Hollandia | Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.

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68
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213 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
213
Reviews:
107
Avg:
2.76
pDev:
25.72%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Dewsby
2.04/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of ordybill
2.86/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear gold color with a large white head. The aroma is the most disappointing aspect of this beer. It is bland and rather nasty; consisting of grain and stale vegetables. The taste is better than the smell, but it is not very good. It is grain and some malt. Overall, a great beer to play quarters with or beer pong but not good for much else.

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Photo of Dentist666
2.83/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Localized russian version brewed at "Moskovskaya Pivovarennaya Companiya".
4,8% ABV, 11,2% Plato.
Poured into lager glass.
Pours clear golden with 2-finger head, moderate retention.
Smell - grain, dough, metallic.
Taste - watery, grain, slightly hoppy.
Light body, medium carbonation.
Standard mediocre lager.

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Photo of AC-Mivsek
2.78/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Robertas
2.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Fabulous
2.29/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of McStagger
2.78/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On sale at Ralph's. Four bucks for a four pack of 500 mL cans. Hell I can cook with it if it's as nasty as the price point. Some Julian Code for dating.

A: Into a pilsner glass. Pale straw, bordering on the AAL levels of lightness and clarity. Big carbonation streams up to form a head that is bleached white and dissipating fairly quickly. Large bubbles collapse and die on the glass, leaving nary a trace of their short existence.

S: Smells like the other 90 billion green bottle monstrosities that exist in the world. Malt is pale and grain like. Hops are extract with herbal and even slightly vegetal qualities.

T: Tastes about the same, only less skunky. Maybe that's the light protection of the can. LIttle metallic on the end but then it just falls off. Like a light version of a Euro Pale Lager. Oh, also some bruised green apple on the end.

M: Not too bubbly, but there is a sharp cripsness mid palate and some kind of warmth. I hope I'm not getting a booze characteristic from a Euro Pale Lager at 5%.

O: Pretty bad, but really, really cheap. I'd love to check out some Tesco brand next time.

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Photo of der_meister
3.27/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spycow
2.65/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Andrewharemza
2.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden beer with large foam head. Aroma of sweet cereal grain and a little metallic. Taste is slightly sweet, bready and a mild hop bitterness. Soft on the palate. Not too bad actually.

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Photo of santomark
5/5  rDev +81.2%
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 kvadiat
3.02/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Falcone
2/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a standard macro golden clarity with an average sized head with poor retention. I'm so very bored.

Smells like whatever. Grains and butter. Stale. Still bored.

Tastes like...oh forget it. Avoid this mediocre Euro trash.

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Photo of Sixpoint
2.37/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.46/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A 650ml green glass bottle with a BB of Feb 2016. ABV is stated as 4.7%. Purchased a while back from a supermarket. The ingredient list includes maltose.

A: Poured into a straight pint glass. A clear golden colour with good carbonation. Forms a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before settling as a persistent surface layer.

S: Aroma of cooked grain with hints of husks, stewed leaves, subtle overdone veg, faint noble hops and a cardboard twang. Mildly sweet and not particularly appealing.

T: Tastes of cooked grain/malt with a harsh bitter finish. Notes of husky grain, faint malt, stewed leaves, overdone veggies and acrid cardboard. Some nasty solvent undertones in the background. A rough bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is light and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and a thin, watery body. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of harsh stewed leaves/cardboard and cooked grain.

O: Ugh - disgusting. One of the worst lagers I've tried for a while. Looks alright, but this is the only positive. The aroma and flavour are a vile combination of sweet stewed grain and harsh leafiness, with hints of cardboard and solvent. Average body for the style. Horrible stuff; gives macro brews a bad name. Avoid.

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Photo of Iaido
2.95/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MattCampbell
2.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of k3punk
2.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

As many others have pointed out this is a fantastically average beer. Nothing special at all. I drank a lot of these to pass the time on a short trip to Oman and although it was cheap, it wrecked me. My stomach wasn't right for a few days after.

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Photo of Gaz
4/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good bodied larger with perfect balance of hop

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Photo of briancregg101
2.34/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of James_NelsonIV
1.92/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Cheap beer. not overly offensive easy to drink but A pretty low quality beer overall

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Photo of AmitC
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of KyleMcD
2.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
2.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Andrewziggy
2.69/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

standard cheap adjuncts with cereal grains, and not really much else here.drinkable

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Hollandia from Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.
2.76 out of 5 based on 213 ratings.
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