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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Varnava (13) - CANADA - JAN 10, 2008
Rich yellow in color with a modest white head. Nice aftertaste. Head ramains throughout drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
canary dog (743) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbkschubert (2901) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (11348) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwyerpg (5644) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Smells fine, looks alright. Taste is a bit more malty than having a hop bite, but really quite drinkable. Actually should be considered a "premium" lager!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ethomson (56) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Strong aroma, very similar to Belgian pale lager Stella Artois. Nice after taste, almost fruity, like tea or cider. A little skunk, but anyone who compares this beer to Heineken is a retard, this is much better tasting beer, with a completely different pour. Not even close in comparison. Overall, good drinkable beer.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2008
White froth and lacing. Cereal aroma. Drinkable cereal flavour. Noticeable hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (7332) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2007
Tallahassee, Fl. - Albertson’s 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 it’s palatable!

   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.

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