Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 3598   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
100% Barley malt, choice hops and pure water give this brew unsurpassed clarity.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
skuDZ (16) - Fremont, California, USA - DEC 16, 2003
A nice light hop taste. Was expecting it to be skunky because of the bottle. But that wasnt the case, goes down really smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2003
A good standard beer. Decent flavor, but just middle-of-the-road in all categories. I like the special dark a lot more.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2003
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2003
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2003
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shotgun1431 (134) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2003
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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - DEC 5, 2003
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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
jturmel12 (4) - Lutz, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2003 does not count
This beer tastes like absolute piss. I guess im not really a big fan of imports though.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DanielBrown (4208) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2003
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2003
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.

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