Bavaria Beer | Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.

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Bavaria BeerBavaria Beer

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Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002

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Photo of xichix
3.6/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My first review!

Bought this at a nearby supermarket. Really Expensive ($5) since beers around here only cost $1.5, but is common to see foreign beers this expensive. It reads "Holland Imported - Bavaria Pilsener Cerveza. Lieshout, Holland". This one has 5.0% ABV.

Served in a glass. Almost no head. Color is gold-like. I smell malt and it also tastes like it and a bit of hops with a bitter aftertaste. It goes down well, really light. Perfect for this hot weather. I'd try it again!

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Photo of theboozecruise
3.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a green bottle into a pint glass... pale golden color, clear, thing white head... boring.

The smell was malty, sweet, but weak and uninspiring... smells like another bland Euro lager to me.

The taste is more full than most of this style... so that's good... it's still nothing special but at least it had some body to it and doesn't taste watered down. There's something to be said for that.

Good mouthfeel, very drinkable... obviously this isn't something I'd rush out to get again, but I'm not going to turn my nose up at the overall product.

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Photo of roddwolff
3.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Crystal golden color, compact head of foam, some bubbles can be seen from the bottom, good lacing;

S: Sweet, malt-sweetened juice lemon;

T: Sweetened malt and grain, background of floral hops;

M: Very refreshing, medium bitterness and light body;

D: Taste like Heineken and Grolsch, but much better, very good pilsener, i liked a lot with fish.

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Photo of Fizzlybear
2.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L - Pours a pale golden colour, with high carbonation yet only a small head....

S - The main smell I picked up was wheat, but there was also a slight hops in there as well.

T - Taste was a mixture of smooth malts and a bit of bitter wheat.

M&D - Even though the drink appeared very carbonated it wasn't over the top, it was very smooth in the mouth and so light you could drink a few of these.

Overall a good beer to buy if knocking back a few at a party.

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Photo of rvdoorn
3.41/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Bavaria pilsner, this is my favorite Champions League Football (or other football events) evening beer with friends for years now. Had this one during the FIFA world cup qualification match Russia-Germany. The beer pours a yellow-golden color, with a nice head, just like any pilsner.

Smell: Grains, hops and some grass (yeast)

Taste: Typical pilsner taste, grains, some very very light sweetness with a nice, fresh and hoppy (slightly bitter) aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-high carbonation and a watery-body (typical for a pilsner)

Overall: In the same league as Grolsch and Hertog Jan pilsners for me, great for the style. I like this one, especially the quality-prize ratio is excellent (20% cheaper compared to other pilsners). Nice football beer.

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Photo of PapaEugene
2.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Birthday time in Brabant (Holland) so a high chance the beer you will get is a Bavaria.

A: Your average pilsener, nothing more, nothing less.

S: Grains, light hops and some garden smell.

T: Grains, grape sweetness and a small dose of hops. A light bitter finish with some citrus sourness as well.

M: Medium carbonation and a light body.

D: A good pilsener that I'll never turn down allthough there are better ones around.

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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
3.98/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Crystal clear, light straw body with a decent head that leaves a splotch or 2 of lacing.

S- Whole-grain cracker in front of some citrus and pilsener lager smell which reminds me of some metal.

T- Pretty standard pilsener flavor with a light, grainy malt base and a good sting from the hops.

M&D- The carbonation is impressive and the body is light. High quality drinking here

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Photo of BoitSansSoif
3.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a yellow-golden color w/thick rich head, but not much in the way of retention. A little lacing remains.

S-Sweet pale malt, noble hops, cereal, hint of hoppy skunkiness, grass.

T-Slightly sweet and sour pale malt up front w/crisp mid-palate, and another little touch of sweetness in the finish that blends w/light hop bitterness, a hint of metallic notes from the same, and an aftertaste that is a mix of sweet, sour, and bitter.

M-Light and lively carbonation.

D-This stuff really hit the spot while doing some installation work at home the other day. It was quenching, sessionable, light on the palate, and low enough in alcohol where I didn't need to worry about using power tools after one. It's slightly better than your average macro, and is not bad it it's cold and fresh, although I think the best-by date is pushing the envelope a little (12-2010).

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Photo of number1bum
3.15/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden color with about a finger of of nearly white head. Keeps a thin but mostly full lace with a bit of stick.

Smell is pretty clean and quite grassy, and also pretty sweet. It has a honey-like sweetness, and a bit of a buttery sweetness even.

Taste starts off quite sweet, as well, with some honey and sweet grain flavors. The grassiness that was in the nose doesn't materialize as much on the palate, though, which is a shame because the sweetness needs some balance. The flavor is ok, but a bit too sweet without a crisp hoppiness that would balance it out nicely. It's a little bland.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied but not as crisp as I'd like. The sweetness is even a touch cloying because of the lack of balance; a crisper carbonation would help as well, but it's a bit lacking there.

This is decent, but nothing that I'd seek out again. Someone gave me a few bottles, and if I found a few in my fridge again I'd certainly toss them back.

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Photo of atis
2.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500 ml bottle from Latvian supermarket

Pours pale golden with strings of uprising carbonation bubbles, small white head that dissipates rather slowly, patchy downsliding lacing. Aroma is clean citrus malt with light herbal hops.

Taste is rather unpleasant bittery sour malt with sweetish metallic finish. Mouthfeel is light with moderate carbonation.

I bought because it was on huge discount and remembered seeing some advertisements :). But I doubt I would ever buy it again.

