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Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 564   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 155   ABV: 5.17%
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2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2004
Decent off-white head lasted average length over clear brown ale. Better than Heineken Lagar, but not by much. There are much more malts, of course, and the skunky taste is not present. The palate linger is still the same. Costs too much for a Heineken.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TexasTwisted (2) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2016 does not count
one of my favorite everyday beers. has a great "barley berry" or "dark fruit of the grain" flavor. Leaves your palate with a good grape-ish flavor that I find more attractive than most of the other International pasteurized dark lagers now available from Germany. Since its pasteurized it travels well in the summer for distribution in the USA. Code date is 5 for 2015 and the day of the year follows 032 being Feb 1st, etc. 2-4 months after brew date is acceptable. Einbecker Schwarz is one of the few pasteurized german beers and is maybe better overall but doesn’t match the palate that Heineken Dark leaves. A underrated/hidden masterpiece for International pasteurized lager.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sinfull (1354) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Brown color ; medium-sized off-white head . Nice aroma of roasted malt , bread and caramel. Taste is weaker and too sweet . Not bad at all.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ozzy70 (548) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with slowly diminishing white head. Aroma of light coffee. Taste, coffee and malts, sweet.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
dbhenry (139) - El Paso, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Bland malt taste with insufficient hops. Good color. Small head. It tastes somewhat watery. A mass produced beer with little attention to detail.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jabah (345) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
I prefer this over the regular Heineken lager, but I think it is mainly because I prefer dark beers. The flavor is more syrupy of course: caramely, malty, maybe a little bit more hops to offset the sweets. Pours an copper-medium brown color. Not heavy though like a lot of other dark beers. They don’t offer it at a lot of places, especially with the flood of micro-brews flooding the market lately, but if they ever say "Heineken", ask if they have Heineken Dark if you haven’t tried it yet. Worth the try for sure if you like the regular Heiny Lager.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (1226) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This is a much better beer than their "green meenie". it is very flavorful and is lightly carbonated. Not often seen in the states but worth a try.

2.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikske79 (1405) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - FEB 19, 2015
De geur en de kleur laten het ergste vermoeden, maar uiteindelijk valt de smaak goed mee. Gedronken in rillix

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Florya (1549) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Dark amber, large head. Aroma: caramel and bread. Palate: thin body, high carbonation.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (9392) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Special Dark: "wow...a Heineken CAN be drinkable. Not exactly earth shattering, but drinkable. I’m surprised. pours a pleasant brown/ruby, decent malty nose and flavor, if still a little light. as good or better than newcastle."

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (3992) - California, USA - OCT 2, 2014
2 Oct 2014, bottle. copper, clear, some bubbles. nose is copper malt. thin body and moderately fizzy. toasted malt and sweet lager. decent.


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