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Grolsch Premium Lager - Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

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BA SCORE
72
okay

1,518 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 1,518
Reviews: 622
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 18.71%
Wants: 18
Gots: 119 | 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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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

mr-jj, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.06/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best before 3/6/15.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, sugar, and slight grass aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and grass flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is drinkable, but it gets noticeably worse as it warms up.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

AppalachianGyration, Nov 10, 2014
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1.76/5  rDev -43.2%

WholeLottaTricks, Nov 10, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -51.6%

DrMindbender, Nov 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

CalebDouglas, Nov 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

GentleKnight1, Nov 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

tux_alin, Nov 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

sgregory, Nov 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +45.2%

aklude, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.03/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

When I was first getting into real beer, I liked this a lot, maybe it's the bottle, but it always seemed just a little nicer than what was in my parents fridge. Revisiting it this weekend was uninspiring. It's heavier in malt than I remember, seemingly stale and under carbonated, and definitely light struck in its once distinguishing green glass. Skunks for sure, this may be a little older than optimal, but it's heavy as these lagers go, more sturdy and definitely with more malt flavor. I bet this is much better fresh at the source, but it doesn't travel real well in my experience. More filling than it should be, just quite unremarkable compared to my nostalgia.

StonedTrippin, Nov 02, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +20%

JasonJessel, Nov 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

JKG, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of noperative
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

noperative, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of DHarv
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Best part is having the bottles for home brewing later.

DHarv, Oct 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +29%

WestHam973, Oct 27, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Vestlake, Oct 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

ShawnL, Oct 26, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev +9.7%

Brewman-Henry, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of kevofficiel
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Grolsch Premium Lager.
The look of it is really nice, you have that nice carbonation. A yellow color.
The smell of it is not really that strong.
Now the taste of it its completely different. It remind me of the Heineken. The taste of it is really close. If I had my eyes close and would give me a Heineken or Grolsch Premium Lager I won t notice any difference.
The difference with that beer and the Heineken for example is that the beer goes down really easily. It is tasty refreshing and have some flavour on it.
SO would I recommend it? For sure, this is much better than a Heineken even if the taste is almost similar. A little bit expensive here in Canada but definitely enjoyable. Cheers !

kevofficiel, Oct 24, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -51.6%

SteveJeremy, Oct 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Tor-Tol, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of mhuber
4.25/5  rDev +37.1%

Pours clear, medium yellow color. Very small head that dissipates quickly. A bit of tartness on the nose and a bitter-tart flavor gives a pleasantness to what would otherwise be an unremarkable beer.

mhuber, Oct 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +21%

ordybill, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +29%

Beste gewone pils van Nederland

Zilversurfer, Oct 19, 2014
Grolsch Premium Lager from Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
72 out of 100 based on 1,518 ratings.