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

A decent if not insipid Dutch lager. Light in appearance. color, head, aroma, and taste. This makes it crisp and refreshing in a no-brainer type of beer way. Light like some American lagers without the off corn or rice flavors of beers made with adjuncts. Bought a 12 pack on sale at Bevmo for $7.99... good for the price if nothing else. Wouldn't pay the normal retail price of $15 a twelver.

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Photo of biegaman
2.41/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A coating of white detergent lays over top the beer for the entire sitting; it is clingy enough to leave splatters of film as it sinks. The colour is a radiant golden. Little specs of bubbles drift lazily. This patch is almost dense enough to obstruct clarity, but not quite.

Apparently the speed of smell is equal to that of sound. No sooner than I heard the fizzy wisp of the cap prying off I could sense the smell of skunk: a brutal blow too, a knockout punch right to the nasal sinus. Luckily now with the entire mug full of beer under my nose there is some malt to drown it out, but still, ouch.

It's too bad that at 5.0% this couldn't be marketed as a "lite" beer. It really has little taste. The flavour is dulled and watery and weak enough to ensure no aftertaste. It is utterly indistinctive from many of its fellow green bottle European counterparts.

The beer is almost entirely flat. A little carbonation might help drinkability but it might also bring out the corn flavour - perhaps we'll leave it as is. It does well not to cross the border into "offensive" territory but seemingly makes no effort to taste, quench, or satisfy like beer should.

Bavaria Holland doesn't offer much even as far as Euro Pale Lagers go. Fans of the style might find it tolerable but I just can't see anyone making a convincing case for this beer. It's not something I personally would ever care to go back to anyhow, especially if I felt like having a refreshing beer.

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Photo of WHROO
3.63/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a crisp yellow colour with nice head, & good lacing down the glass...Average carbonation.
Aroma: Big grass & hay notes upfront, not too complex, a hint of malts & honey...
Taste: A little citrus at first followed by a pronounced grainy malt flavour (reminded me of Groslch)...& a little kind bitterness at the back that dies quite quickly.
All in all, the mouthfeel was light to medium, a little creamy, taste was not too sweet or bittery, straight down the middle, but expect some doughy grainy yeasty flavours. I could see me grabbing these (when on special) for a hot aussie day with the fellas & enjoy a session.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.22/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Single, twelve-ounce bottle from Total Wine and More in Union...
Pours a clear, golden-hue with a minimal head and minor carbonation...
Smell: Raw, earthy aroma with hints of corns and grains...
Taste: Crisp, clean, clear flavor... Easily drinkable... Light on flavor, but an easy drink...
Light-bodied mouthfeel with an ultra-easy level of drinkability...
Not bad...

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Photo of MOShepp
2.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Straw color with medium head and plenty of lacing.

Aromas of honey and hay. Pretty mild, not much going on.

Tastes of honey, lemon and grass. A little skunky. Very light, not much body.

It reminds me of a watered down heineken. Probably won't buy again.

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Photo of bort11
2.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass. Thin white head that quickly recedes, no lacing. Color is a clear straw yellow. No real carbonation activity.

Smell has an initial Euro skunk, but then drifts into a slight lemon and hay aroma. Taste is slightly bitter grass, hints of grain and pepper.

Mouthfeel is very light and crisp. Fairly refreshing, though not the most interesting.

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Photo of Haybeerman
2.83/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Straw yellow. Poured with a loose one inch white head that dissipated quickly. Light fast-rising bubbles. Minimal lacing at the start.

S: Slightly skunky smell, metallic. Slightest hint of floral hops and citrus.

T: Sweet, grain. Mild bitter finish (also light) thats very clean.

M: Light body, but too much carbonation.

D: Drinkable, but just not special enough to bring me back.

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Photo of zeff80
3.22/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Poured out a highly carbonated golden yellow color with an off-white, foamy, three finger head. It actually left some descent lace on the sides of my pilsner glass.

S - It smelled of corn and grain adjuncts. It really smelled like a Euro Pale Lager.

T - It tasted fairly sweet. The corn and grain flavors were very evident. It had a grassy bitter bite/aftertaste.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light-bodied beer.

D - This is an okay pilsener. At $2 for 22oz it was a good value beer.

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Photo of clemtig76
3.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found it a local supermarket for $4.49/6. I haven't seen that price on any import in years much less an import that beats the likes of Heineken and Becks hands down. Sweet malty aroma with not a trace of adjuncts. Pours a golden straw color with a thin head. Taste is of sweet malt with a slight grassy flavor balanced nicely by the hops. Great beer at an even greater price.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of ckeegan04
3.32/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear golden yellow with average ultra white head. Moderate retention and good lacing. Tons of little bubble rising up through the beer.

S - Wet straw? Has a funky aroma, almost skunky smelling.

T - Sweet and crisp. Much better tasting than the aroma would lead you to expect.

M/D - Medium bodied and very crisp. Excellent carbonation.

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Photo of jwc215
3.48/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden yellow with a large foamy/fluffy head. Many champagne-like bubbles rise to the top. Some foamy lacing sticks.

The smell is of lime and bready notes. Pretty clean, with just a touch of sulfur, some Continental-type (Saaz?) hop earthiness/hay. Pretty clean overall.

The taste drops off from the nose, but remains inoffensive. Sweetish malt with a touch of hop bitterness. A bit salty, with a touch of sulfur. Blandish with a soapy aftertaste.

It does have a crisp, refreshing quality to it, with on-target carbonation for the style.

Easy-to-drink. Could be confused with a standard EPL, but not a bad one at that.

