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


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RATINGS: 773   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 11, 2004
One of the worst pale lagers I’ve ever tried. Gassy, flat and acidic. Was it a beer?

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2004
Usual pilsner, blah, blah, blah. But hey it was on offer at my supermarket. Thats it!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2004
Average Dutch beer....nice ppearance but taste lets it down a little, okay for the price ( quid for a 660ml bottle )

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
JorisPPattyn (7773) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2004
(my bottle - identical label as illustrated - claims 5% ABV) Clear gold; thick and fluffy yellow head, fed by heavy carbonation, but not very stable. Very grainy nose, and the same time sulphuric - and meant is H²S! This is "skunked", as you Americans call it, big time. Boring, light-sweet pilsener, some maize/corn. And if "hops can easily be distinguished" it must be by their utter absence. Watery texture, with a nearly slimy mouthfeel. Once gotten over the rotten eggs nose, this is "easily drinkable"? If you forget your retronasal perception, perhaps - with a good thorough cold?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Yellow with too much carbonation...smells skunky...bitter finish...definately grassy...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TBone (12329) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2004
Bottled (BB 07/2004)
Typical lager outfit: yellow golden with foamy white head. Grassy aroma. Plain and simple with grassy hops and malty backbone.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2004
plain yellow beer skunky aroma and a skunk metalic taste. I didnt like this at all and wont be getting again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2004
Clean and refreshing with light hop and very light malt aroma that reminds me of crackers. Everything about this is light and laid back. Not much sweetness or bitterness. It’s a decent drink that knows its place in life. No pretentions or ambitions. Finish is of a medly of floral hops. Cheap and acceptable.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2004
Bottle. Grainy maltiness with industrial alcohol aromas. Slightly sweet with a cleanish body. Tastes cheap.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2004
Although the label on my bottle said "Premium Pils", this was the 5% export version, so I guess it belongs here. Premium, my arse. Although it just managed to muster a slight head when poured, there were no bubbles at all after that and the mouthfeel was horribly flat and dull. Mid gold colour. Vaguely malty aroma, but a bit skunky. Some bitterness in the mouth, but generally bland. Pretty poor stuff. 660ml bottle from Tesco.

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