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Bavaria Beer / Pilsener - Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.

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BA SCORE
70
okay

362 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 19.73%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bavaria Brouwerij N.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002)
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Reviews by HalfFull:
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HalfFull

California

3.23/5  rDev +8%

Poured into a glass from a 330 ml. bottle, showing a clear golden straw in color. Offers a big white cap of foam which shows good retention and lace. Carbonation is subtle as for bubbles and lightly effervescent.

Aroma is a bit funky with a light medicinal hop character. Otherwise offers your standard pale malt depth.

Flavor of light lemony hops and neutral graininess. Smooth and drinkable with a creamy feel given the carbonation level and light sweetness combination. Does finish a bit dry and chalky in contrast. Easy yet unexciting.

01-19-2013 04:24:18 | More by HalfFull
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oberon

North Carolina

2.05/5  rDev -31.4%

This beer was on special for $1.50 where I watched Lions game yesterday so decided to have one and thats all I could really handle.Pours a deeper yellow than most adjunct lagers with a thin white head that was gone in a blink of an eye,aroma was a little skunky with big doses of corn husk pretty much what I figured.Taste was watery and very bland with a little corn flavor.This brew is pretty bad it didnt even measure up to the Icehouse (the other beer special)so u know it has to be bad,I would take aHeineken over this next time I wont care about the specials it will be Carolina Blond all day.

09-13-2004 12:59:04 | More by oberon
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

09-29-2013 03:06:33 | More by cam477
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Rabbit27

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +33.8%

One of the better Euro/Pilsners around, and at least its NOT brewed under licence in the UK. I never buy anything Brewed under licence!! Not too sweet nor too bitter. Value at £1.50 for a 660ml Bottle (99p if you shop about!) A good session beer and great with BBQ.

08-31-2012 22:36:02 | More by Rabbit27
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SIRIUS2

North Carolina

3.05/5  rDev +2%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pilsner glass.

A: Crystal clear and pale straw yellow. Foamy white head at the pour dissipates quickly to a thin ring. Good lacing.

S: Faint smell of citrus-like hops; lemony almost.

T: Very light flavors of pale malts balanced with light fruity hops. There's a hint of sweetness as well some wheat. Finish is relatively quick and clean.

M&D: Light, almost watery mouthfeel. Drinkability is pretty average with nothing that makes it bad, nor good for that matter.

Not a terrible brew but not something I would seek out again. Perhaps a notch above other American macros. Mediocre.

03-02-2008 04:45:23 | More by SIRIUS2
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Dmann

California

3.98/5  rDev +33.1%

Poured a very light golden color, with a white frothy head that faded into a light glaze over the top of the glass that left a good lace all the way down. The taste was not at all what I expected. It had no hint of skunk like its other more famous Holland brew and was very fresh and drinkable. I would seek it out again but I have not seen it anywhere in my town outside of the Beers of the Season box that I got for my Birthday. Very good.

01-09-2003 02:25:06 | More by Dmann
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Guden

Maryland

2.58/5  rDev -13.7%

A- Very clear light gold in color with a big head that fades quickly leaving no lacing.

S- Light malt, not a lot here. Smells a lot like budweiser so I'm guessing there's some rice.

T- Again rice and sweet breakfast cereal are the main flavors and are pretty bland, but there is some noble hop character mixed in that sits especially well on the crisp finish. Also a bit of metallic and DMS flavors in the mix.

M- A bit thicker and less bubbly than typical American macro, just right for the style.

O- This isn't a special beer in any way but it is certainly drinkable.

10-29-2012 02:54:30 | More by Guden
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petewheeler

Maryland

3/5  rDev +0.3%

08-15-2014 21:50:51 | More by petewheeler
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +24.7%

Presentation: 12 oz stubby green bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: Strawish golden colour with a great clarity and fluffy white lace that stays for a while.

Smell: Sweet lemony, honey and hay like aroma from a mix of sweet aromas, no skunkiness here.

Taste: Rich crispness, moderate body. Sweet grassy grainy flavours with a mild sweetness. Malt flavours stay light and vibrant with endless grassy flavours that border on astringent. Hops go the same route with a balancing bitterness and riding the flavour profile for more down the road with herbal undertones. All in all a dry brew in the finish.

Notes: A semi-clean Euro lager, better than the usual mass-marketed import and at less than $5 a six pack it is a steal!

04-23-2002 21:04:34 | More by Jason
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Rifrafboy

Minnesota

2.95/5  rDev -1.3%

Pours a golden color. Little head which leaves quickly. Smell is floral. Taste is full bodoed for green bottles, lightly malty with nice carbonation. Very refreshing, as a Pilsner should be. Floral accents in the taste. Hops present, but the malt is where the action is. This is a decent pilsner.

03-26-2003 15:55:35 | More by Rifrafboy
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OldFrothingSlosh

Pennsylvania

2.3/5  rDev -23.1%

Yet another questionable offering in my beers of the world 12-pack.

