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Bavaria Beer / Pilsener - Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.

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377 Ratings

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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 19.4%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | 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 lacqueredmouse
2.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured pale straw gold with reasonable loose head, which slowly dissipates into light film. No noticeable lacing.

Slight bitter yeast on the nose. Some floral hoppiness. Slight amount of green-bottle stink. But overall quite a pleasant smell.

Palate reasonably uncomplex. Some malty notes with a hint of lingering back-palate hops. Smooth and drinkable, without being particularly noteworthy. Flat unfilling mouthfeel - little carbonation.

Overall, quite refreshing and clean. A very drinkable brew, if a little forgettable.

lacqueredmouse, Dec 20, 2004
Photo of cypressbob
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

440ml can

Pours with a light yellow body, thin head forms, fair retention, little lacing

Smell, fresh and lemony, some hint of sweetness, mabye honey, freshly cut grass

Taste, fairly crisp, grassy and a hint of sweet malt. Almost grainy

Not a bad lager, not skunked which is always a great sign

cypressbob, Sep 27, 2004
Photo of aracauna
2.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pale gold with a bit more life in the color than the Tuborg I had just prior. The head is fuzzy and dry looking, and lasts for a bit. The flavor is definitely on the adjuncty side, but not offensive. The flavor is soft, a good bit of rice, but not in a foul way. Very low bitterness and very low hop aroma. Very soft on the palate.

aracauna, Sep 22, 2004
Photo of oberon
2.05/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

oberon, Sep 13, 2004
Photo of EagleTalon
2.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours to a thin white head that dies out. Color is somewhat darker than heineken. Aroma starts skunky and once the skunk goes away resolves to a sweet malt and noble hops aroma that is typical of the style plus an added aroma of fermented corn and alcohol. Flavor is very unremarkable for the style--not too exciting. Has a noticable alcohol kick that I like. Finishes dry.

EagleTalon, Aug 21, 2004
Photo of filabrazilia
3.8/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden with a nice fluffy white head. Good lace.

There is a hint of malt and grassy hops in the nose. A very balanced aromatic brew. Not bad.

A touch of carmel malt is countered by a pronounced but not overly strong hop profile. The hops linger a bit past the last sip.

This is a typical pilsener: thin, smooth and slightly dry. This is a very easy drinking beer that would be a good introduction to the "next level" of beer to the uninitiated.

My wife bought this for me this evening and I'm very proud of her. At $4.50 for the six pack I'd have to say this was the find of the year. I might have her pick up a few more for my non BA buddies.

filabrazilia, Jul 28, 2004
Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.23/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Medium amber with a dirty white head that looks more substantial than the heads on many pale lagers. It actually has some stiffness and is persisting for a respectable length of time. Unfortunately, the aroma is no great shakes. Slightly sour, slightly hop skunky, possibly adjuncty; not a nose to be proud of.

The taste follows suit, more or less. Holland is not good beer. It's creamed corn sweet with a sharp, pungeant bitterness and elements of grain and grass. Isn't quite grimace-inducing, but with any significant warming, I'm sure that it could achieve that designation pretty quickly. The finish is lingeringly, quinine-like bitter. Light-medium body on a good day with a mouthfeel that borders on frankly watery on the swallow.

I doubt that anyone is tripping over Bavaria Holland since there aren't that many reviews. If you happen to see it on the shelves, just nod and walk on by. It isn't worth your time or your money.

BuckeyeNation, Jul 16, 2004
Photo of mynie
2.25/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It pours without a head. Nothing. It's light, maybe a little bit darker than American lagers like Budweiser or Coors.

The taste is a very light but nice malt that kind of seems like a dull Heineken only with a very faint but pleasent fruity aftertaste.

