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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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzzler67 (1494) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Clear, deep amber appearance with a large off white head and good lacing. Sweet, caramel malt aroma with just a slight touch of herbal hops. Earthy, toffeeish flavor with the sweet, bready malts dominating through to the aftertaste. Dull and one-dimensional.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dzimm27 (136) - - MAY 19, 2013
Not much aroma to speak of, pale copper/brownish color, quite clear. Taste is smooth with a touch of caramel after a brief hop bite, finishes lightly sweet and malty. Not overly complex but not bad. Quite refreshing and easy drinking, but nothing outstanding. That being said it would make an excellent yard or pool beer to keep around even if it is not going to wow anyone.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DuffMan (6633) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle. Clear medium copper, average white head. Surprisingly little in the way of aroma or flavour, just a bit of caramel and bland grains. To quote my buddy Rosser: "BOOOORRRRRRRIIIINNNNGGGG."

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stellaaaa (252) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Pours a clear amber with minimal head. It has a malty, bready aroma of barley and a hint of hops. The taste is of thin, watery barley water. Tastes similar to Goya Malta or something, very light for its colour. No discernable defects really, just very bland, watery and more or less meh...

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (675) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Slightly fruity aroma with a good slightly fruity body...smooth and Malty, low hops... medium body, could drink a couple

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Poured a half finger of head on a clear, dark copper colored body. The aroma is a good, if faint, grain and malt smell. The taste is fairly bland. A touch of sweetness. The texture is too fizzy with a crisp texture. At 4.8% and no real flavor you could go to town on these and not be offended.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
VAYankee (327) - Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Clear copper body with a short white head. Caramel malt aroma. Thin palate. Lightly malty flavor, slightly bready and even more faint caramel sweetness with muted, mild but typical pale ale aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Noahs_Own (5) - Tarawa Terrace, USA - MAY 4, 2013 does not count
Very clean and crisp. Would be very good after a long hot day working in the yard. -ty

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scarletfire65 (937) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle at home. Aroma of caramel and crackers. The taste is about as one dimensional as a beer can get. Slightly malty, very little hop character. Has a crisp finish. I would classify it as an amber. Nothing offensive here.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (4979) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Gold pour with white head and lace. Aroma of earthy hops and caramel malt. Flavor mirrors aroma. Not much bitter just sweet malt. A not so fresh bottle I donít think. An ok beer


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