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Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.65   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.


marylutton29's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marylutton29 (18) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2013
Pale lager, very light body Tart flavor yet yeasty and has hops Little head Light body goes well with spicy food.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foyle (296) - Wyoming, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pilsner glass Appearance: pours a 2" sudsy white head that falls moderately with scant lacing. Color is clear light golden with plenty of streaming carbonation. Aroma: surprising amount of aroma for the style, sweet barley malt and even some grassy hops and the standard Heineken yeast. Mouthfeel: light and frothy with a nice dry finish. Flavor: a watery cousin of Heineken "heavy" with sweet barley and some mild hop bitterness Overall: for a light beer, it is very good, one of the best in the category.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
weihenweizen (2070) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Refrigerated 12 oz. green bottle. Aroma is Pilsner malt with a hint of skunk. Taste is light malt and some skunk.

2.5
   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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jabah (177) - 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.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Mikeyaponte (39) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhatCatt (17) - USA - JAN 2, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2015 Light flavor with a floral aroma (possibly taste too). Pretty good.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
slowrunner77 (6707) - 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."

1.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
bpreo (1981) - 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.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
BOSSbrewer (2512) - 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

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
ordybill (539) - 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


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