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Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands

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common

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RATINGS: 3405   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.09   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
100% Barley malt, choice hops and pure water give this brew unsurpassed clarity.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4631) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2013 This is one of the world’s most famous disasters.
Rerate 31/12/2013 Recently drunk about a liter of Heineken during a concert in Paradiso, Amsterdam. For what it is, it is actually pretty good. It has a pleasant flowery nose. It is simply not that bland (at least the stuff from the dutch factory). Guess this is my favourite dutch macro brew. Consider this stuff is made to sell at minimum prices to the most of people possible. Then there is actually quite some taste & even distinctive taste in it. At least more than other Dutch alternatives.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
hooperdog99 (20) - hagerstown, Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2002
very hard brew to like..poor flavour very overpowering..leaves ne dry next day..nasty

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2008 Had it at the brewery in Amsterdam (fresh) and it was one of the best beer drinking days that I have ever had. It can get ’skunky’ in the US however.

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Panzuriel (1362) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2002
Who knows what this beer may be like in a different color bottle. The Skunk Factor definitely defines this beer.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2002
You know, i know guys that tell me that this is the best beer made! I look at them and sneer. It seems that almost every bottle I’ve had has that notorius Skunk smell going. For gods sake put on a silly freshness date.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
dee99 (3) - USA - AUG 16, 2002 does not count
This beer sucks donkey nuts. The aftertaste is horrible and it doesn’t go down smooth. Settle for a domestic like Michelob.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dave420 (55) - O.C, California, USA - AUG 16, 2002
This is anaverage beer at the most, as for imports. To me it taste like a lighter more bitter version of becks/st pauli girl when its real bad it has a slight pond water taste to it. For the price u can do alot better , alot of people i know who dont drink alot think this stuff is the shit... shows u wahtkind of preppy beer this is.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cckevin (41) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2002
Sometimes this is a nice alternative, when all you have to choose from is Bud and Lite. Don’t expect much from it, and you might be surprised. Fairly hoppy, slight ’skunk’ nose.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2002
I really don’t like this beer. overrated in every way, very similar to carlsberg. the green bottle sure doesn’t help much... fairly skunky and unremarkable. pass

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2002
I usually do not drink lagers, but this one has a nice dry bite to it. I enjoyed this lager.


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