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

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.4
BückDich (5477) - 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. I’m 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.

3
presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2008
White froth and lacing. Cereal aroma. Drinkable cereal flavour. Noticeable hops.

2.8
nick76 (4403) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2007 The aroma is weak but it has grassy European hops, cereal grains, and a touch of soured malt. The appearance is pale gold with a small head. The flavor is light but not bad. There is plenty of sweet malt and light bitter hops at the end without anything offensive. The palate is average for the style but I have to say this is better than most pale lagers.

2.6
mjg74 (3205) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 26, 2007
Bottle from Albertson’s. Medium golden color on the pour. Tiny white head. Grainy aroma with a bit of a grassy smell. Grainy and somewhat sweet flavored. Not too skunked. Pretty good for the style. Some bitter hops in the finish.

2.8
Palidor19 (3194) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2007
Pale ales are quite a hard style to rate for me, it feels like its hard to tell the good from the bad. but this one is more on the good side. its got the taste of cereal malts, grass notes and crisp and refreshing taste.

2.7
bpreo (3011) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Clearly a Heineken rip-off, which shouldn’t be too hard to screw up, but this one really isn’t too good. Luckily you will drink it fast, without thinking about it too much.

3.2
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2007
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquor - Pours a crystal clear golden color with a one and a half finger thick white head. Lots of thin lacing. Aroma is bigtime skunk, herbal hops, and light grain. I like it. Flavor is light sweet grain, very light hops, and a touch of diacetyl. Light to medium body. Very nice for a Pale Lager.

1.1
Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Bottle: Clear straw with almost no head after a couple of seconds, grainy earthy aroma, watery texture, starts and ends lightly bitter with a grassy taste and some green-bottle skunk.

2.8
poisoneddwarf (2690) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 30, 2009
12 oz bottle. Aroma is not like Heineken, which I was expecting. I was expecting a skunk beer and ended up with a decent smelling Euro lager. This is just the aroma, mind you. Appearnce is as a standard Euro lager--pale gold, little head, average lacing. Tastes like straw, cheap adjuncts; no skunk, surpsringly, given the green bottle. Better than I was expecting, but definitely not great.

2.3
Reid (2676) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Another in a seemingly endless line of export beers from this brewer. Not too bad looking, just your typical euro-lager ,pale gold with a small pure white head, loads of carbonation. For being in a green bottle the aroma is not skunked, just weak, grassy hop, and a scent of malt. In taste its quite a malt based lager, but hops make a small weak appearance in the back of the tongue and in the fter taste. Its pretty thin and a bit over carbonated for my palate. Over all another Euro-lager, it aint bad but it is very far from good.


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