Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 485   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.65   EST. CALORIES: 96   ABV: 3.2%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Eurlager (28) - New York, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Canned version: This is definitely better than any AAL light lagers, since it has a fuller taste and no corn and rice adjuncts. I like the ABV here because sometimes I don’t want a 5% ABV lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jabah (222) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
A semi-watered down version of the regular Heineken lager. A bit more pale, not as shiney in color. Less malts, perhaps a bit less hops, so overall flavor is decreased. Better than the average light beer, but I’d rather go with a 4-5% pilsner, or lighter wheat beer instead.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Mikeyaponte (40) - Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2015
Not Acceptable. Stick with Amstel light. Skunk light. Buy only if it's cheap or comes with free stuff. If you want all of the skunk, without most of the calories this is your beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
PhatCatt (28) - Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2015 Glass bottle from 6-pack. Light flavor with a floral aroma (possibly taste too). Pretty good.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
slowrunner77 (7440) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
"the age old question...is lite skunk better than regular skunk? both this and regular Heini suck...this one may be a touch more palatable flavorwise but the mf is water."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
bpreo (2110) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Heineken Light equals Heineken Light in Alcohol. It doesn’t even have that nice Heineken flavor to rectify drinking it.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle at porch nite thanks to Jeff pours a pale yellow with slight white head. Aroma is corn and flavor follows. Regular macro pale lager. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
ordybill (765) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- had a distinct skunky smell with a hint of hops, already a major turn-off for me. Appearance- yelowish colored with slight carbonated bubbles with a small white head that did not linger. Taste- Pure skunk mixed with a very watery slight bitterness. terrible bordering on bland. Palate- a medium feel with very little zip and very forgettable Overall- A true disappointment. I have had Heineken’s in several continents and I have been pleased, this light beer variant was god-awful

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (3531) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014
I was oddly excited to find out I’ve yet to rate this green bottled garbage, call me a masochist. It is indeed pretty much garbage but not completely w/o redeeming qualities. It is golden, perfectly clear and utterly headless. It has a skunky aroma but a pleasant citrus not lingers around the edges, which was somewhat surprising. Once tasted, it is fairly bland but w/o much in the way of off-notes or anything. It is light bodied w/ crisp and very vigorous carbonation, making for a very drinkable beer. Finishes completely clean w/ some lingering sweetness and bitterness. Honesty, this is not as good as the best American beer of the same style but is really not all bad and I’d probably buy this from time to time if it was the same price as High Life or whatever.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
miquelcrush (1861) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
Cervesa que com a única funció té refrescar. Cerveza que como única función tiene refrescar.

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