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

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Gouden Haven ( or,"Golden Harbor") is an authentic Dutch beer, crafted in the Dutch Pilsner tradition in the netherlands. Our name refers to the Golden Age of Holland when during the 17th century, our ports were bustling with ships carrying fine goods from all over the world, and a time when Dutch beer was first exported. Brewed with crystal clear,artesian water, our European styled pilsner offers superior taste of discernable character.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beergeek23322 (2263) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2013
March 2010. From bottle. Pale yellow color with a white head. Aromas of malt, yeast and hops. Crisp and clean with a refreshing finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hayduke (3369) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 31, 2011
From Albertsons in Clarkston, WA. Poured pale yellow with almost no head. Nose of grass. :Light body. Fizzy mouthfeel. Flavor is European Lager. Reminds me of Heineken.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Clear yellow with a white head. Hat aroma. Taste is sweet malts with some lights hops.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (3835) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Hay, grass, mint, and skunk aroma, very green. Clear yellow, no head. Light malt, lemon prominent at midpalate but present throughout. Not real strong, but tasty. Good for what it is, better than Heineken.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (7395) - Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2011 A quirky one. It is almost pilsener-like. It is a surprisingly tasty EPL if you get it fresh and unskunked.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bpreo (1614) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Clearly a Heineken rip-off, which shouldn’t be too hard to screw up, but this one really isn’t too good. Luckily you will drink it fast, without thinking about it too much.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brenn79 (1520) - Idaho, USA - NOV 7, 2009
12 oz. bottle- Pours golden with a better than expected head, decent lacing, aroma is a little skunky, but not bad. The flavor is what I expected, Heineken. Average, average, average.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
poisoneddwarf (1714) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 30, 2009
12 oz bottle. Aroma is not like Heineken, which I was expecting. I was expecting a skunk beer and ended up with a decent smelling Euro lager. This is just the aroma, mind you. Appearnce is as a standard Euro lager--pale gold, little head, average lacing. Tastes like straw, cheap adjuncts; no skunk, surpsringly, given the green bottle. Better than I was expecting, but definitely not great.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
canary dog (655) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Wow, this is a really interesting beer that flies under the radar. It is a spartan brew, and can best be described as cold, clean, and direct. Very smooth and very clean is the beginning. And the finish is the same-- remarkably smooth and clean. The middle is surprisingly complex and unexpected, given how the beer begins. Yes, this brew might be in the same category as Heineken, but it is much smoother and fresher and of higher quality than that middle of the road beer. Straight from the fridge, this beer is very satisfying and almost intriguing.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
VertBaconStrips (2081) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2009
***review from June 21, 2008***
Another crap beer from the wonderful Beers Around the World mishap. Poured out a crystal clear medium hued solid gold brew, a small white cap, thin ropy lacing and retention just above a skim. The aromas was very dry and quite interesting somehow. Sort of sweet, a large grain content, plastic? and an odd underlying smell. The taste is less than appealing as it is very harsh and very watery with bad hops and a bit of metal. Comes across empty with a weak flavor similar to a light beer. Gassy and foamy too. Slight malt can be found in the aftertaste, which is unsavory. Why bother even finishing this?


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