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Bavaria Beer / Pilsener - Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.

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Bavaria Beer / PilsenerBavaria Beer / Pilsener

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353 Ratings

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Ratings: 353
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 19.73%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bavaria Brouwerij N.V. visit their website

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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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.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2003 01:04:36 | More by beerguy101
Photo of UnionMade


3.53/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm always a little wary of green bottles, but I thought I'd give this a go for some beach beer.
The beer poured a crystal clear lemony yellow, with a fat white head seated atop. Plenty of effervescence, with bubbles rapidly climbing to the top.
The first thing I thought of upon smelling this beer is that it's almost exactly like Heineken, but cleaner and better. Pleasant clean maltiness, with no esters, and well balanced herbal hoppiness. Not skunked yet.
Flavor is clean and crisp, with that distinct dutch flavor. I don't know what it is, maybe the yeast, but it has a specific flavor. Maybe the hopping. Anyways, light and mildly sweet, a touch of corn-like sweetness, with lively carbonation and a sparkling clean mouthfeel. Hops are well done, and adequately provide a crisp, tangy finish. Aftertaste is negligible, disappearing from your mouth almost as soon as it's swallowed. I was happy with this pilsner, and I walked into the beer without any preconceived idea of what it would be like. I honestly had no idea, and was pleasantly surprised.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2003 07:56:15 | More by UnionMade
Photo of fattyre


3.45/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear medium light yellowish golden color with a moderate clingy white head that has large bubbles. The smell is malty with fading skunky hoppiness. The taste is cookielike/syruppy sweetness with a balancing sharp hoppiness and a thin to moderate mouthfeel. This is a suprisingly tasty beer that I think would be extremely nice if it were available fresher.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2003 04:01:37 | More by fattyre
Photo of au1sec


2.4/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Beer pours a typical pale yellow for a pils style, head dissipates quickly. There is an arome, but I can't describe it well...somewhat floral. I'm getting a somewhat bitter aftertaste, which is surprising given the thin mouthfeel and watery finish. OK, so they used some hops. Really not much to get excited about here. If you love Heineken, get this instead and save two bucks on the sixer. If you love good beer, get something else. This is average beer all the way, not much different than our domestic macros.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2003 22:41:55 | More by au1sec
Photo of Andreji


2.17/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

From a 330ml can.

Pours a simple slightly dark toned golden colour with a little but dense white head that leaves much lacing; there is also permanent but moderate carbonation. The smell is faint but predominantly malted and slightly hoppy. The taste, very weak, reflects this maltyness poorly as it gives off a little sweetness combined with the bitterness at the end, also very light.

Extremely weak body, very watery and oily overcoming the flavour almost completely.

A bad beer. not worth having twice.

Serving type: can

07-24-2003 19:10:18 | More by Andreji
Photo of AtLagerHeads


2.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is a crystal clear golden yellow with a minimal white head and no lace. A delicate nose is actually very nice and leaves a pleasant bouquet that is quite clean and bright. The flavor is sweet with very little hop bitterness, if any. Clean, crisp taste with no lingering aftertaste. The body is very light, but not watery, and the overall sense is of a nice sweet light beer that finishes with great dryness. Not at all hateful.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2003 15:22:08 | More by AtLagerHeads
Photo of hotstuff


2.3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

This brew poured a white head that dissolved fast and it had fine-small bubbles. There was very little lacing on the sides of my glass with this brew. There was carbonation observed with this brew rising to the top. In my opinion the aroma was fruity and citrusy. There was a bitter taste to this brew as well as an aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2003 13:13:24 | More by hotstuff
Photo of TheDM


2.2/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This brew poured a small head of fine to large sized white bubbles that soon disappeared. It had a straw yellow body with carbonation continuously rising from the bottom of my mug. It has a strong hop aroma and a fizzy somewhat bitter start that lingers well into its bitter finish. There is actually some hidden flavors other than those from the hops that hides itself well in the finish. They were somewhat floral in flavor.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2003 15:40:56 | More by TheDM
Photo of feloniousmonk


2.75/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: crystal-clear yellow color, with a smallish white head.
Aroma: sweet and cornish, what there is of it, typical lagery smell, with only the faintest whiffs of citrus, flowers.
On palate: sweet, clean, brisk, and actually kind of tasty. Light body. Absolutely no finish, it vanishes as soon as you realized that it was there!
Texture, what there is, dies quickly, too. A simple sweetness resides in the back of the throat, until it croaks, too.
Sweetness continues, to the point of unpleasantness. I do like sweetness in a beer, yes, but only when accompanied by hops, malt, body, texture, taste, etc. Mouthfeel, body, everything is quite forgettable. That serves some people fairly well, but not I.
Not that bad, actually, just not very good. And, lucky me, I chose a pint can to sample. Wee, wee, wee, all the way home!

Serving type: can

05-18-2003 20:33:10 | More by feloniousmonk
Photo of Shiloh

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The skunk is loose...OMG the aroma is very skunky and translates a tad to the taste.
The colour is a medium golden hue with a full head and limited carbonation.
Slightly hop heavy and very smooth going down.
Enjoyable once you get by the initial aroma.
Believe this could be an aquired taste in the making.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2003 17:24:06 | More by Shiloh
Photo of Tballz420


3.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours out a pale gold, with loads of carbonation bubbles rising to the top, where they meet up with a fluffy white head. Theres nothing much to this beer, seems to be a standard lagar from holland. Quite similar to a few other "green bottle" beers ive had from the area.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2003 20:18:05 | More by Tballz420
Photo of Rifrafboy


2.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2003 15:55:35 | More by Rifrafboy
Photo of Morris729


3.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light to medium golden color with a foamy white head that quickly dissipates into a thin and patchy lace. Nose is sweet malts and stale grains with a bit of skunkiness. Very light and crisp mouthfeel. Taste is sweet grains blended with some notes of dried grass and hay and is somewhat astringent. Some faint notes of citrus give a bit of a tart flavor to the finish. This is not a beer I would drink often.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2003 20:44:11 | More by Morris729
Photo of zerk


2.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This one came as part of a "Beer's of the World" sampler I bought at Costco.

