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Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 3296   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.09   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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100% Barley malt, choice hops and pure water give this brew unsurpassed clarity.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAR 29, 2002
Best compared to a German light lager. It is golden in color with moderate carbonation and a good, thick head (unlike most American beers). This beer has a hoppy aroma and contains about 5% alcohol by volume.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
satansspawn99 (24) - USA - MAR 29, 2002
never liked the taste of the stuff

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Z28Jersey99 (13) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2002
Goes down pretty good. Better on tap then a bottle.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
William (202) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2002
I am not big on Pilseners, Heineken is a reasonable one. Good when one is thirsty.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2003 There's nothing wrong with Heineken. For a fizzy yellow mass-produced beer, it isn't half bad. It's got more hops than most domestic lagers, and it's light enough that it won't kick your ass like a good APA. I drink my share of Stone, Bells, etc., but I'm not afraid to have a Heineken every once in a while. It's the yin that balances yang. While the beer has no head, is fizzy and yellow, often is skunky, it's got a character all its own. I'd take it over most American mass-produced beers any day. There are better beers for less; say a good Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, but a sixer of Heineken is the best choice you are going to get when you visit the gas station and want to take home a sixer without a far drive. That's the secret to Heineken's success. Yuppy beer? Maybe about ten years ago. The crown yuppie beer of today is probably clear bottle swill like Corona.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2002
Ice cold, my favorite memory of it is watching case after case being loaded onto a Dutch warship. Bit on the bitter side and not my favorite, but prefer it to many American megabrews. Bit of a skunky smell and taste, weak foam.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2002
Good beer, but sometimes leaves a bad aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xerion (8) - San Jacinto, California, USA - MAR 24, 2002 does not count
One actually has to taste this fresh from an Amsterdam tap to understand how good this beer is. Drink *cold*!

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DrunkCaleb (69) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2002
Remember a few vague moments of decent flavor, but overall ’skunk’ reigned.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Odin (123) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2002
A rather light lager that still has a lot of character. One of the best on the market to have with dinner.


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