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Hollandia - Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.

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BA SCORE
66
poor

142 Ratings
THE BROS
55
awful

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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 22.99%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bavaria Brouwerij N.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-09-2002)
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pin

Australia

1/5  rDev -63.5%

05-21-2013 22:53:22 | More by pin
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

1.25/5  rDev -54.4%

05-12-2014 01:34:17 | More by Georgiabeer
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SetarconeX

Florida

1.33/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

I simply won't mince words with this one, it's an absolutely terrible lager. The not-so-secret objective of this beer is nothing more ambitious than to make a low-cost alternative to Heineken, and to a certain degree they pull it off.

It's a pale yellow color, with a scent not unlike your average European-made Lager. The taste, at first, it oddly identical to Heineken, very light, very heavy on the fermented veggies.

The difference is in the aftertaste, which is oddly bitter, and with an absolutely disgusting astringency. At first, it's not so apparent, but the more you drink, the more the aftertaste spreads until after your second bottle, it's all you can taste.

Cheaper than even a 6-pack of Budweiser at my local grocery store, and for good reason. Avoid this one at any cost.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2004 06:03:12 | More by SetarconeX
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

1.35/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Probably down there with heineken, but perhaps better at half the price, only drink in situations where your moneys running low, light fizzy, easy to drink, no character.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2002 17:23:36 | More by rastaman
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Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -45.3%

05-13-2014 20:22:39 | More by Socialiste
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

1.53/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer pours a clear pale straw color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes very quickly into no lacing. The aroma is of skunk with some grainy malt underneath the skunk. The taste is more malty and less skunky than the aroma, but it still isn't pleasant. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a high level of carbonation. Overall, this is a bad beer. I try not to review beers which I think might be skunked. However, I see no need to refrain from reviewing a beer that is skunked due to the fact that it is bottled in green glass, which is something the brewer can control. This is a bad beer. I will not drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2008 22:50:41 | More by KarlHungus
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Anonmatel

Australia

1.68/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Hollandia is one of those cheap averagely made beers, that only sell cause they are erally cheap, they should only be drunk if you get them for free, and there is nothing else to drink. Taste is rather average, slightly hoppy, tastes like a bad bad batch of Steinlager (and thats saying something). Still it's cheap.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2003 01:23:35 | More by Anonmatel
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FLima

Brazil

1.69/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Golden color with lots of fluffy head with medium retention.
Sweet aroma with notes of herbal hops, though inferior to other similar beers.
Taste follows nose, quite sweet, not sure if a result of the maltose addition. Notes of herbs. Mildly dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with very low carbonation
It is more of a barley juice with low drinkability, I will remember not to drink it again.

Serving type: can

04-23-2013 14:26:57 | More by FLima
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irishtimepiece

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Clear and yellow with a fizzy white head.
The smell is just terrible, skunk probably isn't strong enough a word.
Tastes of fish. Yeah, fish. No aftertaste at all, though, which I guess is a plus.
Mouthfeel is thin and watery, highly carbonated.
I could drink these all night long, but I wouldn't want to. I bought this on accident and wouldn't have tried it otherwise. It is exactly what I expected it to be. Boring, bland, and just plain bad.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2006 05:15:34 | More by irishtimepiece
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MichaelProcton

North Carolina

1.75/5  rDev -36.1%

02-20-2013 03:59:07 | More by MichaelProcton
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colts9016

Idaho

1.9/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The color is a golden yellow with carbonation. No head. The nose is skunky malty aroma with hints of yeast. The tastes is very yeasty skunky and the malt is an afterthought and very bitter. The mouth feel is harsh with no finish. This was not a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2008 20:39:57 | More by colts9016
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kojevergas

Texas

1.93/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Can into Guinness pint glass in Galway, Ireland.

A: Thin pathetic head of fair retention. Clear off-urine colour.

Sm: Just barley. Can advertises "hop extract" - ????

T: Barley and malt. That's it. How amazing...

Mf: Thin and pathetic. A bit coarse on the finish.

Dr: Cheap shite beer. Better than Budweiser (what a compliment!).

