Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 472   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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
patrick767 (3696) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2006
bottle - Well, it smells like almost nothing. It looks like any other pale lager. The flavor has the typical light hoppiness of European lagers. Itís thin and watery. It tastes like a Heineken with extra water. Surprise, surprise. Oddly enough that still makes it better than quite a few macrobrew pale lagers.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
gulfster1981 (1) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2006 does not count
I think this is just a stategy to get some of the light drinkers(the carb watchers). I always thought Amstel light was the heineken light. but what do I know

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
gsmitty80 (1902) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Watered down Heineken. I mean not bad if your on a diet or a woman is all i say with these beers.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
locarboy (129) - USA - MAY 7, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2006 New, so I thought I would try it. Not worth the price. No skunk like the regular. Thin flavor, grainy and a hint of sweetness. Water has fewer calories, fewer carbs and almost as much flavor. And just what is horizontal fermentation anyway? and does it make better beer? If so, I would hate to taste the vertically fermented Heineken Light. I guess I could sum this beer up by saying that it is vertically challenged.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Regular Heineken isnít great, and this is worse, but it was ordered for me before I could protest. Not much flavor, carbonation, a little bitterness. Certainly unimpressive.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog (5949) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Medium gold with a fizzy white nitrous head. Zero aroma. Also little flavor to speak of ... just a hint of light cereals, maybe a bland apple. Lightly slippery and easy to drink for people who donít care to have much flavor in their beer. Hey, this stuff is hard to make.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Okay, this isnít a good beer. Heineken itself isnít great, and Light beers as a rule are offensive, but for what itís worth, this wasnít all bad. It still had that apples and skunk flavor of Heineken, was a little more watery, but was generally close to the original. I canít imagine that Iíll ever have another one if thereís any choice, but I didnít regret drinking it. Thatís gotta be worth something.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ebarnes (254) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2006
12oz bottle
A watered down version of regular Heineken. Didnít notice the pungent aroma others speak of, but I was in a smoky bar. Not a lot of flavor, but what was there was a little skunky. Seems like a waste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2006 Had this one bottled in DeKalb, Illinois. This wasnít terrible, especially for Heineken. Light, crisp and fairly flavorful with a nice balance of hops and grains, nose of sour apples and yeast. There is no good light beer and Heineken hasnít found it yet but this isnít as bad as the percentile indicates. Bottled in Attica, Indiana. Very lightly flavorful. Not terrible, but once again, why bother?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
da845 (139) - new york, New York, USA - APR 29, 2006
A fairly crappy beer. I donít really know why you would drink it when you could have a real heineken.... who knows?

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