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Hollandia - Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.

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BA SCORE
65
poor

169 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 2.72
pDev: 24.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 14 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-09-2002

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Ratings: 169 | Reviews: 94
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Photo of soju6
2.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

500ml Can.

A: pours a light golden color with a decent head that fades quickly to just bits of lacing.

S: Aroma of fresh grain and herbal, with some malt sweetness.

T: Taste is quite bland with some malt sweetness and grain. Very mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish.

F: Light body, fairly smooth but short on flavor.

O: Another Euro Lager that is non-offensive.

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1/5  rDev -63.2%

Photo of FLima
1.7/5  rDev -37.5%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of FlyingBull
2.58/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Purchased this for $2.50/4-pk of pint cans. Was on sale at F4L for 2 pks/$5 so I HAD to get it.

A- This beer poured a light clear gold with a 1/2" fizzy white head that dissipated down to just a white fizzy covering fairly quickly. There actually WAS some lacing down the glass as I drank it.

S- Very typical "Dutch beer" hop aromas. Lightly herbal hops and just a hint of malt.

T- Out of the gate, this beer tasted sweet to me for the style. It reminded me of Miller High Life. There's more malt flavor vs. hops, but both are really mild.

M-I would say the mouth feel is thin and somewhat - watery.

D- It's drinkable for sure...very light and easy going. Low alcohol which I like. Good cheap party beer for MilBudCor people. ...And they'll think they're livin high and got something imported. :-)

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3.25/5  rDev +19.5%

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2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -35.7%

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5/5  rDev +83.8%

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2/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of thegodfather2701
3.15/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A-Pours gold with a fizzy white head that dissipates quickly.

S-Grassy hops and a hint of malt.

T-A good balance between grassy hops and sweet malts. It has a little bite to it, but not much else. Its fairly bland.

M-Thin and watery.

D-Very drinkable since it is not the most flavorful beer and it has an average abv.

Overall, I prefer other versions of the style but this was good to try in a mix pack.

Photo of ghisty
3.32/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

appearance- yellow. heady. pretty decent carb.
smell-faint grains, slight corn, maybe a single hop.
taste-very short, not complex, a bit foamy and light, honestly pretty uninteresting.
mouthfeel- very slight sharpness, pans out into lagery flat. slightly slick finish.
overall- this beer isnt something complex, its a sessionable, decent, lager.
not the best beer, but pretty far form the worst also, and its usually cheap.
a good filler if you are getting a few more spendy tall cans and want something
to go in between the beautiful ones. this beer would be refreshing very cold,
and I will probably drink it again.

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2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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2/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of BeerDocT
3.42/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a chilled tulip glass.

-Appearance 3.0: Poured out of the can a light golden color. Head foamed up to a half inch and then quickly dissipated, leaving a film around the edges. Lots and lots of CO2 bubbles all over the place.

-Smell 3.5: Very pleasant bouquet. I smell grains, corn and a bright yeast.

-Taste 3.5: Front is all about the carbonation; very little taste. Middle is nice: a light barley taste and a light alkaline hoppiness. Finish is very slightly sweet and more light barley. Lots of subdued hops in an otherwise dry, but pleasant aftertaste. Everything is balanced and smooth.

-Mouthfeel 3.0: Well-balanced carbonation for this type of beer. Pleasant.

-Overall 3.5: Very good, basic lager. I have tried lagers that cost twice as much as a four-pack of Hollandia, but are on par with it or somewhat below it. The price this beer usually runs ($6 for four 16.9 oz beers) is hard to beat for what you get. It certainly is not "swill," just a pleasingly low-key, well-executed European lager. Recommended for those who know what that is and what to expect.

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2.6/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

A: poured from a 500 ml can into a pint glass, yellow straw colored with a short foamy white head that dissipates leaving little lacing, clear

S: not much, grain, seltzer water

T: slightly sweet up front, quickly moves to bitter, light grain, grass

M: thin, watery, good carbonation

O: slightly below average lager, not terrible but nothing memorable

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3.25/5  rDev +19.5%

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4/5  rDev +47.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.85/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hollandia (drank from a 16.9 oz. can) has a thick, slightly off-white head, a clear, very bubbly golden appearance, and a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet grains, malt, and a touch of stinging hops. Taste is sweet grains, sugar, sharp hops, and water. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Hollandia finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, mild, mostly dry, and massively drinkable. Overall, this one is very good (and sold at a cheap price).

RJT

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Hollandia from Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.
65 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.