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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aurelius (4773) - 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 Albertson’s, so it’s a respectable choice to bring to the cookout.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4322) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hayduke (4123) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palidor19 (3096) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 26, 2007
Bottle from Albertson’s. 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2007
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquor - Pours a crystal clear golden color with a one and a half finger thick white head. Lots of thin lacing. Aroma is bigtime skunk, herbal hops, and light grain. I like it. Flavor is light sweet grain, very light hops, and a touch of diacetyl. Light to medium body. Very nice for a Pale Lager.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jimhilt (2490) - 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 doesn’t cut it. $1.50 for a 12oz bottle from Capital Convenience Concord, NH.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
VertBaconStrips (2226) - Asshat, 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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