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Hollandia - Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.

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BA SCORE
66
poor

164 Ratings
THE BROS
55
awful

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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 2.73
pDev: 24.91%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | 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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1/5  rDev -63.4%

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Photo of SetarconeX
1.33/5  rDev -51.3%
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.

Photo of rastaman
1.35/5  rDev -50.5%
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.

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1.5/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of KarlHungus
1.53/5  rDev -44%
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.

Photo of Anonmatel
1.68/5  rDev -38.5%
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.

Photo of FLima
1.69/5  rDev -38.1%
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.

Photo of irishtimepiece
1.75/5  rDev -35.9%
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.

Photo of MichaelProcton
1.75/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of colts9016
1.9/5  rDev -30.4%
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.

Photo of kojevergas
1.93/5  rDev -29.3%
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!).

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1.95/5  rDev -28.6%
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.

Photo of shirfan
1.95/5  rDev -28.6%
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.

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Hollandia from Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.
66 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.