Brewed by Bavaria Brouwerij (Netherlands)
Style: Pale Lager
Lieshout, Netherlands


on tap

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RATINGS: 897   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Can, Bottle and Keg: Filtered
Sold under a variety of names as Beer, Bier, Pils, Pilsener and Pilsner, and typically with a 4.8% abv in America.
Will often have the name "Holland" somewhere on the label.
Also sold in the UK as Tesco Premium Lager.
Ingredients: Water, Malted Barley, Wheat and Hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
KingofCastle (208) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 500 mL can: This just tastes like dozens of other lages on the LCBO shelves. Nothing remarkable here: think Stella, Heinken, Faxe, etc.. After Ekstra & Headstrong, this just tastes way too thin. YEARS LATER ON TAP: i run my own experiment - a pint that tastes like corn, and other harsh chemical ingredients, awful aftertaste, very pale, this is bad .. . . THEN A FRESH PINT OF STEAMWHISTLE - flavour, quality ingredients, it actually looks darker and tastes far superior . . . a pint of Bavaria as a chaser might make you appreciate STEAMWHISTLE more! life is too short, drink a STEAMWHISTLE

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2006
Pours out typical gold, somewhat pale. Aroma of stale heinekins. The taste was uninspiring. Cheap rip off. OK beer for odd occassions, or given to me for free. Other that that I dont buy/drink it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (11610) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Pours a clear pale yellow color with a medium bone white head without much retention. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is grainy malt with a bit of hops. Light-bodied and clean mouthfeel with mild malt and hops flavors. The finish is sweet malt and fruit with a touch of hops on the back end. Overall this beer is a straightforward Pils/Lager that is instantly forgotten.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2006
I was expecting a Heineken-type of dutch import, but it was actually somewhat better than that. Poured the expected light golden color with white head, but unlike others of its type, the head lingered for the entire glass and left very good lacing. Has the typical grainy lager aroma, but the taste is flavorful, and the finish is smooth. This actually was not too bad of a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blkitson (158) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2006
What a surpising good beer! Beautiful color and continued to bubble for every in the glass, right down to the last drop. Tasted a lot like other Dutch beer that I have had.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jainsv (113) - USA - OCT 23, 2006
Not a bad pilsner, but just like any pilsner it’s borign and not very aromatic.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
trafford (171) - Germantown, Tennessee, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Poured a pale yellow with a larger head. Not much flavor or nose. Are there any Hops? I think not!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hayduke (4947) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Yikes. Upon opening the bottle a large cork like head pushed it way up looking for all the world like styrofoam. Poured into a glass it was mostly this thick head until it settled down into a pale yellow brew. Almost no nose. Slight hint of hops/ Very bland taste. Not much good.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
POD (198) - USA - OCT 4, 2006
Poured 3 of these 12 oz bottles into my giant clear dimpled glass Bavarian Mug. There was still room for the 3 inch pure foam head to crest at the top. A perfect pour if I may idulge myself a bit! Aroma was of VERY faint hops. First taste was of foam and water, Second gulp was all water with barley detectable traces of Malt. Zero aftertaste. This beer definitely looks better than it tastes! There’s nothing memorable here that would cause me to buy it again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2006
Can (500ml). "Brewed with Pride" - great, a gay beer. Poured clear pale yellow with a huge, fluffy, bright white, frankly scary looking head - really nasty toxic-looking scum of lace left behind. Very dry, grainy aroma, catnip-like sour hop bitterness, kind of pee-pee/poo-poo as it warms. The taste is pretty nice - soft, grassy clover-like hops blended with simple sweet grainy malt - nothing special, but clean. Very light bodied, softly carbonated, just a whisper of astringency - tastes okay, hold your nose and it’s acceptable. Mostly.

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