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Grolsch Premium Weizen - Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

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BA SCORE
82
good

75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: paterlodie on 11-17-2005)
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1.75/5  rDev -51.8%

DARIVA, Apr 10, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Metz, Aug 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

GRUUMSH, Feb 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

marcoe, Jul 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

eye2, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of BlackHaddock
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml Brown bottle (not a flip-top), best before 14 Dec 2008, drank 24 July 2008.

Poured into one of my Franziskaner Weissbier glasses (the only Weissbier glasses I own).

It looked a pale German version of this famous style of beer, cloudy, with a huge white head.

Lemons, other citrus aromas and vanilla, but none of my favourite Weissbier smell, Bananas!

The taste was spritzy, tangy, citrusy and dry, but it lacked something.

Grapefruit appeared in the aftertaste, but it just didn't have the full-on flavours or body of the better beers in this style.

BlackHaddock, Jul 27, 2008
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

kevinhughes, Apr 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Orion1, Aug 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Wookster, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of bobsy
3.13/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow body with a billowy white head. The head retention is quite poor, and is quickly reduced to a thin lacing. Crisp wheat aroma with subtle banana notes. Flavour is a little bland and generic, the wheat is there (obviously), but there's nothing else cooking. Very light banana notes, but not nearly as strong as it should be for a hefe. A lot more citrus in the flavour than I was expecting. Smooth, light mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Refreshing drinkability, but the lack of character would make it questionable for a session brew.

bobsy, Jun 02, 2008
Photo of Regenpak
3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I came across this beer due to a promotional campaign in a local supermarket, featuring a special Grolsch Premium Weizen glass. However, compared to other (German) Weizenbiere I am not very impressed. It certainly looks good, the 45 cl corked bottle even comes with a handy pouring instruction (pour half, then close the bottle, roll it (!) then pour the remainder). Both smell and taste did not appeal to my taste. It's a bit watery, with only bland tones. Maybe it's the slightly higher ABV (usually around 5 %), I couldn't say. I'd put it in the same league as the Weizenbier from Lidl (Finkbrau), which definitely is cheaper...

Regenpak, Aug 28, 2006
Photo of MTNboy
3.16/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

It was good variation of a Weizen. It seemed to be a little adjunct for this style but it wasn’t bad. I am not sure if this is going to make sense but it poured into weizen glass with a clean golden haziness. There was a nice amount of white carbonation. The aroma was grainy but not as much wheat character as one might think there should be. After the hay like grain aroma settles down you get some tones of fruit and spice. The flavor has some clove and pepper but is for the most part mild. I felt the body was a little bit too watery for this style.

MTNboy, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of paterlodie
3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

BB march 2006. Nice head and a golden beercollor with white haze. Nose is very weizen like with lots of banana and wheaty caracter, quiet good but nothing special. Taste is also of a good weizen, wheat, low bitterness, creamy, some alcohol and very easy drinkable. Litle light maybe in mouthfeel and most certainly too low in carbonisation but one of the better foreign weizenbeers IMO.

paterlodie, Nov 17, 2005
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Tomblerone, May 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

MaxOhle, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of Filosoof
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

As a former wheat beer lover I thought to give the Grolsch brewery another chance, though knowing that there never has been a great beer brewed under their label.

Wrong choice.

L: okay ofcourse, but have you ever seen a wheat beer that didn't? The top is always okay;
S: brrr. Typical smell of a dish-cloth that has been lying too long; next to that a bit citrus;
T: the dish-cloth is gone, but there's not much to mention; not really bad, but with the fear in mind to have to smell the next sip...
M: okay, thin but that's also not new for a wheat beer;
O: change the smell and the beer will be an average, drinkable beer; in this form I was glad to spoil half of the bottle.

Filosoof, Oct 24, 2011
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3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours pale yellow opaque with a nice thick white head just a bit of lacing in the glass.

smell is sort of typical weizen beer - cloves, bananas etc...but its just not very dominant...in addition to that are some skunky lager notes that just suck.

taste is a bit of ripe sour fruit and yeasty deep creamy wheaty niceness....pretty good actually.

overall its a nicely drinkable beer, unoffensive but not very exciting - i'm no expert on hefeweizens but i think many of the other typicals liker erdinger and paulaner are nicer and more interesting.

benclimbs, Feb 23, 2010
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3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

450mL bottle. Pours a cloudy light gold, with a big fat head. Decent bubblegum aroma. This style can often have a light taste, but I tend to prefer the ones that are a bit more pronounced. This one falls on the light end of the spectrum, although it's certainly decent.

sstackho, Aug 18, 2008
Photo of HalfFull
3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pours a hazy banana liqueuer with half an inch of white foam and offers decent lace.

Nose of wheat and a bit of coarse grain. Offers a touch of lemon and a notable spice component. Much more of a Witbier than a Hefeweizen in the aroma.

Taste follows the aroma with a subtle peppery spice and a pleasant feel and carbonation. Spice factors are limited but present, placing this brew a bit at odds to any style per se.

Overall not a bad quaffer. Offers a nice yet subtle spice character though no Bavarian influence. Not overly fruity and lacking much nuance but easy on the palate nonetheless.

HalfFull, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of Douberd
3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle of 300 ml at home, poured into a small weizen glass.
Colour is honey like, only much more pale.Non transparent.Head is huge, as expected, three fingers at least. Creamy, white in colour, good retention. Lots of activity in the glass.After a while head becomes one finger in height and stays like thaat for the rest of the session.
Fruity aroma, sweet. Mostly citrus fruits, some bubblegum and bananas too.
Taste is fruity too, with the banana flavor being much more obvious.
Thin on the body for a weizen, with carbonation being as much as needed.
Overall a good weizen, in a reasonable price.

Douberd, May 27, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Beautiful pour. A wonderful murky orange/yellow. Big fat snow white head with excellent lacings.

Plenty of banana on the nose. Hint of citrus.

Disapointing taste after such a promising appearance and aroma. Slight clove spiciness and a hint of banana, maybe a little bit of alcohol. Not a standout in any area, rather plain.

Fairly thin mouthfeel, easy drinker.

Would be a good intro to the style.

CanuckRover, Jul 30, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

tomdavistoronto, Mar 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

6demonbag, Feb 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

FuturePilot, Apr 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Mattias, Feb 07, 2013
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Grolsch Premium Weizen from Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
82 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.