Hollande 1620 | World Brews

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
World Brews
California, United States | website

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-29-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
43
Avg:
3.34
pDev:
18.56%
 
 
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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 43
Photo of aracauna
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This actually isn't a bad little lager. It pours a clear medium gold that's a bit fuller in color than I was expecting. The bubbles are large, but the head is nice and lingers for a short time instead of instantly fizzing away. You can actually smell the malt and slightly skunked hops. The flavor is maltier than I was expecting as well. It's a nice straw pilsner malt with a touch of chalk. Lightly sweet, there's a touch of hop flavor but low bitterness. The mouthfeel is light and soft and a bit bubbly instead of watery. Very drinkable.

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Photo of maccroz
2.26/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

The beer is slightly "gamey". It is like other Holland brews I've tried yet it leaves a more funky aftertaste. Very hoppy, but I think they missed out on the combination of grains and hops. It probably appeals better to the palate of someone who was alive around 1620.

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Photo of Shiloh
3.95/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice brew from Holland.
Arrived a nice medium bright golden colour with a medium/light body which is extremely clear. Very short head leaving to a minor island lace. Carbonation is also medium and large bubbled.
Taste at first of mild green apples and continues to the mild hops.
Very smooth and easy to drink...would make a great session beer.
Pleasent taste.

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Photo of Brent
2.6/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

My first impression was that this beer was flavorless, and its not like I tried this following an IPA or imperial stout, it followed another Euro-lager. On the second swallow, some flavor did emerge, but is was just a non-descript hops bitterness. Okay, I'll let it warm a bit and see what comes forth. Not much, just more bland generic hops bitterness. This beer is not bad, it is just an absence of good.

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Photo of aaronh
2.81/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a medium golden color with a surprisingly creamy white head. The head fades rather quickly to a thin collar of foam. Aroma is mild, with a distinct sweetness and a touch of pepper. Not bad, definitely no skunk there (which I feared due to the green bottle, despite earlier reviews). The taste is lighter, but still provides a malty sweetness and a bit of bitterness on the finish. Maybe a touch of corn sweetness, but it is still decent. Peppery hops linger around on the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side, but carbonation is balanced and not as harsh as many lagers. Drinkability is ok, but there is a bit of a saltiness that lingers and actually makes me more thirsty than when I started! Overall, this isn't a bad brew, but not a top contender to make a return appearance in my fridge.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.87/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

OK another green bottle lager from Holland.."Hollande 1620 Superieur"

OK this beer pours a rather attractive deep honey yellow with a small white head that drops quick..but theres some good lacing
Very nice freesh aroma fro a "green import" no sign of skunkyness..nice fresh invigorating hops lovelly.
Wow this is a wonderfully refreshing and tasty beer..maybe this is what Heineken should taste like..nice sweetness at the start a nice long semi-bitterness...slight taste of fresh baked bread..very nice indeed
Its got the average Euro'lager finish on the palete good but not exceptional
A very nice thirst quenching lager beer..will certainlly have much more this summer

NOTES anyone sick to the back teeth of Heiniken..i would recommend this beer highly very best Dutch lager I have tasted in the USA.

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Photo of Morris729
3.16/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a thick and puffy white head that fades into a heavy and creamy lace. Nose is sweet malts and grains with a bit of sulfur. Light in body with a bit of a powdery texture. Taste is sweet malt at first followed by soft, powdery grains. Mildly bitter hops come across in the finish to balance out the beer. A decent brew that (like other reviewers have mentioned) is a step above Heineken.

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Photo of mickeymac
3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I hate to mention that other beer from Holland, but tastes like a better version of Heineken. It's the run of the mill color for a lager of its type: pale yellow. The hops are actually noticeable in the nose and, despite the green bottles, skunkiness wasn't a problem. It has just enough malt sweetness to keep things interesting, but is dry like most Euro lagers and the flavor seems to disappear from the tongue almost immediately. There's nothing offensive about it, and it goes down easy. I can imagine throwing down a six-pack (if absolutely necessary) without noticing any ill effects from the alcohol content or the flavor. In other words, it would make a decent session beer.

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Hollande 1620 from World Brews
78 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.
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