Grolsch Premium Lager | Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

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

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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#43,096
Reviews:
687
Ratings:
1,940
pDev:
18.33%
 
 
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34
Gots:
429
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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
finish.

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.

Cheers

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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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Photo of Metalsnota
3.1/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brewnme
3.01/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Spike
2.64/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

500ml can, brewed in the UK.
L: Clear, dark gold with a two-finger head that has some persistence.
S: Some lager malt but mainly nothing.
T: Grainy, lightly sweet, moderately bitter.
F: Medium body with light carbonation. Heavy mouthfeel. Label claims a crisp finish but I get cloying more than crisp.
O: Another bog-standard, lager. Pretty much the same as the others but slightly more bitter.

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Photo of Roberto11232
3.7/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.9/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beerfam205
3.26/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of achepil
3.13/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of jamesroses
3.58/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Argentinean brewed can.

Look: pale golden, mefium sized bubbles, fluffy head. Soapy lacing and low head retention.

Aroma: good amount of cascade hops dominate the nose. It was a surprise. A clean herbal lager aroma is there too with a slight sweet malty background.

Taste: hoppy, herbal and clean grainy malts.

Mouthfeel: a bit harsh. The amount of hops make it a bit unbalanced for the style, but I don't complain. Had like 4 cans in 25'.

Overall: seems to be different to the bottled version. Much hoppier or at least not skunked. Good.

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Photo of MichaelGennings
3.77/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I’ve loved Grolsch for years. The beer has a thick white head that dissipates quickly. The colour of the beer is golden and there are lots of ascending bubbles.

The aroma is white bread and faint hops. This translates to the taste, too. There is a slight malt character in the taste as well.

The beer is light bodied and the finish is dry and refreshing.

Grolsch is best enjoyed on hot days and it always goes well with barbecue.

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Photo of kootenays88
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mr-Beer
2.62/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light Golden Crisp. Not much of a taste to this beer goes down smooth easy drinking.

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