Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 3703   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 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2005 Popping the cap releases Heineken’s distinct skunk cloud every time. Tastes bland and watery at first, becoming more skunky tasting as the film builds. Smells like the floor of a country club. How actual malt and hops can be used to produce a beverage (and so many others) like this is beyond me. It’s perplexing to think of all the profit made from this product. Great marketing!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
haddon90 (1606) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUL 14, 2003
A light golden pour with a foamy white head. You can clearly taste the malt and rice in this beer. I used to really like this but it kind of gets old after a while.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
minguimore (17) - SPAIN - JUL 13, 2003
Is this a beer? I thought it was dirty water. It´s just like drinking yellow soda, it is tasteless. The only reason why people drink it is the huge amount of money that heineken spends in comercials.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
schepers (32) - Limburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2003
Yuk Why would people drink something like this? Their commercial description: 100% Barley malt, choice hops and pure water give this brew unsurpassed clarity.... water is clear too and doesn't give you a hangover.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2003 Pale lager, very limpid. I didn't notice any skunk aroma nor taste. Hidden aroma of malt and cereals. Refreshing taste of cereals and ... water:) An honest bitterness puts it more into the pilsner category for me. It's very simplistic, but remains a beer I'd appreciate immensely after a beach volleyball game. Must be drunk cold, goes down well, calm the thirst (what else can you ask). Note: It seemed to me the can version showed a bigger hops presence

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LINKBREW (101) - Santee, California, USA - JUL 12, 2003
Probably the beer I've drank more than any other, thanks to the old college days. On draught in Haarlem. Clean aroma, some malt and hop. Classic spicy hoppiness in finish. Usually rated very low, but is actually a very nice lager. Come on folks!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2003
Nothing special here I can't believe i've never rated this brew i drank enough of it in my younger years trying to look cool.I'm feeling much better now,and this is not a cool brew bad skunky taste mild hops mild hop after taste just a run of the mill brew with little to offer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
The usual utter garbage euro lager people drink because they figure they are onto something you simply can't understand. Filth of the highest order.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUL 10, 2003
Typical light golden color with a small white head. The aroma was almost non-existent...some slight malty sweetness. The flavor wasn't all that bad...some decent malty sweetness...no skunk, but some not-so-good hops bitterness. Watery, thin feel with too much carbonation.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2003
Can. Skunky smell and sour skunky taste. Thin watery body. Nasty. I can't think of s single good thing to say about this beer.

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