marylutton29 (18) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2013DietPepsican (1590) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Pale lager, very light body
Tart flavor yet yeasty and has hops
Light body goes well with spicy food.
Picked up a carton of these golds for $20 out the door. Not fucken bad for 384 ounces of piss. Sixteen ounce can af. Poors yellow af. Carbed. Cold. Actually a nice mild hop aroma in this one. Itís pretty dang dry for a light brew as compared to other American loggers. Itís clean too. Very light in flavour, almost sparkling water ish w/a bit of nice grassy hops. Extremely light body makes this can world class for chugs. CH-303 (2198) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAY 29, 2017
Appearance: Yellow golden, crystal clear. Some fizzy white head, short lived.HopsMonger75 (1) - ZŁrich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 8, 2017 does not count
Aroma: Light malt, grains.
Taste: Light malt, light hops, grains. Watery.
Bought: Coop give-away, 150 ml can, CHF 0.00
Info: 26/5-2017, BB: 31/3-2018
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 (176) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - MAR 10, 2017
A small can from Simple Mart down the road. Doesnít taste of much, alright if youíre driving. Better than tap water I suppose. [Old notes]. Aggiebob (1102) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 21, 2016
Bottle. Best thing about this one is itís appearance - clear gold, frothy white head, and nice carbonation. The aroma and flavor was skinny malt. Thin bodied. Not enjoyable.
Strykzone (7307) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Yep, Iím ticking. Greenbottle skunky nose. Pale lager looking. A bit of lemon but almost flavorless. The hood news is that you could drink thiss all day. Completely inoffensive. Larry_Duffman (527) - - JAN 30, 2016
I had it from the bottle. That skunky aroma is present. The taste is corn malt, slight sweetness, and a hint of bitterness. Itís thin and watery on the palate with some carbonation. It is what it is. ChadPolenz (1804) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2015
The only thing craft beer nerds dislike more than macro lagers is light macro lagers. Iíve tried almost all of them and Iíve yet to find one I truly enjoy, though Heineken Light comes awfully close. It has a cleaner taste than most American lights, in my experience. Still, the actual palette is featherweight in all aspects, so being relatively inoffensive will only get you so far.
geologyguy (1583) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2015
I poured a 22oz bottle into a pilsner glass. It was bottled on 3/19/15 (if Iím reading the freshness code correctly) and cost $2.69 ($0.12 per ounce).
Appearance: Pale straw golden color, though crystal clear. Head is brilliant white. Pours fairly large at first, but fizzles away very quickly and leaves no lacing.
Smell: Since this was from a green bottle itís not surprising it has a strong skunky scent. Iíve built up a tolerance to this smell over the years since some of the Noble hops tend to have a similar aroma. It does seem to fade rather quickly and once I start drinking I can pick up faint malt character.
Taste: The first word that came to mind upon taking my first sip was ďclean.Ē Itís usually not a good sign when that is the predominate adjective to describe a beer, but in this case itís not only apt, but practically a compliment. Obviously, this is a beer intended to be mild so itís understandable. The first sip or two has a bit of a sour tang from the light strike, but it dissipates quickly. Eventually I start to taste a genuine malt sweetness Ė faint to be sure, but noticeable at least. Hops are practically non-existent as far as bitterness goes, but I get a touch of rye-like spice. The finish and aftertaste is remarkably clean compared to so many foul examples of the style Ė no metallic or dirty sensation here (maybe just a trace amount of cooking oil, though).
Drinkability: It doesnít say on the bottle, but my sources indicate that Heineken Light is only 3.2% ABV. Itís amazing a brewery this mammoth is capable of putting out such a small beer thatís not utter swill. Though that lightness definitely shows in the mouthfeel which is, not surprisingly, paper thin. Though it is pretty crisp throughout and actually a little refreshing while in the mouth. Much too boring to session, but I can see why mainstream audiences enjoy this.
Smells like a Heineken...pilsner with that slight skunk. .very clear appearance, smooth taste off the bat...changes to a bit bitter...not bad though, could actually drink these... Just nothing special...mostly water rondphoto (4383) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 14, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear straw color, white head cover, blobs and dots of lace. Taste is very light malt that adds edgy carbonation on the swallow, then turning a little hoppy in the finish. Carbonation accounts for most of whatís happening here. Not really a "bad" beer, but certainly not enough to say anything positive.