Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 3728   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 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2003
Green bottle is mistake number one, followed by extreme carbonation which led to an interesting and disappointing experience. It was OK, it was expensive, and it left me underwhelmed. I do not know why people spend the money on this product, perhaps it is a signal beer that tells the world that the drinker has little to no clue about beer. Skunky finish, and over carbonation make Heineken very pedestrian and mediocre.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
KOTBA (17) - GERMANY - JUL 5, 2003
Incredible that a so bad tasting beer can be so popular and well known over the world!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Status symbol. Hey look at me I drink Heineken. Way too Banana Republic for me. Did they actually put skunk excretion in the bottle?

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2003
I just don't understand why this lager is priced higher -- and rated higher -- than any other swill, which is all it is. The only difference between it and Coors: $1 a 24 oz., and I am not one to waste my money.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gearwar (56) - Rochester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 25, 2003
This is a decent beer at a very high price that doesn't add up to me. It seems to be more of a status beer than anything else

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