Pours a clear gold with a persistent white head that leaves quite a bit of lace on the glass. Aroma of honey, cooked veggies, and hay. Also a very slight skunkyness. Flavor is overly sweet, with a herbal/vegetal finish that is slightly bitter. Mouthfeel is smooth but watery. Not terrible, but not a beer that I'm likely to buy again.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2003 22:35:40 | More by zerk
Photo of Dmann


3.98/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2003 02:25:06 | More by Dmann
Photo of Gusler


2.25/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The beer pours a translucent gold or straw color if you like, the head average and white, lace covers the glass. Malt is dominate in the nose, lemon like crispness, somewhat sweet, and so is the start, top cadaverous, finish astringent, minimally hopped, droughty aftertaste and not a beer that “Trips My trigger”.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2003 16:45:32 | More by Gusler
Photo of Brent


3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

If I were a fan of Heineken, I probably would have liked this more, but it wasn't bad, nonetheless. Barest touch of skunk slunk behind a grassy/herbal soft aroma. Sweet grain, hinting at sweet-feed, with a sourish finish. Just enough hops to be noticed. Finish was very clean and crisp.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2002 15:37:03 | More by Brent
Photo of tang214


3.95/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is easily my favorite Hollish beer that I have tried. It easily beats Heineken and is even a step or two above St. Pauli Girl. It pours a golden straw color with decent head that thins out to a layer that stays on top to the bottom of the glass. The smell good without a skunky aroma commonly found with other Hollish beers. The taste was very good with nice maltiness paired with the hops. It is very smooth and very drinkable. This is a great brew that I will definitely get again, probably many times. The best part is that it is imported by a company here in my home city of Dallas and is frequently on sale.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2002 21:51:05 | More by tang214
Photo of ThreePistols


4/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clean, clear straw yellow color, foamy white head, sticky lace, sweet lemony candy like nose, sweet, citrusy and rich, grassy malt flavor. Nice balanced bitterness. This beer is surprising good and at a great price.

This is a great refreshing beer on those hot Florida summer days.

Serving type: can

11-29-2002 07:29:44 | More by ThreePistols
Photo of NeroFiddled


3.48/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an absolutely crystal clear deep golden body topped by a frothy but etheral head which drops to a minor collar and whispy surface covering within seconds. The aroma offers a soft grainy maltiness and a mildly skunked herbal hoppiness. The body is medium with a fine-bubbled carbonation that's just below standard levels (@ 2.4 volumes CO2) and gives a light tingle on the tongue before becoming fairly creamy in the mouth. The flavor melds a semi-rich and lightly sweet maltiness with a lightly earthy and herbal hoppiness so well that they appear almost as one. I'd imagine that this might be a factor of freshness except that the skunkiness is so limited (and the bottle appears quite new). If it's possible, I might suggest that this beer is too well balanced! It seems to lose character as it's become quite one-sided. Bitterness is clearly present, as is hop flavor, but it's restrained. And the limited level of carbonation doesn't help to bring out what is there. Still, there are some nice malt and hop flavors in this easy to drink beer giving it a fairly good drinkability. Nice, but overshadowed by many other European pilseners.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2002 14:22:31 | More by NeroFiddled
Photo of bditty187


3.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Typical European Lager aroma, fairly mild skunkiness, and once that fades, a fairly decent creamy-grassy/hay, citrus, and hops bouquet is noticeable. The palate is similar to the nose; just add in some mouth-watering (literally) sourness. The body is pale yellow with a white head of a 1/2-inch, good retention and decent lace. All aspects of this beer are typical for the style... if you like the style, try it. I feel it is less flavorful that Grolsch but better than Heineken.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2002 17:08:46 | More by bditty187
Photo of Pegasus


3.5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pleasant medium gold in color with a thick and creamy off-white head with good retention. Lots of carbonation, sticky lace coats the glass wall. Pleasing aroma consists of grassy notes, sweet malt, lemon, and slight hops. Flavor begins with slightly sweet malts and a surge of carbonation, mild hops rise in the middle of the taste, finish is dry and mildly bitter. As other reviewers have noted, this beer is a good value, I paid $3.49 for a six-pack of 12 oz bottles, leaving little to complain about.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2002 20:18:22 | More by Pegasus
Photo of ADR


2.73/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2002 07:44:44 | More by ADR
Photo of marc77


1.95/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Crystal clear golden hue. Efferevescent & topped by a thick, fluffy head that settles into a moderate, lace - leaving layer. Cooked veggies, grassy hop, pungent sulfur, and grain husk in aroma. The off putting sweetness and astringent grain flavors coupled w/ the meager hop bitterness and lack of any noteable hop flavor render this brew most unenjoyable and rough. Finishes w/ a lingering cabbage soup flavor & dextrin sweetnesss. A drop or two of isomerized alpha acid would make Bavaria more palettable... barely. Craptastic!

Serving type: can

06-29-2002 17:10:01 | More by marc77
Photo of beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sort of the poor-man's Heineken. I can get a sixer of it in the 16 oz. cans for $5 by me. It's good on a hot Summer's day, but that's about it.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2002 18:00:30 | More by beerluvr
Bavaria Beer / Pilsener from Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.
70 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.