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Grolsch Premium Weizen - Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

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Reviews: 44
Hads: 87
Avg: 3.66
pDev: 18.58%
Wants: 11
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: paterlodie on 11-17-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of fullsweep
4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 mL brown bottle poured into a pint glass.

I was pleasantly surprised by this beer, wasn't sure what to expect from Grolsch on this one, but it is great!

A: cloudy tan-coloured beer with white head on top.

S: smells grainy with a hint of lemon or grapefruit citrus.

T: very refreshing, sharp and bittersweet, again picked up some mild citrus.

M&D: very refreshing and drinkable--would certainly have this again without hesitation!

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Photo of Vancer
4.46/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to my great son, “studying” overseas in Amsterdam. I was brought this for the unique chance to enjoy direct from brewery.

And brother, what a brew! They really put together a fine frosty, just top-notch all the way around.

Clear, sunshine yellow (until I mixed in the goodies on the bottom), with a superb creamy white head, THICK sheets of lace.

Nice aromas’ of clove, banana and bubblegum, intertwined with the heavy malt backbone. Rich and creamy wheat brew. All the flavors compliment each other. This is a true session brew, I could go for popper topped bottle after bottle on a fine spring/summer day.

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Photo of funkengruven
4.43/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

New offering at the LCBO. I like Weizen Beer so I had to give this a try. Glad I am that I did.

This came out of the typical Grolsch flip top bottle a nice cloudy orange with tons of creamy white foamy head, smell is a bit faint but yeasty, some banana in there too. Flavor is excellent, definitely on par with German equivalents. What makes this one stand out however is the incredibly smooth mouthfeel and wheaty aroma. Easily drinkable, I could down these all day.

If they keep carrying this, then it might end up being my staple for the summer. It tastes as good as the Bavarian version but definitely smoother. A great beer.

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Photo of daryk77
4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer out of the bottle and poured into a simple small glass in the Netherlands. After tasting many American weizen beers and been dissapointed, this beer is a breath of fresh air. Enjoyed outside on a cool summer afternoon, perfect for this type of wheat beer. Has a classic European wheat beer taste, like that of Paulaner but a bit more flavor. Good color, deep yellow to orange with the requisite cloudiness, but not as much as say hoegaarden. Beer tastes first of sweet light maltiness with hints of banana and almost bubblegum flavor. Some good yeast flavor in there as well. Carbonation is moderate and finishes dry. No noticable taste of hops until the end and are still subtle. Has a good mouthfeal and moderate body, thrist quenching and flavorful. All in all a very drinkable beer, especially in the heat of the summer. Wish I had bought more.

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Photo of davidchollar
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A beautiful, however typical, hefeweizen appearance of honey gold with a big, fat white head. Decent retention and lacing lends to a very nice-looking brew. Smells way better than I thought it would. I consider Grolsch like Heineken, just a Euro-macro. But this is something worth noting.

Thick and rich enough, banana wheat and clove, your standard hefe. Not exactly special or unique, but definitely tasty. Well-made. Great balance. I get the feeling I could down these all night. Highly drinkable. The feeling on the tongue is lively in this one.

For the scores, I always equally consider the overall goodness with the particular style points. In this case, it's a great buy. Not the best weizen, but a good beer for your money. Very nice.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Grolsch's best offering ever pours cloudy straw colored. The giant white head lasts forever and drapes the glass with chunks of lace. In the looks department, this is an A1 Hefe.

The nose is fragrant and spicy, some soft citrus notes also show in the mix. The taste wheaty and citrusy with cloves and bubblegum sweetness pretty prominent. The mouthfeel is chewy and smoothly carbonated. The finish is fruity and tart.

This is a really great wheat beer, better than I was expecting. Rather than the pale american wheat beer I was expecting, this tastes like a Bavarian Hefeweizen. Full flavored and complex.

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Photo of FreshHawk
4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy gold color with a large foamy white head. Good retention with a slight lacing left.

S - Typical Hefe smells. Good amount of bready wheat smell along with banana and clove.

T - Starts with a malted, bready wheat taste. This leads into the fairly sweet banana, bubblegum, and wheat. Finishes with some lemon citrus and clove.

M - Medium to light body. Decent carbonation. Pretty smooth and creamy. A little more watery than other Hefes.

D - Pretty good. Light, smooth and goes down easy. The taste is pretty good and smooth.

Notes: Pretty typical Hefe. It is a little thinner than others but not bad. Pretty nice but not outstanding. Better than what I was expecting from the brewery.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy golden color weizen with a huge pure white foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of banana and cloves are easily detectable with some distinctive bubble gum ester notes. Taste is also dominated by some wheat notes with some ester of banana, cloves and bubble gum. Full body with some great carbonation and no discernable alcohol. I have to admit to being quite surprise by the quality of the product considering the brewery is not one of the most renowned for producing top quality products.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer has been put on the market recently and it is one of the best new products Grolsch has made.

