Klassïek | Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.

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Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerBob on 02-04-2005

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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by schoolboy:
Photo of schoolboy
3.6/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Being a regular Aldi's shopper, I've been meaning to be desperate enough to try this. No, I just haven't had any in a long while, but I think I tried it once before at my dad's. It's pretty unmemorable.

But it also isn't bad. I'm having it at room temperature, and it reminds me of a room temperature Rolling Rock. If you haven't tried this style warm, you should. It brings out everything - aroma, taste, the good and the bad. Cold I am afraid this would have about as much taste as a Rolling Rock, and maybe not as smooth.

The beer accomplishes what it is supposed to, though, so for the style it is fine. A bit bland. Remind me to wait a real long time before I buy it again.

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Photo of Treyliff
2.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a green bottle dated 05-2011.

A- pours a pale straw color with a small white head that lasts only a few seconds, barely any lacing.

S- sweet grains, corn, skunk, that's about it. Very clean.

T- stale wheat, corn, metallic, ends with a strange bitterness, but not a usual hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is very empty and watery. Fairly high carbonation, like tonic water.

Overall this was a 'meh' beer for me. Almost like a very watered down Heinekin, not something I would buy again.

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Photo of 5EKF
2.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of plaid75
3.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light to medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and good lacing.

The smell featured a lightly sweet malt and a grassy hop.

The taste consisted of sweet adjunct and an otherwise grainy malt. A light balancing hop detected as well.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a decent lager at a good price point.

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Photo of dstc
2.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pour a clear golden color with a nice white head. Head falls to just about nothing. Thin, airy lace.

Typical green bottle lager smell, bit skunky and a bit musty. Smells of grains.

Taste is what you'd expect from the aroma. Mildly skunked and of grains. Bit of sweetness to it.

Thin to medium bodied with a carbonation bite.

Eh. Not worth it really, typical euro lager.

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Photo of daliandragon
2.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up on discount at Ronkonkama Beverage this afternoon. Looks like Bavaria, or Heinekin, or 3 Horses, or any one of dozens of nearly identical pale Eurotrash lagers.

Pours golden with very little head and almost no nose. Taste is similar. Very little barley or hops really. This is drinkable but otherwise anonymous. Just another face in the crowd.

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Photo of crossovert
2.67/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 ounce bottle from Aldi, a store that I knew had some beer but never checked it out. I figured they would only have German stuff but they had this (Klassiek), a German pilsener, and some beer from Guatemala or some South American County. Only 5.99 a six pack for either. Best Before 02/2010.

After I pop the cap open, skunk. This beer smells exactly like Heineken. Theres a pinch of hops and metal.

Its about as crystal clear pale yellow as a beer gets.

It has prickling carbonation with a slightly watery mouthfeel. Doesn't seem as dry as other Dutch pale lagers. Initially has some intense bitterness and a metallic aftertaste. Theres a little bit of malt, not very good tasting grainy malt. The bitterness mellows the more you drink of it.

If you looking for a cheaper, more bitter, slightly crappier Heineken, than this is a good bet, at only 6 bucks for a 6 pack it's not a bad price, I'm not sure if I would go back to it again, maybe for parties.

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Photo of Mardukk
3.15/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden color with limited to no head or lacing. Smells of a pinch of skunk and some grassy hops.

A somewhat typical Euro lager taste which finishes a bit more dry and bitter than the usual. Odd metallic bitter aftertaste that may limit the drinkability.
High carbonation combined with the dry finish and light body make this a good summertime beer.

While I do prefer Hollande and Heineken to this, it is still an workable choice for the price.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

No idea where this came from (beyond the Netherlands, that is), but random-ass bottles are what the mixed-six wall is all about. It pours a clear straw-brass topped by a relatively short-lived finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose is a simple blast of sweet corn, with what may or may not be a tiny artery of powdered sugar deep in the flesh somewhere. Have fun getting a needle in there, nurse. The taste continues the dominance of corn, but at least some grass finds its way in there, too, alongside the now-clearly emphasized powdered sugar. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, this was just a pretty crappy little lager-thing. Straight up not-good.

