Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 3669   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
100% Barley malt, choice hops and pure water give this brew unsurpassed clarity.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2006 Becks is better and Warsteiner blows this away. It’s an ok beer, but not worth all the hype. Does anyone smell a skunk???

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Reid (2212) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2003
Ok second green monster from The Netherlands,,this time I splashed out on the 24 oz bottle. The beer pours a rather dull lackluster yellowish..nice head ..pure white..that goes fast. The aroma was not too good I can smell some hops but the overall impression is of boiled cabbage for some reason. Taste is much more watery than Grolsch..its sweetat the beginning and just trails off at the end non of the nice smooth bitterness I got in Grolsch. Average as can be on the tongue..It is a clean beer. Not too drinkable..but its not horrid. EDIT REVIEW: after having tasted this beer in a can..much better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ghawener (1553) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - NOV 10, 2003
Bottle: From all mass market beers this one is slightly above average and probably the best you´ll find in most restaurants.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
heemer77 (5234) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
A good lager that finishes cleaner than many. Has a huge price tag on it though...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
BroueNeault (158) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2003
Very ordinary beer. The succes is based on good marketing. Drinkable, but so insipid...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2003
like, i've heard so many cooool things about this dee-vine beer, i just had to give it a try. i mean, i usually like a lite sauvignon blanc; and, well, beer in general just has too many carbohydrates, don't you think? but it's bright green bottle is SO chipper and happy and inviting, as lush as little spring peas! not like those grumpy old brown bottles like all the other expensive beers have. and it's from holland where they have all those darling windmills and wooden shoes, right? heineken! it's like heidi and munchkin rolled into one! too cute! who can resist something so exotic and rich and extravagant? i mean, six-fifty a six pack! are you seeeerious?!, that's a-LOT for beer, helloo?!? so, what ELSE must i say for your silly "rating"? let's see... aroma? oh, i don't know, i'm not going to be seen sniffing everything like i'm a pack animal, it smells fine, leave it at that. appearance? mercy, i already said it was beautiful green. flavor? okay, let's see, it's sparkly and not very sweet, like coke or a blush wine is-- and it makes me burp like a drunken sailor for pete's sake. and, well, gross out a little bit: it's like uncooked spagetti and frosted flakes! aftertaste is like i've been licking stamps all afternoon. you know, i'm not sure i really like these fancy beers. maybe i'm not cut out for beer or your serious beer website which is (yawn) just about beers and not webcams or current events or pretty pictures. please, don't get up. i'll find my own way out.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2003
Pour pale yellow. Very skunky aroma. Slight sweet start with very little bitternes. A small but unpleasant aftertaste. A watered down subpar lager.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2003
Strongly skunked aroma. Anemic fully diminishing head on clear yellow body. Mild sweet malt and gentle bitterness. Light effervescent body. Bottle (green).

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Looking at the commercial deScription, I agree with the phrase "pure water" completely.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2003
I'll take it over a Bud any day. The aroma is a bit skunky. Appearance is bla. Well carbonated somewhat malty flavors. Drinkable, if it's my only choice.

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