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Holland Lager 1839 - Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.

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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 17.96%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: tjsdomer2 on 05-31-2011)
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drinkAK, Aug 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

Appearance: Fairly watery overall. Not much carbonation. Good initial foam, almost no lacing. Golden color, practically straw yellow. Lots of condensation on the glass.

Smell: Very faint peppery hop notes. Kind of a sweet muskiness as well. No metallic notes. Neutral overall.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Initial Dortmunder-like dryness. Sour, bitter, and sweet grassiness that balances pretty well. Sweetens as it warms. All in all very good. Great carbonation in the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: No complaints.

Overall: Definitely good overall.

tjsdomer2, May 31, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

Holland Lager 1839
12 oz. green glass bottle, dated "05-2015 23033250214"
$5.98/ six pack @ ALDI, 8521 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL

Notes: Brewed in Holland by H. West, Maarssen. Basic Euro-pils that's clearly designed to look like Heineken, and taste somewhat the same. The difference is that there are not as many hops, leaving both the flavor and the bitterness a little low, although mainly the hop flavor suffers. It's more towards the sweet side, but it remains in balance; and there are no defects. I drank a six-pack of this and all but the last bottle was free of skunkiness - oddly, the whole six pack was just sitting in a case with two others. I guess I got lucky. Overall... inexpensive and worth what it costs.

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A - Poured out a clear, golden-yellow color with a small, white head of bubbly foam. No lacing to speak of.

S - It smelled slightly skunky with some grasses and caramel.

T - No skunky flavor. Sweet grains and caramel with some light grassy bitterness.

M - It was fairly crisp and sharp. Maybe a little thin and definitely light bodied.

O - This isn't great. I threw it into a mixed six pack because I wanted to try it.

zeff80, Jun 13, 2012
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3.26/5  rDev +14.8%

Green 330 cl bottle from Aldis. Crappy after 6/14 according to bottle date. I grabbed one from in the back since the manufacturer doesn't understand basic beer making and why green bottles are bad.

Pale yellow. Straw. A bit of thin white head. Slightly fizzy.

Smells of slight pils malt sweetness, sulfur. Floral, spicy hops. Hint of phenolics like a ferment that wasn't quite spot on kind of a burnt rubber or smoky thing.

Tastes fairly clean, a light pils malt sweetness, noble hop flavor. Very nice hop spice flavor. Slightly more carbonated that I would like. It makes it gassy with some carbonic bite that doesn't blend well. Initially sweetness but finishes dry with some bitterness that lingers slightly. Hop / malt balance is fairly even.

Body is light to medium. Finishes a touch watery.

Overall it's a beer with some technical flaws that could be changed to have a very nice beer. The phenolic aroma is unpleasant. The pils flavor a little light. The body a little light. But, in the grand scheme, it's a solid beer. Price is a bit on the high side, however. $6 for 6. It's a $5 for 6 beer in its current form.

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Holland Lager 1839 from Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.
71 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.