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


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (7335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2007
Tallahassee, Fl. - Albertsonís Liquor Store. Light golden pour, initial fluffy white head. Sweet, saaz induced hoppy aroma - edging to skunky but somewhat pleasant. Some cake mix sweetness rolls over the tonque initially and is followed up by some pepper and grassiness. Somewhat refreshing and thirst quenching. Thickish, somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Typical northern Euro lager - but not bad. Will be my lawnmower beer for the next few weeks as I bought a whole 12 - glad itís palatable!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2007
Courtesy of a Porter swilling third party. Thanks man. Clear gold color with white head. The aroma is of sweet lager malt and grain. I think I also get alcohol but oddly no adjuncts. Sweet sweet sugary malt flavor. Way too much sugar sweetness for me. No hint of hops coming from this brew. Thereís nothing to there to balance the load of sweetness. I donít really taste the less sweet grain malt sensed in the nose.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aurelius (5071) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Pitiful green decapitated penguin of a bottle, clear, bright gold beer with a white beady head which dissipates rapidly. Pedestrian label, fair cap with a lion and an assurance that this brewery has been bringing forth mediocre beer since 1725. Lightly sweet malty aroma, with no major problems. Grassy, a bit astringent, fairly bitter, green-nut sweetness. Flavor tapers into the finish slowly with straw and sunflower seed notes. Good CO2. Medium to medium-light body. Some tanginess on the leading edge. An average Eurolager, but nothing objectionable. Methinks the cardboard 12 pack kept thisfrom getting skunked. $12.99/12 at the local Albertsonís, so itís a respectable choice to bring to the cookout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Cold 12oz bottle: Pours a clear straw color with a medium alabaster head that quickly dissolves into a layer, mostly around the edges, with some lacing. Light grains, grass, earth and light citrus. Light bodied, crisp and well carbonated. Ending is grainy with notes of earth and grass.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Bottle: Clear straw with almost no head after a couple of seconds, grainy earthy aroma, watery texture, starts and ends lightly bitter with a grassy taste and some green-bottle skunk.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjg74 (3018) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 26, 2007
Bottle from Albertsonís. Medium golden color on the pour. Tiny white head. Grainy aroma with a bit of a grassy smell. Grainy and somewhat sweet flavored. Not too skunked. Pretty good for the style. Some bitter hops in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jimhilt (2555) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 9, 2007
Pours a four finger white head that fades quickly leaving a good lace. Crystal clear amber color. Medium-strong carbonation and light bodied. Slight hoppy nose, traces of skunkiness. Starts with a slight sweetness, late hoppy/bitter finish. Another green bottle that doesnít cut it. $1.50 for a 12oz bottle from Capital Convenience Concord, NH.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fordest (2455) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2007
12 oz bottle. Aromas and flavors were pretty skunky. Funny thing is that I shared this 6 pk with some friends. Their reaction was that it tasted "Just Like Heinekin, only smoother...." Imagine that.... I am guessing that that skunky flavor and aroma was intentional to make it apeal to Heiny drinkersl....crazy

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palidor19 (3164) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2007
Pale ales are quite a hard style to rate for me, it feels like its hard to tell the good from the bad. but this one is more on the good side. its got the taste of cereal malts, grass notes and crisp and refreshing taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2007 The aroma is weak but it has grassy European hops, cereal grains, and a touch of soured malt. The appearance is pale gold with a small head. The flavor is light but not bad. There is plenty of sweet malt and light bitter hops at the end without anything offensive. The palate is average for the style but I have to say this is better than most pale lagers.

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