Appearance is a murky, orange yellow beer with a big, creamy head.

Smell is strong vanilla with some clove notes. It appears to be quite mild.

Taste is also very much vanilla. The wheat adds some grainy notes and the yeast gives the beer a slight sour taste. Bitterness is not present and it is all very mild and highly drinkable. The body is kind of thin and the beer is not sticky or sweet.

A great beer that is off course a German style beer, but with a Dutch twist.

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Photo of darklordlager
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a not-quite-see-through golden, bordering on light orange colour, with a very modest amount of foam for a hefe-weizen (although there is a small chance that the glass was washed with soap) Bubbles are very small and uniform for the most part.

Smell is sour wheat, a little bit of banana, some sugary fruits. Not much spiciness...

Taste is muted up front with lots of carbonation and some bananas coming in near the middle, some citrus, a little bit of bubble-gum, then fades into a semi-bitter wheat bite.

Mouthfeel works well with the carbonation, but perhaps slightly watery.

This is a pretty tasty brew, but at 2.45 pounds a bottle, I'd rather get a bottle of SchneiderWeisse for 1.99. (Which in my opinion is better anyways....)

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Photo of soulgrowl
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On the light side for a weizen, quite a pale but sunflowery yellow, nicely hazed and capped with a fair, smooth white head with okay retention. Simple yet satisfying smell; nothing unexpected, just the classic banana and clove weizen notes sharing the stage equally to a score of citric/lemony white wine. A bit of field greens and flowers crop up as well. Mild and stof, but there is a distinct spice to it; powdery clove lends a bit of zing to the supple, tangy base of banana and wheat. Soft, rolling carbonation that ends with a tight, decisively dry finish fits the flavor nearly perfectly. Quite a nice surprise - a very refreshing and flavorful weizen, and quite good with lemon-pepper white chocolate.

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Photo of rec
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy straw-yellow with an initially explosive and foamy head is noticed during the pour. The head retreats quite quickly however, and in this instance fails to lace.

Suprisingly the aroma is relatively flat, but some light fruit and other typical hefe characteristics arrive gently on the nose.

Citrus, bananna and clove are prominent flavours, again in-line with other popular hefe options. There is some very mild spice. Depite the flavour not being in-your-face, it's very pleasant and well balanced.

The mouthfeel is soft and delicate, with just enough carbonation to keep it feeling lively.

Overall it's a rather bright brew; a quality hefe indeed. Unfortuantely it doesn't do anything to seperate itself from other good hefe offerings.

Worth trying, and worth buying again.

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Photo of allergictomacros
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy yellow with a thick, solid creamy head. Poured into my ridiculous Erdinger glass though...

S - Yep, smells like a hefeweizen. Light fruit citrus and yeasty, wheaty malt. Little bit of banana and spice.

T - Oo. Banana is really strong, in this one, together with a chewed bubblegum (like normal bubblegum but very, very light). Wheaty twang is there but not overly assertive.

M - Feels creamy, but I think the banana flavour adds to that. Light, refreshing.

D - Hands down, beats the pants off regular grolsch. Actually quite good - I enjoyed this a lot.

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Photo of rockyfire
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy straw colored. The white head lasts and drapes the glass with lace.

The nose is fragrant and spicy, some soft citrus notes also in the mix. The taste is wheat and citrus with cloves and bubblegum prominent. The mouthfeel is chewy and smoothly carbonated. The finish is fruity and tart.

This is really a good wheat beer, better than I was expecting, but I do like Grolsch. Rather than the pale american wheat beer I was expecting, this tastes like a Bavarian Hefeweizen. Full flavored and complex.

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Photo of Fizzlybear
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L - It poured a cloudy dark yellow, with plenty of carbonation and a large head.

S - The main smells are the spiced fruits and honey, but I am sure I can smell a bit of banana in there as well.

T - The taste was quite fruity with a hint of liquorish and a slight metallic and citrus aftertaste.

M&D - the beer had a good texture too it, the right consistency. A nice easy drink.

Overall a surprise from grolsch

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Photo of Derek
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy straw with a huge, fluffy-white head. Some retention & lacing.

S: Banana bread, cloves & hints of cinnamon.

T: Banana bread, cloves, citrus rind, slight earthyness from the heffe. (It's better without the sediment).

M: Moderate body is very smooth.

D: An all around good beer.

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Photo of ThatWineGuy
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Swing top had a very loud "pop" on opening. Pours honey coloured, hazy, murky with a huge white foamy head and generous lacing. Hints of spice, lime, banana, yeast initially in the nose, the spice not as pronounced in the mouth. It tasted of melon, muted lemon-lime and more banana with a bitter finish and malty aftertaste, really quite quaffable in this summer weather. Impressive carbonation slowed after a couple of tipples but remained persistent, the head settled eventually but never went away. Overall, not a bad drink at all, I wouldn't hesitate to include it on the patio offerings for this time of year.

