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Old 10-22-2005, 09:32 PM   #1
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Grolsch, does any like it?

I am drinking it for the bottles, shame because there is sooo much good bottled beer to drink.
I've given up after 2 Grolsh tonight and started on an IPA Brewed in Burton on trent. You can't get much more Authentic than that.

I looked at the ingredients to make sure they hadn't messed with it and was suprised to see it had some thing called Carageenan in it. On doing a google I'll let them of.

Maybe this should be in drunken Ramblings...I've been to the Pub and had a bottle of Shampoo too.


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Old 10-22-2005, 10:09 PM   #2
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Grolsch, does any like it?
Not me mate sorry!

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I looked at the ingredients to makesure they hadn't messed with it and was suprised to see it had some thing called Carageenan in it. On doing a google I'll let them of.
Do they use it for sticking the labels on?
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Old 10-23-2005, 12:57 AM   #3
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Such a shame what happens to EU beers when they cross the pond. Those poor beers take a beating in those bottles on those warm boats. Just skunks the bejezus out of them.

So hard to find a GOOD EU beer here. I don't mean that it's hard to find a good EU brand, just hard to find one that doesn't taste like butt.

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Old 10-23-2005, 03:43 AM   #4
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Got to try my first Grolsch recently at a NYC brew fest. God awful. My friend said the amber was better, but other than the bottles, I can't see the appeal of Grolsch.

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Old 04-27-2010, 12:02 PM   #5
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Wow, I love it... or used to, I can take it or leave it now, but it was a real treat a few years ago. Like a heavier flavoured Heineken.

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Old 05-12-2010, 08:58 PM   #6
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I actually like it. If you get fresh bottles you still get good head retention and no skunk (though I've definitely had some skunked bottles with no head if they stayed on my shelf or the store for a while). So, hit or miss, but of the big brewers' lagers I like this and St. Pauli the best. The aroma I get is of freshly cut grass, and the taste is nice and crisp. Smoother than Heineken, which I swear is made to taste skunky 100% of the time.

I also use Grolsch or St. Pauli Girl for shandies - 3 parts beer, 1 part ginger beer, a couple ice cubes, a perfect summer drink!

Plus, those swingtops are nice - I bottle in those, hate using caps!

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Old 05-12-2010, 09:37 PM   #7
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I drank 40 Grolsch's for the same reason a few years ago. I actually don't mind it. Are they still selling the full on 16 oz bottles or have they completely switched to the 15.4 oz bottles? By the end of my 40 bottle binge, I noticed teh last 2 4 packs I bought were half an oz smaller than the rest.

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Haven't had one in years. Last time I bought some for the bottles, we boiled our Italian sausages in it.

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I used to love it, however the last few bottles I have had were a little harder to drink.
My friend just picked up 110 empty bottles at 10 cents a piece.

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I drank 40 Grolsch's for the same reason a few years ago. I actually don't mind it. Are they still selling the full on 16 oz bottles or have they completely switched to the 15.4 oz bottles? By the end of my 40 bottle binge, I noticed teh last 2 4 packs I bought were half an oz smaller than the rest.
Hmm... mine were labeled 16oz, but I hope I didn't get cheated out of my last few oz's. They add up over the course of a batch if I'm looking for 8 bottles/gallon of brew!
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