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Hollandia | Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.

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2.78/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.
Netherlands
bavaria.nl

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,391
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
220
pDev:
25.18%
Bros Score:
2.28
 
 
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Ratings: 220 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of FNQauCairns
5/5  rDev +79.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What a superb lager beer, so light, with a nice amount of Hop's flavour, we have just sunk a 6 pack of 330Ml stubbies, so crisp clean to drink when fully chilled. I was introduced to it by a yachty down when l was fishing down in a local river, no fish but 2 superb chilled stubbies. Had the missus go by the local drive through and pick up a carton straight away, by the time l had arrived how, she was into her first,- just. sip sip sip , she looked at me holding a empty bottle and said "where did that go", ready for another. Normally she drinks 1 -2 beers a year, guess that's about to change. So head out and do yourself a favor, ask for Hollandia Premium lager beer. Our Hollandia beers come in small bottles, not cans, and the Alc volume is 4.7%

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Photo of Santosizer
5/5  rDev +79.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

F you neckbeards. I'm giving this 5 across the board because it's inexpensive, purer than the domestic crap, and does the trick. It's a refreshing beer for this summer. And I remember when Euro beers were the snobby thing to love. So there. Grab a 4 pack for $1 and go ape s**t!!!!

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Photo of MisterTwitch
5/5  rDev +79.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a great Euro tasting, inexpensive lager. Don't understand all the low ratings here...? Stick with your cinnamon pumpkin nutmeg beer from TJs or Buttweiser, I guess. Gave all 5's b/c Food 4 Less stopped selling it and I miss it.

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Photo of TimRasmussen
5/5  rDev +79.9%

Photo of Koyovis
4.84/5  rDev +74.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A most excellent lager, purchased for a reasonable price here in Australia. It came halfway across the world, and tastes better and costs less than any of the local lagers.

But how can this be? Hollandia is brewed by the Bavaria breweries, and back when I lived in Holland that was always a last resort type of beer: utterly unremarkable, boring, cheap. But this is not what they brew for export to Australia! It's a most delicious beer here: hoppy and slightly yeasty fragrance when opened, very well balanced flavour that lingers enticingly in the mouth, ready for the next sip. A hearty flavour, not like the yellow soda water type I tasted in the past in a different part of the world.

So we see a theme here in the reviews: raving Australian ones and ho-hummy Europeans. Due to the beer being different I reckon. Alcohol content is 4.75% here. Had seen it in the stores before and always walked past due to low expectations, but am very glad I finally gave it a another go. Yay, good beer!

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Photo of All4thebeer
4.76/5  rDev +71.2%

Photo of Raime
4.28/5  rDev +54%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

As everybody should know by now, I typically only but brews like this as pallet washer. However, I haven't been much on the craft game lately due to job changes and a few other unexpected life problems. But my local shop had twelve packs of this stuff on sale for $6.99 and I'm known to grab a deal when I see it. Green bottle...oh boy

Look is exactly what your expect though unbelievably clean. I've never seen a beer that looks so inviting in this category. Crystal clear with a small though sticky head that eventually leaves a surprisingly nice amount of lace. Carbonation is low.

Scent is not skunky in the least and I'd like to put a ton of emphasis on that. Clean, grains are small with the grass high and a noticeable hop level.

And the taste. The main event of any beer. Super clean with a nice lemongrass aspect meeting in the middle with a kiss of clean hops. Touches of corn flakes, no skunk and just a touch of bitterness.

Feel is moderate bodied with a low level of carbonation. Taste sticks around and is a bit sticky surprisingly out of this style. Hops amp up and the bitterness amps up a bit as it sticks around the mouth. Grassy. No skunk here either.

Overall I can't believe I got a twelve of this for $7. This is probably the cleanest, least offensive lager I've ever had in my life and I simply do not understand the low ratings on this. Even better than the weihenstephaner Munich helles in my opinion. Would make a fantastic pallet washer, and a perfect easy drinker on a Saturday night. This goes above and beyond the call of duty for the style. A real winner here. Perfectly crisp, no off flavors whatsoever. Try this.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.02/5  rDev +44.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The CANQuest (TM) is back on track and chugging (or Glugging) along today! It's nice to be back.

Another score from my visits to Binney's (South Loop) while passing through CHI-town recently. From the CAN: "Brewed with crystal clear water, finest hops, select grains and pure yeast". Let's do it!

