drunk_again (116) - GREECE - MAR 5, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle. clear light yellow with average white head. it has a faint aroma of malts. taste is watery with slight bitterness.
dmcmillan (3) - Brampton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell isnt great. I dont mind this beer. It serves its purpose. Taste isnt bad........
bergstaden (976) - RÝros, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Somewhere over the US on an AA flight and still lousy beer selection, here goes - Pale golden with a white head - Some malts in the aroma - Some malts in the body, low bitterness - Short malt finish - This was boring
Vighals (661) - SÝrumsand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Gylden klar brun i fargen med tynt hvitt skum. Kornete lukt. Litt metallisk smak. Medium kullsyre
BobbyAnalog (300) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Out of a can, the ornate, texture-friendly design acts as a placebo to make you think that youíre drinking a much better beer than you actually are. Out of a bottle, this is skunky drivel. Still, if you get one of the cans iced up and youíre eating food, this is a good substitute for a soda.
gwillrich (121) - S„o Josť dos Campos, BRAZIL - FEB 24, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2014 Cerveja bem aguada, sem aromas e sabores complexos. … boa para ser tomada em grande quantidade no calor. Apenas isso.
Iznogud (286) - CROATIA - FEB 23, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle, 500 ml. Pours clear yellow with small white head. Bland industrial lager, nothing special about it.
Chad9976 (1067) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I poured a 24oz can into a large mug. It was canned on 11/8/13 and cost $2.69 ($0.11 per ounce).
Appearance: Clear dark gold hue with calm effervescence visible. Pours to a rather small, white, foamy head which retains and laces poorly.
Smell: Pretty standard pale lager aroma, though cleaner than most due to lack of adjuncts.
Taste: I used to hate Heineken with a passion. The green bottles theyíre usually served in are skunky and taste sour. However, Iíve started to come around on this brew, at least a little. I met the "International Brewmaster" last year and learned a lot about the brewing and pouring process. I also learned this beer is all-malt, unlike so many North American macro lagers. Additionally, this placed 2nd overall in a blind macro lager showdown I held with friends last year (and scored the highest of the pale lagers). I havenít had it since, so drinking it with this newfound respect has definitely swayed meÖ a little.
Letís be honest, Heineken is still as much a macro lager as the BMC brands. It does offer slight differences in character, but they are quite subtle. There does seem to be some genuine malt flavor here. A touch of caramel or honey is noticeable and creates for minor sweetness. There also seems to be some faint, dry, spicy hop character to this brew. While nowhere near that of a pale ale, itís definitely stronger than most pale lagers. Unfortunately, even the can still seems to have a tang or astringent off-flavor on the finish. And the palate certainly isnít all that complex, either. Regardless, itís genuinely not bad-tasting from the can or tap; just avoid the green bottles since the lightstrike makes them drink like a completely different beer.
Drinkability: Weighing in at only 5% ABV, Heineken should be a borderline light beer. But the mouthfeel is actually not all that light - itís a little heavier than most of the genre, but still has the crispness you want in a lager. It finishes clean, though itís not especially refreshing. It does have the most flavor for its weight compared to other macro lagers.
trapped (561) - TURKEY - FEB 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can labeled as íSensationí. Pale yellow with small white foamy head, light yeast aroma, high carbonation, grassy taste with a bit of a sting at the end, abrupt finish. Another highly commercialized generic beer.
VincentKabel (56) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very light-golden color. Bright white head that dissappears fast. Almost absent aroma. Tastes mainly like water with a faint hop taste. A beer to drink if ther is nothing else in the neighboorhood.