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Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 464   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.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
PorterPounder (5371) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Orlando Ale House, Orlando, Fl. 12 oz bottle. Pours a light golden with little to no head. Missing that patented Heineken skunk, has a little bit of fresh lake water accents, but otherwise non-descript. Crisp lager flavor, nothing really jumps out, a hint of honey sweetness perhaps. Palate is dry and thin. Beats the American low-carb entries. I thought Amstel Light was Heineken Light?

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
heemer77 (5098) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Poured with a white head. The aroma was grainy corn with light wheat bread and some grass. The taste was grainy corn with some light carrots. very light body. There was not much else to describe this brew.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Obviously fresh sample. No tell-tale skunkiness in the nose but there’s really nothing else there either except a hint of dirty grain. Carbonated water taste with a hint of sugar. Extremely boring but light and watery enough that you could almost drink it without noticing it was beer.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Bottle. Had it at a promotion in DC. This tastes like a light beer. Not anything special. If you like Heineken you’ll like it.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deathrag (7) - H’burg, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2006 does not count
Though my B.O has often smelled like a Heineken, it is Tasty for a Defalut beer... the taste and head are always fairly conistent...but you can only drink so much...better than must Domestics, if you want to try a German Import, try Becks.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Pour is bright yellow with an attractive white head...smell is skunky and perfumey...taste is skunky at first, but then it gave way to a watery grainy flavor in the finish...

1.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tmoney99 (10470) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2006
Bottle at Newtown Village Tavern in Cincy. Poured a clear amber with a small rocky white head that diminished quickly. Sharp grainy skunky aroma. Light body with a watery texture. Light grainy flavor with a short finish. Almost worth having once.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjsurf1 (2) - bradley beach, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2006 does not count
For Heineken i was impressed, For a light beer it actually taste like the original

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerBellyT (15) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Havent had a Heineken in 15-20 years due to that funky skunky smell and taste. This pours pale golden, big foamy head to start then disappears. has a light and sweet taste, leaves creamy coat in your mouth. it is not has skunky as the original. I am not a light beer drinker, but overall this wasnt bad

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nick76 (4180) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2005
It has the sweet malt and hops aroma that defines Heineken beers. The appearance is pale with a small head that falls fast. The flavor is almost exactly like regular Heineken (including the metallic taste) just a little weaker and maybe a little more corn taste in the finish. The palate is thin as expected. If you like Heineken but you want it in a lighter beer this is for you. Even though I am not a big fan of the style you have to give them credit for making a light beer that is almost indistinguishable from the original.


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