pilsnerrogge (2400) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another beer without any big flaws but still nothing special to write home about.
IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - JUN 2, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Just had one with a seafood buffet for dinner. One of my favorite macro lagers. Crisp not bitter, I like the aroma, what some call skunky, I call herbacious. A good beer.
ElGaucho (2141) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Heineken neither scores points for aroma nor appearance, but taste is solidly better than most of the American Standards that try to imitate it (that it tries to imitate?).It has a strong initial alcohol mouthfeel, with a mild wheaty aftertaste. Itís better than most of the folks on this site will have you believe, but not by much.
Kemijaba99 (8) - USA - MAY 27, 2002 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a bad beer, but certainly not the greatest out there.
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - MAY 25, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not bad when you donít have anything else around.
theFinatUofI (45) - Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Itís not bad, but it sure ainít good either. It has a rather watery body which makes it refreshing. The taste
is somewhat typical to macrobrews. Nothing to cheer about...
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very clear, very skunky, but can be settled upon easily. I never want to drink it, but sometimes Iíll drink it when nothing better is available
BigBoi99 (19) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2002
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Ewwww.... I thought I got a skunked case, but I was wrong after trying it a couple times, itís just that bad.
coachmark34 (39) - central Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2002
2.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Itís hard to get over the skunky aroma of Heineken. That being said, if you can get by the aroma, it goes down just fine, with a decent, smooth aftertaste. I find it a little too filling to drink along with meals, but I like it just fine to have when socializing. Letís face it, the dutch canít brew like the Germans, but they do pretty darn good.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2002
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a pale yellow íhealthy urineí colour with medium short lasting head. Aromas of faint hops and malt. Light to medium bodied, a tangy start followed by quite a bitter middle and dry bitter finish. (Rated 12/5/02: Mainz, Germany)