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Photo of JDV
2.26/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours clear golden with white head. Smell is slightly skunky, and a bit sweet. Taste is a bit cereal like in its sweetness with a funky bitterness to follow. Crisp and bubbly, watery mouthfeel, but the malt flavor of this tastes a bit cheap. Not my favorite of pale lagers, but drinkable. Wouldn't seek this one out again.

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Photo of CampusCrew
3.15/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

wow... Bavaria is popular in Holland. I drank this alot while in Amsterdam.

appearance: yellow golden lager like. nice and bubbly

smell: light hops

taste: clear refresher and easy to drink

mouthfeel: thin and heavy carbonated

drinkability: A great choice with limited selection. Not the best pilsner but definitly solid...

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Photo of hockeyhead
3.81/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bought six pack for 5.99 good deal
A: poured in pilsner glass pours very golden and bubbly with a nice fluffy large bubbly head
S: no real smell just a little bit of malt and maybe a detection of sazz hop
T: very tasty starts off nice and malty and smooth and then slowly drys into a bitternesss with lingering malty taste
M: nice light crispy
D: i llove these i can drink alot of them

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Photo of Rayek
3.15/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Brilliant brass colored brew. Slightly soapy white head is rocky at first. It dissolves quick to a ring around the edge of the beer. Very small bubbles from carbonation. Leaves a small amount of lace.

S: Grassy and lemony hops with a balanced malty sweetness. Slightly musty.

T: Initial malt is dry and honey sweet. Balanced with a subtle lemongrass hop flavor. Finishes clean. Faint metallic taste. Not exciting at all, but decent.

M: Light body is slightly grainy. Carbonation perhaps a tad high.

D: OK, but nothing special. Lightness makes it go down easy. I wouldn't turn it down if it were offered to me, but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it.

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Photo of fullsweep
3.19/5  rDev +6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330 mL bottle poured into a pint glass.

Moderately thin, white head. Deep yellow beer with hints of amber.

Smells of sweet grains and hops.

No skunkiness to the taste. Well-balanced with hop bitterness prevailing over any sweetness. Mild flavors overall.

Mouthfeel is smooth with moderate carbonation and a slight bite to it.

Wouldn't necessarily seek this out, but as a cheap alternative, would drink as a mid-priced German pilsner.

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Photo of pradipta
2.03/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

failed again in my quest for a supermarket label that I'd actually want to drink! pale yellow urine like colour, with a head that subsides quickly leaving a film that looks like someone spat into the glass. I couldn't find a nose, inspite of my best efforts. Taste was not vile like that of many of its adjunct cousins, and that is about the only saving grace.

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Photo of Monsteruss
4.3/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

When pouring from this tall 1 pint can, the foam was white, creamy (2 fingers high) and very lacy.
The color was light golden yellow. Smell - light, hoppy and 'pilsey'. Taste was of a light wheat and hoppy. 10 times better than the average American pils and lagers. It's mouthfeel was very smooth and light-bodied.

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Photo of BierFan
3.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 ounce green bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear yellow. Slightly darker than most pale lagers. Good snow white head.

Smell: Hoppy bitterness and skunk. Slight floral and citrus.

Taste: I think this needs a bigger bitter finish. If it had more hop bitterness than the drinkability would have scored a little higher from me. It's ok but it failed to wow.

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Photo of Drew966
2.21/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bavaria Beer comes in an eight ounce green bottle and pours a golden yellow with a thin white head. There is a mildly skunky aroma in the Heineken vein. The flavor however is more assertively skunky and there is a bit adjunct noticeable. Not much to recommend this one. I'd pass.

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Photo of erratic
2.28/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

dang. I knew I should have asked for specific beers for Christmas instead of relying on my family's taste in beer. :(

Looks generically thin, clear, light and yellow. small head with big soapy bubbles.

smells corny, grassy, grainy and just a little bit skunky.

taste is almost non existent. Generic mass produced lager taste.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery, but at least is clean and crisp.

drinkability is easy, but, really, why would you want to? There's nothing to see here, folks, move along.

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Photo of likethetaste
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this in a beer variety pack from World Market. There was nothing at all special about this beer. No different than any of the American Macro lagers in my opinion. Not bad, not good. Not one that I would go out of my way again to get but would drink it if it was the only available.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
1.68/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Rated 12/8/2005 (12oz bottle from 24 variety pack):

Pours a light golden color body, with a medium sized head, big bubbles, but fairly quickly diminishing. Has an aroma of malts. Taste of malts, and is acidic, slightly bitter. Light tasting. Not much flavor.

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Photo of kinger
2.18/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Blah, weak lager lacking adequate malt content. Grassy aroma slightly appealing. Average pale gold pour, medium white head, moderate lacing. Light shallow mouthfeel, finishes with a weird emptiness. Flavor is virtually non-existent, really lacking in the malt department I could however detect some mild hop bitterness. Overall a guzzler perhaps, may be refreshing after a long hot day but rather weak.

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Photo of thierrynantes
2.53/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Beer bottle (33cl.), tasted in 2004.

Appearance : yellow pale color, with white foam head.
Smell :
Taste and mouthfeel : Not much flavor. It is a bit too soft, but persistent bitterness comes late.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Pale lager.

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Photo of avalon07
2.11/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Poured from a bottle to a mug. Had a yellow color and a clear texture. There was about a quarter inch of head that quickly dissipated. Lacing was nonexistent.

S: Smelled of a little of bitter hops, but was dominated by skunkiness.

T: A thin, watery brew, with some bitter hops thrown in. Not very interesting.

M: A below average amount of carbonation and a dry finish.

D: Yet another boring, mass-produced, green-bottled beer. Not offensively bad, but simply undistinguished.

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Bavaria Beer from Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.
3.01 out of 5 based on 460 ratings.
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