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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fordest (2010) - 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 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Reid (1944) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Another in a seemingly endless line of export beers from this brewer. Not too bad looking, just your typical euro-lager ,pale gold with a small pure white head, loads of carbonation. For being in a green bottle the aroma is not skunked, just weak, grassy hop, and a scent of malt. In taste its quite a malt based lager, but hops make a small weak appearance in the back of the tongue and in the fter taste. Its pretty thin and a bit over carbonated for my palate. Over all another Euro-lager, it aint bad but it is very far from good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
poisoneddwarf (1761) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bpreo (1749) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brenn79 (1580) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2008
pours light clear golden, weak head. aroma of musty air. flavor is weak, with a hint of graininess. watery palate. not much here. no flavor. no body. premium?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Found this one bottled in St. Charles, Illinois. Your typical Dutch lager: yellow, fizzy, and sweet. Not much going on here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - DEC 5, 2008
Bottle. Moderately sweet bready aroma. Gold amber body, small white head. Sweet bready flavor, hint of citrus. Refreshing. Quite nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
canary dog (665) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2007
12oz bottle courtesy of Degarth. Thanks, bro! Clear straw color with a soapy head. Aromas of malts, sweetness, hops, Cannabis. Fore is highly astringent, watery and thin. Flavor is hops, dishwater, sweetness, spice. Finishes abruptly and unremarkably.

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