Tuesday night, fancy a beer? Beer reviews below....

Friday, 30 September 2011

Grolsch Premium Lager/Pilsner (Netherlands)


Grolsch Brewery
Grolsch Premium Lager
5% ABV

The Grolsch brewery is based in the city of Enschede in the Netherlands but it gets it's name from a small town called Grol.  In 1897 the brewery was sold to the Theo De Groen family and within a year the swing top lid for the bottles was introduced.  This forward thinking and attention to detail is why Grolsch is such a popular beer in Europe and maybe has a lead on some of the other European mass-produced pilsners.  Grolsch is unpasteurised and lagered for ten weeks which gives slightly more taste than some of it's competitors.

Grolsch is brewed using European barley, maize with Hallerbrau and Saaz hops.  It also features a yeast strain that has been developed by Grolsch over many years.


For a lager; Grolsch has a pleasant aroma, slightly skunky with doughy, yeasty notes.  It has a very pale, light, clear appearance with carbonation and a white head.  Mild hoppy flavours come through on the tongue with a crisp refreshing taste and a light bitterness on the finish.  

Grolsch is very easy to drink, infact probably too easy but there just isn't enough flavour to be a mid- week winner.  One for a boozy Saturday night out.

Scores: -

Aroma 5/10
Appearance 3/5
Taste 4/10
Palate 3/5
Overall 13/20

Total 56%

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