Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 558   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 155   ABV: 5.17%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jondeavers (3) - orange, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Poors thin but dark. Very little to no head. Taste is malty and sweet, not unpleasant. Mouthfeel is thin and finish is weak and slightly sour ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

yy0pp (1516) - - JUL 7, 2017
Can. Clear deep brown color almost without head. Aroma - Malt, caramel, metal. Taste - Bittersweet, mushrooms, dirt, malt. Strange.

gripweed57 (2460) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2017
From old tasting notes. Clear reddish brown color with a big foamy tan head. Molasses-like roasted malt aroma. Sweet roasted malt flavor with a smooth malty finish. Pleasant semi-sweet aftertaste. Nicely balanced and flavorful.

joejames (510) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2016
Ok then, I’ll rate this one and mostly all of the 20 some beers I haven’t rated are coming next. This stuff tastes like caramel syrup water, smells the same. It’s balance is all out of whack. It’s not as bad as a few beers that I’ve rated lower, but I can’t understand most beer drinker’s taste. I guess that’s a good thing. This may get dumped where the Colt 45 went!

Pebz13 (2) - Waco, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2016 does not count
I enjoyed this beer. I love Heineken and I enjoy stouts so it was easy for me to decide to try it. I found it pretty good, but not an "OMG" moment ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

jsporrer (1028) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Pours a dark brown with a small off white head. Fairly thin body with a slight aroma of sweet malts. Pretty ordinary and not very remarkable. Not much flavor at all. Just a hint of some roasted sweet malts in the taste.

TexasTwisted (2) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2016 does not count
one of my favorite everyday beers. has a great "barley berry" or "dark fruit of the grain" flavor. Leaves your palate with a good grape-ish flavor that I find more attractive than most of the other International pasteurized dark lagers now available from Germany. Since its pasteurized it travels well in the summer for distribution in the USA. Code date is 5 for 2015 and the day of the year follows 032 being Feb 1st, etc. 2-4 months after brew date is acceptable. Einbecker Schwarz is one of the few pasteurized german beers and is maybe better overall but doesn’t match the palate that Heineken Dark leaves. A underrated/hidden masterpiece for International pasteurized lager.

sinfull (1655) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Brown color ; medium-sized off-white head . Nice aroma of roasted malt , bread and caramel. Taste is weaker and too sweet . Not bad at all.

ozzy70 (1148) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with slowly diminishing white head. Aroma of light coffee. Taste, coffee and malts, sweet.

dbhenry (139) - El Paso, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Bland malt taste with insufficient hops. Good color. Small head. It tastes somewhat watery. A mass produced beer with little attention to detail.

Jabah (484) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
I prefer this over the regular Heineken lager, but I think it is mainly because I prefer dark beers. The flavor is more syrupy of course: caramely, malty, maybe a little bit more hops to offset the sweets. Pours an copper-medium brown color. Not heavy though like a lot of other dark beers. They don’t offer it at a lot of places, especially with the flood of micro-brews flooding the market lately, but if they ever say "Heineken", ask if they have Heineken Dark if you haven’t tried it yet. Worth the try for sure if you like the regular Heiny Lager.

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