eRock_2013 (275) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Well this is the stereotypical Euro-macro-lager, and IMHO probably the least enjoyable of the Becks/ Stella Artois/ Peroni/ Sagres pale lager variety. Aroma was strawish or grassy with some sweetness, but mostly bland. Average pale gold color with some head and lacing. The taste struck me as artificially sweet with just maybe a hint of hops. It did have something of a bitter finish that was refreshing, but then left behind an unpleasant straw aftertaste. I usually am more open to European macros over American macros, but there isn’t much that makes drinking this beer worthwhile. But if you’re relying on brand name instead of taste - as the late Freddie Heineken once said "life is all about advertising" - what can you expect from such a beer?
JoeCooper323 (4) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Has almost no taste. Light body. Nice weed and gressy smell. Overall it just has no taste.
Sugram (77) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 27, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
0,5l Light golden yellow lager color. Thin white head. Aroma is waterly, grassy, weed. Light body. Taste is grassy. Notes from malty sweetness and soap. Medium carbonisation.
RichTheVillan (3540) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at a friends; rectifying RB most rated beers that I haven’t had, an easy scoop, clear straw yellow pour with a bright white bubbly white head, corn aroma, taste has corn, grass and skunk, pretty terrible.
TedE (17) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml can into glass. Brewed in Spain(?). Sweet metallic nose. Pale yellow, small foamy head. Taste is average macro lager but the aftertaste is bad. All metal and vegetable. The kind of beer you drink at the football because that’s all there is.
Frozer (149) - Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Never liked it but when it’s free I’ll drink it to be respectful. Super dry, no malt or hop profile. Skunky, nothing good really.
johnd7 (10) - IRELAND - DEC 25, 2014
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draught. Little to no aroma. Looks great though. Taste of watery beer, slightly better than budweiser.
rotaman14 (169) - Potsdam, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Smells of hay, bread, leaves - in short of cheap hops. Very little bitterness, short bitter aftertaste. Medium body. It’s a beer you can buy about anywhere, it’s not expensive, it’s been around for ages. A true classic, even if it doesn’t taste so good.
gregorymconway (141) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from the only cafe. Transparent straw body with very thin white head. Bready cereal aromas, nice carbonation for the style. Very sessionable and light bodied.
Obfuscate (105) - Minneapolis, - DEC 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slight green apple like nose, otherwise not too much. Looks like a standard pale lager in the glass. I will give Heineken credit for not using adjuncts in the beer. Taste isn’t as offensive in the aftertaste as a Stella Artois. Fun to try this beer after many years but unless it’s a hot sunny day and this is your best option there are many better beers. Not terrible almost all beers are decent but meh compared to others.
AlainG (1349) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
La Heineken, tu la bois pas pour ses qualités gustatives. Parce que ce n’est pas une grande bière. Elle est bien pâle, ça sent, parfois la mouffette, parfois le maïs, parfois le malt et parfois les herbes. Un goût semblable à bien d’autre bière du genre. Disons que ça fait plus distingué que de boire une M***** ou bien une B** (1348-141214)