Grolsch Blond | Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

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Brewed by:
Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
Netherlands | website

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-24-2002

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78
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2.89
pDev:
26.3%
 
 
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Reviews: 54 | Ratings: 78
Photo of Reidrover
2.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought a sixer of this, directly from an unopened box..so lets hope there is no skunk.
Says Grolsch Blonde Lager on the bottle..I assume this is the same thing as the ratings.
Appearance when poured from the 12 oz clear glass bottle is very lackluster. a pale yellow ..the only thing that sets it apart from,say, Corona is the sizable head.
A very unpleasant grassy aroma..almost as if they are trying to out Corona .Corona..at least its not skunked as Corona usually is.
The taste though is actually quite acceptable..its a sweet beer mostly, some quality malts..but a refreshing hop zing at the end.
Mouthful aslo is not bad for the style, thicker than most.
For all its faults this would be a very drinkable beer siting on the beach in the summer.

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Photo of Beastdog75
1.61/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The label on my (clear) bottle reads "Grolsch Blonde Lager." The regular Grolsch lager is basically just a typical green bottle euro-pilsner so I didn't know what to expect from this clear bottled brew displaying a bright yellow liquid. It turns out that this has more in common with an economy class American light beer than even your most average euro-pils.

Grolsch Blond pours a yellowish gold color with barely a fingers worth of foam that vanishes in about 15 seconds. The smell is quite simply adjuncty. Some skunk is present here, but the corny aroma makes it presence known. The mouthfeel is thin and moderately carbonated. This didn't have that much flavor to it and was near light-beer wateriness. Adjuncty flavors of corn, mustiness/soapiness, and some light fruitiness. The finish had a bit more dryness in the finish than I was expecting, but it wasn't enough to salvage the brew. The aftertaste has some lingering dryness and a very distinct corny graininess which sticks for a few minutes. No alcoholic warmth to end this one.

I don't know what the point of this beer is. It almost seems like an attempt to cash in on the Corona market. It is most certainly not an ale, but no matter what it is this brew is quite poor. Not recommended.

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Photo of GClarkage
1.88/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Consumed in September, 2004. Bought this six pack at Grocery Outlet in California. Poured with fairly large head with not much lace. Smelled similar to a Coors light or something like it. Tasted pretty much the same. Seemed to have some kind of metallic taste to it. Can see now why it was so cheap. Nice looking bottle, but not a nice tasting beer. Will finish the 6 pack, but may have to wait until I have a few first.

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Photo of Gusler
2.26/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The after its departure form the 12-ounce clear bottle sets in the glass an unblemished straw color, the head portly and bright white with the texture semi-creamy, the lace a white sheet to conceal the glass. Sweet malt dominates the nose, crisp and clean, start is sweet with a light malt presence and the top spindly in feel. Finish is light to moderate in its acidity, the hops present but mild and the aftertaste dry, drinkable, but by no means a favorite of mine, sample once every 4 years or so just for the hell of it.

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Grolsch Blond from Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
70 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.
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