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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: 873   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
brokensail (14529) - San Leandro, California, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Pale yellow pour with a white head. Straw-like aroma with a bit of pale malt, cereal, and sweet grain. Strong garbage aroma with a bit of lemon sourness. Quite metallic on the palate. A bit of apple sweetness, some cereal, straw, and grass. Light malt notes and sour grain. Quite bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (14042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2001
UPDATED: APR 21, 2005 Golden colour with heavy grassy-hoppy aroma...plus hints of graininess. Thick bready malts blend with grassy noble hops on the palate. Moderately bitter. There is a definite huskiness, however and traces of alcohol that slightly undermine what otherwise is a pretty respectable lager.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gunnfryd (13585) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2009
Can. Pale golden colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, grain. Flavour is sweet, malt, hay, fruit, grain. Boring beer.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
bhensonb (13208) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 26, 2007
As Bavaria Holland Beer. Light grassy aroma. Gold color with decent white head. Starts with malt, thin to medium bodied, as carbonation leaves, the malt dominates, and then some hop arrives. However, the sweetness seems a bit much for the amount of hop. Drinkable, but there are many better pilseners. Chacon son gout.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
HenrikSoegaard (12254) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2009 Bottle. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Pale yellow colour. Week bready aroma. Light sweet and bitter flavor. Not very pleasent. Short light bitter finish. Watery palate. Maybe one of the worst dutch lagers?

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Christian (12189) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2011
Golden with a lasting white head. Grainy and grassy aroma. Sweetish grainy flavour with a faint bitterness

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
FatPhil (12181) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2015
500ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
Rich gold, nice persistent tight spongy-to-rocky head, looks good. But the bottle is a pale green, so an automatic -1 for not taking care against getting light-struck. Woh, as I pour thereís a huge limey aroma, this reminds me so much of the Russian Efes, itís almost an exact mimic. Corniness comes out a bit later too, and thatís still from a distance, Iíve not put my nose near it yet. Closer up, itís a bit blander. Taste, again, reminds me of the russian Efes: blandish malts, cornyish if anything, metallic copper/bronze hops. Less limey though, and a bit heavier and fuller, that is sweeter, in the palate. Pretty bad pale coloured lager, but at least it has some character, and isnít a disaster. Finish sweet and corny and bronze again. Ergh, 70ml down, I wonder if I can make it through the whole 500ml...

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
imdownthepub (12162) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
Tin, 500ml from One Stop, Cheltenham. Pale yellow gold with fizzed head. This is the 5% version. Sweet vanilla malt, thin with a chemical, chalky type note. Little substance other than malty sweetness. Dodgy.
Earlier Rating: 12/25/2007 Total Score: 1.6
Bottled, 330ml, pasteurised. Tesco Premium Lager. Gold with white head. Thin malty lager, quite herd on the palate but then moving to a sugary sweetness. not good at all.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (12131) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Pours straw yellow in the glass. Nose and taste of slight hops and malts. Rated 1/3/2000

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benzai (11825) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2012
50cl can @ home shared with Thompson. Clear golden color, full white head. Smell is just a bit malty. Taste malts, lightly some bitter. Low body, low carbo, lightly sticky texture.
Earlier Rating: 8/8/2011 Total Score: 3.3
Coming from the Southern part of the Netherlands Iím obligated to say that I love this beer :) Honest rating: just another mass produced pilsener. Nothing wrong, nothing spectacular.


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