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Bavaria Beer / Pilsener - Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.

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Ratings: 403
Reviews: 244
rAvg: 3
pDev: 19.33%
Wants: 5
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002

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Ratings: 403 | Reviews: 244
Photo of zeff80
3.22/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Poured out a highly carbonated golden yellow color with an off-white, foamy, three finger head. It actually left some descent lace on the sides of my pilsner glass.

S - It smelled of corn and grain adjuncts. It really smelled like a Euro Pale Lager.

T - It tasted fairly sweet. The corn and grain flavors were very evident. It had a grassy bitter bite/aftertaste.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light-bodied beer.

D - This is an okay pilsener. At $2 for 22oz it was a good value beer.

Photo of clemtig76
3.38/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found it a local supermarket for $4.49/6. I haven't seen that price on any import in years much less an import that beats the likes of Heineken and Becks hands down. Sweet malty aroma with not a trace of adjuncts. Pours a golden straw color with a thin head. Taste is of sweet malt with a slight grassy flavor balanced nicely by the hops. Great beer at an even greater price.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of ckeegan04
3.32/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear golden yellow with average ultra white head. Moderate retention and good lacing. Tons of little bubble rising up through the beer.

S - Wet straw? Has a funky aroma, almost skunky smelling.

T - Sweet and crisp. Much better tasting than the aroma would lead you to expect.

M/D - Medium bodied and very crisp. Excellent carbonation.

Photo of jwc215
3.48/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden yellow with a large foamy/fluffy head. Many champagne-like bubbles rise to the top. Some foamy lacing sticks.

The smell is of lime and bready notes. Pretty clean, with just a touch of sulfur, some Continental-type (Saaz?) hop earthiness/hay. Pretty clean overall.

The taste drops off from the nose, but remains inoffensive. Sweetish malt with a touch of hop bitterness. A bit salty, with a touch of sulfur. Blandish with a soapy aftertaste.

It does have a crisp, refreshing quality to it, with on-target carbonation for the style.

Easy-to-drink. Could be confused with a standard EPL, but not a bad one at that.

Photo of Graham5161986
2.85/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a clear, pale yellow with a 1 finger white head that reduces to a thin film and leaves a

S: typical pils - grassy hopped with some subtle malty sweetness. good amount of butter in this one too.

T: minerally, grainy hops up front, with a very subtle, buttery sweetness in the middle followed by lots of minerals and a bit of bitter hops on the finish - unfortunately, it's quite metallic.

M: light and watery, decent carbonation and a mineral water-like finish.

D: A sub-par pilsener in my opinion. Easy to drink but doesn't deliver the flavours like a good pils should. I would drink it again, but I definitely won't be rushing back to it.

Photo of Portertime
2.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was just one of those beers at Total Wine that fell in the miscellaneous group. Had this one chilled in a pub glass. Poured a rich, bright golden with a good white head. Smelled of musty skunkiness, very unique actually. Tasted crisp with hop bitterness and some cooked corn. Light and bubbley on the palate.

Photo of MTNboy
3.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: This is a good looking beer. Nice gold color snow white head. Tight lace.

Smell: A bit of a skunk hops smell.

Taste: It tastes like malt liquor to me.

Mouthfeel: Crisp but watery.

Drinkability: Refreshing but I could use cheaper beer for that.

Photo of ibashmuck
2.29/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Poured a basic lager yellow, with a small head. A distinct skunkiness to the nose, and following the initial mild bitterness, that skunkiness popped back up in the taste. Failry smooth with medium carbonation. Nothing special, that skunkiness is irritating though.

Photo of baos
3.53/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pint can into pint glass

A: Nice golden color with thick creamy head that goes down to just a wee collar. Lacing is good all up and down there.

S: Spice wood leaves. What my big bro and I call the Pledge tree, which is a bush in the woods around these parts.

T: Like a super good version of Heineken. No weird fox piss taste and smell like heine has. Nice hop-dry finish. A lemon grass flavor in there as well.

