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Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 3569   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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2.4
robpet (98) - Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Nothing distincitve at all. Very little aroma other than the normal Heineken skunkiness. Nice lasting head. Little bitter finish.

0.9
mephisto (1298) - TAIWAN - MAR 6, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2005 i like the bottle, but never really enjoy its taste. it’s a beautiful beer, just not that tasty.

2.9
dhshool (22) - Richmond, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2005
From 12 oz. keg can:

Sounds flat when can is opened. Poured into glass and foamed to a huge, fairly dense head that took about a minute to all but disappear. Very little lacing. Extremely clear pale yellow. Slight smell of hops. Tastes both carbonated and flat at the same time, if that’s possible. Kind of a hop taste, not much malt, and mostly a watery taste. Not objectionable, just not a robust tasting beer. Not skunky at all, like Heineken in bottles. A bit of a bitter aftertaste. Head is totally gone now. I agree with most on this site that it is overrated and overpriced, but I feels it is better than most domestics and is drinkable, even as a session beer (if you can afford to). In fact, it may be best as a session beer. Once it is warm, all bets are off.

2.6
pintbypint (3875) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
500ml can. From the "I Can’t Believe I’ve Never Rated This Yet!" file comes Heineken. Golden beer with a fast vanishing white head. Light malts in aroma, and none of the grassy-skunk aromas i find in the bottle. Despite it’s claim to be all malt, I still find it has a corny edge to it, underneath some grainy flavours. Very light finishing hops.

1.5
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 6, 2005
One of my most hated beers. Tastes extremely skunky and too much carbonation. I refuse to drink it again.

1.6
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2005
Bottled. A very clear coloured lager with a corn grass and ice aroma. The taste is also corny and there is virtually no hop or malt quality.

2.5
BpaiHorngnam (14) - THAILAND - MAR 4, 2005
I drank it last night, and I’ll probably drink it again tonight. Why? Because it’s that or Singha, and I’m tired of Singha. Unsurprisingly, the version of this beer found in 7 Elevens across Thailand varies radically from other versions I’ve tried. Missing is the green-bottle-induced skunk, but also gone is almost any hint of pilsner at all. It delivers a decidely sweeter swill than it’s emerald siblings, but not to the extreme of its domestic rivals. The changes are enough that I am disappointed when I drink the beer trying to be reminded of Vegas vacations past, but when I compare it to other Thai offerings, the beer often comes through.




2.2
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Come on. You know what you’re getting when you open one of these: you don’t expect a micro imperial IPA that blows your socks off, or that creamy double stout that tastes like boozy mocha. No, you drink this because your brother had you over for dinner, this beer was in the fridge, and crisp lager goes well with curry. The mouthfeel is actually well balanced for the light malts and Saazy pils-near-skunk. I’ll drink this again, and you know that you will too. Death, taxes, and pale lager.

1.3
harperwood9 (16) - milton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2005
Another marketing major has set this up to appear better than it is! Stiff after-taste followed by a nasty bitter flavor!!! All in a funky GREEN can...Ouch....

0.9
CP (124) - USA - FEB 28, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2008 This beer seems to always be skunky. Good thing that have a good advertising group...they aren’t gettin’ by on taste.


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