Category Archives: The Netherlands

Bavaria 8.6 Original Strong Blond Lager

7.9% alc./vol., 500 ml canBavaria N.V. – http://www.bavaria86.com/Lieshout, Holland I guess all of their beers say 8.6 in big letters but 7.9 in small letters.  The name Bavaria refers to Germany’s largest state, down in the southwest corner next to … Continue reading

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Bavaria 8.6 Red Lager

7.9% alc./vol., 500 ml canBavaria N.V. – http://www.bavaria86.com/Lieshout, Holland  Yes, the brand says 8.6 but the alcohol content says 7.9%.  Since alcohol is lighter than water, you know that the alcohol weighs less than the entire beer, and the alcohol … Continue reading

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Bavaria Holland Lager

5% alc./vol., 500 ml canBavaria N.V. – http://int.bavaria.com/Lieshout, The Netherlands Hooray, back in Canada!  What better way to celebrate than with this confusingly named import, since I’m feeling like an import myself right now.  Bavaria is a state in Germany, … Continue reading

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Winterse Christoffel Bok (Bock)

7.8% alc./vol., 330 ml bottleBrouwerij Sint Christoffel – http://www.christoffelbeer.com/Roermond, The Netherlands A bock is a strong beer, of that there is no doubt.  As the story goes, the monks who fast during Lent and Advent would brew a strong beer … Continue reading

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Grolsch Premium Lager

5% alc./vol., 500 ml canGrolsche Bierbrouweru Nederland – http://www.grolsch.com/Enschede, The Netherlands From the Dutch side of the German border comes a beer that claims “vakmanschap is meesterschap” (workmanship is mastery).  Alas, it has that same flavour as the German beers … Continue reading

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