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


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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   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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SVD (2270) - NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2017
Bottle at home, golden beer, small head. Aroma is malt, grain, some hops. Taste is the same, quite sweet and some bitterness, average.

knight65 (132) - Dordrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2017
Ik vind deze pils net iets beter smaken dan de gemiddelde. Hij lijkt niet op Bavaria. Het gebruikte bronwater is goed te proeven.

rogert (1) - NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2017 does not count
Prima pilsner. Het bier is sinds kort in de retail verkrijgbaar. Geen idee of het marketingverhaal erachter op waarheid of op fantasie gebaseerd is, maar Swinckels drinkt lekker weg, en is goed op smaak voor een pilsner. Is zeker voor herhaling vatbaar.

Gangstergafje (1358) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2017
The beer looks nice. It looks like a nice premium pilsener. The color of the beer is a very golden yellow. It is very bright. A lot of nice bubbles are rising towards the top. The beer is crystal clear. On top of the beer an nice layer of rough white foam is formed. Good pilsener look, better than most pilseners. The smell is good. It is not that very special, just a good pilsener. A nice malty base, some refreshing bitter hops. The hops are quite nice. This beer gives a bit more luxurious sensation than most big brewery pilseners. The taste of the beer is the same. Quite tasty for a pilsener. Compared to something like Heineken this is way better. Nice malt base, nice hoppy bitterness. The hop flavour is nice, fresh and contains a bit of a sourness. Quite tasty. Really a beer I can drink the entire evening on a party. The palate is good. The beer has a nice medium body, medium light to be honest. The texture is quite smooth. Carbonation is medium. The finish has a nice hoppy flavour. Very good.

blackisle (2892) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2017
Bottle 33cl. From a local Albert Heijn supermarkt, poured into a lager glass. Clear nice medium golden, tall frothy off-white to white head, good retention, fair lacing; aroma malt, grain, grass; taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, grainy, grassy, spicy notes; hoopy finish, spicy notes, bit metallic; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; decent pilsner.

RW80 (2900) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2017
0,33 cl bottle ( 5.3% ABV) Apperance: Light golden body, with a moderate white head. Aroma: pale malts, bread, Light floral and noble hops aroma. Taste: starts sweet,bready malts with a bit of hops in the finish. Thinnish body,below average carbonation (inline with it’s body) A slightly more full marco pilsener as most pilseners found in the Duch supermarket by bavaria (Family ) Swinkels with a lot of marketting arround it.

DijkBier (656) - AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2017
Funny how marketing can rule the content in a commercial world. Brought as a premium pilsner ("superior"), looking real classy, but brewed by the non-existing "Swinckels Brewery" (= Bavaria) and mentioning a real old year ("1680") that is bullshit, because Bavaria creates beer since 1719. And the result? It’s just a regular supermarket standard factory beer. It has a nice coppery-golden colour, clear pour, but the white head has little retention. The aroma is bready malt, and even a little pissy. The taste is, well..., just pilsner; no character. As to be expected, nothing special.

basjansen14 (475) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2017
Aroma: zoetig, hooi, graan Smaak: zoet, graan, klein beetje fruit. Prima pils.

Maakun (6814) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2017
Bottle at home. Clear darker golden with fizzy white head. Quite malty with some bread, cake, crackers and a bit of cardboard. Soft grass, light flowers and a light metallic touch. Light caramel and peach candy. Just under medium sweet and bitter. Under medium bodied. No idea why this costs four times as much as regular Bavaria. They also don’t mention Bavaria anywhere on the label, hahaha. This is not bad but not something I’d seek out again.

Wim (4240) - Weelde, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2017
At café from tap golden blond colored body with a white head and with a fruity malt hops aroma a fruity malt hops bitter sweet taste with a light dry bitter finish

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