11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 30, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Run of the mill. Grassy and slightly skunky. Better than American macro’s when no other choice is available.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
shrubber85 (10670) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - APR 24, 2004
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This beer tastes skunk from the get go. It's watered down and overpriced. Waste of time.
Beerisgud (8) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 23, 2004 does not count
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
ghostwheel (43) - Hauppauge, New York, USA - APR 23, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - APR 21, 2004
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
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
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
DocLock (9982) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.