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

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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' Volmaakt is unpasteurized and freshly cooled at the brewery. This is why nothing of it's fresh flavor is lost. Swinckels' Volmaakt is available at the Brouwerij Cafe in Lieshout. For more info http://www.swinckels.com/.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darioklc (506) - Karlovac, CROATIA - MAR 8, 2013
Friend gave me this one from Amsterdam. Medium yellow color with small head. It taste like regular pilsener but with impressive teste with little sweetness. Good mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artyom (417) - Osijek, CROATIA - JUN 29, 2013
0,33l bottle. Golden color and malty aroma. Taste is malt and hops. Medium bitterness. It’s very nice and refreshing pilsener.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fewa (41) - Beersel, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2011
Fresh and not pasteurized. Bottle design is very nice. Tastes like a regular pilsner, only bit softer and more bitter. Nice

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4347) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2011
11.2 ounce bottle - Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia. A fancy, albeit it clear bottle design.

Appearance: Pours a clear, golden body with a full inch of snow white suds. Thin layers of lacing on the descent.

Smell: Smells skunky immediately upon opening the bottle, though not overpowering, as it is in some cases. Given a moment to waft away, it reveals a faintly sweetish pils malt scent with wee notes of spice and citrus.

Taste: Lightly sweet, softly grainy pilsner maltiness. A few pleasant drops of honey water. Low lemony citrus quality. A hint of spicy, bitter herbs accompanied by some bitterness to balance. Soft, subtle, drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: A beer that seems it’d be far, far better fresh at its source and preferably on tap, as these clear, ornate bottles won’t properly protect its contents within for long journeys.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Psytron (1230) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2012
Smell of malt and some herbs. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma of malt, citrus and some hoppiness. Aftertaste is sugary and slightly fruity. Lively carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (1999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle at a mexican restaurant, happy to see something else than Corona and Salitos Tequila. Poured into its original glass. Nice golden yellow colour with two fingers of white thick head on top of it. Lots of activity in the glass. Looks promising. Aroma of hops, nothing to write back home too though. Taste is much beter, nice bitterness even from the begining with lots of hops. Thin to medium on the body, average carbonation. After it was brought to my table, I checked for the brewer here, and when I saw Bavaria, in combination with the clear glass bottle, I was afraid it would be another boring pils, but I was pleasantly surprised. Quite good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quinten (1039) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2010
At vonk slijterij Zaandam, nice 330 ml bottle, dark golden, medium lasting head, nice full grainy one like an amstel 1870 (E 0.50ct) this one cost me 2,50

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30631) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2007
Clear golden coloured brew. Aroma is a bit hoppy and grainy. It has that kind of pure taste the label said it would have. No pasteurisation. It’s fresh and has a good taste of the hops in it. Overall enjoyable, but outstanding.. no.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3719) - - AUG 28, 2010
gotta say this the strangest bottle shape i have seen yet. contains a clear gold liquid that pours with a medium sized, fluffy white head. aroma is fresh with a baking soda hint and some limey hop scents. high carbonation and a very light body. this beer tastes quite fresh to me. a lime bitterness cuts the malt. super dry finish. nice surprise.


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