Hollandia | Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.

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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
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
209
Avg:
2.75
pDev:
25.45%
 
 
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Photo of Morris729
2.58/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale golden straw color with a thick and bubbly white head that fades into a patchy lace with large bubbles. Nose is overly cooked and stale grains. Light and crisp in the mouth. Taste is a bit bland with notes of cooked corn and a sweet finish. I don’t know what else to say about this beer other than I don’t recommend it.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a bland and boring beer in a green bottle but here it is another 90+ day so it makes a good lawnmower beer and would be easy to pound down several with an ABV of 5.0%.

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Photo of DrewS
2.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Tastes quite similar to Heineken and I guess it should being that it is their original recipe (from what I've been told). Really nothing happening with this brew. It's good to give to friends who really don't know any better. They think you're breaking out the good stuff when it is actually cheap swill (around $5.00 for six). I did, however, drink the heck out of the first six I bought. I guess I figure if there is no taste to savor, throw it on back.

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Photo of rastaman
1.33/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Probably down there with heineken, but perhaps better at half the price, only drink in situations where your moneys running low, light fizzy, easy to drink, no character.

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Photo of Jason
2.28/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: 12 oz stubby green bottle, states that the beer is brewed with crystal clear water, finest hops, select cereal grains and pure yeast … isn’t that what all American macro breweries put on their labels? No freshness date.

Appearance: Yellow straw colour with a semi sticky lace that fades to just a mere ring of lace.

Smell: Hmm … cooked cereal grain, ghost like DMS / cooked veggies and some husky grain make up the vaguely clean aroma.

Taste: Smooth with and odd crispness off the moderate carbonation, grain with undertones of cooked corn. Astringent flavours pull hard and leave a dry bitty mouth feel. Hops are processed and lean and add to the astringent flavours. More and more grain and astringency evenly flow, not to the point of not being drinkable. Big veggie after tastes is not pleasurable either.

Notes: Nothing like a crappy Dutch beer, Heineken may have done it right the bad way but this beer steals the show for being not only bland but with the imported lager taste too and doing it all the wrong way ... either way they are the same only this one is cheaper $$$ so buy this one over Heineken. This beer is just not happening at all.

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Hollandia from Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.
2.75 out of 5 based on 209 ratings.
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