Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 631   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.19   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Beautiful golden color with a mildly bitter taste and cheerful character.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - NOV 23, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2007 sweetish weak taste, very watery, very thin, boring, not much of a beer, too light, really not my taste, who drinks this stuff?, maybe little girls?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dorqui (2125) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 21, 2004
Shining yellow. Aroma does not introduce particular characteristics having weak person. Escaping.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2004
Very weak aroma. Crisp, hoppy, slightly sour taste ending in a medium dry finish. One-dimensional, but drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2004
Pretty light and thin with no real faults but there is a distinctive Cascade hop flavour to it. There’s no Cascade aroma and the flavour is mild, but definitely there. I must have been imagining things though - there’s no way such a beer would use American hops like that. It did make it a bit interesting though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2004
Did I taste soap? Or was it beer? Looks like a normal Pale Lager, but phew...I think they took water out of the river, added soap and hoppy notes et voila...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 23, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 NOt bad, nothing out of this world, It’s ok, refreshing, and good for a Metal 3-days concert!.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
SilkTork (5358) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2006 Oct, 2004Le Petit Moka, Nimes. Pression. Called Amstel Free. Fruit acid, lemon tea, some interesting sourness and a very noticable though not that pleasant bitterness. We wondered if this was off or the sourness was intentional. [1.8]
June, 2006 Cafe de France, Tour de Ville, Valreas, Provence. Pression. Midly soapy with a soapy finish. Rubbery vague biterness. Instant tea. Poor showing, but drinkable. [1.7]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeMcPhee (8788) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
Pale golden colour, white fast fading head. Light malt aroma, grassy hops. Very thin body. Not so bad for a macro lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2004
Bottled. Let’s face it, pale lager is never going to knock your socks off with aroma and taste. But having revisited half a dozen of them courtesy of a gift pack bought by my wife on the way back from Switzerland, this shines a little brighter than the rest. Lovely pale gold body, hint of malt in the nose (and possiibly grass, maeib, but then I’m rating this in the garden having mowed the lawn only a couple of hours ago), gentle hopped finish, I have fond memories of this on draught in Amsterdam in a bar near our hotel right on the outskirts of the city (Dick’s? Rick’s? It catered for non-discerning Brits by selling pints) where I can vaguely remember it tasting maltier. Still, a couple of notches higher than most of the usual Euro-pap lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2004
Draught. What a suprise. A common lager beer with hops. The aroma is typical with grass and malt notes, and the appearance is boring golden, but the taste is a revelation. There are some real smooth hop notes in there. Almost a revelation!

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