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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.28   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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Strong pale lager. www.bavaria86.com


1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2008
Can, Legends Liquor Store, Richmond
Beautiful reddish-amber, nice carbo. Light head. Light caramel nose. Thick, sugary, caramelly with boozy undertone of cheap blended scotch. Harsh alcohol finish...and this is mixing with icing sugar cloying. Bleh.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2008
Pours a bright red with a bleached white cap of decent froth. The aroma is fruity, albiet Iím not one to discern which fruit it is. Maybe some cherries? Itís pretty arbitrary. There is also some hay/grass/floral aroma that is tough to place. Tastes sweet, like the candied cherries, red pepper jelly.......its sweet and too much so for me. Cloying, and no fucking way Iím drinking this whole can. Liquid dessert gone wrong. Blearrg!

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GregClow (2910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2008
Can from the LCBO. Actually looks pretty nice when first poured, with a vibrant red-copper colour and a medium-sized white cap of foam. The head quickly recedes, though, leaving a slightly scummy looking film of small bubbles on the top that isnít nearly as attractive. Aroma is quite sweet, verging on being cloying, with hints of artificial cherry. Sticky mouthfeel, and the flavour is exactly what the aroma suggests: cloyingly sweet off the top, with some cherry jam notes, and a building booziness in the finish. Not very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2008
Can@Home. Raisin aroma with hints of cherry. Deep red color, beige head, good lace. Sweet, raisin, light bitter, sticky and very soft. Not complex I agree but not bad at all either. Quite pleasant to drink. All those giving such low ratings are probably prejudiced by the fact that itís Bavaria and in this horrible can. This is an ok beer! And not an European Strong Lager IMO.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (20827) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2007
Canned. Amber colour, mediumsized off-white foamy head. Aroma is caramel malts, some mild alcohol and grass. Flavour is at first caramel malty and slightly alcoholic. After swallowing comes the horrible backfire of all kinds of weird flavours. A rather twisted brew.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
mabjork (674) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2007
Canned. Thanks to Dorqui for this one! Clear red in colour, minor white head. the aroma is fresh and malty. The flavour is complex... The taste, as you have he beer in your muth is pleasant, as s the taste whilst swallowing int, the aftertaste is something diffrent... Not positive....

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2007
500 ml can, best before 03-2009. Before I start this, I have to admit my bias. This was recently added to the shelves of the NSLC, my local government monopoly liquor store and essentially the only place to buy beer in the province with a few exceptions. It joins its disaster of a big brother, Bavaria 8.6, on the LCís general list. At the same time, the NSLC in its infinite wisdom, de-listed, therefore rendering unavailable in the province, the following: Orval, Duvel, Chimay Red, and Westmalle Tripel. Thatís right. They delisted Orval for Bavaria Red. Which brings me to my bias. I donít just want to hate this. I want to loathe it with every fibre of my being. So Iíve been careful - serving it chilled, reasonably fresh from the store, proper glass - so no excuses for the Bavaria folks. Certainly not bad looking. Mahogany colour with a fully diminishing fizzy and creamy off-white head. Berry fruit, light fusel, and light solvent aroma. As it warms the fusels and solvent grow stronger. Going off the rails already. Sugary sweet, some cherry and plum flavours, but a definite backgorund solvent or acetone presence and a light fuselly finish. Medium bodied, smooth but oily mouthfeel. Well, it wasnít evil incarnate - it was just Bavaria 8.6 with brewerís caramel to hide the nastiness.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
DruncanVeasey (7309) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2007 Looks like cherryade, smells like Dandelion and Burdock, lots and lots of alcohol, cake and caramel. Even a sniff of wood. Keeps a fluffy head of suds well. Sugary and cherryish with a warming hit of booze, apple bubblegum and a strange astringent chemical sweetener-like aftertaste. Somewhere between a barley wine, an alcopop and out-and-out trampjuice. Hard to drink, better than expected. Smelt promising, but I just couldnít do it to myself...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dok1 (8) - Caronno Varesino, ITALY - OCT 30, 2007 does not count
Itís a very sweet beer, with cherry notes. Full body. I donít think it is overly carbonated as reported in previously ratings.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2007 Clear and deep amber to brown hued body with a smallish, off-white, foamy head. Aroma quite a bit sweeter than I was expecting; lots of caramel, treacle and candied fruits. Hops are mild by comparison, a bit floral, and thereís a distinguishable parchment odor. Flavour is as sweet as expected, lots of caramel and bread, with a light cherry acidity. Finishes bright, with some snappy cherries. Medium to full body with a watery--almost creamy--texture, and forceful, prickling carbonation. Other than the papery/leathery/ink thing going on in the aroma, thereís not any great flaws in my helping of this beer. Though, yeah, itís really simple, too sweet and overly carbonated for my tastes. 50cl bottle, Leffe goblet, bbe 02-2009.


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