Bavaria Beer
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European Pale Lager
Ranked #197
Ranked #47,990
3.02 | pDev: 19.87%
Swinkels Family Brewers
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Reviews by bobbyr5:
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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

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Photo of feloniousmonk
2.71/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: crystal-clear yellow color, with a smallish white head.
Aroma: sweet and cornish, what there is of it, typical lagery smell, with only the faintest whiffs of citrus, flowers.
On palate: sweet, clean, brisk, and actually kind of tasty. Light body. Absolutely no finish, it vanishes as soon as you realized that it was there!
Texture, what there is, dies quickly, too. A simple sweetness resides in the back of the throat, until it croaks, too.
Sweetness continues, to the point of unpleasantness. I do like sweetness in a beer, yes, but only when accompanied by hops, malt, body, texture, taste, etc. Mouthfeel, body, everything is quite forgettable. That serves some people fairly well, but not I.
Not that bad, actually, just not very good. And, lucky me, I chose a pint can to sample. Wee, wee, wee, all the way home!

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Photo of DutchBeerDrinker
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of ThePostmaster
2.94/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden color. Little head which leaves quickly. Smell is floral. Taste is full bodoed for green bottles, lightly malty with nice carbonation. Very refreshing, as a Pilsner should be. Floral accents in the taste. Hops present, but the malt is where the action is. This is a decent pilsner.

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Photo of Jose9e
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
2.28/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Yet another questionable offering in my beers of the world 12-pack.

Straw-colored in appearance with a thin layer of off-white head that makes a decent attempt to lace the glass. Aromas are sweet, malty, with a hint of bitterness. And an overshadowing skunked facet. Flavor is also on the sweet side. Very clean, crisp and short-lived. Nothing too hefty or thought-provoking. Finishes again with the sweetness. Thin and low-bodied. Not drinkable.

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Photo of bigeyedfish89
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Andreji
2.2/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

From a 330ml can.

Pours a simple slightly dark toned golden colour with a little but dense white head that leaves much lacing; there is also permanent but moderate carbonation. The smell is faint but predominantly malted and slightly hoppy. The taste, very weak, reflects this maltyness poorly as it gives off a little sweetness combined with the bitterness at the end, also very light.

Extremely weak body, very watery and oily overcoming the flavour almost completely.

A bad beer. not worth having twice.

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Photo of supermeniscus
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of Dmann
3.97/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very light golden color, with a white frothy head that faded into a light glaze over the top of the glass that left a good lace all the way down. The taste was not at all what I expected. It had no hint of skunk like its other more famous Holland brew and was very fresh and drinkable. I would seek it out again but I have not seen it anywhere in my town outside of the Beers of the Season box that I got for my Birthday. Very good.

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Photo of wilfonzo
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of au1sec
2.4/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Beer pours a typical pale yellow for a pils style, head dissipates quickly. There is an arome, but I can't describe it well...somewhat floral. I'm getting a somewhat bitter aftertaste, which is surprising given the thin mouthfeel and watery finish. OK, so they used some hops. Really not much to get excited about here. If you love Heineken, get this instead and save two bucks on the sixer. If you love good beer, get something else. This is average beer all the way, not much different than our domestic macros.

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Photo of Unchi
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Indybeer
1.57/5  rDev -48%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

12 oz bottle. Poured a typical straw yellow color with a good head that lasted, and some good lacing on the glass. Aroma is floral and sweet. That is all I can say good about this! Taste is just awful. Watery and thin, with some bitterness in the finish. This is one beer I won't bother with again!

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of AtLagerHeads
2.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is a crystal clear golden yellow with a minimal white head and no lace. A delicate nose is actually very nice and leaves a pleasant bouquet that is quite clean and bright. The flavor is sweet with very little hop bitterness, if any. Clean, crisp taste with no lingering aftertaste. The body is very light, but not watery, and the overall sense is of a nice sweet light beer that finishes with great dryness. Not at all hateful.

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Photo of jsnoek
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of Tballz420
3.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours out a pale gold, with loads of carbonation bubbles rising to the top, where they meet up with a fluffy white head. Theres nothing much to this beer, seems to be a standard lagar from holland. Quite similar to a few other "green bottle" beers ive had from the area.

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of canucklehead
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There is probably a dozen different 500ml cans of Eurolager available in BC liqour stores and that makes choice tough. Prices range from $1.90 to 2.45 with Grolsch, Pilsner Urquell and Bitburger at the higher range. This beer is only $2.00 and it tastes pretty good. No skunk or weak finish but rather a full bodied pils that goes down easy. The nose has a nice hop smell and the
finish is crisp and not too sweet. I'd say that value for money this is ranks highly in the Eurolager heap. Heck, it is only ten cents more than Holsten and Lasko Club which frankly suck.

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of TheDM
2.26/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This brew poured a small head of fine to large sized white bubbles that soon disappeared. It had a straw yellow body with carbonation continuously rising from the bottom of my mug. It has a strong hop aroma and a fizzy somewhat bitter start that lingers well into its bitter finish. There is actually some hidden flavors other than those from the hops that hides itself well in the finish. They were somewhat floral in flavor.

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Photo of bostonryan
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of hotstuff
2.3/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

This brew poured a white head that dissolved fast and it had fine-small bubbles. There was very little lacing on the sides of my glass with this brew. There was carbonation observed with this brew rising to the top. In my opinion the aroma was fruity and citrusy. There was a bitter taste to this brew as well as an aftertaste.

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Photo of supermantoine
3.38/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Before I found out there were other, more interesting, beers I was a native Bavaria Pils drinking teenager since the brewery is only a 15 minute bicycle ride away and all the local bars serve it.

Visually the beer looks like a classic pilsener. The color is yellow-goldish with a not so big white head that is quite stable.

Smell is mostly malts: bread/grain with a slight hint of caramel. Earthy smell from the hops and maybe a tiny hint of grape.

Taste is a little bit unbalanced. It needs more hoppiness to resemble a true pilsner. But it's brewed for mass consumption therefore taste isn't really discernible.

Mouthfeel is pleasant. Not too much carbonation, nice body and a balanced aftertaste.

Isn't a bad beer at all but it isn't phenomenal.

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Bavaria Beer from Swinkels Family Brewers
Beer rating: 70 out of 100 with 480 ratings