Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2004
Not skunked: Clean clear color, hoppyy aroma, smooth sweet finish, not a bad lager. However it's greatest asset (it's supercool bottle) is also it's greatest downfall as it is often skunked. rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2004
what intrigued me about this beer was the bottle. i liked this beer when i first sampled but since i've sampled so many others - i've determined that this beer is one of the skunkiest beers out there! this beer is what i guage skunkiness with! SpringsLicker (3642) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2004
When it's good it's good, when It's bad (which is most of the time) it's bad. In fact it's usually bad so often that people think it's supposed to be skunky. A step up from Heineken, but it's hard to find one that doesn't suffer from "Green Bottle Syndrome". elsberry (87) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2004
Good crisp taste. the smell leaves a lot to be desired, but this is a favorite beer of mine. Clean taste, yet crisp and bitter, but not like an IPA. Good head, but has to have a good pour to make it appear. very drinkable, but not spectacular, and good everyday beer, but must be colder than it should be. Turtboy (120) - Lucasville, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2004
This smeels like a skunk...not a skunky beer, but an actual skunk.....like a very pissed skunk. However, it has a great taste.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2004
Somewhat disappointing contents to a cool bottle. Had an okay tartness to it and was fairly clean and refreshing at first but then seemed almost skunky in its aftertaste. Braudog (6719) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2004
US import version ... Corn-skunky aroma on a big-topped golden beer. Tangy starch flavors not unlike a lot of 'green-bottle' imports. Much better in its home area, but this isn't too bad. Fixer808 (10) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2003
Very good lager. My high-volume lager of choice (for those long drinking nights)is Becks, but Grolsch comes a close second. Very pleasant right away with a fairly clean finish. Nice. Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2003
I've had several homebrews from a Grolsch bottle, I figured it was time I had the real thing.
Reading the other reviews of this beer I can't help but to wonder if I didn't just happen to find an exceptional bottle. There was nothing skunky about it. I'm not a lager fan, but this was one of the best lagers I've had. There's nothing really exceptional about this beer but I found it to be a good example of what a good lager should be all the way down the line.
The best way I can describe this beer is that it's like a Moretti but smoother.
coasterfreak75 (6) - williamsburg, Kentucky, USA - DEC 18, 2003 does not count
To me this is a good example of the style. The lack of good aroma bothers me but the bitterness is just right.