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Bavaria Gold - Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.

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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 2.5
pDev: 17.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bavaria Brouwerij N.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: Andreji on 07-14-2003)
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Reviews by BoitSansSoif:
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2.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I hope this is the same beer...my can looks nothing like the one in the picture...8.6 Gold by Bavaria, same abv, same rich white head.

A-Light orange-golden color w/rich frothy white head and good retention.

S-Sweet w/variety of fruit character including orange, apple. Also white bread and yeast.

T&M-Very sweet w/orange notes. This actually smelled decent, but the taste and mouthfeel are a letdown. It is extremely sweet, and the body is light w/a syrupy quality. Sweetness permeates the finish, and the aftertaste is a touch of hops almost completely washed out by lingering sweetness.

D-Drinkable, but too sweet. This is like a gateway brew for high-schoolers. Keep out of reach of children.

More User Reviews:
Photo of JonnoWillsteed
1.98/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A - Mid honey golden
S - A trace of hops
T + M - Sweet! In a blind-tasting I could probably be convinced that this is a non-alcoholic drink of some kind, rather than a 6.5% beer. A trace of hops smothered by a fat mouth-filling sweetness. In some ways it also seems perfumed, with some kind of flowery-note to it.
O - Shocking. I agree whole-heartedly with an earlier reviewer who likened it to a 'gateway drink' for youngsters. If you were to design a 'Special Brew' for 12 year olds this would be it.

I bought this in Singapore, and I can divine the market here. A lot of Asians, my wife included cannot (genetically) tolerate bitter food or drink. This brew can style itself as high-end, whilst having few beer-like characteristics. There will be a market for it in Asia: But I cannot believe there is one for it in Europe.

A 500ml can from the supermarket cost S$4.60, about GBP2.50! Beer IS very expensive here, but I was expecting something a little special from this, but unfortunately got the reverse.

Photo of Andreji
2.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Boohoo. This beer's following the sad trend that Bavaria Brouwerij is having for "Strong Lagers". They all appear to be out of the same bucket, one more moderate than the other.

Pours a weak golden tone with a lot of carbonation and a really large white head that leaves lots of lacing and reflects much of its yeastyness. So's the smell, weak but perceivably citrusy, yeasty.

The taste, as I was saying, is very sweet and slightly bitter at the end reflecting some hops. It's like a macro-lager with sugar added. The body itself ain't nice so the beer's really nothing exceptional and at a steep price and quite a ride to the less-than-legal marketplaces, it's uninviting to have a 2nd.

Photo of Radome
2.65/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served from a 500 ml can into a goblet.

A - A nice looking beer. It is a deep golden or light copper color and brilliantly clear. The head is pure white and fluffy initially. It is made up of tiny bubbles and fades to a thin wisp and some lacing.

S - The aroma is interesting. I get some low noble hops and graininess like a pilsner, but it has a very sweet character I wasn't expecting. There are definite sugar, honey and orange zest notes.

T - Sweet, sweet, sweet! Initially it is like a pilsner with some sweet orange and honey character, but a huge hit of sweetness comes in at mid-palate and never lets go. It is like taking a spoonful of sugar with some beer drizzled over top. There are no off-flavors, but it is just way too sweet for me. Any hop bitterness is totally overpowered.

M - Mouth-coating, heavy body and sweetness. The carbonation is tingly, but does not cut through the sweetness. The alcohol is not noticeable behind the sweetness, which could prove dangerous in quantity.

O - It was on sale at the local supermarket in Spain for 1 euro/can, so I wasn't expecting much. This is definitely not a typical mass-market lager from Holland, but I feel it is flawed by its extreme sweetness. Still, it is well-made and clean and I will not hesitate to try other offerings from this brewery.

Photo of milkbone_underwear
3.25/5  rDev +30%

Bavaria Gold from Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.
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