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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,964
Reviews:
677
Ratings:
1,918
pDev:
18.33%
Bros Score:
3.19
 
 
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Photo of Mike_Smelly
2.24/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Zanico
2.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ILOVEHAM
2.56/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BeerBobber
3.76/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold color with lots of visible carbonation and a finger of bubbly white head.

Has a typical euro lager smell, a bit funky with a bready and watery smell.

Flavor is more of that European pilsner coming out with just a hint of that skunk found in a lot of green bottle beers. The taste is just so middle of the road yet just a bit above the "other guys".

Mouth is really light with an easy finish.

Overalll this beer is really not a bad buy if you are looking for a lager/pilsner beer from Europe. Nothing really stands out on this one but it still does have a nice flavor to it. Plus the character of those big green bottles with a porcelain stopper in the wire cage gets coolness bonus points.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Oleg85
2.86/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Fedebadra
4.38/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mangeke
4.01/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Atg1095
3.58/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheDoctor
3.12/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Serving: Bottle
Best before: Feb-20-2018

A:
Pours a crystal clear pale straw with lazy champagne carbonation and a puffy white mousse that is easily roused. Just about ideal. (4.5)

S:
The aroma is light hop spice, cereals and general "beeriness". (3)

T:
Flavor is similar. Toasted/sweet cereals and grassy hops thrown in. (3)

M:
Medium carbonation light-plus body with a relatively dry finish, a little lingering twang of something. (3.25)

O:
This is a decent enough beer for what it is.
Right off the bat it looks spectacular. Nice head, nice web of lacing, clear as glass. The rest is possibly less impressive, but still not terrible. Somewhat grassy, somewhat grainy, a touch corny (a little too tangy in this way as you drink it), nifty bottle, drinkable, and not bad at all on a hot day. Still, though, not my preferred choice among the "Green bottle beers" . (3)

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Photo of nobledust
3.22/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Wrigfen
3.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jh0104
3.49/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tstromer
2.95/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Reminds me of a Heineken in my opinion with a slight barley note difference. Love the swingtop bottles too!

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DutchGermanguy
3.7/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A really nice dutch lager beer. It has a nice bitter taste to it.

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

A good mainstream Lager.

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Photo of pcbnumber1
2.87/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

I like this beer, one of the first beers I tried as a teenager. Decent euro lager, one of the better Dutch lagers and is an excellent alternative to Amstel or Stella if you can find it.

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Photo of desint
3.06/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of LukeB
3.43/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueSpader
3.52/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acmurphy696
3.7/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Granted, Grolsch doesn't look like anything special. The head is decent, but the smell possesses a hint of skunkiness. That said, I have always loved the taste of this beer, which has a stern bitterness with a hint of something tart. It goes down nicely too.

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Photo of bankboy66
3.65/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of apartin
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Grolsch Premium Lager from Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
Beer rating: 3.11 out of 5 with 1,918 ratings