Holland Lager 1839 | Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.

Holland Lager 1839Holland Lager 1839
BA SCORE
3/5
42 Ratings
Holland Lager 1839Holland Lager 1839
BEER INFO

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

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by tjsdomer2 on 05-31-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,639
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
42
pDev:
14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Zopiac
2.76/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

$5.99 at Aldi, 'Beer of the Month'. More into dark beers, but for as pale as it is, it's all right. Not enough of an improvement over your typical light lager to merit searching for, but if you stumble upon it and like your beers yellow then by all means give it a try.

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3.75/5  rDev +25%

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2/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.47/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Fairly watery overall. Not much carbonation. Good initial foam, almost no lacing. Golden color, practically straw yellow. Lots of condensation on the glass.

Smell: Very faint peppery hop notes. Kind of a sweet muskiness as well. No metallic notes. Neutral overall.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Initial Dortmunder-like dryness. Sour, bitter, and sweet grassiness that balances pretty well. Sweetens as it warms. All in all very good. Great carbonation in the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: No complaints.

Overall: Definitely good overall.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Holland Lager 1839
12 oz. green glass bottle, dated "05-2015 23033250214"
$5.98/ six pack @ ALDI, 8521 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL

Notes: Brewed in Holland by H. West, Maarssen. Basic Euro-pils that's clearly designed to look like Heineken, and taste somewhat the same. The difference is that there are not as many hops, leaving both the flavor and the bitterness a little low, although mainly the hop flavor suffers. It's more towards the sweet side, but it remains in balance; and there are no defects. I drank a six-pack of this and all but the last bottle was free of skunkiness - oddly, the whole six pack was just sitting in a case with two others. I guess I got lucky. Overall... inexpensive and worth what it costs.

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3/5  rDev 0%

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2.69/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DevAJ
3.75/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is surprisingly good for a "cheap knockoff" beer. Of course given that it's made by Bavaria, it's not exactly from an unknown brewery. It's very very similar to Heineken (a good thing in my opinion) and while it may not be super cheap (like the $5 for 6 as someone else said it's worth), it's still cheap enough, and similar enough to make it worth it considering Heineken can go anywhere from $7.99 to $8.99 around here for a 6 pack. $5.99 versus $7.99 or $8.99 definitely makes it worthwhile in my book.

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3.7/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tastes just as good as Heineken but at a lower price

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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of albhms69
3.94/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice taste, light, no bite, European taste $5.99 six pack at Aldi in Dallas.

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2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev 0%

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3.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -25%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev 0%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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2.43/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden-yellow color with a small, white head of bubbly foam. No lacing to speak of.

S - It smelled slightly skunky with some grasses and caramel.

T - No skunky flavor. Sweet grains and caramel with some light grassy bitterness.

M - It was fairly crisp and sharp. Maybe a little thin and definitely light bodied.

O - This isn't great. I threw it into a mixed six pack because I wanted to try it.

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3.6/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Holland Lager 1839 from Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.
Beer rating: 3 out of 5 with 42 ratings
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