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 11/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2010

Bottle 330ml. clear glass.

Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, straw, moderate hoppy, grass, old hop flowers, hop oil. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100613]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2012
33 cL clear and strangely shaped bottle at Bar le Duc. Pours clear and golden yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is grassy, crisp hoppy and light cornish. Mild sweet, cornish and light caramelish. Mild bitter and crisp hoppy finish. Smooth and easy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (25450) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2010
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is bready malts, mild fruity notes as well as some herbs. Flavour is quite much the same. Malty and spicy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chrisv10 (15512) - DENMARK - JUL 20, 2011
Bottle. Clear golden with medium white head. Flavour is malt, hops, little bitter and a little sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (14264) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2011
Seems nothing special to me. Pretty standard, not much different tasting than other pilseners, just a little more exclusive I guess.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FatPhil (14017) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 2, 2011
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 330ml bottle (Merlin, Riga)
4 Weird aroma, very estery and with a strange sour fruity spicy sulfury hoppy mess. Some butter like a Greede Kerching, Definitely full of something.
1+ Pale and fizzy, and tragically it’s a clear glass bottle. That might explain the weirdness of the aroma (I’ve never encountered a skunk, I wouldn’t know one from a goth squirrel.)
4 Odd bitter taste, like a crappy eastern european pale lager that’s had the water removed. I.e. concentrated not-good-ness.
2+ Watery, crisp carbonation. Some alcohol, some dusty dirt in the finish. At least it has a real kick of bitter hops.
7 I can’t imagine why this got high scores off people. I guess this bottle has been sitting near too many incandescent light for too long. But if the dozy fuckers put it in a clear glass bottle, they’re to blame.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13276) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2007
Bottle. Creamy white excellent fully lasting head. Warm yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy nice aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Average bitter kind of woody finish. Oily and dry palate. nice pilsener.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bierkoning (12570) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2010
Tap @ vd Valk Middelburg. Pale blonde. Soft malty floral aroma. Malty sweetish flavor with a subdued hopbitterness. Not ithout quality, but low on flavor and a bit boring.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DSG (12153) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle. Clear golden with a white head. Grainy aroma with a bit of DMS, some honey notes and a hint of cardboard. Sweetish flavor, grainy and a bit honey-ish. Finishes drier with mild bitterness, slightly spicy. Light-bodied. Somewhat drinkable when served cold, but not a good Pilsener (or maybe it’s just the clear bottle).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2011
It comes in a funky clear bottle. It is standard skunky euro pale lager type swill. The bottle rules though. I originally reviewed this under a different name but i think this is what i had.

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