Bavaria 8.6 Original Special Blonde Beer | Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.

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Brewed by:
Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.
Netherlands | website

Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BlackHaddock on 01-17-2012

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 21
Reviews by Douberd:
Photo of Douberd
3.68/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured in a tall glass frm a small can of 330 ml.

Pours a golden yellow coloured beer, very clean. White soapy head, 2 fingers.

Smell is of malts.

Nice taste, bitter that leaves you with as sweetness.

thin in body and medium carbonated.

The 7.9 alcohol is there, but not so noticeable, it's just says "Hi" and leaves, to mind its own bussiness. On your liver.

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Photo of fionn13
3.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Ant777uk
2.08/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Fab...8.6. This is drink of choice in Paris for many of the homeless fellas. And me also tonight...

It is basically a beer called a name that is its alcohol content, by Dutchies. The crazy creative...

Look is rather see-through and piss like. Fizz lasts about the same time as piss also.

Aroma is like a pub at 5AM combined with ash-trays.

Taste..? Definitely no balance between the flavours and alcohol. Too much carbon dioxide. And ash tray. I am certain that someone has emptied ash trays in this was not me.

Though is it bad or really bad..? It's close to really bad, though I shall still drink it all anyway. Though the taste is actually better than the 5 AM cigarette butt aroma.

Would I drink if I was homeless..? For sure. There is fuck all else to do and I probably do not want to break another tooth opening a bottle of Chimnay Bleu.

Also it seems to have made me cough. Seriously, do not buy unless you are homeless or like me and are testing it to warn other people.

Instead, have a Polish Mocjne or Belgian beer

And I do not smoke in case you were wondering...neither has my beer chalise ever been used as an ashtray, until now

Still, I prefer this to Kronenbourg, 4X, Fosters, and some of the other shite UK lagers, as it is stronger and will put me into the higher dimension quicker...

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Photo of KTCamm
3.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle single into a hotel water glass. Picked up solo in a Bermudian liquor store.

Pours clear golden, low foam. Some lacing. Blond smell, but light. Full forceful lager taste. Rich, some unsettling bitters. Mineral taste, too.

More potent lager - feel the 7.9% that is for sure. Wouldnt say more than good here.

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Photo of alpacappuccino
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.18/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I've just finished reviewing this beers little brother: the 6.5% ABV Gold 8.6 beer for the French market, I hope this is more balanced and better in every way.

Anyway, here goes a live review: I'm pouring the 25cl brown bottle into a 'Palm special' labelled bulbous tulip. The beer looks like a typical lager/pilsner, maybe a little more darker than most: still golden with a white head that refuses to hang around though, so very lager like.

The smell is sweet and laden with alcohol: malt sweetness with apple blossom if I'm being kind, the alcohol esters however frighten me: no hop element at all.

The taste is 'a headache in waiting' this is all about the alcohol, no attempt to hide or disguise it what so ever. Malty sweetness and not much else I'm afraid.

This is a brown bag on a park bench sort of beer, not my type at all.

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Photo of NeMe
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of TheBeeraholic
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of lucasldoria
3.03/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden color. Cream is a little dense, but persistent. Smell and taste with a certain complexity which refers to whiskey. Floral and fruity notes, with the presence of apricots.

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Photo of DylanBrkhff
3.78/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of harpus
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of mac1381
3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of chel29
3.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of nelsonsaigon
3/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Saigon (can)

I am neutral on this beer.

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Photo of Dazka
2.85/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ZachT
1.92/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Fernando_Bastos
3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of Joeyphunk
3.27/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LAND_MINE
3.65/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Giangio
2.98/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bavaria 8.6 Original Special Blonde Beer from Bavaria Brouwerij N.V.
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