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Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 3632   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.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DrnkMcDermott (2962) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2009 Bottled. Well, it was being served at a reception so it was free, which is about the right price. Yes, it does skunk up in the green bottle, doesn’t it. Pours a very thin head that’s gone immediately. There’s a noticeable touch of maltiness at least. No hops. Hard to believe, but this was still better than the 3 Horses I had a few weeks before.<hr>Rating from draft, 9/10/05.Okay, I found a bar that was serving Heinie from InBev’s "PerfectDraft" system, using those 5 l minikegs, with a nice Belle-Epoque steel tap handle. Thinks, "a chance to fairly review an unskunked Heieken." So I ordered a draft in an appropriate .3 l tulip glass. What do I get? A slightly deeper gold lager color than I expected. A frothy head that thins quickly. But I still can’t find anything resembling a "taste." Almost a total lack of malts and a very slight bitter "tone" instead of bitter"ness." Nothing "off" about it, but also nothing that makes me want another. True "barley pop." No reason to change my rating.


0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
kolbyxx (5) - ROMANIA - FEB 13, 2016 does not count
Heineken has proved that they do not care about people and traditions; they just want a high profit. They want to destroy a small beer manufacturer in an area of Romania where a large Hungarian minority lives because a very small brewery is able to beat them with a beer that supports traditions and local heritage. Heineken has started a lawsuit in order to stop the production of Igazi Csíki Sör (the new local beer). They claim that the name of their beer called CIUC PREMIUM has been stolen and used unduly by IGAZI CSÍKI SÖR. Can you see the similarity? Oh, of course not. Even if they claim that CSÍKI is the translated version of CIUC, which is completely wrong. Local people have a sense of justice, pride and persistence, so they have started a boycott against Heineken. The point of this action is to avoid everything that is a Heineken product. Many people have felt that they have to join this action, even from Hungary. I believe Heineken has been experiencing a large decrease in sales, especially in this Hungarian area (Szeklerland), as a result of their lawsuit. As a result, they have been putting even more pressure on the manufacturer and are pushing the court to make a decision favourable to them. I encourage everyone who feels that this is an injustice NOT TO BUY, DRINK OR PROMOTE HEINEKEN PRODUCTS! Long live integrity, fairness and justice!

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Moravius (952) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2016
Flasche (33 cl) von Kaiser’s, Berlin. - Goldgelb, blank. - In der Nase die typischen schroff-herben Hopfenextraktnoten eines Supermarktbieres, dazu leicht chemische wirkende Süße. - Antrunk schlank und frisch mit weicher Süße, in der ich anfangs sogar etwas Banane zu schmecken meinte. Schwacher aber nicht unangenehmer, mild grasig-zitroniger Hopfen. Nicht übermäßig rezent, weich im Mund. Abgang noch malzsüß, aufgelockert durch milde Hopfung. Etwas schroffer Nachtrunk. - Gar nicht so schlecht wie befürchtet; durchaus trinkbar wenngleich aromatisch anspruchslos.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
M_Sack (553) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle. Horrible sweet rubbish. How is this seen as a 'premium' beer? ....... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nausicaaonacids (50) - PORTUGAL - JAN 30, 2016
Drank in bottle, Portugal. Average pills, bitter and well-carbonated. No distinctive characteristics.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
midovark (100) - Balssagyarmat, HUNGARY - JAN 28, 2016
Golden colored with no head. No outstanding aroma, with a medium bitterness in taste. Light bodied, quite drinkable. Imo one pays more for the name than the beer itself, tottaly average lager.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
daydesiang (31) - MALAYSIA - JAN 24, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2016 Good old to go beer. Hot weather + cold Heineken = refreshing .. Can get in most of the stores here and not that expensive (Malaysia) Classic lager

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DarkCap (10) - - JAN 24, 2016
Classic beer. Exactly what you expect beer to be. Light flavour, light taste, light colour light palate.

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
damzz (404) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Pours a clear light yellow with a thin white head that leaves spotty lacing. Nose is faint, very faint grain. Taste is slightly sweet grain with a light bitterness in the after taste. 12 oz bottle

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aleixxercavins (4) - SPAIN - JAN 21, 2016 does not count
Clàssica cervesa comercial. No té un mal sabor però el seu cos és massa aiguós i no destaca tampoc per l’aroma ni l’aspecte. A pesar d’això és una de les millors cerveses per a anar de birres amb els amics.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pongauer (12) - Maassluis, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2016
It is what it is. The most succesfull beer in the world. A simple but decent brew of wich you can never really say you dislike it.


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