Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 3324   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.09   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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100% Barley malt, choice hops and pure water give this brew unsurpassed clarity.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Insertpunhere (28) - Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2014
The funny thing about this beer is that in Europe it really does tastes better than in the States. It is one of the skunkiest beers on Earth. Green bottle no good. Their "brewery" in Amsterdam is good fun, including a weird d.j. room, and a video that gives you the perspective of a bottle of beer as it goes through conveyer belts in the bottling process and the floor shakes to mimic the feel. I don’t recommend this beer, but if you fly over the Atlantic you should try it for the hell of it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sisito (10) - SPAIN - AUG 5, 2014
Cerveza de sabor flojo, fácil de beber. No deja ningún regusto especial. En conjunto es aceptable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SlimHabib (133) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle pour. Clear golden with a small quickly fading head. Aroma is a very small watered down malt smell. Very little flavor with a small bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
ZythoBeerman (1) - Montlouis sur Loire, FRANCE - AUG 2, 2014 does not count
Ah Heineken, la biere de chantier pas cher par excellence Un gout que l’on pourrait assimiler a ... rien!!! Cette biere ne devrait meme pas etre consideré en tant que telle

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jrodooo5 (989) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 1, 2014
If it weren’t for the euro skunk going on, this beer would be absolutely abysmal! The pour is clear gold w/ a decent white head & very little lacing. The aroma is mild euro skunk. The taste is slightly skunky but finishes watery & abruptly. The palate is thin & overall this is pretty much macro crap!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RW80 (582) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2014
25cl can onboard of the Plain. (you can hak Air france for the review :-) ) So I think a lot has been said. But ok here i goes Pale larger with a unstable thinny head, poor rention.but all quite faint. Taste: Sweet with some light malts, very watery., very bland Light bodied and average carbonation Ok refresher bit not something to get if you say I want o enjoy a nice beer, As there ain’much to enjoy by making it so bland.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
hoptimusPrimed (49) - SPAIN - JUL 30, 2014
I have been told that this tastes better in Holland, but that wouldn’t really be hard!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpkinhead2 (325) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
La Heineken a la réputation (méritée!) de goûter la mouffette. Cela serait dû à la dégradation du houblon causé par une surexposition de la bière à la lumière. Le transport et l’entreposage en bouteille verte n’aidant certainement pas sur ce dernier point, j’ai décidé d’essayer la Heineken en cannette pour voir… ///// Bière jaune pâle tirant un peu sur le vert, incroyablement limpide, belle effervescence bonne et uniforme, et surmontée d’un col blanc immaculé, pas tellement large, mais bien dense, mousseux et persistant. Arômes de pain frais, pâtisserie, bonbon, avec un peu de grain et de foin, léger houblon herbacé et salé en arrière-plan. Certains effluves de petits fruits rouge bien sucrés (ou de réglisse rouge) sont également perceptibles, et non, aucune mouffette à l’horizon (vive la cannette de métal, à bas la bouteille verte!). Nez bien agréable, complexité intéressante, intensité un peu faible cependant. En bouche, pétillement moyen-faible sur la langue, belle onctuosité au palais, c’est rond, moelleux et velouté. Au goût, tout de même assez sucré, pain frais, pâtisserie, bonbon aux petits fruits rouge, réglisse rouge, avec un peu de grain, et un houblon subtil qui semble à la fois herbacé et floral, avec une toute petite note salée. Amertume à peine perceptible, complexité intéressante (surtout pour le style), et très bonne intégration des différentes saveurs entre elles. Ça reste tout de même peu intense comme bière, mais, franchement, une Heineken qui ne goûte pas la mouffette, c’est vraiment bon. Essayez-la en cannette!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
anrajala (2) - - JUL 28, 2014 does not count
We did a proper blind test in Tampere Finland 26.7. with numbered glasses and notes, no commentary allowed, the whole works, with 11 common supermarket beers available in Finland. Of the 5 testers 3 were women and 2 guys, medium age some 50 years. Heineken lost by a clear margin (22 points vs. second worst 25 points, winner 41 points). Very big surprise to everybody considering the brand. 4 people commented on the very weak taste. Good Lord it tastes like water! So if you think you like this beer I strongly recommend a blind test. And the winner? You are all going to laugh at us but it was Lidl’s “Gourmet”. 4 testers rated it as the best and one as 2nd best.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
droef (82) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
Very average, but perfectly marketed beer! Always funny to see the "hip and famous" drinking this pilserer while most Dutch people would only drink it if there was really nothing left in the fridge!

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