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Grolsch Premium Lager - Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

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1,356 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,356
Reviews: 607
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 18.45%
Wants: 15
Gots: 52 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001)
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2.75/5  rDev -11%

07-05-2012 19:41:27 | More by arkanu
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -11%

07-05-2012 02:59:00 | More by kingslotty
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3/5  rDev -2.9%

07-03-2012 13:00:31 | More by HardyGeneraL
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2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

07-02-2012 23:35:51 | More by Mikecap
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml can poured into a pint glass. ABV 5%.

A - Poured a clear gold with a 1cm bubbly head. Head reduces to nothing and no lacing.

S - Sweet malts, grass.

T - Sweet malts, hint of citrus, light bitter finish.

M - Medium carbonation, medium body, crisp finish.

O - Just your run of the mill Lager. It's nothing special but it does the job on a hot summer's day. The cans just aren't as cool to drink as the swing top bottles though.

Serving type: can

07-02-2012 03:36:28 | More by decimator
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3.08/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: light gold/bubbly, finger white head,
zero lacing

S: grassy, sweet corn, grain/malt

T: same as nose, green veg finish

M: light body, dry/crisp mouth

O: Not a huge fan of this style,
if you love Heinenken, you may like this.
Would not recommend or buy again.


Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 17:47:33 | More by BeerLover99
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2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

06-30-2012 10:16:53 | More by HankC
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2.75/5  rDev -11%

06-29-2012 10:02:41 | More by RDW
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4.25/5  rDev +37.5%

06-29-2012 01:26:45 | More by barley
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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-28-2012 23:30:01 | More by immobileman
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2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

06-26-2012 23:08:48 | More by cunninsa
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3.18/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Grolsch; I've been drinking this for years but this is the first time I've actually reviewed it. No time like the present then. One thing I want to point out and it's bleeding obvious; the classic swing-top is gone, extinct because of novelty and cost no doubt. It's sad that traditions like this have to die, making way for supposed "progress" when in actual fact it is a shrewd squeeze in the quest for profits at the behest of shareholders and suits within the organisation. Oh well, probably wont detract from the flavour, which is my key concern.

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a 500ml Stein.

A: Pale straw body with a 1cm white head, classic Euro Pale Lager territory here but expected nonetheless.

S: Aromas of cut grass, vegetable matter a twist of lemon and slightly sweet grain base.

T: Its got that Netherlands sour twang to it (yeast flavour), apart from that it is complete textbook Euro Lager - malt grains with a long dry finish and slight bitterness, not bad, no surprises but overall a decent enough ice cold beer.

M: Borderline flat carbonation with a light to medium body.

D: On par with the many macro Euro Pale Lagers - better then Australian and US macros but nothing adventurous for the taste buds. That said sometimes you want a bland lager to quench a mighty thirst and this is where Mr. Grolsch steps in with a thoughtful nod... "Why thank you Mr. Grolsch".

Food Match: Light/fresh fare, garden salads, grilled chicken/fish and the like, summer food for a summer lager.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 08:41:34 | More by doktorhops
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3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

06-21-2012 15:41:58 | More by mk66
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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

06-20-2012 21:58:56 | More by cjac
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2/5  rDev -35.3%

06-19-2012 21:03:45 | More by carteravebrew
Photo of dannydetox


2.85/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

bought the 4 pack of flip tops for the bottles, but might as well give yet another average rating to a typical euro lager. pale golden color with a bright white head that fades quickly. lighter carbonation than i recalled from the days i used to drink this with my father. bit of skunkiness mixed in with the grainy scents. taste is reminds me of par-baked bread with some bitterness on the finish. nothing particularly exciting here - just another european yellow beer. this style has been copied all around the world; to some of my south american friends this type of brew is beer, and anything that deviates from that recipe just ain't right. shame, really, because there is so much more you can do with grains and hops. still, goes down easy and is refreshing - just like an ice cold miller high life.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 03:08:23 | More by dannydetox
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2.85/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours amber in color with a respectable prickly white head that soon dissipates. Aroma is wheaty and a little skunky--smells like "beer" in the lowest common denominator sense. Flavor is similar to the aroma--wheaty, but not overbearingly so, with some hop bitterness. Nothing remarkable here; at least the carbonation adds a nice crispness to mask the flavor some. A drinkable pale lager, but the style doesn't really have much to offer as far as I'm concerned.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 20:09:42 | More by MaximalC
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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

06-14-2012 17:24:02 | More by BogBoyJD
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4/5  rDev +29.4%

06-09-2012 16:29:21 | More by sirksanti
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2.6/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a golden straw color with a large white head. The head fades fast to give a very light amount of lacing.

Smell – There is some light breadiness with a sweeter corn aroma. These aromas are rather light and are mixed with a bit of a skunky smell as well.

Taste – The taste is as was experienced in the nose with the exception of the sweet. The taste begins with a bready base and a corn cereal maltiness. As the taste advances the corn flavor diminished with some light more bitter flavors coming to the taste. These at the end mix with a skunky and papery flavor leaving a not so pleasant taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The beer has a thinner body with a slightly lower than average level of carbonation. It is very average for a lager.

Overall - Not a really good beer. Kind of classic lager with a UV burnt green bottle skunkiness.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 23:46:40 | More by Darkmagus82
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3/5  rDev -2.9%

06-07-2012 18:48:57 | More by Miz77
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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

06-05-2012 02:50:28 | More by steelreserve69
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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-04-2012 14:11:36 | More by fionn13
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

06-03-2012 18:30:46 | More by tbeer40
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3/5  rDev -2.9%

06-03-2012 02:30:49 | More by abcramer
Grolsch Premium Lager from Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
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