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Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 3715   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
100% Barley malt, choice hops and pure water give this brew unsurpassed clarity.


2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 11, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2004 I don’t see the allure. It’s a decent brew, but has a skunky smell and isn’t that flavorful for the price. It is smooth and light, though, so it does have its good points. Very overrated, though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dropkickm79 (53) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 11, 2004
i like this beer. granted its overrated and overpriced but still a good beer.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2004
Nope, not a fan of the brew at all. Pours a straw golden yellow with an off-white head. Skunky aroma. Taste is very lightly malty and hoppy. Boring, forgettable and overrated.

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - MAY 8, 2004
Very light, almost clear, for some reason my friends really like this. It was bad, but I have had worse.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2004
My second forced down pint at bar with no selection. Had only had it in the bottles before - aroma not nearly as skunky on draught. Still, very pale colour, thin body and no discernable taste to speak of - slightly bitter I suppose, but only in a sour sort of way. Worst beer I have had on tap in a long time – I’d rate in below some national mass market stuff.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
brianprentiss (693) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2004
Hardly a step up from American macrobrews in taste, but will cost you much more. If you want this taste, stick with Original Coors or Miller High Life - they’re cheaper.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kingman (26) - Lexington, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2004
ok, ok its skunky. But it still has great flavor after a few gulps. Absolutely superior to any domestic Lager. The keg can is genious marketing.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaysoneslick (24) - Montana, USA - MAY 2, 2004
i thought it would be alot better, but a skunk must of taken a dump in it while i wasnt looking

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2005 This beer possesses the "skunk" aroma common to lagers of many mid-northern European countries. The clear difference is that that element also dominates the _taste_ of this beer perhaps more than any other. Heineken scores a minor positive for some pronounced hop bitterness. However, with all the choices out there I think I’ll avoid these well-known green glass bottles. Maybe if I visit Holland I’ll give it a try, since I’ve heard that "it’s so much better over there". As it stands, even with the skunk this has been many an American’s first sample of "higher quality beer" and as such even the skunk might taste good in comparison to the typical American swill!

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 30, 2004
Run of the mill. Grassy and slightly skunky. Better than American macro’s when no other choice is available.


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