Grolsch Lentebok | Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

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Grolsch LentebokGrolsch Lentebok

Brewed by:
Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.

Style: German Maibock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-07-2002

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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.51/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brown 30cl bottle, best before Oct 2007, drank July 2007.

Poured into a Palm Tulip glass.

Typical light amber colour expected with a spring (lent) bok, good white head sits on top.

Very little aroma, slightly sweet toffee apple smell, but nothing much.

Sweet, caramel and candy, almost sickly sweet.

The sweetness stays, mixed with an alcohol aftertaste, which isn't my idea of a great mouthfeel.

This was a big disappointment, not what i was expecting at all, far to sweet.

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Photo of BdM
2.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Marius
3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of misternebbie
3.01/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rastaman
3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An average bock, alcohol is quite eveidnt in the taste, but its decent and drinkable, hints of fruit, caramel, grass, but nothing much to speak of.

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Photo of HalfFull
3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a pils glass, showing a clear and deep golden straw with a light cap of white foam. Moderate retention and light lace follow.

Aroma of light lemony malts/hops though a bit artificial in nature. Touch of bready grain yet with a rather light sweetness for the style.

Taste is smooth and creamy with a bit of lemony bread. Quite light and lacking any caramel notes of your more traditional bock beers.

Decent carbonation. Full and easy yet rather subtle in the flavor and feel; yet not unexpected given the light bock character of the beer.

Overeall an easy quaff with a slightly artificial/pure lemon aroma that is a bit odd but surely not of the 'pledge' variety as aromas go. Thus neither positive or negative per se. A simple and drinkable brew that is in fact a bit radler/juicelike at times.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.05/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This beer pours a bright orange color and has a 1 cm head that collapses after a few minutes.
Smell was nice, herbal and malty with a nice blossom or flowery smell.
Taste was sweet and herbal, flowery. A slight bitter and in the back some faint coriander, possibly. It tastes like a bottom fermented beer. What was sort of sweet at the beginning, is starting to bore me after a couple of sips. This is just too sweet and sticky, I can hardly get my lipps of each other. This is like tea with too much sugar. I can't drink more than one of these, so drinkability is really poor.

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Photo of MTNboy
3.32/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not my favorite variation of this style but not bad. It had a golden color, so-so head and virtually no lace to speak of. It had a strong grain aroma with a hint of citrus. The flavor was malty with some fruit, mainly lemon like tones. The mouthfeel was slick and heavy.

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3/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of 54V4G3
3/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of rvdoorn
3.38/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from the local grocery store.
Look: The beer pours a golden-orange color, with a nice large head.
Smell: Floral hops, fresh grass, sweet fruits and malts.
Taste: Very floral and lots of fresh grass. Malts and caramel. More hops than the average lente bok
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, medium body
Overall: Intersting mixture of bitterness and sweetness. Not very balanced though

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Photo of RuudJH
2.12/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This spring-bok-beer looks good. Orange-golden, clear, with an initial nice head, nice bubbles too.
Next the orange-peels, this smells a bit soapy.
The taste is syrup sweet and bitter from orange peels, unfortunately also a rather bitter aftertaste.
This beer doesn't leave you wanting more of the same.
Not a particular good one from the Grolsch brewery.

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Photo of Zet
2.87/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

It smells very refreshing, probably due to the added sugar. This sugar is too dominating in the taste however. It could have been used to balance the typical malty bock flavour, but they've overdone it and now it tastes like malt with sugar on top. A liquid tea biscuit. All in all still a refreshing drink, but it simply lacks "beerness" now.

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Photo of Douberd
2.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle of 300 ml.

Deep golden colour with a two finger head, very good retention. Lots of activity in the glass.
Smell of malts and hops, mostly the latter.
Taste is fruity and sweet.
On the body is medium thin and quite carbonated. Leaves you with some dryness on your palate.

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3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of DylanBrkhff
3.52/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerNutta
1.78/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Grolsch Lentebok

A = Poured a golden amber with a thin foam head. Looks very tasty.

S = Floral aroma with a slight lemon rind stench. Sounds nice but just is not. Terrible, terrible smell.

T = Initial citrus taste that gives way to a sugary sweetness that dominates your mouth leaving a dry bitter orange peel finish.

M = Very low carbonation. Easy on the palete.

D = Not a good brew. Avoid.

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2/5  rDev -33.3%

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3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Jayamefu
2/5  rDev -33.3%

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Grolsch Lentebok from Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N.V.
Beer rating: 3 out of 5 with 34 ratings