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Grolsch Premium Weizen (22 of 1001)

Rating: 3.8

Originally brewed in 2005 to celebrate the opening of a new Grolsch brewery in Enschede the beer was then launched internationally in 2007 and has never looked back. Brewed in accordance with the Reinheitsgebot (German Beer Purity Law), the beer is a traditional hefeweizen and is listed by the Vegetarian Society as being suitable for vegetarians. To be called a wheat beer the beer must contain at least 50% wheat & for this particular beer Grolsch uses 60% wheat. This will be the 4th wheat beer I have reviewed and it is a type that I rather enjoy. This one is said to have a sweet banana taste and is one that I am looking forward to.

Appearance (4/5): Settles a hazy golden yellow with a white bubbly head which is a good size & has good retention.
Aroma (7/10):
A clove & banana mix on the nose with a little bit of lemon & possibly coriander. Very nice & quite similar to Hoegaarden.
Taste (7/10): Banana seems to be the dominant flavour with the clove & coriander also making an appearance. It is quite fruity & pleasantly well balance.
Palate (4/5): Refreshingly smooth with a light to medium body. The beer goes down quite well and had a nice overall balance.

Overall (16/20): A pretty solid beer overall & what I’ve some to expect from the wheat beers I have reviewed so far, this may be the norm for them or perhaps I’ve just been lucky to begin with – either way this is a style I really enjoy and a beer I would drink again.

Brewed In: Boekelo, Netherlands
Brewery: Koninkijke Grolsch
First Brewed: 2005
Type: Hefeweizen (Wheat Beer)
Abv: 5.3%
Serving: Bottle (500ml)
Purchased: Morrisons
Price: £1.76

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  1. January 21, 2014 at 19:46

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