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Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 464   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.64   EST. CALORIES: 96   ABV: 3.2%
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Brewed in the same high quality tradition as the original Heineken, but lighter in taste and with fewer calories and carbohydrates.

Being introduced in four select US markets beginning in June 2005: Phoenix, Arizona; Dallas, Texas; Tampa, Florida; and Providence, Rhode Island.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
chinchill (1715) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2014
12 oz can. Pour is light amber; excellent clarity; Good head and decent lacing; coarse carbonation. Aroma: light sweet malts and spicy hops in good balance. Flavor: very mild, with only a faint hop bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Feel: very light bodied but about as expected given the style and carbonation level. O: light ... very light, but not otherwise flawed and not bad with a meal. Note, bottled Heineken in the US is oftem spoiled so can are recommended. 12 oz can. Pour is light amber; excellent clarity; Good head and decent lacing; coarse carbonation. Aroma: light sweet malts and spicy hops in good balance. Flavor: very mild, with only a faint hop bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Feel: very light bodied but about as expected given the style and carbonation level. O: light ... very light, but not otherwise flawed and not bad with a meal. Note, bottled Heineken in the US is oftem spoiled so can are recommended.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Truthfully, this beer I had awhile back but fits right in with the best/worst? Of these Brazilian lagers. A regular Heineken however is a huge step up usually.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Darkmagus82 (547) - - JUN 19, 2014
Ttransfer from BA review on 6-2-12 - Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Poured a light straw color with a large white head. The head faded fast to give a very light amount of lacing. Smell - In classic Heineken style you get a mild skunk aroma mixed with light malt flavors. Taste – It starts out with a weaker drier malt taste. The taste doesn’t transition much, but sweetens ever so lightly in the middle, only to dry out again more toward the end. At the very end some of the skunkiness in the nose comes to the taste as well, leaving that odd taste on the tongue. Mouthfeel- It s very light in body with a high level of carbonation. Overall – It is very much a “watered-down” version of Heineken. Nothing too spectacular.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockeybeerguy (1674) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Consumed a numerous amount of times in my life. Here’s my take on it. For reviewing purposes, this was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a clear golden color body with barely any head. There wasn’t any lacing. The aroma had a super light grassiness with a light skunkiness in it. The taste took that grassiness and let in a light crisp semi-sweet edge. On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium with a decent sessionable aspect about it. The carbonation is fairly subdued. Overall, actually, I think I like this more than regular Heineken, probably because the "skunkiness" is more subdued.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
keanex (1400) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Can.
Appearance: Clear golden body with a dense white head that holds on surprisingly well.
Aroma: Mild grassiness with a matching malt sweetness, not bad. The aroma is a huge step up from American light beers and definitely on par with American non-light beers.
Taste: Flavor isn’t a huge step up from American light beers though, a bit malty with a crisp flavor. Nothing really comes to mind, maybe a little corn sweetness. Overall it drinks easy. Nothing impressive but it’s not offensive.
Palate: Light medium bodied and crisp.
Overall: Not a bad beer by any means. I’d take this over any American light lager that I’ve had actually. This doesn’t have much flavor but it’s not offensive and it’s got a nice maltiness to it, it doesn’t come off watery. The price is steep though for the value, that’s what hurts this.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
conway (1325) - - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle. Clear straw with little head. Aroma propels very little but has some sweet malt and light fruitiness. Taste follows suit. Light crisp palate. Pretty bad.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
alexsdad06 (5342) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Only slightly better than most American macro lights. Pours a pale yellow color with a medium sized white head. Not much aroma to speak of. Taste has a hint of corn and grainy malt; nothing special. There is a skunkiness to the finish. No reason to do this ever again.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
TXBadger (1258) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Basically a watered down version of Heineken, nothing more nothing less. Really just close to water.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Patrickctenchi (3468) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle: Clear gold with a thick, white, foamy head. Skunky, sour grain smell. Stale, skunked, watery, flat grain taste. Terrible, just....terrible.

1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
nj_BierMaven (98) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Pours clear pale yellow out of the can. Lightly carbonated, watery. Not as sweet as Coors, tastes cleaner than Miller or Amstel. Works for me when I want to keep it light, but this is not great.


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