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Brewed by Heineken (France)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Rueil-Malmaison, France

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RATINGS: 456   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.42   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A slightly roasted malt gives it a light amber color. The rich flavor dominates the malt/hops balance and is very popular among most beer drinkers.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Puss Gutt99 (206) - Oldtown, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2001
smooth flavor with strange after-taste, will pay the high price for the bottle

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
djnicotine99 (17) - Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA - OCT 26, 2001
this was about the strongest smell beer i have ever had. Went down smooth. good beer

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - OCT 17, 2001
Initial taste is buttery, but then settles down completely wrong on the tongue... weird.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
motelpogo (6559) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 9, 2001
beer doesn’t get much worse than this. where’s the flavour?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 30, 2001
Nice bread-yeasty nose, nice color and thick, though small head; flavor and palate are on the bland side, but not unpleasant. Only worth it on sale in these parts.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2001
Toasty, bread-like nose, with a similarly described flavor to follow. White-wine-like taste... or maybe more champagne-like? Definitely fizzy and effervescent, with a subtle warming sensation. Fairly well crafted. Had a ’salty’ flavor that I found interesting, but at the same time, unappealing.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
edtdave99 (9) - Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2001 does not count
Decent beer, but not always worth the price.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dins (266) - Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2001

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
canary dog (655) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - AUG 14, 2001
Little aroma. Not much head. Mediocre amber hue. Flavor is malty smoothness with nice finish. Hops are there, but way in the background, just adding a little stability to the subdued sweetness. Nothing great, but agreeable. Not sure if this would be a good sessions beer since it may get sweet after awhile.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2001
OK, I’m going to go a little higher in my rating on this beer than everyone else: I think this is a perfectly spiffy brew. I’d much rather have this bottled than a Sam Adams on draft, say (and, by the way, I love this Grolsch style of bottle). Lovely color; not exactly a complex flavor, but exceedingly pleasant. Worth checking out!


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