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Bavaria Beer / Pilsener - Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.

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388 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 3
pDev: 19.67%
Wants: 5
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bavaria Brouwerij N.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002)
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Photo of sabrills70
3.75/5  rDev +25%
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
2.98/5  rDev -0.7%
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
2.68/5  rDev -10.7%
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
2.58/5  rDev -14%
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
2.48/5  rDev -17.3%
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
3.88/5  rDev +29.3%
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
3.35/5  rDev +11.7%
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
2.85/5  rDev -5%
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
3.38/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

Photo of Suds
1.93/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

From a can, this yellow brew is unimpressive at best. It has a small head and a very light, clear appearance. The aroma is grassy, with a very slight herbal hop smell. Not much in the way of malt or grain in the smell. The taste is slightly sweet, with a serious metallic quality. No real flavor, and nearly no bitterness. It's quite carbonated, and with the thinness, it gives a bit of a soda-water impression. The finish is pretty empty. I really didn't get anything out of this brew. Not really satisfying, even as a lawnmower beer.

Photo of BeerZack
2.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bright golden color with a quickly fading frothy head.

Sweet grainy malt, skunk and some alcohol on the end.

The sweet grainy malt flavor is pretty well balanced by skunky hop bitterness, finishing slightly dry.

Nice non-aggressive mouthfeel, but overall this is a very skunk-focused beer.

Photo of baxterbrew
3.5/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pale yellow straw colored, typical for this class. The head is minimal but good retention. Nice lacing around the top of the glass

S: Definitely malty, citrusy. Slightly ammonia-like
T: Smooth, sweet, again lemony. Very little hops, they come through at the end. Very clean tasting.
M: Again just a notch above average. It has a nice full feeling to it, perfect carbonation
D: I could drink a few of these. A notch better than your typical euro-lager.

Photo of Vancer
3.5/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An aggressive pour pops up a furry white head, floating on a crispy cream sunshine yellow brew. Pretty good lacing.

Lots of the ol’ euro skunk yeast on first sniff, it subsides after a few minutes. Hey, the taste is not bad at all, malty and mellow but with a sharp hop bite to finish. I only had one for a sample, but I’ve seen these around in 12 packs for under $9 – not a bad deal for a lawnmover, or session sucking beer. Better tasting and cheaper than Heinecrap.

Photo of Kulrak
3.63/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden straw color with a lot of chunky white head that laces the glass, not bad. I could smell the skunk when I opened the bottle at waist height. There's also some malty and yeasty smells there and a hint of floral hops. But damn, the skunk! The taste is very smooth and clean, with a tiny bit of hop flavor/bitterness on the back end. Mouthfeel is a fairly creamy. Overall, it's a very drinkable beer, I just wish they hadn't put it in a green bottle.

Photo of tbone53
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

european green bottle beer, that should pretty much say it all.ok maybe not.
a:lite golden color with good head. laces nice down the bottle.
s:smells like a lite pilsner nothing bold.
t:taste ok nothing spectacular.
m:doesnt fill the mouth with alot of flavor
d:easy drinking
not overall inpressed with this one.would be a good sesion beer.for the price you probably could do better.

Photo of mikesgroove
3.78/5  rDev +26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light pale golden color with a big white head and a nice streaming carbonation from the bottom. Smell was very yeasty, with the classic lager smell. Hints of a slight hoppiness could be detected. First impression of the taste was light, crisp, clean and refreshing. Flavors are atypical of the style and nothing exceptional. Overall though it is a fantastic little sessionable lager, I actually prefer to heineken.

Photo of Clockwork420
4/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a glass mug...

Appearance was very clean and gold. Better than most beers I have poured. It also had a substantial amount of bubbles in it crawling up the sides of my glass. Like a chapagne.

The smell was hoppy.

Taste was very clean and refreshing. Not overbearing and skunky.
I use the word clean with most brews from Holland and Germany, cause of the process most of them go through to abide by the local laws. I kinda tasted alcohol in the after taste. But other than that it was very good. Light and airy.

