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THIS WEEK: Grolsch Weizen A 5.3% abv brew, launched to take on S&NUK and InBev in the wheat-beer sector Marcus Ellerby 25, student, London I am...

THIS WEEK:

Grolsch Weizen

A 5.3% abv brew, launched to take on S&NUK and InBev in the wheat-beer sector

Marcus Ellerby

25, student, London

I am a fan of beer, especially lager, although I do drink the occasional pint of bitter. I don't tend to order wheat beers like Hoegaarden or Kronenbourg Blanc because I find them too sweet, especially the one from Kronenbourg. It's also a bit too lemony for me.

I always think wheat beers are a bit girlie, and I see quite a few women drinking them in pubs. This product appeals to me more because it's from Grolsch, which I do drink when I'm out. I normally have a pint glass but the swing-top bottle is pretty cool and I like the fact that this new beer comes in the same packaging.

Apparently the best way to serve it is to pour some of the liquid into a glass and then reseal the bottle, roll it along the bar and then pour the remainder in.

I quite like the idea of having a ritual around drinking it, but I don't know how practical it will be at a busy bar on a Saturday night. I like the fact that the bottle has been embossed as well, as it makes it look authentic.

The taste is much less perfumed than other wheat beers I've tried and I think it comes from Germany, although I wasn't sure as the label wasn't in English.

I would be tempted to have one or two when I'm out as a change from lager or other drinks, and I could imagine that it would be nicely refreshing in hot weather.

Score: 15/20

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