Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 474   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ernest (6542) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Bottle, LaGuardia airport, NYC. Head is initially small, fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear light yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, bread), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a note of DMS. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately bitter. Light body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. Looks like this has gotten around the States more quickly than expected. Canít say that itís anything more than what can be expected from the name "Heineken Light".

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2006
So I guess Heiny finally jumped on this "Light" bandwagon. Guiness probably still has fewer calories. Itís like sushi, only you have to drink more to even feel full. mmmmmm sushi. Well went out last night and they had this. This or the normal big beers. Drank from bottle. Front what I could tell, the "Light" took out the skunky taste, that "light" gives beerís in green bottles. the later light being from light *bulbs.* ja ja nein nein? Anywho, still smelt kinda skunky. Really crisp, watered down corn malts taste, and if you have had Amstel light, itís pretty much the same. Maybe a bit more fresh. Itís interesting the cities they chose to test this stuff.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
patrick767 (3714) - 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 (1939) - 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 (5965) - 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 (260) - 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.

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