Straw-colored in appearance with a thin layer of off-white head that makes a decent attempt to lace the glass. Aromas are sweet, malty, with a hint of bitterness. And an overshadowing skunked facet. Flavor is also on the sweet side. Very clean, crisp and short-lived. Nothing too hefty or thought-provoking. Finishes again with the sweetness. Thin and low-bodied. Not drinkable.

03-30-2004 01:45:44 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -24.7%

09-17-2012 20:32:01 | More by NilocRellim
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jsolack

Michigan

2.48/5  rDev -17.1%

Appearance:
Lacy long lasting head. Looks clear and golden.

Smell:
Sweet grain and an almost skunky scent.

Taste:
Taste is sweet initially in the mouth but turns bitter in the finish. Missing a nice even grain flavor.

Mouthfeel:
Has a nice dry texture. Carbonation level seems good.

Drinkability:
Too bitter to have more than one. Overall not a great beer.

03-06-2004 03:18:05 | More by jsolack
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fionn13

Ireland

2.75/5  rDev -8%

06-04-2012 15:23:13 | More by fionn13
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

2.58/5  rDev -13.7%

A 500ml green glass bottle with a BB of Oct 2012. ABV is stated as 5%. Picked up cheap from Lidl.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear light-golden colour with good carbonation. Forms a decent head of frothy white foam that dissipates swiftly. Aroma of light malt with a faint hint of stewed hops and overcooked veg. A background whisper of tart apples and solvent.

Tastes of light malt with a dry, mildly bitter finish. Weak notes of stewed hops, overcooked veg and solvent. A harsh flavour upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is light, prickly and dry. Slightly astringent. Faint aftertaste of stewed leaves.

Bah - a fairly typical mass-produced lager, dull and characterless. Weak aroma and flavour with some off-notes. Not particularly good; the low price is the only thing going for it. Give it a miss.

01-08-2012 22:04:58 | More by jazzyjeff13
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supermantoine

Netherlands

3.35/5  rDev +12%

Before I found out there were other, more interesting, beers I was a native Bavaria Pils drinking teenager since the brewery is only a 15 minute bicycle ride away and all the local bars serve it.

Visually the beer looks like a classic pilsener. The color is yellow-goldish with a not so big white head that is quite stable.

Smell is mostly malts: bread/grain with a slight hint of caramel. Earthy smell from the hops and maybe a tiny hint of grape.

Taste is a little bit unbalanced. It needs more hoppiness to resemble a true pilsner. But it's brewed for mass consumption therefore taste isn't really discernible.

Mouthfeel is pleasant. Not too much carbonation, nice body and a balanced aftertaste.

Isn't a bad beer at all but it isn't phenomenal.

12-29-2011 22:55:25 | More by supermantoine
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MOShepp

Missouri

3/5  rDev +0.3%

Straw color with medium head and plenty of lacing.

Aromas of honey and hay. Pretty mild, not much going on.

Tastes of honey, lemon and grass. A little skunky. Very light, not much body.

It reminds me of a watered down heineken. Probably won't buy again.

08-10-2008 00:15:41 | More by MOShepp
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ADR

Pennsylvania

2.73/5  rDev -8.7%

Clear as a bell, just on the gold side of straw in color. Head is very white and a pretty dead affair after 40 seconds. A little clove to the aroma, not much detectable skunk. Sweet and malty upfront, a little sense of Karo syrup and an unfortunate walk toward elements of that glue on the back of brown mailing tape. Finishes quickly thereafter but the hops are mediocre, very macro-like. Forgetable beer in practically all aspects.

10-08-2002 07:44:44 | More by ADR
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valkyre65

Texas

3/5  rDev +0.3%

12-13-2011 20:02:39 | More by valkyre65
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Keegan

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +42.1%

04-15-2012 17:52:24 | More by Keegan
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thatruth

Washington

1.6/5  rDev -46.5%

picked up a sixer from the Biltmore Cabaret's "Cold Beer" section on the side of the club about a fortnight ago. poured from 500ml can into pint glass.

pours a 1" frothy white head, heavier than moderate lacing, clear light yellow body, not so bubbly.

malt, corn. apple juice aroma. smells awful.

tastes comes back to apple juice. simple and plain. alcohol is damn prevalent for such a low content beer. sour mash vibe.

mouthfeel is unpleasant. thin, funky aftertaste.

a cheap, pale, nasty beer. even super cold it is gross. avoid.

**my can said 5.00% alc./vol. as opposed to the previously noted 4.8%.

freshness date on bottom of can: 07/2012

08-28-2011 21:42:22 | More by thatruth
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

1.45/5  rDev -51.5%

Whoa. its drinkable, but that doesn't make it good or interesting, cheap though, so its not a total waste.

04-25-2002 16:35:29 | More by rastaman
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

2/5  rDev -33.1%

02-26-2014 20:44:59 | More by JIMTRK16
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Boffone

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev +0.3%

05-15-2014 17:31:08 | More by Boffone
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-13-2014 22:30:56 | More by MJ63
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Bavaria Beer / Pilsener from Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.
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