drank it.
I don't just dislike this beer, I AM AFRAID OF IT!

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2002 08:00:04 | More by powoo19
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Corvato

North Dakota

1.45/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

smells like skunky beer, tastes like skunky beer, what do you know? its skunky beer.

as a drinker that doesn't drink much beer, it tastes pretty bad. its got a bitterness that i expect from a darker beer, but in a light lager, i am surprised.

bought the beer for the fancy flip-top bottles, so that was good enough for me.

Serving type: growler

09-07-2008 00:10:46 | More by Corvato
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kemoarps

Washington

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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Boggdogg

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -51.5%

10-22-2013 16:55:01 | More by Boggdogg
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tjdrewry

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -51.5%

07-25-2014 23:44:07 | More by tjdrewry
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rsant

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -51.5%

02-02-2012 19:54:32 | More by rsant
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kvnstfrd

Missouri

1.5/5  rDev -51.5%

05-23-2013 13:45:12 | More by kvnstfrd
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BMMillsy

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -51.5%

02-15-2012 22:35:07 | More by BMMillsy
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AugustusRex

Ontario (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -51.5%

11-04-2013 05:59:15 | More by AugustusRex
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soonerlight

Oklahoma

1.5/5  rDev -51.5%

01-08-2012 20:26:36 | More by soonerlight
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rab53

Washington

1.5/5  rDev -51.5%

12-01-2011 06:36:10 | More by rab53
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -51.5%

07-20-2014 22:59:07 | More by XmnwildX12
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JMSDUN

Ireland

1.64/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Pours highly carbonated and transparent. Highly carbonated thin head that disappears quite fast. Small amount of lacing. Straw yellow in appearance. Taste is very hoppy and weak bodied. Quite a skunky smell, however this may have just been from the storage of the bottle I purchased. Overpriced for what you get, you're probably paying more for the swing top bottle than the actual beer. Wouldn't recommend.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 23:58:37 | More by JMSDUN
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Winter

Wisconsin

1.65/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Poured a dark clear golden color with a white foamy head that disappeared quickly. Aroma was of malt, hops with a slight skunkiness that worsened as the beer warmed. Taste was crisp with a sweet malt front that turned into a sour lemony middle and a finish that was bitter and skunky. I've had this in the past and I don't remember Grolsch being this distasteful. Expiration was marked 07/2003, but this bottle was just plain awful. With so many options out there I don't know if I'd waste my time with this one again.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2002 15:22:26 | More by Winter
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Grolsch Premium Lager from Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
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