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Grolsch Premium Weizen | Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

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3.58/5
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92 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by paterlodie on 11-17-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
92
pDev:
13.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of DARIVA
1.75/5  rDev -51.1%

Photo of Sandlin73
2.2/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Metz
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of qrazvan
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A pretty clear colour, doesn't really feels like an unfiltered weizen.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of stcules
2.84/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Light orange, carbonated, with a very beautiful white foam hat, creamy.
Wheat, yeast and cloves in the smell, tending to band-aid and medicinal notes.
Almost no banana. Same in the taste.
Some yeast in the finish, along with a sweetish note, not great for the drinkability.
Still, decent.

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Photo of eye2
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml Brown bottle (not a flip-top), best before 14 Dec 2008, drank 24 July 2008.

Poured into one of my Franziskaner Weissbier glasses (the only Weissbier glasses I own).

It looked a pale German version of this famous style of beer, cloudy, with a huge white head.

Lemons, other citrus aromas and vanilla, but none of my favourite Weissbier smell, Bananas!

The taste was spritzy, tangy, citrusy and dry, but it lacked something.

Grapefruit appeared in the aftertaste, but it just didn't have the full-on flavours or body of the better beers in this style.

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Photo of kevinhughes
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Orion1
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Wookster
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of lhwjanssen
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of misternebbie
3.12/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Regenpak
3.16/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I came across this beer due to a promotional campaign in a local supermarket, featuring a special Grolsch Premium Weizen glass. However, compared to other (German) Weizenbiere I am not very impressed. It certainly looks good, the 45 cl corked bottle even comes with a handy pouring instruction (pour half, then close the bottle, roll it (!) then pour the remainder). Both smell and taste did not appeal to my taste. It's a bit watery, with only bland tones. Maybe it's the slightly higher ABV (usually around 5 %), I couldn't say. I'd put it in the same league as the Weizenbier from Lidl (Finkbrau), which definitely is cheaper...

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Photo of MTNboy
3.17/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

It was good variation of a Weizen. It seemed to be a little adjunct for this style but it wasn’t bad. I am not sure if this is going to make sense but it poured into weizen glass with a clean golden haziness. There was a nice amount of white carbonation. The aroma was grainy but not as much wheat character as one might think there should be. After the hay like grain aroma settles down you get some tones of fruit and spice. The flavor has some clove and pepper but is for the most part mild. I felt the body was a little bit too watery for this style.

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3.17/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow body with a billowy white head. The head retention is quite poor, and is quickly reduced to a thin lacing. Crisp wheat aroma with subtle banana notes. Flavour is a little bland and generic, the wheat is there (obviously), but there's nothing else cooking. Very light banana notes, but not nearly as strong as it should be for a hefe. A lot more citrus in the flavour than I was expecting. Smooth, light mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Refreshing drinkability, but the lack of character would make it questionable for a session brew.

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3.24/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

As a former wheat beer lover I thought to give the Grolsch brewery another chance, though knowing that there never has been a great beer brewed under their label.

Wrong choice.

L: okay ofcourse, but have you ever seen a wheat beer that didn't? The top is always okay;
S: brrr. Typical smell of a dish-cloth that has been lying too long; next to that a bit citrus;
T: the dish-cloth is gone, but there's not much to mention; not really bad, but with the fear in mind to have to smell the next sip...
M: okay, thin but that's also not new for a wheat beer;
O: change the smell and the beer will be an average, drinkable beer; in this form I was glad to spoil half of the bottle.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MaxOhle
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of paterlodie
3.27/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

BB march 2006. Nice head and a golden beercollor with white haze. Nose is very weizen like with lots of banana and wheaty caracter, quiet good but nothing special. Taste is also of a good weizen, wheat, low bitterness, creamy, some alcohol and very easy drinkable. Litle light maybe in mouthfeel and most certainly too low in carbonisation but one of the better foreign weizenbeers IMO.

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3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SpongeHop
3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L - goldish yellow leaning towards orange, with a slight haze. White foam color. Doesn't stick around for long.
S & T - fresh tart wheat, clovey, sweetness, hint of synthetic banana
F - standard abv, light mouthfeel, and fresh enough to be quite chuggable.

O - very drinkable. decent. But quite sweetish. But not super special.

Won't particularly recommend this one.

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Photo of benclimbs
3.36/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours pale yellow opaque with a nice thick white head just a bit of lacing in the glass.

smell is sort of typical weizen beer - cloves, bananas etc...but its just not very dominant...in addition to that are some skunky lager notes that just suck.

taste is a bit of ripe sour fruit and yeasty deep creamy wheaty niceness....pretty good actually.

overall its a nicely drinkable beer, unoffensive but not very exciting - i'm no expert on hefeweizens but i think many of the other typicals liker erdinger and paulaner are nicer and more interesting.

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Grolsch Premium Weizen from Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 92 ratings
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