Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 487   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 96   ABV: 3.2%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
amarin021 (1) - - AUG 18, 2012 does not count
Best Light Beer EVER !!! The verdict? Itís good. Now, you may not enjoy it if you favor giant hearty big dark beers, but I must say that I prefer my sips on the lighter side (which is why Iíve always been a big Hefeweizen fan). Lighter in color and body than even Amstel Light, the Premium Light has a great flavor, light body, is still very Heineken, and would pair nicely with food. Will I order it and drink it when Iím out? Absolutely.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jayrizzo88 (4) - USA - SEP 20, 2006 does not count
this beer is utterly amazing. it really just centers me. all is well in life when i enjoy the cool refreshing taste that goes down clear as water. it is at its peek when at about 27 degrees.

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
elgavilancillo (89) - Long Beach, California, USA - JAN 27, 2008
had this from a draught mini keg loved it! way better than the regular and dark heineken smooth crisp taste and finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidmartinek (4628) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2008 Pours pale clear, like water and Pearl light, with just a tint of yellow. Head is pure white, 2.5 inches and goes to nothing in 5 minutes. Aroma of good, lightly skunky, undrground, earthen malt and hops. Taste is light, brisk, crisp, lightly sweet, and hoopy. Good clean hoppy finish. A damn good light interpretation of the original... something I can,t say for any other regular/light combination Iíve had. But noticeabley weaker and more watery. You know what you could do? Instead of drinking 4 light beers, just drink 2 real ones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevman (28) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2008
Bottle at Windsor Raceway, smelled like Becks, kind of a citrusy/corny scent. Drank it from the bottle, so Iím unsure of the head/colour, but it was pretty smooth going down, little bit of a grassy taste to it. Not bad, worth trying once.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peanutdj (12) - Las Vegas, - SEP 30, 2013
One of the light beers thatís totally drinkable. Goes down smooth and doesnít taste watery. Its better to pour in drinking glass.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Heineken Brouwerijen B.V.--Heineken Premium Light Lager Beer--2007 12 oz. Green Bottle. 4.00% ABV?--15 IBUís.? (4.0 / 5.0) Pale Lager--Light. Foamy fizzy mild lace white head. Clear bright thin straw yellow color. Light hop no stank front. Smooth easy mild butter caramel body. Mild tangy hop end. Balanced tasty refreshing Not bland light. Sampled 3/28/2007.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
HendrixGarcia (2) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2011 does not count
skunky, golden, sparkling, hazy, minimal head, umami, lightly bitter, salty, light body, thin feel, lively, astringent. I canít understant such low ratings on this beer. Itís descent when it comes to taste, but itís skunky aroma is definately what I like about heineken and will give it a 10 on aroma until I can find a beer that has an aroma that smells more like the real thing than this. Iím sure it can be done. Hemp beer maybe. lol

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