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Grolsch Premium Weizen - Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

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BA SCORE
82
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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | 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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DARIVA

Netherlands

1.75/5  rDev -51.8%

04-10-2012 12:38:47 | More by DARIVA
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Metz

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

08-21-2013 20:22:20 | More by Metz
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GRUUMSH

Belgium

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

02-06-2013 16:03:43 | More by GRUUMSH
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marcoe

Netherlands

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

07-17-2014 16:56:14 | More by marcoe
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eye2

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

12-06-2011 05:23:44 | More by eye2
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2008 20:58:22 | More by BlackHaddock
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kevinhughes

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -17.4%

04-13-2013 21:19:55 | More by kevinhughes
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Orion1


3/5  rDev -17.4%

08-03-2012 21:46:41 | More by Orion1
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Wookster

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.4%

01-02-2012 07:44:37 | More by Wookster
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2008 16:51:27 | More by bobsy
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Regenpak

Netherlands

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...

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2006 11:58:47 | More by Regenpak
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MTNboy

Germany

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 05:46:04 | More by MTNboy
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paterlodie

Belgium

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2005 17:47:31 | More by paterlodie
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Tomblerone

Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

05-27-2012 17:13:51 | More by Tomblerone
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MaxOhle

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

11-10-2012 07:03:45 | More by MaxOhle
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Filosoof

Netherlands

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 17:23:09 | More by Filosoof
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benclimbs

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2010 00:58:39 | More by benclimbs
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sstackho

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2008 02:14:40 | More by sstackho
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HalfFull

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 04:17:17 | More by HalfFull
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Douberd

Netherlands

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 17:56:12 | More by Douberd
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2008 22:22:16 | More by CanuckRover
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tomdavistoronto

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-24-2013 18:51:22 | More by tomdavistoronto
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6demonbag

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-18-2012 20:48:38 | More by 6demonbag
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FuturePilot


3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-28-2012 17:39:21 | More by FuturePilot
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Mattias

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-07-2013 21:42:34 | More by Mattias
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Grolsch Premium Weizen from Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
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