Grolsch Premium Lager | Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

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Grolsch Premium LagerGrolsch Premium Lager

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Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

Style: Euro 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2+ fingers of nice bright white head. Very nice retention on this. The beer is a bright brass color and perfectly clear. No carbonation is visible. Quite a bit of sticky lacing clings everywhere.

Very bright and fresh aroma. Grassy, a touch of spice.

This was "the best" beer on a mediocre list at a hotel so I wasn't really expecting much. But I am surprised and this is pretty damn good. Nice pale malt flavor up front, then lots of spicy and grassy notes. A nice crisp finish with a not so subtle bitterness. Clean flavor. Notice the bottle says "April 2212" which may be a best by date.

Bright, crisp, clean and fairly light bodied. Bitterness brings it some more heft.

I've definitely had Grolsch several times over the years, but I am pleasantly surprised. I won't be saddened when I see it on a beer list going forward.

Bottle seems real fresh.

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A 275ml green glass bottle with a BB of May 2012.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear straw colour with fine carbonation. Forms a small head of white foam that dissipates quickly, leaving a thin surface layer. Aroma of faint light malt with a stale note of stewed hops/veg.

Tastes of very light malt with a mild finish. Slightly sweet, with a stewed hop flavour and an unpleasant stale note. The faintest whisper of noble hop aroma in the background. Mouthfeel is light, crisp and tingly. Dries the palate a little, with a stale stewed hop aftertaste.

A pretty average mass-produced lager with some mild off-flavours making it imperfect. Dull. I'm sure the Netherlands has better beers if you take the time to seek them out.

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Review from notes.

Ah, the old swing-top Grolsch. Once a favorite of mine, long long ago. A skunky-tasting Pils I hadn’t had in years till the other night.

A pale yellow beer that’s very clear. Nice fluffy white head with decent lacing left behind. Aroma is definitely skunky, typical bitter/grassy pils smell underneath.

Tastes skunky too, but not awful. Decent bitterness from those grassy hops; grainy malt, kinda watery. Good carbonation and fairly crisp finish make this easy to drink, if you like that sort of thing. Not much depth of flavor.

Not the worst beer you’ll come across but I won’t mind if I don’t ever have another one.

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Grolsch Premium Lager from Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
3.1 out of 5 based on 1,849 ratings.
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