Thanks to the detractor who said that he dislikes the auditory nature of CANs, this Crack and Gluggg is for you! I had never even considered that aspect of CANned beer, but now I live for it. My initial pour resulted in two fingers' worth of rocky bone-white head that fizzled like the time one of my bunkmates tried to hard-wire his alarm clock into his rack lamp. Arc & spark action, baby! Color was a pretty sunshine-yellow with NE-plus quality clarity, enabling me to see THROUGH the Sunday comics. No, not really, but it was crystal clear, just like the water they purported to have used. My oh my, but I CAN really get used to putting my nose into anything that is not an AAL. This had a pleasant lager sweetness without anything getting in its way. That also included hops, so don't look for a hops fix here, you lupulin junkies. Mouthfeel was medium with a very malt-forward sweetness on the tongue. Finish was incredibly smooth, relatively sweet with a mild hop bitterness at the extreme finish. Baby, where you been hiding all this time? You are getting a special place in my cooler! Relatively low ABV means that I won't stumble off the beach in a stupor. Me like.

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Photo of OneTonSoup
4/5  rDev +43.9%

Photo of smoothaftertaste
4/5  rDev +43.9%

Photo of Boo-urns
4/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shasty
4/5  rDev +43.9%

Photo of Nick09
4/5  rDev +43.9%

Not too bad

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Photo of Gaz
4/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good bodied larger with perfect balance of hop

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Photo of BMoney575
3.91/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Sampled on 5-25-07

Pours a clear pale gold with a huge, billowy head. Lots of bubbles rise to the surface leaving great retention and huge lacing.

Smell is a mild maltiness with a bit of very clean hops. Not skunky or adjuncty at all.

Taste is good, semi-sweet with a very good hop balance. Aftertaste is good and very clean.

Mouthfeel is very good, lots of carbonation make the hop spiciness that much better. The clean finish is fantastic.

Drinkability is outstanding, this beer puts every American macro to shame! Flavorful but light and easy to drink, this beer is a session winner.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.85/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hollandia (drank from a 16.9 oz. can) has a thick, slightly off-white head, a clear, very bubbly golden appearance, and a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet grains, malt, and a touch of stinging hops. Taste is sweet grains, sugar, sharp hops, and water. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Hollandia finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, mild, mostly dry, and massively drinkable. Overall, this one is very good (and sold at a cheap price).

RJT

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Photo of zachsmith
3.84/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

2.99 @ food for less for 4 pints hell of a deal

the first time i drank it i cracked the can and drank thinking 2.99 how could it make a difference. I could barely get it down. The next one i got sophisticated and put it in a straight pint glass. What a difference. The bad smell vanished, it smellled sweet very clear. Head was about two fingers but went away quickly.
It has a sweet taste to it very pleasant. I is definately one that is in the rotation

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Photo of grey_guava
3.84/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 1 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look! i didnt pour a glass. it was good! Lager beer

www.twitter.com/whasize s/o @beeradvocate !!!

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Photo of BeerSnobsAreUglyLibs
3.77/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vacax
3.75/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Four pint cans for $3. Pours a straw gold color with large white head, fairly thick with good retention and lacing. Aromas of crisp honeyish malts, touch of earthy hops. Flavor is crisp and relatively hoppy for the style at first, very nice, the finish brings a bit of an adjunct twang with corn and a very small amount of dry malts, though finish is pretty crisp if not "tasting" this beer thoroughly. Pretty good Euro lager overall, some flaws, but for the price I am pretty pleased. Light body, pretty bubbly, not quite fizzy though.

Overall I was pretty pleased with this, drinkable stuff, pleasing taste, good price. A good buy for a few pints of lager. I think it is relevant to point out most reviews for this come from a green bottle and this sample is from the pint can.

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Photo of Beermazter310
3.75/5  rDev +34.9%

Photo of Greggy
3.75/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- The golden straw color pours into a pils glass leaving a 3 finger head that recedes slowly into a nice fluffy 1 finger head that also has some nice clinging lace on the glass.

Smell- Fresh lemon zest malt and a nice balance of hops. I was really expecting some skunk, but didn't taste even a hint of it. in addition to the fresh lemon, I detect a small touch of banana.

Taste- Clean refreshing but note a whole lot in the taste department. Maybe some light malts but the nose doesn't transfer much to the taste.

Mouthfeel- A touch low on the carbonation which may hurt the style a bit.

Drinkability- A good clean lager. I just may revisit it in the future. Lawnmower beer?

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Photo of tesguino
3.73/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A dutch pale lager; made with generous hops and malt, special for cheese, german, mexican and american food; pale appearance , smell like a boiled hops; taste good over the average; mouthfeel little bitter; its drinkability made special for the pilsner glass or serve in a mug. 80% recommended.

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Photo of iman99
3.6/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This a clean crisp easy drinking beer. A nice drink to relax with it's 5% so its an average beer percentage if you just want something normal at a decent price. Has the similar flavor of Heineken or becks but more subtle and enjoyable than Heineken. The light clean taste is reminiscent of Michelob ultra.

Its actually a decent beer and the price is affordable. A very good beer.

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Photo of beerhunter13
3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

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