Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 3499   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
EAGLE82 (193) - Röslau, Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 13, 2015
Not a good beer. Only drinkable if served really cold. Poor aroma and plain watery taste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
FelipeLemos (1) - - APR 12, 2015 does not count
My kind of beer, bitter. Very well balanced. A bier to be tasted every day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jabah (177) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
I really can’t say anything bad about this beer. Been drinking it forever (since the start of my drinking days), and I never get tired of it. Been going a while without buying it, as I prefer the microbrews instead, but given a choice between Heiny or Bud, I am trained to not even think about it. Heiny or Corona, I’ll still probably pick the Heiny every time unless I am vacationing on a tropical island or in Mexico, and even then I’ll pick Heiny at least 3 out of 4 times. Basically a smooth lager. On the sweet end, sort of like a mix between lager and pilsner. A little skunky but not too bad, I prefer to drink it super-cold then it’s hardly noticable. Pours a pale yellow-golden color. Medium-light carbonation, but not too much head.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
BeAndrews (30) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Golden clear pour with minimal white head. Mostly malt aroma. Medium carbonation. Not overly bitter with a short bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
RexTalionis (2963) - FINLAND - APR 5, 2015
Can. Clear golden, white head. Some floral notes in aroma. Dry grainyness too. Similar taste, but with some metallic vibes.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Alexi91 (137) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Plastic Pint Cup. Supplier: Aviva Stadium (Dublin). Highly carbonated and watery with quickly dissipating sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
susonagger (71) - spain, - APR 4, 2015
NOTA DE CATA: - Color: La Heineken es una cerveza de color amarillo pálido. - Sabor: Cremoso, notas de cebada y malta. Cuerpo ligero con toque amargo fresco.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer_Barron (5) - AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2015 does not count
Dry crisp toasted hop taste, slightly bitter but not over powering. Sweet "corny" taste and subtle barley. Very well rounded beer seemingly ’flat and to the point’ there is a distinct difference from Heineken brewed in Holland than Australia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesewelch (173) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 1, 2015
UPDATED: APR 6, 2015 From 12oz bottle, poured into tulip glass, leftover bottle from BJCP study group

Aroma: Spicy saaz hops, slight corny-sweetness

Appearance: pale yellow, crystal clear, nice big white head with low retention

Taste: light sweet, light bitter

Palate: light body, creamy texture, average carbonation, bitter finish

Overall: Not a bad beer. I’m a fan of Saaz, so I thought I recognized the aroma right away. Not a lot of hops, but the spicy saaz is a nice touch. A tad corny and sweet taste, which I’m not a fan of. Had this numerous times over the last twenty years, but not in the last 5-6 years. Years ago, the spicy hop and bitterness wasn’t something I enjoyed, now I actually like the subtle hop profile. I just wish it didn’t have that corn/cream ale taste.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
R4N5H (219) - SINGAPORE - MAR 27, 2015
Draught pint at Empire at Singapore Land Tower on 19/03/15. Pale straw yellow in colour, clear and with a medium level of carbonation. Aroma of malt and grain. Smooth and medium body. Sweet and light bitterness. Nice cold refreshing lager - perfect to deal with the tropical climate in Singapore.

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