Bosbouw (1728) - Gemonde, - APR 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Heldere citroengele kleur met een aardige kraag. Ruikt bitterzoet, hop. Smaakt bitterzoet, mout. Beetje mat.
oermens (18) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
More and interesting hop flavor than most other pilseners, highly carbonated in a pleasant way. slightly too sweet, a familiarly noticeable but tolerant bitterness as with other Grolsch beers. Regular pilsener became boring for me as i prefer special beers but this one is a noticeably better one.
Sebas666 (1) - - JUN 25, 2015 does not count
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bah bah bah en bah.
Stoere mannen bier met een zachte afdronk... Wat ???
Saai pils, niks stoer, niks baarden...
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Keukeman (22) - BEST, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2015
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this in a .3l glass in the sun. Nice golden colour.. medium whitehead which diminishes at average speed. Tastes softly, fresh..
Alengrin (3122) - BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2015 Newish version of Grolsch Pils, from a green bottle, bought at an Albert Heijn supermarket. Thick and frothy, cream white, thickly lacing head over a cristal clear, deep golden blonde beer with delicate sparkling. Sweetish an dull grainy aroma, popcorn and corn sugar jumping out of the glass, old cake, dry cookies, some iron but less so than in many other ’macro lagers’, some wet paper, faint hint of grassy hops - more faint than I hoped for. Fortunately there is no ’lightstruck’ skunkiness in spite of the green bottle. Taste is a bit better than the aroma would suggest, but still bland: restrained sourish ’graininess’ and corn sweetishness, soft carbo especially for a pale lager (but in that sense perhaps closer to a ’real’ Pilsener), minerally, smooth and lean body, slight bready pale malts in the middle, considerably less metallic than I had feared, with a tinge of simple grassy hop bitterishness in the finish, a bit more perhaps than in the regular version, with a faraway leafy hop bitterishness in the end, but it never actually becomes ’really’ hop bitter - instead, the malty and corny sweetness simply continue till deep into the throat. Still, I think the difference between this and its regular predecessor lies more in the somewhat fuller malt body than in a noteworthy difference in hop profile; it feels a bit ’heavier’ and ’creamier’ than is custom in mass-marketed Dutch lagers. Slightly above average I’d say, but for a pale lager that is - I see no reason why this should be listed as a Pilsener (and as a matter of fact, all pale lagers are referred to by the word ’pils’ in Dutch language, hence the confusion?).
Haterd (55) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gewoon echt lekker, vol maar licht van smaak. Goed biertje.
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Cassius (91) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fris en lichtzoet pils. De scherpe bitterheid van normale Grolsch is eraf. Mooi heldere lichtgele kleur. Heerlijk!
mjansen1310 (132) - Soest, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A can from a sixpack. Easy drinkable beer but i miss the premium effect. The only difference between a normal grolsch is that the taste is "softer".
DutchDrebus (4679) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Palacio during a New Years borrel on the 23rd of januari. Clear, slightly pale yellow colour with a decent sized head. Smells pils, malts. Tastes like a slightly thin pilsener, wouldn’t call it watery though. Feels a bit more silky and less crisp then a regular pilsener. I wouldn’t pay more for this than for a regular pilske.
Benzai (9915) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2015
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle @ home. Clear golden color, medium to full sized a bit soapy white head that lasts for a decent while. Smell and taste malts, a bit grainy, cardboard and softly bitter. Quite low bodied and especially low carbonated for a pilsener. I thought this was supposed to be the ’tough guy pils’, but instead of that it’s weak, pale and disappointing.
TheFoamhead (163) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The TV commercial makes you think that this is a full beer for "real" men! Might be, but only when you prefer light beers with no character and little taste. The refreshing aroma ends up in a veeeery easy to drink beer. Did they forget the hops? Anyway, can easily replace a softdrink when riure really thirsty.
You know, brewing a light beer that pleases everybody is not a crime, but calling it "Premium Pilsener" is a crime against true Pilsener like a Budvar or Pilsener Urquell…