Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 3306   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.1   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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100% Barley malt, choice hops and pure water give this brew unsurpassed clarity.

finn1918's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
finn1918 (193) - Georgia, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Not sure how I went this long without tasting the fabled Heineken. Despite all its bad rep, this isn’t really all that bad. Pours a deep golden yellow with a big white head that leaves no lacing. Aroma is skunky malts, wet hay, and bread dough. Taste is the same and a little watery. This is in the same boat as Stella Artois: decent, but just too darn expensive for what they are.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
anrajala (2) - - JUL 28, 2014 does not count
We did a proper blind test in Tampere Finland 26.7. with numbered glasses and notes, no commentary allowed, the whole works, with 11 common supermarket beers available in Finland. Of the 5 testers 3 were women and 2 guys, medium age some 50 years. Heineken lost by a clear margin (22 points vs. second worst 25 points, winner 41 points). Very big surprise to everybody considering the brand. 4 people commented on the very weak taste. Good Lord it tastes like water! So if you think you like this beer I strongly recommend a blind test. And the winner? You are all going to laugh at us but it was Lidl’s “Gourmet”. 4 testers rated it as the best and one as 2nd best.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
droef (77) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
Very average, but perfectly marketed beer! Always funny to see the "hip and famous" drinking this pilserer while most Dutch people would only drink it if there was really nothing left in the fridge!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
chusfatboy (10) - Gijón, SPAIN - JUL 22, 2014
Agua em estado puro. Vendida como cerveza de importacion a precios desorbitados. Sin comentarios

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
frederickllave (14) - - JUL 21, 2014
Entres las comerciales tiene un buen sabor. Buena presentacin y a sido clasica.no es mi favorita

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ernesto987 (3611) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2014
drank at the source in an ice bar, wasnt skunked!! still terrible, grainy and adjunctly, bad medicinal aftertaste, felt like college forcing this down

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
croccroc (15) - TURKEY - JUL 20, 2014
33 cl bottle. It has fruity smell on nose and same fresh flavor. Enough carbonation..

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Xavalias (62) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2014
Can from a supermarket in Copenhagen, DK. Pours pale yellow with white head. Not much aroma, taste is sweet, pretty neutral and watery to the palate despite the medium high carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer0clock (90) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Mass produced lager, carbonated, head, lacing, pale yellow, bitter, you know the deal, its hot you want something cold and cheap, this ticks those boxes, bottle in lefkada, greece.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danev76 (262) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2014
Slightly honey malt aroma. Clear golden colour with good head. Fruity flavor with long finish. Light body with high carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
minutemat (1387) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours golden yellow, moderately sweet, soft on palette, a touch of lightstruck cat piss notes. Crisp and clean. Clearly trying to replicate a pilsen lager. Have drunk so much of this in my youth, and tasting it now it’s genuinely hard to understand why.

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