Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 3693   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
100% Barley malt, choice hops and pure water give this brew unsurpassed clarity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MegaManC (31) - Oakville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2002
Not bad, but does not live up to all the hype.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
snowman (9) - Powhatan, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2002 does not count
Either my tastes have changed over the years, or Heineken has changed. I remembered this beer as being a pretty good beer. Last night, I bought some since it was on sale, and was very disappointed. It had a metalic/skunky taste. Do yourself a favor and buy Grolsch instead.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jonas (6619) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2002
United airlines made it possible to make a remarkable test: Does international standard swill taste any better at high altitude over international waters? The answer is NO: It has no aroma to speak of. Golden no head. Round and wellbalanced but incredibly boring and it gets more boring for each sip. But what can you do when you have to be on that plane for 8 hours and this beer is the lesser of three evils??? Next time I’ll fly with Lufthansa - at least they have Warsteiner.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilkTork (5521) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2006 Nov, 2002 A stand in the bog lager. [1.3]
May, 2004 Can. Crisp herbal aroma. Crisp and dry lager with pleasant sweet spots leaning toward toffee and a herbal finish. Actually quite an acceptable drink when thirsty - there are decent flavours and a reasonable palate, especially if allowed to stand long enough to let any co2 burn off. [2.3]
June, 2006</b >Pub Irish Coffee, Town Square, Valreas, Provence. / Le Sevigne, Grignan, Provence - Pression. Clean. Inoffensive. Refreshing. Sweetish cereal flavour and a dull, soft bitter finish edging into salt. [2.1]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4807) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2002
Nice aroma when you first open the bottle.Taste is pleasant run of the mill lager but nothing definite. Dry aftertaste with slightly fruity overtones. Nothing to send the taste buds spinning but nothing to say this is a bad beer-just an ordinary one.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2002
When i go to eat dinner and they only have domestic beers and heineken i always get the Heiny. It goes good with any kind of food but i dont know if i could drink one after the next.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2002
Heineken has to be the most over-rated beer of all time. It’s a drinkable lager - not much else going on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (6430) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2015 In Holland Heineken is thought to be one of the worst pilseners. Probably because most american people (not you guys :-)) tend to say Heineken is the best. But after all those years of drinking Heineken, i think it’s one of the better actually. It smells better than the average pilsener. More spicy. When i get the smell of Heineken, i get all those memories of when i was young. I know i’m still young, but i mean the times i legally wasn’t allowed to drink alcohol. Or, well, in Holland age is 16 to buy beer. So my rate is definitely influenced by those memories. But hey! Everybody knows Heineken, so i don’t have to tell ya what it tastes like!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GeekedOut (22) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2002
On sale, bought it. Watered down. Will drink just because I paid for it. Not gonna buy again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2002
pours clear yellow, very little head. slightly bready aroma. a bit more fruity flavour in the malts than most of this style, but not enough to make a big difference. light. boring. I laugh at the ones who pay premium import prices for this. the sad thing is a lot of them think it’s a great beer. suckers.

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