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style
Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3752   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
100% Barley malt, choice hops and pure water give this brew unsurpassed clarity.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (4136) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 16, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2006 Good, but as they say in the comercials. Its good if you are thirsty. But you can find some others better.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rlgk (18739) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2004
Golden with an ok but quite quickly disappearing white head. Weak but ok aroma and a flavor that passes as ok. Some malt, some hops and a bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
PatMac (17) - Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2004
Dont know why I like this one, but it has a distinct flavor. Goes good with a second one and gets better from there. Smells like a frat house rug. I perfer it chilled well and tried the 22 oz bottle once and it tasted better? Usaully the best option beyond the screw tops.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2004
Somewhat skunky smell, but tastes ok. I sure wouldnt choose this, given a choice, but its adequate.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2004
White, fizzy head. Good lace. Pale, yellow body. Smells like a beer, when opened for 12 hours.: lightly yeasty, ligthly soapy. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter initial flavour. Lightly bitter finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Very light yellow with a white head. Big saaz nose but not much else. Very thin mouthfeel. Watery taste, some malt adn some hops. Clean finish, could use more malt and flavor. Overall, it is a very drinkable beer better than the cheaper american lagers, but still not something that you enjoy or appreciate.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mullo (102) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2004
I went to the brewery once and thought it was fantastic (I even bought a shirt). This one was out of a can, and it could have beeen better. Little to no aroma. Pleasantly sweet (banana/bubblegum flavours), and lightly hopped. Slight soapiness. Crap gassing. Im sure the draft I had at the brewery years ago tasted much better.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dimitri99 (63) - USA - OCT 3, 2004
I enjoy Heineken. Prior to starting the whole rate beer thing, it was one of my favorites. Still not too bad for me.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - OCT 2, 2004
Hmmm...another crappy pale lager. Why am I not surprised? Well, its watery and tastes similar to Bud...maybe a bit sweeter? Not worth drinking, unless youre poor, which I am. But I still would choose water over it. Plus, waters better for the system.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barleyman (6) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2004 does not count
This pale lager is substantially better than any American mass produced pale lager Ive had. Pours with a full head and pale yellow color. Tangy hops astringency lingers for a good long moment making it quenching and refreshing. (Was tasted from can)


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