Marko (4124) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 17, 2004
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
This was simply bad, I expected it to be at least drinkable, coming from Heineken, but it certainly wasn’t. Watery, with a sort of odd, possibly fake malty sweetness, looked fine, but the taste was almost unbearable.
TBone (13360) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2004
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled (BB 11/2004)
Lager color with small white head. Grassy nose, slightly rubbery and skunked. This NA beer actually tastes a kind of pilsener, unfortunately grassy hops are quite weak and there is some sweet artifical malt aroma.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2004
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Skunky, cheesy aroma, off-kilter hops, and no malt. Mostly weak sweet corny, bready smell. Medium gold clear with thin white lacing head. Light watery body with medium-heavy carbonation. Horrible taste. Grainy, fake sweetness, with little hops, and a nasty bitterness. Corny, bready finish and bitter after - like aspirin bitter.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2004
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
I am amzed that heineken broke presidence and put this in a brown bottle. This is just one of those drank out of sheer boredom for the rating, as it was sitting there and I figured why not. This is not terrible among this type of beers. Golden fizzy and watery, the aroma has a bit of a burnt rubber smell. What can I say overall this tastes like shit.
Bryght (17) - California, USA - JUN 22, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
In my drinking days, Heineken was my #1 choice among Euro brews. When I stopped drinking, I wanted so badly for Heineken to offer a comparable n/a refreshment. Instead, they offered a commercialized pseudo-clone with more water in it than Chris Webber’s knee. As disappointed as I am in this brewmeister’s lack of effort, I am soothed by the fact that it’s still a skunky, blonde brew with a nice look and aroma. Tastes like it was poured out of a brand new Converse high top, but it’s still better than all the n/a beer in the States. Overall, it’s just good enough to be in my Top 10.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JUN 7, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s a bit shameful really, I had two, but never read the bottle close enough to realize that this was made by Heineken. I know...I’m a sad rater. I did have two, though, so that should tell you something about this beer. I used to view Miller Sharp’s as the best non-alcoholic beer. Well, check this one out! The aroma is nice--malty and hoppy. It looks nice in a glass--no head, but pretty--it looks like beer. But get this--it tastes like beer! Surprisingly enough. You do realize that it’s non-alcoholic when the aftertaste rolls around. It’s that same watery, carbonated aftertaste that you get from O’douls. It’s not so bad that it ruined my experience. Heck, I had a second. So, as far as non-alcoholic beers that I’ve had thus far, this is a good’un. Recommended.
ghawener (1486) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAY 5, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle: Golden yellow with a small head. Aroma and taste is artificial, metallic and stale. Even so, this NA is better than some more known comercial beers.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - MAY 2, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2004 Not terrible as far as beverages go, but not much as far as beer goes. Most of these NAs are just too sweet. Brewed by Heineken...maybe they should have put it in a green bottle...a little skunkiness might have actually helped it.
PorterPounder (5881) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
No, not my first choice for #1000 - but what are milestones? A week from now I'll have no idea what was #1000. Light golden appearance, slight white head with good lacing. Faint aroma of wort. Very smooth flavor - could see drinking this if medically ordered to abstain. Does not miss the alcohol. Very crisp flavor with a heavy hop bite.
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - MAR 4, 2004
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Just a blah, slightly sweet NA brew. Some wet cardboard flavors give it a flavor other than carbonated water.