Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


on tap

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RATINGS: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 99   ABV: 3.3%
Brewed in the same high quality tradition as the original Heineken, but lighter in taste and with fewer calories and carbohydrates.

Being introduced in four select US markets beginning in June 2005: Phoenix, Arizona; Dallas, Texas; Tampa, Florida; and Providence, Rhode Island.

In 2013 the brand was re-designed and Cascade hop was added.

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heman (1318) - Tychy, POLAND - MAY 15, 2017
Barwa złota, piana skąpa. Aromat nikły, trochę ziarna i kukurydzy suchej. W smaku wodniste, niska tępa goryczka, posmak stęchły.

HopsMonger75 (1) - Zürich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 8, 2017 does not count
Very balanced taste. Ice Cold it tasted best. Drank it at an Apero. I did not expect to get such a good light beer from Heineken. However, great alternative to Wine :) Beery Greetings, Hans

Luneylane (282) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - MAR 10, 2017
A small can from Simple Mart down the road. Doesn’t taste of much, alright if you’re driving. Better than tap water I suppose. [Old notes].

CurlyJoe (429) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2016
Slightly malt sweet, and a fair amount of citrus. Not too shabby at all, probably prefer it to regular Heineken.

TedE (1571) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2016
330 ml bottle into lager glass. Green bottle but not skunky. Slight sweet doughy nose. Pale amber beer with zero head. A few bubbles. Watery, tastes like plasticine and pepper. Finish is weak lemon cordial. Awful, really awful.

Aggiebob (1432) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 21, 2016
Bottle. Best thing about this one is it’s appearance - clear gold, frothy white head, and nice carbonation. The aroma and flavor was skinny malt. Thin bodied. Not enjoyable.

mkel07 (6575) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2016
311016. I picked up this bottle at Dan Murphy’s and I had very minimal expectations for it. What I got was what I expected to get and that was nothing that made me go "okay this is a good beer". Very pale looking in the glass with just enough colour so as not to be confused with a glass of water. Soapy spray of bubbles across the top and a skunky aroma that reeks of dirty wet socks. When the beer passes the lips there is an instant face screw up caused by the flavour, and I use that word loosely. I am sure there are people out there that think that this is the greatest beer on the planet (I once thought that about Corona) but not me.
Earlier Rating: 3/3/2012 Total Score: 1.7
330ml bottle. This is a very clear amber coloured beer with a minimalistic white head that stays for a while and disappears. Smells like normal Heinekin, no surprise there. Very horrid flavour that puckers the mouth.

DavidAust (276) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle into a stemmed glass. Very similar taste to Heineken - but then I haven’t had one of those for more than a year - so I could be corrected. One of the clearest, brightest looking beers I’ve had for a while (is is possible to be too clear?), but the head was just a ring when I poured it and didn’t lace either. Almost no bubbles (again - super clear and bright), yet enough carbonation when drinking. Taste was OK, but simple - no complexity and almost forgettable once you swallowed it. Zero palate length, and a little bit cleansing, but nothing to write home about. I found it inoffensive, but didn’t want any of the rest. The remaining 5 in the six pack will go to my son who likes that bland sort of thing. P.S. Whilst not a fan, it has to be one of the better mid strength MACRO beers, I’ve had - didn’t taste like it had been watered down with soda water as many of the others do. But no where near as good as a Little Creatures Rogers.

KeefOz (1987) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2016
BB 30-06-2017. Poured a crystal clear pale golden yellow colour with a one- to two-finger bright white foamy head that retained well and laced OK. Carbonation high, lively and medium to coarse. Aroma of malt and little else; like a typical lager and much like the full strength version. Taste subtly of light citrus and very low levels of malt but quite metallic. Light body bordering on watery. Smooth and bland.

ALLOVATE (3095) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2016
Into a Heineken glass; chilled. Palest, strained, yellow-gold, bright as bright and having the thin appearance of dry white wine. Perfectly landscaped one inch of white foam settles in but is audibly eradicated by the carbonation below. Aroma of haybales and fresh mown grass. Quite flabby and flat on the palate after all that hoo-haa in the glass. So drawn for flavour it might as well be spring water. Light grass, lemon, urinal cake soapiness and lather of the tongue. A chemical note, touch of metal tinniness and artificial sweetener makes this all the more unpleasant for something of little taste. It’s like Heineken are laughing at me! Is this the new trend alongside low alcohol Asahi and Peroni? Abysmal!! (33cL, BB 30/05/17, BWS Willetton)

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