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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 791   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.2
   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 )

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
JorisPPattyn (7930) - 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 HS! 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?

1.8
   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...

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TBone (12548) - 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.

0.6
   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.

1.9
   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. Its a decent drink that knows its place in life. No pretentions or ambitions. Finish is of a medly of floral hops. Cheap and acceptable.

1.3
   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.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
chriso (7365) - 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.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Appearance: crystal-clear yellow color, with a smallish white head. Aroma: sweet and cornish, what there is of it, typical lagery smell, with only the faintest whiffs of citrus, flowers. On palate: sweet, clean, brisk, and actually kind of tasty. Light body. Absolutely no finish, it vanishes as soon as you realized that it was there! Texture, what there is, dies quickly, too. A simple sweetness resides in the back of the throat, until it croaks, too. Sweetness continues, to the point of unpleasantness. I do like sweetness in a beer, yes, but only when accompanied by hops, malt, body, texture, taste, etc. Mouthfeel, body, everything is quite forgettable. That serves some people fairly well, but not I. Not that bad, actually, just not very good. And, lucky me, I chose a pint can to sample. Wee, wee, wee, all the way home!

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - JUN 11, 2004
Gonna have to disagree with many of the raters on this one. It was actually much better than I expected. Enjoyed it much more than the Dinkelacker I had last night, which was overly bitter. The Bavaria poured a clear gold, aroma is very pilsner - malt and hops with just a slight sour undertone. Flavor was a subtle blend of malt and hops with a touch of sweetness. A touch of hop bitterness in the finish, slightly tart. Altogether a decent brew. A notch above Heinekin in my opinion. Probably still overpriced, but as I got a single for $1.28, I’m not complaining.


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