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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
poisoneddwarf (2297) - Coeur d’ Alene, 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 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, 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 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aurelius (5094) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bpreo (2539) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjg74 (3029) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2008
I picked this up at the supermarket whilst shopping for cat food and cranberry juice. Is it a coincidence that it has a bit of a cat box odor... as well as the renal health benefits of cranberries? Anywhat - that scent soon left from the golden bodied, fizzy headed lager with sugary, bready malt and a grassy bitterness remaining. The flavor is grainy and sugary with an offsetting hop bitterness. Drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - APR 24, 2008
12oz bottle: pours golden brown minimal head, aroma pick up slight sent of malt, flavor typical lager some malt no hops no real off flavors.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdrinker79 (2047) - 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.

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