M: Light to medium body leaves the mouth almost in a non-sour pucker. very nice.

D: I believe a keg of this might be enough.

Photo of SIRIUS2
3.08/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of seanyfo
3.32/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

33cl bottle poured into plastic pint glass.

A- Pale gold, 3 finger creamy head after aggressive pour but the disppates relatively quickly to leave a crown. some nice lacing.

S- I wouldnt say its skunky but there is an aggressive hoppy aroma, no obvious malts there.

T- Lots of hops again with a subtle maltiness lingering in the finish giving a sweetness which does compliment.

M- Watery, medium carbonation.

D- Not a bad pils, a nice hop bite balanced by a slight malt sweetness, but a bit watery making it a bit thin and weak. Average!

Photo of AshevilleSippin
3.61/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Short Version:
Tasty and light. Well balanced and crisp. Not my style but surprisingly good for what it is.

Poured this strong in my pint glass thinking it would be a dud. Got rewarded with three inches of pillowy white head that had a merengue quality about it. Color was dull golden and clear as a bell. Lively carbonation.

Smell was delicate and hard to pick up. Possibly a bit cold still. If anything I get a faint grassy hop smell.

Heavy side of light-bodied. Taste is crisp and refreshing. Slightly dry with some green apple showing up. Not skunky like I was expecting. Decent malt structure but not sweet. Very well balanced beer.

Sweet and mild anticlimactic finish with a lingering pleasant aftertaste.

There is a decent foam layer persisting to the bottom of the glass with ample patchy white lace down the side.

This is a good beer. Way better than I was expecting.

Photo of Absumaster
2.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A light golden, yellow beer with a thin head that leaves lacing on the glass.

Smell of light malt with cooked vegetables, fresh grass and a little rubber.

Taste is light bitter with a hint of malt, very light and watery. Some corn-like tastes that go into the direction of cooked veggies. Body is very light, thin. I am making a side-by-side comparison of 8 Dutch pilsners and this one is at the bottom of the scale.
Aftertaste is short, light bitter and dry.

Photo of babaracas
3.2/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear gold with fluffy white head which fades quickly. Clinging lacing however. Smell: sweet malts, noble hops, grain/hay. Taste: floral hops, sweet malts. Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied, smooth carbonation. It's a bit light even for a Pils, but a decent easy drinking beer.

Photo of tgbljb
3.88/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a crystal clear golden color with massive white puffy head. Great retention with very attractive lacing
Smell is light with a mild fruitiness noted.
Taste also shows a nice fruity character, with a nice dryness to balance.
Very refreshing and easy to drink.
Good beer, Woukld be nice to session.

Photo of sabrills70
3.73/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz green bottle with no freshness date. pours a medium gold with a pur white 2 finger head, good longevity and good lace. Nice sweet honey malt smells with slight citrus. Decent malt flavors mixed with honey and lemon. Not a huge typical pilsner hop flavor or bitterness which make it different enough - and in this case different is a good thing. A bit heavy to be super refreshing but good in the winter when tired of the heavier beers. A nice beer.

Photo of soundhole
3.01/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I bought this beer as a single from the local liquor store $1.50. I am a Porter/Stout/RIS fan, but figure I'd give this a shot anyway.

A: Very pretty, golden hay-like appearance, and excellent clarity. White pillowy head that dissipates quickly to a thin film. A steady stream of bubbles from carbonation keeping the film there, absolutely no lacing.

S: Kind of skunky at first, may have been a bit out dated. There was a presence that was slightly flowery (under the skunk)- seemingly more mellow than Heineken.

T: Slight bitter from the hops, probably more effect from the carbonation (which was just right). Slight watery taste, but not enough to distract from the hops. Pretty smooth overall, practically no after taste.

M/D: Mouthfeel was thin to moderately thin. Carbonation wasn't overwhelming at all. Given the right summer day, I could drink this all day.

Summary: For the price, I believe that this is a better beer for the buck than most others of the same style, could have done without the green bottle though.

