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Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 471   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.64   EST. CALORIES: 96   ABV: 3.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (2269) - 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 (1503) - 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 (1634) - - 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 (5895) - 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 (1552) - 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 (4090) - 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 (111) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rperez (150) - Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2014
A forgettable beer with a very light body and light flavor. However i had a few of these in a row while at an outdoor party and they go down easy! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Armadill0 (284) - FINLAND - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle. Clear, yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild and has grain and little citrus. Taste has grain. Watery body but has some hints of taste. Nothing much to see here folks.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
60minuteman (861) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2013 A light lager. Enjoyable because you can enjoy a few of them in succession without getting too loaded.


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