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 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
envane (569) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Clear yellow with a white head. Hat aroma. Taste is sweet malts with some lights hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 12, 2006
12oz Bottle: Pale yellow, lightly fizzy, some lacing. The nose is strong with husk, alcohol and sweet cheap malts and light floor grade hops. The flavor is either a bit more bitter than I expected, or just kinda zesty and acidic from the carbonation. I’m thinking the latter, but it almost comes across like a snappy pilsener. Finishes thin, watery, no biscuit or toast or any other yummy bavarian lager type goodies. A typical export lager sold as a cheap alternative to the big boys.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopscotch (10644) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2007
Bottle... Clear yellow lager with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Smells of pale malts, honey and peppery, lemony hops with a hint of skunk (green bottle). Pilsener malt flavor with undertones of honey, lemon peel and snappy, but not bitter, hops. Medium-bodied and fizzy. Finishes lightly sweet and pleasantly crisp.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (9593) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2008
Clear gold, moderate white head with medium retention. Clean grainy aroma, no skunkiness at all. Clean grainy palate with a mildly bitter finish. Plain, but decent enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (5712) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Hay, grass, mint, and skunk aroma, very green. Clear yellow, no head. Light malt, lemon prominent at midpalate but present throughout. Not real strong, but tasty. Good for what it is, better than Heineken.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Reid (2337) - 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 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - 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. There’s nothing to there to balance the load of sweetness. I don’t really taste the less sweet grain malt sensed in the nose.

   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 8/20
redgold07 (308) - Irving, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2008
Pours a very clear dark golden color with a small white head. Aroma is skunky, yeasty, and slightly sweet. The flavor is just about the same. A skunky lager for sure. 12 oz. bottle.

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