Photo of AlexJ
2.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pale yellow with a puffy two finger head of white that quickly disappears.

Aroma is very similar to Heinekin, pale malts and some metallic hops.

Flavor ditto. Mild pils flavors with unpleasant ferrous taste of iron followed by restrained hop bitterness.

Watery and bubbly, crisp texture. If you like Heinekin you'll like this.

Photo of Blakaeris
2.52/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours clear golden yellow with a decent white head that leaves some sticky lacing.

Aroma is pale malt with a strong sour grassy quality.

Taste is pale bready malt. Light earthy hops with a slight metallic quality.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, a little on the thin side.

Photo of bashiba
2.4/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured clear yellow with a big creamy white head.

Smell is classic Euro skunk smell with a touch of grain. Repungnant.

Flavor is light and sweet with just a touch of light grassy hops. Luckily the taste is much better than the smell, but nothing to get excited about.

Mouthfeel is light with mild carbonation and a bit of oilyness.

A pretty average euro lager. Will avoid.

Photo of Tomblerone
3.8/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I'm from the Netherlands, so I grew up with this kind of beer
A-> It looks like all other Dutch beers, nothing special
S-> The smell isn't much different from the other beers either
T-> In my opinion it tastes way better than heineken (=Amstel), Dommelsch and Grolsch, which are the big concurrents here in the Netherlands.
M-> It isn't very bitter in your mouth, but after an evening of drinking this beer, you get a nasty taste in your mouth:)
D-> Easy to drink, you can drink a bottle in no-time

Photo of skeetermoses
3.4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Overall this was a pretty affordable beer, and not bad for the price that I paid. Little over 6 bucks a six pack. This beer felt like a pretty watered down version of peroni, or even Stella Artois. Besides that it was a beer I could see myself buying down the road.

Photo of scottyshades
2.8/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

For the price, this is a decent beer...picked up a 12 at a Latin grocery store in Miami out of pure curiosity...Pours pale gold with a small head with no lace. Smells bitter and hopy, just as it tastes. Decent carbonation and the mouthfeel is very light, bitter, and clean. The only reason someone should drink more than 3 of these if for the price, not really the taste...but worth a try

Photo of BEERchitect
2.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Standard and proper are a few terms that come to mind as the first half of the glass hits the stomach. But I realize that I haven't taken a moment to think about the beer. Although its a solidly executed beer, there's little to celebrate here also.

The beer pours with a canary-yellow color and forms a foamy head from the abundance of carbonation below. Mild lacing concludes the beer's appearance.

Balanced pilsner aroma provide a grainy sweet scent of dry crackers, sweet hay, and grape nuts. The malt counterpart of hops deliver the earthy noble varieties with mild floral and spice notes. The beer stops just shy of light-stricken (skunk) character.

Flavors show the same part-grain, part-malt blend that was found in aroma, and bring about sulfury apple, mild corn-like vegital taste, and overall a raw barley taste to ride along side the taste of fresh baking bread. Grassy hops turn from herbal early on to spicy bitter in finish. Sulfur and mineral taste give a zesty sharpness to assist hops as the beer crispens up and concludes the taste.

The beer's medium-light body is propped up by a grain sweetness that persists in aftertaste, along with mild astringency and minty alcohol warmth.

It's a fine thirst quencher and likely works well with mild tilapia or simple pasta. But as a stand alone beer, it's largely forgettable.

Photo of Durge
3.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A light golden-brown brew with a big head at first, but little left after a few minutes, solid lacing however. Smell is very weak, A slight hoppy/wheat thing, not bad but not very discernable. A hint of metal no doubt associated with it's cute little 250ml can that a friend brought back from Aruba for me. The flavor is mild cereal stuff, but not too bad. I note some alcohol although this is just 5% ABV. Fair carbonation for a refreshing drink. A peppery/tangy touch on the tongue. Sort of grows on you but with only 250ml to work with I will just say this is OK enough, wouldn't turn it down, worth a try on a hot day, but not to write home about.

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