skuDZ (16) - Fremont, California, USA - DEC 16, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A nice light hop taste. Was expecting it to be skunky because of the bottle. But that wasnt the case, goes down really smooth.
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A good standard beer. Decent flavor, but just middle-of-the-road in all categories. I like the special dark a lot more.
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2003
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
decent quality lager, had a few around the world cup and grew to like some of its qualities, it actually has more body than i at first appreciated, but there's no standout quality to this beer, it gets extra marks for sentimental reasons.
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Some initial malt sweetness but it just doesn't hide the skunky hop smell and taste. The only time I drink this is when it is the best of the macros a place serves.
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The classic lager that I swear is so much better in the Netherlands than anywhere else in the world. the US-import version pours dark yellow with a marshmellowy head. It's got that Heineken-skunk smell that makes me think of green bottles. The flavor si malty and a bit musty. This is an OK beer, but again ... this is the nectar of the gods in Amsterdam.
shotgun1431 (134) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I don't care for the smell of this one. It's a good looking beer, golden with a white head. Taste is ok but not worth going into detail.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - DEC 5, 2003
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
A very watery, skunky beer that epitomizes the mass-produced lager flavor. However, I've had this in the Netherlands and it's much better there than in the States. Still, not much worth talking about.
jturmel12 (4) - Lutz, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2003 does not count
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
This beer tastes like absolute piss. I guess im not really a big fan of imports though.
DanielBrown (4208) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2003
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I have a dual opinion on this one: In the UK, whether on draught, or from a bottle or can, this is not great - tasteless and sweaty; however when tried on draught in Rotterdam, this was nice - refreshing, fruity and light. Even with this recent good experience however, Heineken is still a mass produced and bland beer, which should be despised for it's efforts to take over the world.
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2003
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Super pale beer, no head. Skunky aroma, though once past this, there is some hoppinness not usually found in macro stuff. Taste is pretty non-existent, nothing happening. Skunky finish. Thin body. Really not very good at all. Bottle.