Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


on tap

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RATINGS: 3735   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
100% Barley malt, choice hops and pure water give this brew unsurpassed clarity.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Strykzone (6758) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2003
Ok, I tried one and was underwhelmed. Citrus aroma and flavor are the beers most prominent features, not to mention its advertising campaign.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
McWhite (108) - Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2003
Skunky taste that lingered forever. I found it way to carbonated for my liking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2003
You know, there’s just something cool about having a green bottle of Heineken in your hand. While that "cool" is obviously the result of clever branding, this beer actually is a touch better than average when it comes to substance. Very light yellow in colour, the pour is about as headless as an enemy of Louis XVI during the French Revolution. An abundance of confectionery sugar fills the nose, rounded out by traces of skunk, cellophane and honey. The instant the liquid hits the lips, there’s a spine-tingling, thirst-quenching liveliness that follows through to the finish, with good balance and savoury effects such as white rice and cereal. A dependable guzzler, Heineken’s a pretty good beer to order at a bar or restaurant, but its lofty price tag isn’t worth the green if you’re taking it behind closed doors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbt1 (12) - San francisco, California, USA - AUG 8, 2003
I like it, used to like it more when it wasnt so damn commercial. I still cant figure out what that taste is though that seems to linger on and on and on

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
enormousstormis (11) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2003
I could choose heineken over a lot of other beers. I really like the name "Heineken", it just sounds kinda cool. Otherwise, i think it's sort of average and not as great as some people say it is.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
guinness4life (37) - USA - AUG 4, 2003
In all fairness, a decent continental lager. Similar to St. Pauli's Girl except not as good. Now the drawbacks - Heineken has a terrible head, is overcarbonated and is generally unattractive in appearance. It's horribly overpriced and overhyped as well. If you have money to burn on a mass-manufactured beer, buy Guinness. It's truly good instead of just decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
monkeyman (57) - Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Undiscernible bottling date; however, who cares? Pale golden color. Not much to recommend. I have had samples with an intense, cloying saccharine-like sweetness. However this one was just bloody awful with a hint of cooked vegetable off-flavors. Geesh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2003
Tried the big Heine in the can. Pale golden color. Very light bodied with a clean palate. Refreshing but fairly dry and boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sillyrob (11) - USA - JUL 31, 2003
Much better out of the tap than from the bottle, and not even worth trying out of the can. For some reason, tastes much better in Europe than in the US. Very good simple flavor, nothing offensive about it at all, just goes down smoothly with a nice flavoring of barley and hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Way overhyped as most big name brands are. Heineken just has never done it for me.

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