Tessic (918) - Brantford, Ontario, - FEB 5, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This lager poured a clear, light yellow colour with a quick living, bright white head. Scents include wine, grape juice, fruit punch and candies. First swig was amazingly watery with very light flavours of fruit candy and a light hop flavor. Finish is very light with a slight sour flavor lingering with a malty, bread like flavor.
AlexGR (142) - GREECE - MAY 2, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Golden colour. white head. grassy, metallic, some sweetness. Nothing special....
tmrmwel (1172) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 21, 2015
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Pours golden, with a small creamy head. Aroma is surprisingly pleasant, sweet malts, with bread, grain and toffee, as well as notes of alcohol and light herbal hops. Full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet, grainy malts, with a solid alco burn, as well as soapy notes of grass and coriander. Sticky, sweet finish.
Alengrin (2939) - BELGIUM - APR 10, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
As Bavaria 8.6 Original from 50 cl can. Decent, coarse but fairly stable (though eventually dissipating), snow white head over a deep golden coloured, clear beer with quiet fizz. Strongish but not very pleasant, sweet aroma of cane sugar, honey, tons of iron in a purely metallic way, raw vegetables, grass, gin, rubber. Sugary sweetish onset, with something blandly honeyish lurking in the background, sweetbread, evolving into a lightly but artificially caramelly, rather thin ’graininess’, very metallic, leading to a wry finish of lingering grain sweetness, a faint hint of simple grassy hops, a lot of wodka-like alcohol and of course, adding insult to injury, a chemical, burnt plastic-like astringency. Petrol for alcoholics as most of these cheap heavy lagers are. I have no idea whether this is better than its AB InBev competitors of the infamous Atlas brand, which were sitting next to it in the Albert Heijn shelf; I reckon this is a bit less offending, but it is still made with wrong intentions, though technically more or less correct in comparison with certain other strong pale ’Euro’ lagers. This style in general is about as bad as beer gets, but this particular example is not the worst, I admit.
goozen (3257) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2015
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can 0,5ltr; Clear golden colored brew with an very sweet bitter taste. But this time the alcohol is back at 8.6%.
markextrae (1689) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2015
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
small smaple from50cl can, darker golden colour with a white head, grains, watery, alcohol notice, sweet, metallic, grass notes, very bad
Douberd (3011) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bavaria 8.6) Can 500 ml at home, served into a glass tankard, ABV 8.6%
Deep golden colour on the body, tall white head, thick with good retention, leaving heavy lacing on the glass.
Aroma of malts and sugar, medicinal alcohol.
Very sweet taste, malty, not so alcoholic as I expected although the alcohol is there.
Medium body, okay carbonation.
Nothing special, good if you want to get drunk fast and a strong hangover the morning after.
vipinvelp (2632) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark yellow, small white lacing foam ring. Barley aroma and taste, next to the high alcohol content. (Velp 201501)
blackisle (1045) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can 50cl @ local supermarket. Clear medium golden color, large frothy white head, recedes slowly, good lacing; aroma malty, grain, grass, alcohol; taste moderate sweet, light bitter; medium body, aoily texture, average carbonation, medium dry bittersweet finish, alcohol; overall nothing special.
MarcoDL (2611) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Can. One thing I hate more than cheap watery maltose lagers, is strong cheap watery maltose lagers. This style add an extra layer of nasty alcohol to an already bad beer.
Borresteijn (5205) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
50cl Can from AH. ABV is still 8.6%, there are 2 versions of this beer, both called Bavaria 8.6 Special Blond Beer. The 7.9% versions are usually found in France and the Netherlands. So the ABV of this one here has NOT gone down to 7.9%. Either way, a lot of fuss for a supermarket strong lager. Clear golden colour, thick frothy white head. Aroma of some alcohol, grass, sweet stuff, fusels. Flavour is actually quite dry and bitter, light hoppy, alcohol, sweet cheap malts and fruits, alcohol bitter finish, a bit hot. Medium bodied at best. Better than the 7.9% version.