Grolsch Premium Lager | Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

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BEER INFO

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

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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#46,004
Reviews:
677
Ratings:
1,918
pDev:
18.33%
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3.19
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: pale straw. Excellent clarity. Lively carbonation. White head, dissipates quickly.

S: green bottle smell. We all know it. Husked grain, vegetal hops. Skunked.

T: the same green bottle mediocrity. Slight sweet beginning from the malt, clean crisp finish.

M: Not quite as "sharp" on the tongue as some mass Euro lagers can be.

O: pretty damn average. All the green bottles seem pretty interchangeable. Yeah, there are nuances of flavor, but if you've had more than four or five varieties, you have a pretty good grasp of what the brew is and is not. Better than BMC? Yes. Craft? Not even by the tiniest margin.

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15.2 Oz swingtop poured into 18 oz glass

A- Not much of a looker, looks unfortunately like urine and is crystal clear. white head that dissipates somewhat quickly.
S- Smells like pilsner and skunk, not the worst thing in the world but still pretty funky.
T- Actually taste like it smells but a lot better thanks to some hidden caramel malts.
M- Drinks like a light beer only taste better. Pretty decent carbonation and a silky smooth feel. This beer is refreshing and easy to drink.
O- The main reason I buy these is because I brew my own beer and I like swingtops. I will buy again, something about the cool bottles and the refreshingly easiness to drink. Worth trying but for the price theyre just not that great.

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Beer rating: 3.11 out of 5 with 1,918 ratings