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Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 3669   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
100% Barley malt, choice hops and pure water give this brew unsurpassed clarity.


guinness4life's rating

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
guinness4life (37) - USA - AUG 4, 2003
In all fairness, a decent continental lager. Similar to St. Pauli's Girl except not as good. Now the drawbacks - Heineken has a terrible head, is overcarbonated and is generally unattractive in appearance. It's horribly overpriced and overhyped as well. If you have money to burn on a mass-manufactured beer, buy Guinness. It's truly good instead of just decent.


1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
kacperred (144) - Gdańsk, POLAND - APR 25, 2016
Woda. Po prostu woda. Jakiś mokry karton w tle, który chyba miał symulować jakieś słody. Nic specjalnego. Już wolę polskie korpolagery.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
King_Alex_II (1025) - SWITZERLAND - APR 24, 2016
Blind test of (mostly) swiss lagers. Golden color with some foam. Little bitter nose with tiny hint of diffuse fruitiness. Rather fresh taste and a calm finish with some fruity touches as well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vnaan (14) - - APR 24, 2016
Very good beer, a bit better but still a very, very good taste. A bit on the pricey side but well worth the refreshing qualities.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Sissio (1127) - Orsenigo, ITALY - APR 23, 2016
Bottle @ home Clear pale, white head Hops, metallic and nothing else Some bread and a hint of bitterness

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
excess (13) - POLAND - APR 22, 2016
nie lubię heinekena choć holandia jest ok / dont like heineken although Holland is ok czy to kwestia blado-żółtego koloru czy czerwonej gwiazdy na etykiecie dość ze omijam dalekim łukiem / is it for pale-yellowish colour or for a red star on the label I try to avoid this beer whenever I can również na danie w amsterdamie gdzie barman z małych szklaneczek zbiera piane drewniana szkatułka / even the damm in amsterdam will not make me like this beer cienizna / poor choice

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drinkamon (5) - - APR 21, 2016 does not count
A decent beer but one of the more expensive ones and over-rated. Fair carbonation and has a certain complexity to it’s taste compared to Carling or Amstel but overall bland.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
nephirem (112) - CROATIA - APR 21, 2016
Pours clear pale yellow with very visible carbonation. Small white head. Typical lager smell, slightly bitter on nose. Thin body with regular carbonation. Bittersweet. Slightly oily texture. Aroma of malts, corn, a bit grassy. Short, metallic finish. Overall, boring.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Popoff91 (43) - Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2016
12-ounce bottles. Nasty smell, boring flavor with a little foulness, I don’t know why Heineken is so popular. Not the worst I’ve ever had, but that isn’t saying much.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Turtles (1472) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2016
Bottled. Clear pale golden, medium size white head, decent lacing. Aroma of grains and grass. Mid-sweet taste, very mild grassy bitterness. Not that much action going on.

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
CzechTex (85) - - APR 17, 2016
from a can, but does it matter? I hadn´t drunk Heineken in a loooong time and now I know why. Very pale color, little aroma, less taste. A true triumph of marketing over taste and quality. When I was younger I accepted it as a "quality" beer because it is European, but now I know much, much better. I´m not being snobbish here, it just doesn´t rank well with other "Euro" beers that are mass marketed. Now, on to a better beer, which won´t take much of a search....


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