This might be the most heavily carbonated beer that I have ever drank. It's so fizzy that it's hard to swallow right out of the bottle, which is a shame because the bottles are pretty... Once it's been poured into a glass and allowed to set a while, it goes down alright.

mynie, Jun 23, 2004
Photo of farHillsBrewer
2.53/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I had a bottle of this on a hot day in Texas. It was refreshing but not very satisfying. Similar to Heineken in its malt profile, being grassy rather than grainy. The head was there for the pour but disappeared quickly. After about half the glass I was thinking about something better for my next beer, knowing there were about 6 better beers in the fridge. It had a slight bitterness which lasted just a bit longer than the swallow. If you don't want to pay more than $3 for a 6-pack this is the beer for you. Personally, I'd prefer something more substantial.

farHillsBrewer, Jun 21, 2004
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.2/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I paid $6.99 for a 12 pack of bottles of Bavaria Beer. It has to be one of the cheapest imports I've had. Overall Bavaria is a pretty average Pilsener in appearance smell, and taste. Nothing unexpected or great came out of this beer, but overall its solid enough to enjoy at a good price. I would choose it as a session beer over much of the similiarly priced macros on the market and recommend it to beer fans who don't always feel like shelling out a lot of cash for other micros and exports.

Gagnonsux, May 30, 2004
Photo of DPMomutant
3.13/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very light golden bodied beer. Finger-thick head fades to some lacing on the side.

A bit hoppy/skunk smell. I wouldn't have a problem with green bottles if all the beers in them didn't smell that way.

It doesn't taste too bad, but I've tasted this before in most of the 'mainstream' European lagers.

A bit carbonated for my feelings but a good consistency.

While I could drink some of these, I probably wouldn't if I have a better choice.

DPMomutant, Apr 06, 2004
Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
2.3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

OldFrothingSlosh, Mar 30, 2004
Photo of pezoids
3.6/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This pours like the perfect lager. Looks great. Clear and bright, golden yellow color, a large frothy pure white head of foam. Nice lace on the glass. Pleasant graininess in the nose. Gives off some lemony notes, and some sourness. The taste is full of sweet graininess. There’s a soft citus hop bite in there too, but it’s hidden well and has no harshness. Light malt body and leaves a sticky sweetness in the throat. This is a light and enjoyable Macro-Euro lager. Comparable to say a Stella or Orangeboom. I could drink more of this.

pezoids, Mar 16, 2004
Photo of jsolack
2.48/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Lacy long lasting head. Looks clear and golden.

Sweet grain and an almost skunky scent.

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

Has a nice dry texture. Carbonation level seems good.

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

jsolack, Mar 06, 2004
Photo of watermelonman
2.42/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Cheaper than Heineken, but it seems to smell and taste that way as well. It poured to a decent pilsener gold, but that's where my kind words end. Is that rice in the taste? The colder it is the better, which doesn't speak well for this beer's quality.

watermelonman, Feb 27, 2004
Photo of BeerAngel
3.43/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear pale yellowish-orange color with a modest off-white head. The smell consists of a skunky lemon twang hops and fresh-cut grass. The taste is very comparable to Heineken with the common lemony hop twang (again) and an earthy grain. This beer is very light bodied and finishes with a hint of corn sweetness. Not great, but this one will do in a pinch. Cheers!

BeerAngel, Feb 08, 2004
Photo of jahsausage
3.1/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Visually this beer is excellent, with a relatively longlasting head and a glorious golden lager colouration. Looks, however are not everything! It has a clean sweetish taste followed by a crisp faintly bitter finish. I would describe this beer as "modest but likeable" it doesn't exactly scream out with flavour but what is there is sufficent and certainly drinkable. As other reviewers have said - the price certainly aids in appreciating it!

jahsausage, Jan 24, 2004
Photo of arizcards
3.1/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This golden pilsner poured a nice head which went away pretty quickly. This brew had a sweet smell to it with a taste to match with not much of a hop followthru. It has a very thin mouthfeel to and is a beer I would drink again if offered to me but one I would not seek to buy.

arizcards, Jan 24, 2004
Photo of WesWes
3.48/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a pale gold color with a thin white head. The aroma is average. There is the presence of pale malts and lager yeast. It is a bit less skunky than most of this style. It has a bit of green glass aroma, but not too overpowering. The taste is decent. It is light and actually tasteful. It has a bit of a malty aftertaste which pushes it ahead of most purely because it has some distinguishing characteristic. It is quite mellow, but has a slight metallic flavor to it. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a low bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This beer drinks well for a pilsner. I enjoyed it.