Serving type: can

03-09-2011 02:41:02 | More by kojevergas
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

1.95/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours to a deep golden color and thin white bubbly head. Aroma is skunks and rubber. Taste is cheap, dry eurolager crap. Finishes with a dryness that is not too bad. Overall, this is a crappy, smelly, cheap tasting beer that has few things going for it.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2004 23:31:01 | More by EagleTalon
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shirfan

New York

1.95/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pale yellow, wisp of a head burns off quickly.

Aroma is mild skunk, thin noble hops, corn.

Taste: The worst of old and new world macro lagers, combined. Thin, under-hopped, and vaguely corn-sweet, with a dirty penny metallic finish.

Mouthfeel is watery and not even very quenching due to the poor flavor.

Not a good choice; I had been out in the sun and wanted something light and quenching from the nearest store. These were next to Grolsch for almost $3 less -- and now I know why.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2006 22:07:12 | More by shirfan
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bonbini26

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -27%

01-10-2012 17:01:49 | More by bonbini26
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -27%

03-03-2012 01:49:29 | More by ThinkAgain
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Noelito76

New York

2/5  rDev -27%

08-06-2013 02:31:46 | More by Noelito76
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MaxOhle

Illinois

2/5  rDev -27%

10-25-2013 06:50:33 | More by MaxOhle
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the_danish_swede

Sweden

2/5  rDev -27%

01-09-2014 23:37:49 | More by the_danish_swede
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bcsbeer

Florida

2/5  rDev -27%

12-07-2012 00:49:00 | More by bcsbeer
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rekel

Netherlands

2/5  rDev -27%

07-11-2012 20:45:44 | More by rekel
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Kvasasgyvasalumi

Lithuania

2/5  rDev -27%

02-07-2013 07:56:42 | More by Kvasasgyvasalumi
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CrazyDavros

Australia

2.03/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very pale straw, snowy head dissipates to a tiny covering.
Massive skunk aroma, along with stale malty cardboard. Astringent.
More cardboard on taste with shortlived weak bitterness.
Feels watery, with little carbonation.
Not extremely offensive, but pretty dodgy all the same.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2009 06:17:36 | More by CrazyDavros
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ChrisCage

Alberta (Canada)

2.13/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- The coloration of this one is typically macro and Euro....pale gold, crystal clear and with lots of carbonation. The head disappears as quickly as it formed after the initial pour....whats left is a thin patchwork of soapy white film partially covering the beer. I do have to say that the the lacing is half decent looking, as it at least leaves behind some sticky clumps of foam on the glass, and they stay there too.

S- This is best summed up as follows (and in this order): corn, rice, barley malt, dry grass, no hops, and then more corn/rice. Very bland overall and again, smells eerily similar to an AAL.

T- When it's stated on the can that "select grains" were used, they must have meant that they use select cow corn in this beer...it is sweet initially, then finishes clean....too clean. This is very bland overall, following the aromas closely, and I think along with said corn adjunct, lots of white rice was used in this as well. In trying to find something positive, I can taste a hint of hop extract right after the swallow, as it leaves a bittering flavor down in my throat.

M- Thin, highly carbonated and 'sterile' clean, this Hollandaise beer has it all when it comes to nothingness on the palate...reminds me of a more flavorful Coors Light.

O- The only reason I bought this is b/c I honestly thought it was a nice beverage at a beer/wine/liquor festival that I attended....I was also hammered by the time I got around to sampling this one...it's no longer a 5/5 as I put in the book I had. On a hot day, this would be super refreshing I have to admit, but then so is Budweiser, and Bud is cheaper if I'm going that route! Not the absolute worst beer I've had but still....Thumbs down!

Serving type: can

03-26-2012 01:58:50 | More by ChrisCage
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Macca

Australia

2.15/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This pours a golden colour with a centimetre of head. Clear.

Boring macro aromas. All grains and cooked veges. Slightly metallic.

Ho hum. Almost no flavours at all. Just washes over the tongue and leaves a slight drying sensation. This how to make a dumb beer.

Ok mouthfeel.

Just another boring euro.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2009 08:24:32 | More by Macca
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Hollandia from Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.
66 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.