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 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ibrew2or3 (8155) - 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 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hayduke (4918) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
duffman462 (175) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Pale yellow, indistinct aroma. Small, froth white head. Very thin, with some corny, mildly sweet malt. No hopping, and pitifully bland.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Typical clear/yellow lager. Slightly skunky/ sweet malt aroma. Pasty flavor, light bodied. Nothing outstanding here.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Quake1028 (636) - 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.

   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Typical clear golden color with minimal head. As soon as the bottle was opened, the skunked aroma was noticeable. The flavor was slightly acidic, and then mostly sweet. Not too bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fordest (2435) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
VertBaconStrips (2317) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - 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?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
thekmoonlegend (115) - Lynn, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2009
I did not really like this beer. Grainy, bitter, not very fun to drink. Also a little skunky, and I’ve had this more than once so I don’t think it was old.

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