Brewed by Grolsche Bierbrouwerij Ned. (SABMiller)
Style: Heller Bock
Boekelo, Netherlands
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
new recipe. Less sweet and brewed with citrahops

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rikstar (2308) - - JUL 31, 2013
0,3l fles gedeeld met johnny. Goudblond helder bier. Geur hop en gras. Smaak begin volzoet en in de nasmaak komt bitter op. Dit is echt sterk verbeterd, mag wel iets meer body hebben is nu wat waterig.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bosskie (767) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2016
Copper-coloured beer, crystal-clear, white head, a few lother bubbles. Smell is sweet and bitter, with a light malty sourness. Hint of caramel. Maybe white pepper. Taste is fizzy sweetish. Nasty sourness which doesn’t go very well with the caramel. Not terribly good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tjeerd (317) - GERMANY - AUG 10, 2016
lentebok was the thing before ipa and the beer revolution. grolsch, however, is not my thing. beer a little too artificial. there are better lentes!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stijnemans90 (144) - - JUL 2, 2016
Voor een fabrieksbier nog niet eens heel erg slecht. Hij heeft een zoete voorsmaak met een zacht bittere afdronk die niet wrang is. Weinig uitgesproken maar als er niets beters is nog altijd beter dan een pilsje.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (2749) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2016
When Grolsch started with their Mei/Lentebok in 1992 it was actually pretty good, very much German style. Then in the early 2000’s they thought it necessary to improve the recipe, meaning they made it as sticky sweet at their autumnal counterpart. I just tried the 2016 version and it seems they’ve gone back to the old recipe: Bottle. Clear deep golden color. Off white head. Aroma’s: wort, grain, sweet. Retronasal: moderate sweet, wort. Flavor is moderate malty sweet, light fruit, hint of bitterness. Medium bodied. Finishes light to moderate bitter. A pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Franksv6 (852) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2016
Bright blond beer, with a small white cup. Medium carbonation. Tastes sweet, fruity and lemon (hops), malty, slightly bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Maarten1993 (1007) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2016
Drank with Lennart at my place 25-4-2016 while watching Game of Thrones S06e01. Beer was not that good though, taste is unpleasant metally and not really like ’specialbeer’.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rubin77 (1122) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 26, 2016
F: big, white, good retention. C: deep golden, clear. A: mostly malt, light citrus and grassy hops tones. T: malty, caramel, toasty, hint of orange peels, grassy bitterness, medium to medium full body, moderate carbonation, good balanced beer, creamy mouthfeel, 7% ABV version, 0,3l bottle from AH supermarket in Amsterdam.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sir__v (2165) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 18, 2016
Tap @ Roadburn 2016, Tilburg - NL. Color: clear brown amber beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: caramel domination, resin and sweet. Taste: medium body, caramel and sweet malt domination. Really sweet taste. Aftertaste: sweet taste, caramel and toffee. Not so balanced too sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DutchMark (363) - NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2016
For me the least favorite of the Dutch spring season bock this year. Too sweet and too thin body. Flavor has sugar bitter hops and some overripe fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Plovmand (7884) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 3, 2016
Bottle. It’s a clear golden beer with a medium white head. Quite malty with some hoppy notes. Sweet malty flavor with caramel notes. Light hoppy.

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