Grolsch Krachtig Kanon
Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

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Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
European Strong Lager
Ranked #59
Ranked #30,079
2.55 | pDev: 29.02%
Nov 12, 2022
Oct 11, 2003
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Notes: Formerly Grolsch Het Kanon
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Reviewed by orkaan

1.14/5  rDev -55.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
This is not a beer but this is whisky with beer i didn't enjoy it i think you drink beer to drink it and get after i while a good feeling not to bee stong drunk after just 1 beer so i do not recommend this
Nov 12, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

May 26, 2022
Rated: 3.01 by misteil from Ireland

Jan 31, 2022
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Rated by Daniel473 from Netherlands

2.89/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25
Too robust for my stout arse
Oct 05, 2019
Rated: 1.5 by BdM from Netherlands

Nov 18, 2018
Rated: 2.25 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Feb 27, 2018
Rated: 2.75 by rspauldi from Texas

Dec 21, 2017
Rated: 2.4 by 54V4G3 from Belgium

Dec 29, 2016
Rated: 2.75 by Freepack88 from Netherlands

Sep 04, 2016
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Reviewed by headlessparrot from Canada (ON)

2.49/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
Visited Amsterdam; made a grocery store run and picked up a dozen random bottles. This was one, and I didn't even check the ABV until halfway through (shortly after thinking, "good lord, this is sweet").

It *is* sweet. Cloyingly sweet. And sharp. And malty, but otherwise bland and only slightly beery. Interesting, I guess, but no one's version of a great beer.
Jun 27, 2016
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Rated by Marius from Netherlands

3/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
30cl bottle. Clear amber with a very thin white head. Very sweet, with notes of malt sugar, boiled grains, bitter hops and alcohol.
Jun 14, 2016
Rated: 2.85 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Sep 27, 2015
Rated: 2.02 by desint from Belgium

Aug 21, 2015
Rated: 2.5 by bostonryan from Massachusetts

May 05, 2015
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Reviewed by Zet from Netherlands

2.39/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Light orange with a quickly disappearing layer of foam, which makes it look like a root beer within a few seconds. The smell is not that bad: fresh, herby and yeasty. The taste however is: an unholy matrimony of sugar and booze with some malt. No attempt has been made to hide this guy's huge abv. Though it can be pretty refreshing despite its abv, please skip this one. Taste should always be priority number one.
May 04, 2015
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Reviewed by BeerDrinkersWorldTour from Northern Ireland

1.24/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Served in a flute at 6*C
Appearance - Standard lager colouration, heavy CO2 and rocky head that dies off instantly and leaves little lace.

Smell - Oddly chemical with grainy corn possibly.

Taste - Medical alcohol and a very off putting chemical element.

Mouthfeel - Watery and metallic.

Overall - The drink-ability of this one is almost nil. Drain pour unless you are a homeless park drinker!!! (I don't mean that to be as harsh as it sounds I do feel for people in that situation but still.... this is a beer I associate with homeless alcoholics not a good look or a good beer) My advice is avoid this one.
Apr 05, 2015
Rated: 2.7 by DylanBrkhff from Netherlands

Feb 27, 2015
Rated: 2.63 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania

Feb 02, 2015
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Rated by UniversitateaDeBere from Romania

3.24/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Not bad for a strong lager, very hard to find.
Jan 30, 2015
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Reviewed by PlutonowyManiek from Belgium

2.49/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75
Not amazend me. Strange and difficult. Malty aroma and flavor, very sweet. Definitely feel the alcohol and it's not a plus. Slightly saturated. I would not return to this beer.
Dec 16, 2014
Rated: 3 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Dec 13, 2014
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Reviewed by benfons from Belgium

2.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2
Dark yellow, almost pale orange colour; nice head, absolutely clear. Not much in the nose, maybe some orange, no hops, fairly sweet. It tastes of sweet corn and slightly artificial. Undercarbonated.
Honestly there is no reason to drink this beyond getting drunk fast. There is nothing really revolting about this, but neither is there anything good.
Dec 10, 2014
Rated: 3 by pensinck from Netherlands