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Photo of ruckus232
2.58/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 Ounce green bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Light clear yellow in color with a little bit of white head that diminishes really quickly.

Smell: Strong smell of sweet corn with little else present

Taste: Very sweet taste with not much else to compliment it. The sweetness is a little hard to describe, it actually seems like there was some extra sweetener added.

Note: If you are trying to get someone into beer drinking (and they hate the bitterness of beer) this may be a good start because it has so much sweetness but other then that it is too sweet for my liking.

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Photo of doucmehu
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of beerwolf77
2.46/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured into my pint glass the beer is crystal clear yellow. About a fingers worth of bright white head is acheived through an aggressive pour. A thin web of of lace is left clinging to the edges of the glass.

The aroma is super sweet with hints of skunky hops and corn.

The flavor is almost non existant. A faint bitterness and wet cardboard are about the only thing that sets this apart from water.

Light highly carbonated body.

Overall about as good as a beer from Aldis can be.

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Photo of Latarnik
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of afinepilsner
3.33/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz green bottle
date on bottle 12-2007

Klassiek Lager Beer was light golden in color with good clarity. The head was white, average in size, had decent retention, and left some lacing. The aroma was noble hops with some light malt. The taste was crisp, clean and quite refreshing, european hops over a light malt base with a dry, lightly bitter finish. It was medium-light in body with plenty of carbonation. Drinkabity was above average. It's a nice, easy drinking lager.

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Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Dapperticus
4.25/5  rDev +50.7%

Photo of BeerBob
2.11/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Klassïek "Lager Beer" by Bavaria Brouwerij N.V. pours a bright, clear amber from a 12oz green glass bottle. Head goes to about two fingers before falling to a rocky broken cap of foam and lace.

Nose is of stale grass and weeds with mold... kind of like when you clean off your lawn mower deck when it is caked up with old dead grass clippings.

Palate is old dead grass clippings with some bitter hops and the bite of carbonation.

This one should have never left Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.

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Photo of scruffwhor
2.95/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Heres another beer I've only seen at ALDI.

Pours a clear sunshine and hay colored yellow. Not much bubbling and a very quick head. No retenion at all. But this is typical in my experience with pale euro lagers.

Very lightly toasted malts, Wonderbead malt smell and some faint Earthy, musty hops.

Starts with watered down toast that has been left on the kitche counter about half an hour after its out of the toaster. Then the faint earthen hops slowly push the faint malts away. Leaving you with a faintly musty finish.

This is a simple, yet somewhat musty palated beer. Despite that, this is a good beer to drink while doing work around the house. Not bad or overly watery, but nothing that recquires your full attention.

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Photo of bzach
2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of jlh8643
1.93/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle, with no date, into a Pils glass. A thin white head sat on top of a clear gold body. A generous amount of bubbles race to the top. A sweet, skunky, cabbage aroma greets the nose. Definately an initial turn off. A light grainy malt and that skunk coat my tongue. Some bitterness but not much more than a wafting. Fairly dry aftertaste. I won't be returning to get this again.

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Photo of AnthemOfTheSun
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of in780
2.36/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Drank this at my father in laws. Green bottle, I know your kind... As such, expectations are low. Date of 07-2011 on the back, so I'm assuming this is somewhat fresh (relatively speaking). Here we go:

A - unspectacular...pale lager, check. Head quickly fades.

S - not much smell, what is there is skunk

T - OK, as good as I could hope for. A little sweetness up front, a little tinny on the back end. For a lager, I've had worse.

M - Light, pretty crisp.

D - Plenty drinkable...if I wanted to put away a six pack and not feel too full, this would work.

In all, it's ok for what it is. Wouldn't recommend it, as there are better lagers out there, but for a cheap brewski, it'll do.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a typical but not off-putting clear yellow with a decent white head. Aroma is crisp, malty, and actually inviting. Strong, malty flavor has just a hint of yeast and a touch of banana. Texture is lively, quite fizzy and tingly, so it dances on the way down.

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Klassïek from Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.
Beer rating: 2.82 out of 5 with 23 ratings