Brewed by Bavaria Brouwerij (Netherlands)
Style: Pilsener
Lieshout, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
This premium pilsener is brewed with pure mineral water, a blend of the best barley malts and specially selected Cascade hops from the American Yakima Valley. Swinckels is available at the Brouwerij Cafe in Lieshout. For more info http://www.swinckels.com/. Called Swinkels Volmaakt until 2013, alcohol % reduced from 5.5 to 5.3%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
androman (1839) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2016
On tap at Deja vu, Hilversum. Nose is sweetish malty. Body is clear pale golden, head is big, white, rocky, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Aroma is malty, fruity. Medium sweet, slightly bitter. Finish is short lasting light bittersweet. Light body, thin texture, average carbonation. Easy, refreshing, boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mariuspoenari (1689) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2016
On tap. Pale malt aroma, with honey and a bit of sourness. Crisp and bitter taste, with a corn-like sweet layer underneath. Drinkable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fullvedo (4) - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - JAN 9, 2016 does not count
My type of beer. Very good. Design of the bottle is very ellegant and stylish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MBlessing (905) - Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 13, 2015
Goldgelb schwacher schaum, Geruch getreidig dumpf, Geschmack getreidig leicht süß mit wenig herben Abgang

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
DrNosha (1731) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2015
Schöne 33cl Flasche. Gildgelbes Bier, flacher Schaum. Grass, Hopfen und Getreide in der Nase. Geschmack getreidig herb und langweilig.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fid600 (81) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 23, 2015
33 cl bottle from City Center One, served in a snifter. Yellow to golden with medium white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is quite skunky, light hoppy, malty, slightly floral. Medium body, low carbonation. Taste is low to medium sweet with low bitterness. Texture is watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Alengrin (4594) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2015 As Swinckels’ Superieur Pilsener, from a colourless, stylish bottle of unusual shape, almost like a perfume bottle or something alike. Claims to have been hopped with Cascade so I am curious to find out. Beautiful bright gold colour with an ’old gold’ hue, cristal clear with lively fizz, sustaining a moussy, somewhat irregular, ’dirty’ white, medium thick head. Aroma is everything but pleasant: as feared, the colourless bottle has allowed too much light to penetrate the beer, and so we end up, of course, with a very strong skunked smell of ’lightstruck effect’ (the sharp, almost ammonia-like stench we all know and love). Other than that, I get little of the orange qualities ascribed to Cascade, though there is some orange-like quality somewhere, but very vague, along with hints of biscuit, popcorn, canned apricot, iron, wet (used) kitchen towel and plastic. Spritzy onset, sweetish grainy taste, slick with strong, fizzy carbonation, but otherwise thin, mineral water-like even, with a brief and weak floral and herbal hop bitterishness in the end, but not enough to provide body and structure in a sufficient way to deserve the ’Pilsener’ designation. This is another bland macro lager, but from an arty bottle; if they were going to use Cascade anyway, why not go into overdrive and make an India pale lager style beer? Because it is Bavaria, is the only answer, I assume... The only thing saving it from my drain, is the light, very light, too light citrus whiff to it, appearing a bit more clearly, but still extremely shy, when the ’cat piss’ odour of the lightstruck effect has faded. However, this clearly is far from ’volmaakt’ (dutch for ’perfect’) even for a standard pale lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FireGlider (472) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 21, 2015
Golden color with medium white head. Aroma of some grass and herbs. Taste is light bitter with not bad and strange sweet aftertaste. Better than expected, but not soo good overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Teran (290) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUN 27, 2015
Gold colour with fast vanishing white top. Dutch beer made of american mineral water. Really strange move!. The result is typical american beer. White bottle, light metallic taste. Nothing special, but fortunately without bad aftertaste. Carboantion somewhere between mid and high.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ShivanDragon (3509) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
leuk flesje, helder gouden met witte kraag, aroma van mout en zwakke hop iets zeer licht floraals. smaken zijn evenzo moutig en zwak hoppig, matig zoet, matig bitter, normale co2, blijft een matig pilsje

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