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Grolsch Premium Weizen

. A shorter version appeared on facebook January 2009.

ABV: 5.3%
Origin: Enschede, Overijssel, Netherlands

Premium Weizen

They may have been bought up but Grolsch are certainly keeping up the quality with this relatively new Bavarian-style wheat beer, which raised eyebrows by beating several German producers in blind tastings at the 2007 World Beer Cup. My sample of this Reinheitsgebot-compliant brew came from Asda.

It’s an orange-yellow beer with a good white head and a tangy citric clove aroma with vanilla and drying phenols. The slightly sweet and citric palate is chewy and pippy but without any bitter hop flavours. The texture is a little thin but the flavour is substantial with rounded orange and strawberry notes. A light, fresh and tangy finish sustains chewy hops and plums. Overall the beer is impressively well balanced, full bodied but refreshing — you can understand how it challenged the Germans.

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