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Grolsch Lentebok - Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

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BA SCORE
73
okay

23 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 17.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-07-2002)
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Reviews by HalfFull:
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HalfFull

California

3/5  rDev +3.1%

Bottle poured into a pils glass, showing a clear and deep golden straw with a light cap of white foam. Moderate retention and light lace follow.

Aroma of light lemony malts/hops though a bit artificial in nature. Touch of bready grain yet with a rather light sweetness for the style.

Taste is smooth and creamy with a bit of lemony bread. Quite light and lacking any caramel notes of your more traditional bock beers.

Decent carbonation. Full and easy yet rather subtle in the flavor and feel; yet not unexpected given the light bock character of the beer.

Overeall an easy quaff with a slightly artificial/pure lemon aroma that is a bit odd but surely not of the 'pledge' variety as aromas go. Thus neither positive or negative per se. A simple and drinkable brew that is in fact a bit radler/juicelike at times.

10-21-2012 04:40:03 | More by HalfFull
More User Reviews:
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev +3.1%

An average bock, alcohol is quite eveidnt in the taste, but its decent and drinkable, hints of fruit, caramel, grass, but nothing much to speak of.

05-07-2002 19:04:01 | More by rastaman
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Maakun

Afghanistan

3.45/5  rDev +18.6%

Light amber color, small head that doesn't last too long. Some light carbonation going on the in the glass.

Smell: at first there's not much, but I poured it in a large glass. Later some fruits (orange, peach), some spices that I can't really identify. Old cookies.

Taste: quite light for a 7% beer. Very fresh, light citrus, white bread, a slight grassy note. Later some grainy notes, like chewing fresh barley. After it has set a while more fruit, apples, oranges and a hint of pear. Light alcohol taste. Aftertaste is nice with a light bitter presence with a tiny acidic touch.

Mouth is not that special, very drinkable, light carbonation, coats the mouth a little. Not bad though.

Overall this is fresh, light and drinkable. Nothing really stands out though. And you don't really notice the 7% alcohol, might easily drink a bit too much of this.

05-09-2013 21:26:36 | More by Maakun
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RuudJH

Netherlands

2.1/5  rDev -27.8%

This spring-bok-beer looks good. Orange-golden, clear, with an initial nice head, nice bubbles too.
Next the orange-peels, this smells a bit soapy.
The taste is syrup sweet and bitter from orange peels, unfortunately also a rather bitter aftertaste.
This beer doesn't leave you wanting more of the same.
Not a particular good one from the Grolsch brewery.

04-27-2009 18:11:19 | More by RuudJH
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.45/5  rDev -15.8%

Brown 30cl bottle, best before Oct 2007, drank July 2007.

Poured into a Palm Tulip glass.

Typical light amber colour expected with a spring (lent) bok, good white head sits on top.

Very little aroma, slightly sweet toffee apple smell, but nothing much.

Sweet, caramel and candy, almost sickly sweet.

The sweetness stays, mixed with an alcohol aftertaste, which isn't my idea of a great mouthfeel.

This was a big disappointment, not what i was expecting at all, far to sweet.

07-04-2007 19:14:01 | More by BlackHaddock
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biernack

Netherlands

3/5  rDev +3.1%

02-09-2013 20:23:56 | More by biernack
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MTNboy

Germany

3.33/5  rDev +14.4%

Not my favorite variation of this style but not bad. It had a golden color, so-so head and virtually no lace to speak of. It had a strong grain aroma with a hint of citrus. The flavor was malty with some fruit, mainly lemon like tones. The mouthfeel was slick and heavy.

08-05-2013 03:21:17 | More by MTNboy
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Douberd

Netherlands

2.98/5  rDev +2.4%

Bottle of 300 ml.

Deep golden colour with a two finger head, very good retention. Lots of activity in the glass.
Smell of malts and hops, mostly the latter.
Taste is fruity and sweet.
On the body is medium thin and quite carbonated. Leaves you with some dryness on your palate.

03-29-2012 15:24:29 | More by Douberd
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3/5  rDev +3.1%

This beer pours a bright orange color and has a 1 cm head that collapses after a few minutes.
Smell was nice, herbal and malty with a nice blossom or flowery smell.
Taste was sweet and herbal, flowery. A slight bitter and in the back some faint coriander, possibly. It tastes like a bottom fermented beer. What was sort of sweet at the beginning, is starting to bore me after a couple of sips. This is just too sweet and sticky, I can hardly get my lipps of each other. This is like tea with too much sugar. I can't drink more than one of these, so drinkability is really poor.

06-09-2006 15:43:32 | More by Absumaster
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safaricook

Netherlands

2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-05-2014 20:29:57 | More by safaricook
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Redteketed

Netherlands

3.6/5  rDev +23.7%

BB 08-06

Golden colour, fully diminshing head. A sweet, malt and a bit fruitiness smell. Sweet/light bitter taste with hopbitterness. Medium/full body, dry, mouthsticky mouthfeeling. Finish is also dry, but with some sweet and spicy elements.
Have had better maibocks, nothing special.

03-17-2006 23:30:29 | More by Redteketed
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cdwil

Texas

3/5  rDev +3.1%

12-30-2011 21:36:30 | More by cdwil
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Vladimiriuz

Netherlands

3.41/5  rDev +17.2%

a Very nice golden colour with a good foamy head.

The smell brings some freshness, lighty citrus elements in it. Some spices as well, not harsh but gently added.

The taste is wonderful, fresh citrus again just as the smell. a Slightly bitterness as aftertaste. Some smooth hints of the true Grolsch beer are there as well. You can taste that you drink another great beer from Grolsch.

Good fresh Lentebok!

09-16-2013 18:49:31 | More by Vladimiriuz
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RueSailmana

Netherlands

3/5  rDev +3.1%

05-20-2013 06:27:35 | More by RueSailmana
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BeerNutta

Australia

1.8/5  rDev -38.1%

Grolsch Lentebok

A = Poured a golden amber with a thin foam head. Looks very tasty.

S = Floral aroma with a slight lemon rind stench. Sounds nice but just is not. Terrible, terrible smell.

T = Initial citrus taste that gives way to a sugary sweetness that dominates your mouth leaving a dry bitter orange peel finish.

M = Very low carbonation. Easy on the palete.

D = Not a good brew. Avoid.

08-23-2007 13:59:40 | More by BeerNutta
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

3.38/5  rDev +16.2%

Bottle from the local grocery store.
Look: The beer pours a golden-orange color, with a nice large head.
Smell: Floral hops, fresh grass, sweet fruits and malts.
Taste: Very floral and lots of fresh grass. Malts and caramel. More hops than the average lente bok
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, medium body
Overall: Intersting mixture of bitterness and sweetness. Not very balanced though

07-16-2011 10:56:46 | More by rvdoorn
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Jayamefu

Netherlands

2/5  rDev -31.3%

08-16-2014 22:36:56 | More by Jayamefu
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ZeppelinNL

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev +28.9%

08-18-2014 19:08:06 | More by ZeppelinNL
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rekel

Netherlands

3/5  rDev +3.1%

11-28-2011 23:37:55 | More by rekel
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rojavaga

Bulgaria

3/5  rDev +3.1%

07-12-2014 15:50:10 | More by rojavaga
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evergreen_machine

Ohio

3/5  rDev +3.1%

12-09-2013 10:15:46 | More by evergreen_machine
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BJSmit

Netherlands

3/5  rDev +3.1%

02-01-2014 15:25:52 | More by BJSmit
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DARIVA

Netherlands

2/5  rDev -31.3%

04-10-2012 12:39:12 | More by DARIVA
Grolsch Lentebok from Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
73 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.