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Grolsch Light Lager - Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

Grolsch Light LagerGrolsch Light Lager

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36 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 13.76%


Brewed by:
Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: arguemaniac on 03-13-2006)
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Reviews by Phatz:
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Phatz

Pennsylvania

2.65/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

There is actually nothing offensive about this beer but it has little redeeming qualities other than the H2O present. Cold and refreshing sure but mostly tasteless.

Appearance: Pale pee color with a fizzy soda like head that fades instantly and leaves no lace at all.

Smell: The fizzy water seemed mostly devoid of aroma but there is a stale grain bitter odor that eventually emerges.

Taste: The flavor is fleeting but wisps of grain and there is an indistinct bitterness lacking any fresh hop flavor but it is not *that* bad, just pointless.

Mouthfeel: Very light which is appropriate to style my main complaint was the over-carbonation. Way too fizzy.

Drinkability: Yes this is a beer I would stomach out of curtsey. I have had worse Light Lagers but I would never buy or drink many. The fizzyness is to high and the flavor too low.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2007 16:20:38 | More by Phatz
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3.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass from a swing top bottle.
Initially picked up just for a few extra swing tops for homebrew.

A - Pours a clear gold with minimal white head.

S - smells like a nice blend of hops and malt, like a well made Budweiser if you will.

T - Lacking on aftertaste, but a good blend of malt and hops for how large of a brewery it is. I'm impressed considering what I was expecting. Tastes like how B/M/C should taste.

M - a little watery, and not much carbonation to it. Crisp, and goes down easily.

D - Overall, this is a quaffable summer beer for those who want to play drinking games with something that isnt a BMC. Decent, but nothing out of the ordinary

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03-12-2011 01:31:59 | More by ksmi116
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therica

Maryland

3.48/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Typical moderate-priced summer-gulper, somewhat along the lines of a Heineken in flavor but not as biting-bubbly carbonation. Basically a decent 3.2% ABV light beer.

A= Golden corn yellow, nice white styrofoam-style head.

S= Modest scent introducing the light hops florals, corn and sweet malts.

T= Somewhat akin to a US Macro but far better. Sweet malts and corn with some hops florals and slightly dry grassy hops rather than bitters.

M= clean palate, nothing offensive. In fact, a lot more to savor than any US Macro that I can think of.

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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

2.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Pilsner glass. Best by date 09June'09

A - Clear golden yellow with a large white head of two fingers size. Decent retention and sticky lacing.

S - Sweet corn, dry straw, and light malts with a low level of hops detectable on the nose.

T - Sweet corn and malts flood the palate. Adjunct in flavor with a slight hop crispness to it. No bitterness at all but some unsettling flavor lingering in the background. Slight apple cider.

M - Its quite smooth actually with a refreshing crisp and slightly dry aspect to it.

D - Its a drinkable brew of course. A bit sweeter of a beer for a lawn mower type but it will go down nicely and refresh too.

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07-04-2009 14:23:29 | More by BeerFMAndy
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Grolsch Light pours a surprisingly darker than expected golden body beneath a solid finger of fluffy bright white lace that holds exceptionally well and leaves some very nice rings of lace about the glass. Median-sized bubbled can be seen racing upwards, and there's a little bit of crinkling to be heard if you put your ear to the glass as the head subsides.

Unfortunately my sample is light-stuck and "skunky" in the nose. Beyond that there's some sweetish, grainy and straw-like grassy notes. I'd imagine that an unskunked bottle, or draft, would be quite pleasant.

The flavor is lighter than the standard Grolsch to be sure, but it's not watery. In fact, I'd argue that there are quite a few "pilsners" on the market that have less flavor than this. It's got a decent maltiness to it, and some hops as well, and it's grainy, grassy, softly herbal, lightly sweet with a very soft drop of honey, and even a bit floral and spicy. The bitterness is low, but of course it has to be in a light beer. It could stand a little bit more bitterness as there's actually some malt here, but it follows the balance of the original Grolsch. It's malty and bitter at once, then a touch more bitter across the middle, and then much softer in the finish.

For a light beer it's got a good amount of flavor and complexity with some very nice malt and hop flavors working together to complete the whole. I'm not sure how many calories are in this, but it's certainly one of the better light beers I've tried.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2009 20:06:18 | More by NeroFiddled
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Onslow

Texas

2.63/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a decent light lager head .. lacing is also pretty good for a light lager ... smell of some grass and lite skunk ... a nice effort that is enjoyably toned down of the original... all in all: A nice light effort that i could drink when on diet at the beach in Houston pretending i am in Holland, but most dutch would point and laugh so... ..."sometimes I wonder, did he buy the frisbee?"

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05-03-2008 00:38:11 | More by Onslow
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BeerImmediately

Pennsylvania

2.7/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Tiny 2 mm head which disappeared immediately.

Clean smell, relative to other Grolsch varieties. Nothing offensive.

Tasted like unsweetened lemonade, without the sourness. Also just reminded me of unfiltered tap water - straight from the hose!

Very light mouthfeel, as you might expect. Sort of reminded me of seltzer water.

This beer is fine if you're just looking for something refreshing with no real character.

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Grolsch Light Lager from Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
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