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Heineken UK
Brewed at Thomas Hardy Burtonwood

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Bottle: Filtered.
A full-bodied pale ale, itís sweet rather than bitter, with some caramel and fruit notes.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drostj (105) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle. Very little aroma - slightly grassy and woodsy. Not much to the taste really - rather weak. Slight metallic taste, some sweetness, a bit of caramel and hops. No bitterness at all - this is classed as an ESB? Disappointing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
12 oz bottle into a regular glass. A: Pours a clear copper color. The head is a one finger offwhite shade. In particular, I enjoy how creamy it looks topping this brew off. As it recedes, a semi-solid ring of lacing is left behind. S: Some caramel sweetness augments a slight ping of fruit esters. Hops are (sadly) almost imperceptible, but this isnít turribly fresh, either. It smells okay. Pretty middle of the road, though. T: The flavor to me seems a bit nuttier than what the aroma suggested. Mainly, though, itís still sodden with caramel and faint fruity esters on the opening. I can even pick up slight chocolate at times. It really dries up on the finish, with only a slight tea leaf note to break up the monotony. Not bad. M: Thereís a dry note on the back end that makes me think of Guinness. Or Bass. This creates good drinkability at the cost of gutted palate duration. Ah well, the latter doesnít really mean much considering what this is. Itís easy to drink. O: Itís alright, I guess. Come to think of it, this lived up to my expectations perfectly - by being completely average in almost all aspects. Among macros, Iíve had FAR worse.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mtdewa1 (297) - rome, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle, not poured. Malty grass aroma. Touch of caramel and some grainy after sense. Taste is malt, sweet start bit of a bitter afteraste. Easy drinking, session like. Good everyday drinker.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiveacestx (579) - Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle to pint - tea colored with a steady paper thin head. Malty aroma and a malty bready taste. Medium mouthfeel and somewhat watery.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gpekar (463) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Poured a clear medium dark copper with a tall foamy light tan head that was slightly creamy on top. The head dropped to about half an inch in a few minutes. The aroma was a mild bread/bisquit with some caramel malt. The beer had a bit of a thin texture and a light metallic taste up front. There was a hint of dryness in the taste and just a little bit of a tart finish. The best thing I can say about this beer was that it looked great in the glass. Overall it was not much to speak of. It was drinkable and ok, but nothing to write home about. When I saw it for $4.99 a six pack I said this is either no good or the store got a deal on a big purchase.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Squizzle (137) - Idaho, USA - JUN 25, 2013
I got this beer on super sale under five bucks for a six pack at my local grocery store in Oregon. I found it very palatable and pretty tasty. If it keeps being such a good deal I will definitely include it in my summer camping beer selection.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidemaster (281) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2013
It pours a rich yellow color. It has a decent amount of head. It has a pleasant aroma of bread baking. The taste is a pleasant combination of caramel, biscuits, fruit and toffee. It has a light bitter finish. Overall a pleasant beer on a hot day.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Dark amber pour with a light beige head. Aroma is weak caramal malt. Althought the beer is smooth and easy going down, the taste is neutral; nither bad nor good.so so lacing.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (4831) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Thoughts of DS9 more than anything else, really. Bottled. Mildly skunky nose, sweet with dusty-fruity yeast, green. Pours rather transparent orange with a very short white head. Watery light body with bare-bones of bitterness and malt, thin in most aspects, even their characteristic sweetness is backed off a bit. Faintish hint of rubber. Not bad, just boring and sterilized. Iíd have it again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigben873 (132) - Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Clear amber, light head.light full bodied beer, earthy. A great summer/lawn mowing/baseball game beer. Not my preferred style of beer, but pretty good.


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