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Photo of Graham5161986
2.85/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a clear, pale yellow with a 1 finger white head that reduces to a thin film and leaves a

S: typical pils - grassy hopped with some subtle malty sweetness. good amount of butter in this one too.

T: minerally, grainy hops up front, with a very subtle, buttery sweetness in the middle followed by lots of minerals and a bit of bitter hops on the finish - unfortunately, it's quite metallic.

M: light and watery, decent carbonation and a mineral water-like finish.

D: A sub-par pilsener in my opinion. Easy to drink but doesn't deliver the flavours like a good pils should. I would drink it again, but I definitely won't be rushing back to it.

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Photo of Portertime
2.88/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was just one of those beers at Total Wine that fell in the miscellaneous group. Had this one chilled in a pub glass. Poured a rich, bright golden with a good white head. Smelled of musty skunkiness, very unique actually. Tasted crisp with hop bitterness and some cooked corn. Light and bubbley on the palate.

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Photo of MTNboy
3.19/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: This is a good looking beer. Nice gold color snow white head. Tight lace.

Smell: A bit of a skunk hops smell.

Taste: It tastes like malt liquor to me.

Mouthfeel: Crisp but watery.

Drinkability: Refreshing but I could use cheaper beer for that.

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Photo of ibashmuck
2.29/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Poured a basic lager yellow, with a small head. A distinct skunkiness to the nose, and following the initial mild bitterness, that skunkiness popped back up in the taste. Failry smooth with medium carbonation. Nothing special, that skunkiness is irritating though.

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Photo of baos
3.53/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pint can into pint glass

A: Nice golden color with thick creamy head that goes down to just a wee collar. Lacing is good all up and down there.

S: Spice wood leaves. What my big bro and I call the Pledge tree, which is a bush in the woods around these parts.

T: Like a super good version of Heineken. No weird fox piss taste and smell like heine has. Nice hop-dry finish. A lemon grass flavor in there as well.

M: Light to medium body leaves the mouth almost in a non-sour pucker. very nice.

D: I believe a keg of this might be enough.

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Photo of SIRIUS2
3.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pilsner glass.

A: Crystal clear and pale straw yellow. Foamy white head at the pour dissipates quickly to a thin ring. Good lacing.

S: Faint smell of citrus-like hops; lemony almost.

T: Very light flavors of pale malts balanced with light fruity hops. There's a hint of sweetness as well some wheat. Finish is relatively quick and clean.

M&D: Light, almost watery mouthfeel. Drinkability is pretty average with nothing that makes it bad, nor good for that matter.

Not a terrible brew but not something I would seek out again. Perhaps a notch above other American macros. Mediocre.

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Photo of seanyfo
3.32/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

33cl bottle poured into plastic pint glass.

A- Pale gold, 3 finger creamy head after aggressive pour but the disppates relatively quickly to leave a crown. some nice lacing.

S- I wouldnt say its skunky but there is an aggressive hoppy aroma, no obvious malts there.

T- Lots of hops again with a subtle maltiness lingering in the finish giving a sweetness which does compliment.

M- Watery, medium carbonation.

D- Not a bad pils, a nice hop bite balanced by a slight malt sweetness, but a bit watery making it a bit thin and weak. Average!

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Photo of AshevilleSippin
3.61/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Short Version:
Tasty and light. Well balanced and crisp. Not my style but surprisingly good for what it is.

Poured this strong in my pint glass thinking it would be a dud. Got rewarded with three inches of pillowy white head that had a merengue quality about it. Color was dull golden and clear as a bell. Lively carbonation.

Smell was delicate and hard to pick up. Possibly a bit cold still. If anything I get a faint grassy hop smell.

Heavy side of light-bodied. Taste is crisp and refreshing. Slightly dry with some green apple showing up. Not skunky like I was expecting. Decent malt structure but not sweet. Very well balanced beer.

Sweet and mild anticlimactic finish with a lingering pleasant aftertaste.

There is a decent foam layer persisting to the bottom of the glass with ample patchy white lace down the side.

This is a good beer. Way better than I was expecting.

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Photo of Absumaster
2.86/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A light golden, yellow beer with a thin head that leaves lacing on the glass.

Smell of light malt with cooked vegetables, fresh grass and a little rubber.

Taste is light bitter with a hint of malt, very light and watery. Some corn-like tastes that go into the direction of cooked veggies. Body is very light, thin. I am making a side-by-side comparison of 8 Dutch pilsners and this one is at the bottom of the scale.
Aftertaste is short, light bitter and dry.

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Photo of babaracas
3.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear gold with fluffy white head which fades quickly. Clinging lacing however. Smell: sweet malts, noble hops, grain/hay. Taste: floral hops, sweet malts. Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied, smooth carbonation. It's a bit light even for a Pils, but a decent easy drinking beer.

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Photo of tgbljb
3.88/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a crystal clear golden color with massive white puffy head. Great retention with very attractive lacing
Smell is light with a mild fruitiness noted.
Taste also shows a nice fruity character, with a nice dryness to balance.
Very refreshing and easy to drink.
Good beer, Woukld be nice to session.

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Photo of sabrills70
3.73/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz green bottle with no freshness date. pours a medium gold with a pur white 2 finger head, good longevity and good lace. Nice sweet honey malt smells with slight citrus. Decent malt flavors mixed with honey and lemon. Not a huge typical pilsner hop flavor or bitterness which make it different enough - and in this case different is a good thing. A bit heavy to be super refreshing but good in the winter when tired of the heavier beers. A nice beer.

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Bavaria Beer from Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.
Beer rating: 9.5% out of 100 with 462 ratings
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