Grolsch Premium Lager | Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

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Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

Style: European Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

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Photo of Steve0mac
3.69/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I know a lot of reviewers do not rate this beer highly...but it’s a good beer. It pours nice, has a nice golden colour and good white head. I taste kind of caramelly undertones. It might not be the best beer in the world but it is a good easy beer you can throw back all evening.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
2.97/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Moir1994CT
2.84/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is not a bad beer if you enjoy the heineken style of brew. Smells like heineken and kind of tastes like it as well. However i find this to be a tad smoother. If it werent so smooth i wouldnt rank it as high as i did given im not a fan of this style of euoropean lager usually. The bottle is fancy as well with the metal pop cork configuration. Its an enjoyable winter brew but not one for the summer in my opinion nor a regular drink.

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Photo of isaac_barrow
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of captainhampton
2.6/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of StevieQ
4.35/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a great European lager. In the world of fairly bland European lagers, this is a very good lager. Upon the first sip, there's a pronounced and pleasant grainy/wheaty aroma, which quickly fades into the background after a few sips. Then there is a lingering weaker taste of malt and alcohol. As expected for a true European lager, there's not much hop aroma to it. (If you are disappointed because of this, get a bitter IPA). It has a good balance of sweetness, bitterness, and acidity, with none dominating over the other two. Color is clear light golden amber. For comparison, I like it better than Heineken. Great lager.

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Photo of Nass
2.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

It's a decent pale lager that's a little rough around the edges, but it's no Heineken that's for sure. Cheers! C

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Photo of Fear
2.57/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of elnachooo
2.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Cerveza de cuerpo ligero con carbonatación media. En su aroma se distingue un dulzor que luego se refleja al paladar. Tiene una pizca de amargor que ayuda en su sabor.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
4.49/5  rDev +44.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alexc11
3.33/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Light on the bitterness and carbonation. Nor do the hop flavours come forward much. Sweet/malt overtones (I detect apricots?) accompanied with a deep gold colour and moderately stubborn lace. Light and enjoyable.

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Photo of superspak
3.41/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

450 ml swing top bottle into lager glass, best before 12/19/2018. Pours crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, pepper, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. A bit too fruity/skunky/yeasty aromas, skunk dissipated through the glass. Okay aromas with pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, pepper, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate Light-moderate herbal, floral, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, pepper, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance. Some lingering hop astringency after the finish. but not too overwhelming. Nicely clean on lager flavors, not too fruity/yeasty. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium-plus carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is good. A bit too aggressively drying. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a solid Euro pale lager. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, and pretty refreshing to drink; despite the aggressively bitter/resinous/drying finish. Definitely felt too bitter and drying for the style for some reason. Balanced clean pils malts and noble hops. An enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Mississippi
2.6/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Kevin101
2.7/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mysticmage
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

well known for their fancy bottles this one pours yellow classic lager style. Simple nose here but clean, crisp taste with good finish. Works with a cheap meal and friends.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the swing top bottle in a pint glass via a friend from work---Cheers Justin!
This nice pale lager pours a crystal clear pale golden with a nice head of white foam
that subsides to a thick ring, thin sparse pool, and shows nice sudsy lacing. Nose of
light attributes of lager yeast, grain notes, light honey malt, and herbal hops. Flavors
follow but exceed the nose by presentation showing honey malts and herbal hops
awash in notes of lager funk and grain with an herbal lightly bitter finish. Nice mouth
feel; medium light body, medium light carbonation, and a clean lightly bitter herbal

Overall, a SOLID little brew that is worthy to enjoy on a hot long day.
An old favorite from back in the days when this was some of the
best you could find. Still a great thirst quencher.


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Photo of Ckent1987
5/5  rDev +60.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mehak
2.98/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Baviera
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Stevedore
2.29/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

500ml green flip top. Glass. Clear light yellow body. Skunked, trace crackery malt, light mineral. Pretty bland and watery. Certainly works if you wanted beer flavoured water to refresh yourself on a hot day, but otherwise a forgettable beer.

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Photo of Renata78
3.43/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of REVZEB
3.17/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Had on tap. Maybe this is the effect of only having euros for awhile, but I swear this one is a cut above most. For one the smell isn't offensively adjunct. This has some hops, some herbal and spice notes, and doesn't have a gross fizzy body. Not that bad

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Photo of stauffman
3.81/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kevin3046
3.67/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear gold with a nice white head. Decent lacing. Smells of vegetables, corn, and slightly sulphuric. Slightly creamy and somewhat watery. Very sweet malty taste and moderate hops background. I was pleasantly surprised by this as in my younger days, I would see the older, richer, cooler kids drinking this to show how grown up they were by drinking a "strong and expensive " beer, while all us other peons were happy to get our hands on a Milwaukee's Best Light. This is by far not a "strong and expensive " beer by craft connesuers standards or the best beer, since I have started drinking IPA's and other craft beers, but it is leaps and bounds better that your average macro AAL.

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Photo of JPNesker
2.71/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Beer flavored corn syrup. On ice!

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