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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1864   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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The company’s best selling lager. Filtered and force-carbonated.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2002
Not as bad as some other Dutch lagers, this seems to have some nice hops on the odd sip, but is too sweet and industrial (and bloody skunky) to be any good, bordering on suck arse.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2002
Pale golden color with a medium thick white creamy head. Sour bitter aroma. Slightly sour, bitter well-balanced flavor with a bitter hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mimsy (8) - Naples, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2002 does not count
After Further Review, I have come to like this as my favorite lager beer. This is probally because it has a nice ’bready’ taste instead of the blandness of most American Lagers. Try it if you want a different taste in a Lager. The Swingtop bottles got me interested in this beer, but the taste keeps me drinking it. :-)

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
bighair (51) - Hamilton, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2002
congratulations are in order to the makers of grolsch, for producing the grossest beer in the world. beer snobs will love it. to call it swill is to insult swill everywhere

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2002
If you get a fresh non skunky one, not bad. Much better than Heiny and most Canadian commercial beers aye.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2002
Mediocre euro lager with malty undertones.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2002
The only thing special about this lager is the cool swing cap. The beer is mediocre, but it’s a step up (albiet, a tiny one) from Heineken. Worth buying just to add the bottle to the collection.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2002
Perhaps I got a bad batch, but this wasn’t a very good lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2002
An averaage international lager. Often comes in a useful flip-top bottle and quality fluctuates.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SilkTork (5359) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2002
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 Sept, 2002 Grolsch do make a range of beers, some of which are apparently very good, but the one for which they are known is this fancy green bottled swing top lager. The current advertising emphasises the lagering process with the line: ’We only let you drink it when it’s ready.’ As with so many heavily advertised products this is a case of image over content. Not that the drink is bad - it’s an acceptable global lager with a decent malt body which finishes with a stewed bitterness but is otherwise quite refreshing when drunk cold - it’s just that it aint that good. Great bottle - shame about the lager![1.9]
June, 2003 Good malty body. Upped a few points. [2.2]
Feb, 2006 Keg @ <a href=http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/11/117 White hart, Drury Lane. A cool, biting lager with some noticable hop bitterness. Drinkable, if a bit fizzy. [2.3]

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