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Photo of wl0307
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coming in a 500ml brown slim bottle rather than the swing-top one as on display above; BB 20/03/09, served lightly chilled in a pint-size weizen glass.

A: dark yellow glows glossed over a golden basis, topped with a thick, creamy and tight off-white froth with good superb retention, while the carbonation remains naturally lively.
S: a dusty and lightly spicy yeasty note laces the main aroma full of sweet bready malts, maize, bananas and sweetened lemon peels... As it warms, the slightly astringent touch of dusty yeasts seems to fare even better, lifting up the overall weight considerably.
T: sour-sweet and soothing banana-esters and lemony fruits rest on a medium-bodied wheat-ish malty platform; almost by stealth, a soothing whiff of hop bitterness gradually creeps down the palate along with a subtle touch of clove-ish spice, rendering a very delicate finishing touch that features lingering spiciness on top of sour-sweet banana fruits and (much milder) tangy lemons.
M&D: soothing as well as refreshing carbonation, light-medium bodied, this weizen's strongest point is its integration of flavours with a clear yeasty theme, while the overall palate never falls thin or too sour. The label says it won the "World Beer Award" as "World's Best Wheat Beer 2007"; however ridiculous I find this title to be, I can't deny that this is a really decent and integrated weizen that is not made by artisan breweries but a giant commercial one.

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Photo of cyrenaica
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

450ml swingtop bottle
5.3% ABV

I tried this beer on May 31, 2008 after purchasing from the Queen's Quay LCBO outlet in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a hazy orange gold colour with a huge foamy head. The aroma was wheat, some malt, and some spicy notes. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, slippery, and mildy carbonated. The flavour is wheaty with some sweet banana and malt hints

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Photo of Viggo
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Half liter swingtop from the LCBO.

Pours a cloudy golden/light orange, fluffy white head forms, quickly settles down to a thin ring, some lacing on the glass, looks okay. Smell is neat, light banana, tiny bit of spice, honey, bready malts, grass, light bit of herbal hopping, wheat, vanilla, solid. Taste is similar, light bready malt and vanilla, banana, hint of citrus, light orange peel, quite dry in the finish, not a lot of flavour but decent. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation, pretty damn smooth and good for hot weather.

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Photo of pootz
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Swing top liter bottle:.
Pale clouded yellow with a decent puffy cap great lacing.

Light clove-banana aroma with a nice wisp of sweet malt.

Velvety mouth feel, good body, ample toasty wheat tastes mingle with fruit and spice and a lemony tartness and drying in the finish.

Color me impressed...a decent enough hefe for a commercial brewer..mild, smooth and approachable.

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Photo of GodOfBeer
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very decent Hefeweizen from Grolsch. Pours a nice orangey/yelllow with a decent thick head that sadly dissipates quickly.

Average smelling Hefe, citrusy, yeasty, not much banana.

I really liked the taste, lots of banana, very refreshing. Its no Hacker-Pschorr or Weihenstephaner but Grolsch's best beer for sure.

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Photo of Sammy
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very pleasant wheat beer, brought in to the LCBO. Inviting fresh wheaty aroma, with some citrus. Well balanced, on the sweet side. Enormous head,which is how I pour it, and an easy mouthfeel. Some creaminess from the foam, the body was middling. A bit of citrus. What Grolsch can do.

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Photo of DrJay
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of northyorksammy.
Cloudy yellow with a gigantic, fluffy white head of the pour. The cap settled quickly to a ring and thin skim of bubbles, leaving behind a fairly solid sheet of lacing. Classic aromas of bread, banana, lemon, plus a bit of herbal hops and vanilla. The flavour ended up a bit sweet, but there were some nice banana and wheaty/bready notes. Citrusy towards the end with a hint of spice. Medium to light bodied (it had a lighter feel in the finish) with a bit of creaminess, plenty of carbonation. Pretty good, drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of Antilochus
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

5.30% abv, swingtop 450 mL bottle. Best before Dec 14 2008. Fridge temp into a weizen glass.

Amberish hazy body, huge ivory head fills up .5L weizen glass very well. A bit of lace, but retention isn't great.

Nose is remarkably alcoholic for 5.3% abv. Bubblegum, banana, brown sugar. Vanilla cake mix. Yeasty, but clean.

Very creamy mouthfeel from dense carbonation. Palate has banana, apple, bubblegum, warming finish. A lot of noble hop spice which I find odd in a weizen. Well balanced with some yeasty bitterness. Great for Grolsch.

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Grolsch Premium Weizen from Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
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