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Brewed by Bavaria Brouwerij (Netherlands)
Style: Pale Lager
Lieshout, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 2.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Also sold under the name "Holland Import Premium Beer" outside Europe.
Ingredients: water, barley malt, maltose, hop extract.


2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Shanebrews (275) - Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2015
This is clearly an economy version of Heineken. The aroma is very thin and mostly grassy. The appearance is a good yellow, akin to Carlsberg and the carbonation is light. The body is light with nothing remarkable flavor wise and there is a hint of hop on the finish but not enough to qualify this beer as a pilsener. It is clean and free of flaws but unexceptional and forgettable.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AlfredoGarcia (254) - Santiago, CHILE - JUN 28, 2015
500 ml can. A decent smell for a Pilsener. Grass and sweet malts over everything. Clear golden color with white head (dizzy head). Actually tastes like beer, a strong very processed one, but beer in the end. It feels like there are hops and malt there somewhere. Too much inclined to the alcohol for my taste, but decent. Would buy again for it’s price.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rammer (396) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 12, 2016
Not the worst mass Lager. There is bitterness and hops. Not good, but not disgusting

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2010 Can. Watery golden pour, medium foamy head. Aroma of malts, sugar and syrup, faint hops. Medium bitter flavour, but watery. Not very interesting, but okay for a cheap pilsener.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TedE (844) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2014
330ml can into glass. White head, sweetish aroma. Slightly bitter. Crisp finish, not bad for a (very) cheap beer.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tomer (2776) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 28, 2016
At a tasting, thanks, very little head, clear quite deep yellow color, aroma of waffle and skunky hops with some metalic notes, sweetish malty flavor with hints of honey and hay, light bitterness. Not good but still quite drinkable.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kerenmk (3910) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 9, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks Vova. Clear yellow with a wavy whiteness. Vegetal, a little corny and some grass in the nose, sweetish and a little candy in the mouth. Light body, sweet aftertaste and somewhat fizzy.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Vaiz (4184) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2010
Green 0.33L can stating "Holland IMPORT Pilsener Bier". Clear golden pour, small foamy white head. Faint malt aroma with cardboard. Slightly bitter watery flavor, small bitter finish. Average pilsener.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mkel07 (4921) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2011
330ml can. Tall meringue of clean white foam above a moderately golden amber base. A little skunky in the aroma with wet grain dominating. Thin and watery with a little bit of a metallic aftertaste. Quite easy to drink. Not the best but not the worst.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GoufCustom (1468) - HONG KONG - JUL 8, 2013


330 ml can labelled “Holland Import Premium Beer” bought at CR Vanguard Supermarket in North Point.

Piss-like golden yellow colour; Razor-thin head and residual white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Near zero lacing and notable carbonation; Sweet smell of malt, strong corn and rice, syrup, wet cardboard and light grass; Taste of light malt, with sweet corn, strong rice, light wet cardboard, liquorices and straw. Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is typical macro - thin malt loaded with corn and rice, fading sweetness and light wet cardboard; No real hoppiness, all from extract, with faint grass nose, strong liquorice, fake citrus, and unusually strong bitterness and astringency for finish. Too artificial to be impressive though; Slightly dry after taste, quite bitter to mouth.

Comments: One good thing about this cheapo macro is that it’s upfront and honest, listing maltose and hop extract as ingredients, and true enough it tastes like a rice and corn-loaded Chinese macro plus Flensburger-like fake bitterness. Other than that, it’s better than most Asian macros and even Budweiser. Don’t mean to be a compliment, though.


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