WesWes, Jan 19, 2004
Photo of BobLuvBeer
3.13/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thick, deep head. Actually hear a popping sound as the bubbles pop from the carbonation. Nice light golden, clear color. Toasted, straw aroma. Moderately acidic taste. Finishes quickly and leaves minimal after taste. Very mild grassy flavor. Medium body, crisp.
Green Bottle. No Fresh Date.

BobLuvBeer, Nov 23, 2003
Photo of Globetrotter
2.2/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Comes in a green 33cl bottle with a green and white label full of lettering. Ingredients conform to the purity law - but I don't believe it. Best before 9/04, I opened it on 11/2/03.

Well, this was the most popular imported beer in Kazakhstan in the mid-nineties. That's about the most I can say for it. It pours a perfectly acceptable, utterly unremarkable clear gold with a small white head that sticks around a bit and leaves a bit of lace. The nose is powerful, actually pungent, with rice or grain or something. The mouth is very prickly, and full of sourish grain. The taste is stale malt and bad bread, with a weak hops chaser that can't break through the mold. The aftertaste is heavy and stale. Not a good product.

Globetrotter, Nov 04, 2003
Photo of diablo14
2.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

they virtually give this away here in oz, and compared to most others you can get for the same price it rates ok.

run of the mill premium lager color and head. light gold with a foamy white head. one thing i did find interesting about this beer were the tornado like bubbles rising from the bottom of my glass. looked pretty cool i must say. not surprised this is a dutch beer. it smells like theyve thrown a few buds in the kettle. very pungent! after the initial m.j type aromas there are sweet flowery notes and also something a bit inky. fairly malty taste, a fair touch of lemon and tonic in there with a bit of maize. unusual that the finish was quite sweet, and after the initial couple of mouthfuls lacked a bit of bitterness. maybe it was the thai food id had before hand but i found this quite gassy. possibly a bit too crisp.

not something i drink much, i only get it if im in a hurry and theres nothing better. it does go down the trap ok overall, but not one of my favorites. the dutch should just go all out and brew a mull beer. that would at least make their beers more interesting than this type of thing.

diablo14, Oct 29, 2003
Photo of Indybeer
1.48/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

12 oz bottle. Poured a typical straw yellow color with a good head that lasted, and some good lacing on the glass. Aroma is floral and sweet. That is all I can say good about this! Taste is just awful. Watery and thin, with some bitterness in the finish. This is one beer I won't bother with again!

Indybeer, Sep 01, 2003
Photo of TinusTime
3.13/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Found this beer for 5.99 a 12 pack and as i was having people over for a bbq- i figured id get this as a back up.. I was pleasently surprised. It pours a nice light straw colour.. The smell is what i expected from a green bottle lager, but it was lacking the typical skunkiness that I have found so often. The taste was similar to a deskunked fresh Heineken. It was nice and crisp and Clean with the hops giving it a nice slight bitterness in the finish. While i cant drink more than on Heineken ( cant stand it) i found my self thinking that this was not too bad a beer and much more drinkable than Heineken, Becks, or other Green bottle euro lagers.. Overall a suprisingly average beer, but that was not neccessarily a bad thing.

TinusTime, Aug 26, 2003
Photo of beerguy101
2.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light gold color, medium white head. Aroma is grainy and sweet. Light tasting, slightly hoppy. Fairly standard pilsner style beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Nice balance. Nice, but nothing special. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is hoppy, slightly bitter.

beerguy101, Aug 23, 2003
Bavaria Beer / Pilsener from Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.
70 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.