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Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 702   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Beautiful golden color with a mildly bitter taste and cheerful character.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 29, 2007
Clear golden colour. with a medium short lasting bubbly white head leaving some lacing. Light hoppy and malty aroma. Flavour is rather thin, lightly malty with a dry mild bitter quite long hoppy finish.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
HenrikSoegaard (13067) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2007
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty light hoppy aroma. Alittle metallic. Light sweet and bitter flavor. Average bitter finish, the bitterness kicks in late, actually very interresting. Nice palate.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FrankJohansen (3616) - Sabro, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2007
Bottle. Clear golden colour with a huge mostly lasting creamy head and a good lacing. Aroma and taste of malts with hoppy notes. Slightly bitter finish.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 4, 2007
I was so disappointed with this beer. Very nicely packaged from a brewer that is generally reliable. I thought someone must have mickey finned my drink so I took it back. Sadly it was the beer and not the drinker. Not tasteless but verging on sour dishwater. I had to pour it out.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2006
Not bad, better than Heineken - slightly more hoppy, sweet and tasty. Cool bottle too. A typical "holiday" beer: tastes good whence drinking it by the bucket load on your hols; tastes like shit when you have a pint at home. I enjoyed this when in Amsterdam though: always nice to slip a pint in when youíre in between rattling prostitutes, seeing sex shows and taking drugs!

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DanBerg (59) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2006
Best selling beer in the Netherlands *crying* such an average boring beer. Very popular at parties and festivals. I only drink Amstel if there isnít anything else.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2006
30 cl bottle: not bad at all for a mass produced lager. If I lived here in Holland I could get used to drinking this as a fridgefiller maybe, but then again there are pleanty of amazing beers here. This beer contians some flavorful cereally type malts and some nice bitter hops. I canít bad mouth it at all for what it is. Macro brewed accepatbility

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2006
Draft, Golden yellow coloured, with some light carbonation and a small white head. Sweeter malty aroma. Medium body. Finish is sweet, very little bitter. Normal sweeter pale lager, nothing to special.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3774) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2006
In the Netherlands most selled beer. A golden sweet lager with a nice head. A duller standard than Heineken.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mansquito (5181) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2006
I think that this beer is actually better than Heineken. It has a more full flavour and tastes more like a real beer than a cheap beer. I kind of wonder why they donít really sell this in America and instead sell only the infereor light version of this. The Dutch are scoffing at us right now.


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