Mouthfeel, was clean. Easy on the palate. I can only taste and sense alcohol at the end.

Drinkability flat out is amazing. I could actually drink this and eat at the same time. Which this is a first for me. I dont drink and eat anything at the same time.

Great brew, Worth a shot.

$8.97 for a twelve pack of bottles.
Try this one, you wont be pissed at me.

Photo of DrinkinBoy
3.15/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bavaria pours a light and transparent gold. The head is very frothy, and it is retained well. Much if it continued to stick to the glass while I drank it.

The hoppy aroma is present, but is nothing that stands out.

Bavaria has an immediate taste of hops, with the after taste leaning itself to the sweetness of the hops. The taste is good, but once again pretty average for this type of lager.

The mouthfeel is good. It has a decent body, and the carbonation just adds an extra something to the hops kick.

Overall I would say that Bavaria is about your average Euro Pale Lager. It is pretty easy to drink, but the aftertaste will make you pretty thirsty. I would suggest it to anyone who is looking for an alternative from the more trendy green bottle beers.

Photo of Dogbrick
3.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear pale yellow color with a medium bone white head without much retention. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is grainy malt with a bit of hops. Light-bodied and clean mouthfeel with mild malt and hops flavors. The finish is sweet malt and fruit with a touch of hops on the back end. Overall this beer is a straightforward Pils/Lager that is instantly forgotten.

Photo of drpimento
3.28/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a good everyday beer with its value. Poured with a huge, frothy, foamy, textured off-white head and plenty of lace. Head mostly dissipated shortly. Yellow gold color. Fresh beery, lightly hoppy and malty nose. Flavor's about the same but more emphasis on the hops. Body's a bit thin at first when it's colder. Easy drinking. A session beer.

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.53/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Green 66cl bottle, best before May 2008, drank April 2007.

Poured into a 0.2 litre Veltins tulip glass.

The white head soon left to leave a scummy wispy covering on top a crisp light golden yellow body.

Hoppy aroma, nothing much of anything else.

A typical Euro lager taste, no body or depth, no flavours to pontificate about.

Watery mouthfeel, nothing there at all.

Could easily have scored this a lot lower, not a beer I would choose again.

Photo of allergictomacros
2.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Clear straw with a loose head that drops quickly.

S - Touch of skunk, floral hops with a bit of lemon. Slightly metallic.

T - Somewhat sweet, grainy. Not much aftertaste. Bitterness is pretty mild.

M - A little rough feeling. Too much carbonation maybe.

D - Overall, inoffensive. Not terribly exciting though.

Photo of wl0307
2.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

660ml green bottle, BB 03/2008, served chilled in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: pours a golden hue, a well-sustaining creamy frothy head comes on top of lively fizziness full of med. and large bubbles, leaving even sheets of lacing behind.
S: the lightly citrus/lime-fruity theme is backed up by a faint touch of dried grass and mildly sugary+grainy maltiness--very timid indeed, but by no means unpleasant.
T: juicy lager malts prevail upfront, quite sweet in its grainy flavour and being backed by faint citrus-fruits… gradually a thin-ish and semi-dryish hoppy aftertaste pursues, but disintegrates without making much of a fuss.
M&D: the texture is alright, not too fizzy and not too thin, “almost” clean if not for the finishing sugary touch; nevertheless, the overall flavour fails to make an impression of a quality Pilsner-style lager, if that is the style this beer purports to be.

Photo of plaid75
3.4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a medium straw hue with a half inch foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a subtle noble hop and a soft husky grain bill.

The taste consisted of a decent soft malt with a mild caramel sweetness. There was a subtle spicy hop and a mild biscuity finish.

The mouthfeel was a bit flat, but relatively clean.

Overall good drinkability, but nothing to get too excited over.

Bavaria Beer / Pilsener from Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.
70 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.