Nov 21, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by SVD from Netherlands

Oct 22, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by ZeppelinNL from Netherlands

Aug 18, 2014
Rated: 1 by koladiola from Belgium

Aug 17, 2014
Rated: 2.25 by RCH1 from Netherlands

Aug 02, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by josvemden from Belgium

Jul 25, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by rojavaga from Bulgaria

Jul 12, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by ThomasKoren from Finland

Jun 25, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by BJSmit from Netherlands

Jan 28, 2014
Rated: 2.25 by corneliusfontaine from Netherlands

Aug 18, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by biernack from Switzerland

Jun 03, 2013
Rated: 5 by Petertauro from Spain

Apr 17, 2013
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Reviewed by UncleBrazzie from Belgium

1.94/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5
Picked up a 500ml can at Albert Heijn supermarket. A beer calling itself "Kanon" is not something I can resist.

I wish I had though.

Kanon pours like a lazy lager, slightly gloopy but bright and golden. Mildly carbonated, with a bit of white fluff pretending to be a head. Visually interchangeable with any other "superlager" (think Gordon's Finest Platinum and siblings).

The nose, while initially pleasantly fruity, quickly turns ugly: solvents and booze, with a bland undertow of dough-like malt. A bit chemical. Literally takes 2 seconds to lose all fragrance in the glass.

Flavour is booze, layered with booze, with hints of booze and a delicate touch of booze. Seriously: it's a mouth-numbingly boozy and altogether unpleasant monster of a beer. While there are plenty beers around with higher ABV, this is one of those beers which seems to be designed just to show off the booziness.

Overall, this beer does not seem to be designed for people who actually enjoy drinking beer. People who enjoy getting drunk possibly might like it, as it gets the job done quickly, if a little unpleasantly.
Feb 13, 2013
Rated: 2.75 by vollie from Netherlands

Dec 18, 2012
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.45/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
With incredible strength that lands this massive lager somewhere between a blonde dopplebock and an imperial pilsner, the beer piques my interest in ways that I hadn't thought possible during my travels in Curacao. Taking a break from island activities and settling in with this beer and a good old American basketball game on television makes for one memorable evening.

The beer opens with a hearty pilsner pour that showcases its immense malt additions with strong honey-straw colors, firm golden highlights, and brilliant clarity. Racy carbonation fuels a stark white head that retains well for half the session, but the foam eventually succumbs to the enormous alcohols.

Honey, herbs, flowery notes, and a grainy-sweet scent emit from the glass and fill the nose with a strong presence of freshly kilned barley, baking bread, cookie dough, and springtime bouquet. Because of the light character of malt and hops, the strong alcohols allow for a rosy spirits scent to emerge.

Malt forward flavors capture well the taste of honey, sweet grains, bread dough, and powdered sugar with much more concentrated taste than the standard strength versions of pilsner beer. Balanced with noble German hops, the floral aromas turn honey-like with perfume and bright taste. Lightly herbal, early notes of lemongrass and fresh grasses turn mildly spicy and bitter to finish. Apple-like sulfur and esters allow for fruitiness that shares pear and apricot notes to rise from time to time.

Medium-full in texture, the residual sweetness gives the beer a fuller and somewhat oily feel, similar to corn syrups. Peppery carbonation gives a zesty mouthfeel with mild carbonic bite in mid palate and finish. The beer closes with very warm alcohols, semi-dry maltiness, and stubborn sweetness to persist in aftertaste.

The strength of Kanon definitely earns its namesake with the power that's twice that of the standard pilsner. This lands the beer somewhere between Samichlaus Helles and a plethora of American microbrewed imperial pilsners.
Nov 29, 2012
Rated: 2.5 by safaricook from Netherlands

Oct 16, 2012
Rated: 2.25 by Aelwyn

Aug 31, 2012
Grolsch Krachtig Kanon from Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
Beer rating: 64 out of 100 with 65 ratings