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


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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   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%

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   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 (5115) - 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 (550) - 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 (319) - 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 (3864) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bubeer (420) - - APR 20, 2015
Clean gold colour. Medium head with good retention. No too complex in the nose, mostly cereals. A bit more intriguing in the taste, medium-high bitterness from the hops. Light body from a regular pilsner. Hops: Cascade

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Salwal (470) - GERMANY - MAR 18, 2015
Cristall clear bottle, fast deminishing white head, grass notes and lots of malt in the foreground. unpleasent aftertaste but still refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hrc_Cro (505) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 3, 2015
0.33l bottle. Clear dark golden color with white head. Aroma of malt, grass and herbs. Taste is bitter, metallic. First few sips tasted better than the later ones.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tonimeister (45) - Orahovica, CROATIA - FEB 23, 2015
hay, cereal, floral, dough, golden, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, thin feel,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Abijen (2569) - s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2015
Pours a golden clear beer with a good white head. Smells malts and hops. Tastes the same. Average carbo, thin body and a sticky texture.

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