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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2011 A quirky one. It is almost pilsener-like. It is a surprisingly tasty EPL if you get it fresh and unskunked.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopscotch (11010) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2007
Bottle... Clear yellow lager with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Smells of pale malts, honey and peppery, lemony hops with a hint of skunk (green bottle). Pilsener malt flavor with undertones of honey, lemon peel and snappy, but not bitter, hops. Medium-bodied and fizzy. Finishes lightly sweet and pleasantly crisp.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (10072) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2008
Clear gold, moderate white head with medium retention. Clean grainy aroma, no skunkiness at all. Clean grainy palate with a mildly bitter finish. Plain, but decent enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ibrew2or3 (8493) - 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. Theres nothing to there to balance the load of sweetness. I dont really taste the less sweet grain malt sensed in the nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (7766) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2007
Tallahassee, Fl. - Albertsons Liquor Store. Light golden pour, initial fluffy white head. Sweet, saaz induced hoppy aroma - edging to skunky but somewhat pleasant. Some cake mix sweetness rolls over the tonque initially and is followed up by some pepper and grassiness. Somewhat refreshing and thirst quenching. Thickish, somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Typical northern Euro lager - but not bad. Will be my lawnmower beer for the next few weeks as I bought a whole 12 - glad its palatable!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (6184) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Hay, grass, mint, and skunk aroma, very green. Clear yellow, no head. Light malt, lemon prominent at midpalate but present throughout. Not real strong, but tasty. Good for what it is, better than Heineken.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwyerpg (5946) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Smells fine, looks alright. Taste is a bit more malty than having a hop bite, but really quite drinkable. Actually should be considered a "premium" lager!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2008
I picked this up at the supermarket whilst shopping for cat food and cranberry juice. Is it a coincidence that it has a bit of a cat box odor... as well as the renal health benefits of cranberries? Anywhat - that scent soon left from the golden bodied, fizzy headed lager with sugary, bready malt and a grassy bitterness remaining. The flavor is grainy and sugary with an offsetting hop bitterness. Drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 12, 2006
12oz Bottle: Pale yellow, lightly fizzy, some lacing. The nose is strong with husk, alcohol and sweet cheap malts and light floor grade hops. The flavor is either a bit more bitter than I expected, or just kinda zesty and acidic from the carbonation. Im thinking the latter, but it almost comes across like a snappy pilsener. Finishes thin, watery, no biscuit or toast or any other yummy bavarian lager type goodies. A typical export lager sold as a cheap alternative to the big boys.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aurelius (5216) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Pitiful green decapitated penguin of a bottle, clear, bright gold beer with a white beady head which dissipates rapidly. Pedestrian label, fair cap with a lion and an assurance that this brewery has been bringing forth mediocre beer since 1725. Lightly sweet malty aroma, with no major problems. Grassy, a bit astringent, fairly bitter, green-nut sweetness. Flavor tapers into the finish slowly with straw and sunflower seed notes. Good CO2. Medium to medium-light body. Some tanginess on the leading edge. An average Eurolager, but nothing objectionable. Methinks the cardboard 12 pack kept thisfrom getting skunked. $12.99/12 at the local Albertsons, so its a respectable choice to bring to the cookout.

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