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Bavaria 8.6 Original - Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.

Bavaria 8.6 OriginalBavaria 8.6 Original

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BA SCORE
60
poor

80 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 80
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 2.36
pDev: 26.27%


Brewed by:
Bavaria Brouwerij N.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Andreji on 12-29-2001)
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Reviews by jhtipton:
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jhtipton

Spain

2.9/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well, it is a cheap beer, so what should you expect. And it is nearly 8% ABV. Pours a medium golden clear color into my pint glass. Actually gave me alot of head that did stick to the glass. Not much in the smell arena, can barely smell anything. Tast is warming, kinda like a bud with a shot of vodka in it. Mouth feelis light to medium bodied. Drinkability is average. Due to the high ABV, stop at one and get something better to drink.

Serving type: can

10-17-2010 15:18:19 | More by jhtipton
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a tall 500 ml can into a pint glass. "Why am I drinking this?" crosses my mind. A bright yellow hue with a crazy amount of beige foam ... Looks a lot like ginger ale. Smell is almost non-existent with the exception of a corn sugar sweetness accompanied by a twinge of wet grain. Tastes like vodka-harsh boiled grains, chalky grape juice or sour hard candy, and anemic grassy hops. Less sweet and perhaps just a smidgen more refined than American malt liquors but the same basic idea. A notable industrial alcohol warmth emerges and I am thinking that this is reminiscent of a very low-rent imperial pilsener. Watery body is coupled with the expected aggressive carbonation, and there's a hint of peppery spice that you don't get in North American brewed cheap beers. Finishes crisp but with more residual sweetness than a Euro pale lager, grainy with an echo of saccharine fruitiness. Basically the intent of such a beer is to provide a cheap intoxicant, a la North American malt liquors. It probably suits this purpose admirably and tastes marginally better than its New World cousins. That's the best that can be said.

Serving type: can

02-15-2014 21:24:17 | More by CalgaryFMC
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CrazyDavros

Australia

2.15/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Pours amber with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows hay, sweet clean malt, spicy hops, vegetal notes. Some industrial booze too.
Similar flavours, quite sweet with some booze and vegetal notes. Not much going on.
Needs more carbonation.
Could be worse...

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 08:30:36 | More by CrazyDavros
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -4.7%

01-05-2014 00:43:08 | More by FadetoBock
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -15.3%

12-14-2013 06:11:20 | More by DamageCase76
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

2/5  rDev -15.3%

12-06-2013 01:28:05 | More by Exeter
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dmorgan310

Panama

2.25/5  rDev -4.7%

11-26-2013 12:57:06 | More by dmorgan310
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pipinmalikonj

Croatia (Hrvatska)

1/5  rDev -57.6%

11-21-2013 12:45:25 | More by pipinmalikonj
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TubbyDullard

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +48.3%

10-27-2013 07:59:30 | More by TubbyDullard
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

2/5  rDev -15.3%

09-29-2013 03:06:53 | More by cam477
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Reem

France

2.5/5  rDev +5.9%

09-28-2013 14:50:58 | More by Reem
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FLima

Brazil

2.66/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Golden color with an one finger head with low retention but leaving some laces. Light aroma of pale malt, bread and vanilla. Malty flavor with notes of apple juice. Hints of minerals, vodka and syrup. Light body with good carbonation. Relatively smooth body given wheat addition and 7.9% ABV is surprisingly well hidden. I was expecting a blunt Malt Liquor with unpleasant flavors, but although plain and lacking hops, it is relatively decent for the style.

Serving type: can

07-16-2013 02:07:41 | More by FLima
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.25/5  rDev +37.7%

07-13-2013 08:39:27 | More by hansavijaticar
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

2.29/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

500 mL can from TBS; best before May 2014. So was this beer previously brewed to 8.6%? Or is that value just the current abv in different units? Seriously, I want to know what the numbers mean.

Pours a bright golden-yellow hue, topped at first with two fingers of frothy, puffy white head that sticks around for a good four or five minutes. It even has the courtesy to leave some strands of lacing behind on the sides as it seeps away - definitely one of the better looking strong lagers I've had lately, for whatever that's worth. Unfortunately, it smells terrible - lots of booziness, fusels, grainy malts and corn syrup are the only things I can pick out, and altogether it kind of just smells like wet garbage.

Not very tasty, but actually not that bad for something that's nearly 8%. Relentlessly sweet flavour profile, with vibes of minty apple juice, corn syrup, ethanol, and perhaps some caramel. Doesn't sound very tasty? There's a good reason for that. The finish is a little boozy and a little malty, but still sickly sweet. I can't really find any trace of hops or hop extract; maybe that's where I'm getting mint from? Who knows. Medium-bodied and very smooth, with relatively low carbonation that I am not a real big fan of in this type of brew.

Final Grade: 2.29, an embarrassing D. The thing that impresses me most about Bavaria 8.6 is probably the drinkability; it basically just tastes sweet and wet, and even though you can tell the alcohol is there (and it will hit you eventually), this is definitely not an especially raunchy-tasting lager considering the abv. Reminds me a little of Boxer Ice, with its weird, fruity, funky off-tastes. I worked at a liquor store in Alberta that sold these; the only customers I ever saw purchase them were homeless people and 'regulars' (alcoholics). Two of these might give you a decent buzz for 4-5 bucks, but Warka Strong can do the same while allowing you to retain your self-respect for the rest of the night. I'd only drink this again if I were pretty desperate.

Serving type: can

04-19-2013 02:04:00 | More by thehyperduck
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moreyswig

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-23-2013 22:40:02 | More by moreyswig
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev +27.1%

03-11-2013 14:39:45 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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TimeLincoln

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +48.3%

03-10-2013 18:29:33 | More by TimeLincoln
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biernack

Netherlands

1.75/5  rDev -25.8%

02-09-2013 20:21:23 | More by biernack
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kaneel

France

1/5  rDev -57.6%

12-29-2012 14:00:55 | More by kaneel
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +27.1%

11-07-2012 02:40:28 | More by cfalovo97
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Odri

Quebec (Canada)

1.25/5  rDev -47%

09-13-2012 14:07:00 | More by Odri
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4ster

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-17-2012 19:17:32 | More by 4ster
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warpedrevolution

Washington

2.75/5  rDev +16.5%

08-07-2012 13:56:38 | More by warpedrevolution
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-22-2012 21:59:20 | More by RedAleMan
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pappetros

Greece

3.5/5  rDev +48.3%

07-18-2012 20:45:22 | More by pappetros
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Bavaria 8.6 Original from Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.
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