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Brewed by Grolsche Bierbrouwerij Ned. (SABMiller)
Style: Premium Lager
Boekelo, Netherlands
Serve in Lager glass

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1908   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The company’s best selling lager. Filtered and force-carbonated.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2003
Well it is good if you are on a budget, and it is better than Heineken. However it is good on a hot day, and compaired to most commercial lagers it is better.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ferox (84) - Newcastle, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2003
Bought some of the massive 1.5 litre bottles. One of the best mainstream Lagers in my opinion. Good head, nice palate. I bet if it was brewed by some Belgium micro-brewery, everyone would give it 15+ out of 20. But it's a popular beer, so the beer snobs seem to dislike it.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mikeyj80 (22) - USA - FEB 1, 2003
good cheapish beer. If drinking more than 'just a couple' then this could be worthwhile.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2003
I have to admit, I bought this one for the bottle. And the bottle was the best part.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2003

2.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2003
My father who is a hunter used to have skunk oil (the extract that skunks produce and spray) to cover his scent trail in the would. Now I know that stuff was actually Grolsch. It definatly distinctly has the strong odor of skunk. It didn't taste that bad though which was suprising. I just couldn't take the smell.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2003
I had a roommate in college who was obsessed with this stuff. I think it was because it had stoppers instead of caps, he thought that it made it better. I put this in the class of Becks/Heineken, the skunky European import beers. A little pricey to give to friends but they are always impressed caused it has those damn stoppers.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
joemacaluso (119) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - JAN 23, 2003
On the bitter side for my taste. Still a very refreshing bitter beer that is best served ice cold on a hot day.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
OriginalCheeser (32) - USA - JAN 22, 2003
Strong flavor for a lite colored beer. Comes on strong and fades slowly.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (30740) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2003
A yellow beer with an OK yet fast disappearing head. The aroma malty and hoppy with hints of sourness. The flavor is watery at first then the malt-sweetness hits You - and it is nice for a lager and then it ends on a rounded OK bitterness. A very average beer experience - drink it as a thirst quencher - but for that it is too expensive outside of Holland.


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