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Grolsch Premium Lager | Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
Netherlands
grolsch.nl

Style: European Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,593
Reviews:
698
Ratings:
1,970
pDev:
18.59%
 
 
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33
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Ratings: 1,970 |  Reviews: 698
Photo of Fr33man
3.88/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RetiredVeteran
3.87/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rivarol
4.28/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of markkyronaylin
3.02/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Macamah
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of German-Helles
3.57/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

15.2 oz flip top, with that perfect pop when opened.
The beer pours a very nice yellow color with two fingers of very white foam, that after a couple of minutes dropped to a thin layer. Nice small steady bubble working their way to the top. A perfect look!
The smell is a little hoppy, mild. Like a typical beer.
The taste is slightly bready, a touch bitter, a good taste, not anything special, very drinkable, sessionable for sure.
The feel is crisp, not watery, the bubbles feel good in my mouth.
It's a good beer, maybe to simple for some people, but a taste I crave at times. A good, solid, old fashion beer that hits the spot.

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Photo of Drak-Nib
4/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bitter bugger. An acquired taste that I could see acquiring. I went from a smiley face to a frowny face back to a contented face. circa 2008

After another annoying session of cleaning and bandaging biopsy sites that I can’t see even with the aid of multiple mirrors, this really hits the spot. It’s almost required that I like this, given its appearance in “Hot Fuzz,” one of the greatest films. Fortunately, it lives up to its mythology — in fact, I’ll bet it’s top drawer with a Cornetto! Slightly bitter, but not overpowering. If not for the price, it would be a daily drinker. But as is, you can guzzle or sip and have a good time. 2017/09/01

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Photo of TrojanRB
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of emerge077
3.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ah, party leftovers. Best by Oct. 2019
Bright saturated gold, a finger of foam and a little bit of patchy lacing.
Initial aroma was vaguely floral, as it warms it smells like dull wet grains, corn and 2-row barley.
Flavor is bland but there's a mild hop presence, lightly grassy and floral with a low level bitterness.
Crisp carbonation, light bodied, slightly bland aftertaste. Somewhat hoppier than many industrial euro lagers.
Fairly clean, but still a step below Heineken. Thanks Bill for this one!

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.37/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AngEo
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Buckeye55
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Actually had one of these while we were home in Ohio for Thanksgiving. Hadn't had one in years and had it in a mix if several different beers and several shots of Jaeger. I have always thought of it as a good average beer, garnering the 3.0 rating

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Photo of bigbellysailor
3.58/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CoasterGuy
2.35/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of YJY
2.16/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Cortes33
2.86/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Simon212
2.98/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Mclusal
3.91/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of PMakowski
3.89/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

11 Oz Bottle poured into glass
Look - fairly common for the style, pale yellow color with a thin foam head and a little glass lacing
Smell - Aroma is grainy with a mountain water mineral aspect. Faint hop presence. Actually somewhat similar to American beers in the smell.
Taste - Extremely easy to drink, i keep drinking it without really focusing on the flavor. It's got a very smooth flow of barley and water and then finishes with a very decent hop resin that's more earthy and dry. It's on the light side, not watery but it's got just enough body to separate itself from a light beer. Medium carbonation, slightly less carbonated than Heineken.

Overall, it was a very simple pale lager. It doesn't really remind me of Heineken because the flavor is not that similar unless you are completely unfamiliar with Euro lagers then it might taste similar to you. I prefer Heineken but this is slightly more drinkable. Grade is a B+

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Photo of Steve0mac
3.69/5  rDev +18.3%
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 -4.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Moir1994CT
2.84/5  rDev -9%
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 +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of captainhampton
2.6/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of StevieQ
4.35/5  rDev +39.4%
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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Beer rating: 3.12 out of 5 with 1,970 ratings