Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 3726   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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2004 Even out a vending machine, in Holland this beer is indeed a different brew to the insipid muck available elsewhere. The bottled variety is even better. It's a refreshing beer that,even when chilled cold, has a hint of citrus in it. Better lagers, for sure, but not bad at 4 in the morning when the vending machine runs out of coke

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (10670) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2009 Fruity, slight floral aroma and flavor. Golden color with moderate head. A much better beer when you get it fresh in the Netherlands versus the usual light-struck American version. Really a nice light beer in its home country.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - APR 24, 2004
This beer tastes skunk from the get go. It's watered down and overpriced. Waste of time.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerisgud (8) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 23, 2004 does not count
It taste decent when chilled and iced correctly, but this beer WILL skunk up FAST if not properly refrigerated. And when that happens, it is the wrost of the skunk down to the smell!! better than Bud, Miller, or Coors tho.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ghostwheel (43) - Hauppauge, New York, USA - APR 23, 2004
In the great realm of beers, Heineken isn't even near the tops. But I will say this. If I'm at a bar with no microbrews, 9 out of 10 times I'll order a heineken. Why? Because it's better than bud or any of the other watered down American bigs. I like it as a solid choice. But a couple of notes: This beer smells like ass, unlike it's taste. If the temperature is changed too much with Heineken it will skunk faster and worse than you can ever imagine. And skunked Heineken is probably the worst things in the world.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - APR 21, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2004 Bottled From local bodega my ratings for this beer are basied on that when i do get it it’s sold ice cold out the freezer. i think it’s the only way to drink it . Above about 40 dergees it is vile and skunky. and yeah a million times better on tap re rate: this kinda sucks

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
Another 'premium' lager that is more advertising than anything else. Its a bit on the grassy side. Its better than Bud I guess, but not as much as people seem to think.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DocLock (9982) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2004
I know people that absolutely rave about this beer. I don't get it. To me, it tastes really unbalanced, astringent, and odd. There is some aroma, flavor, and finish to this, but I just don't care for it at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
When you can find an unskunked one, this lager is pretty good. Very light tasting, good for barbeques or after mowing the lawn. Needs a little more malt character.

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