Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 3583   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
100% Barley malt, choice hops and pure water give this brew unsurpassed clarity.

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TBone (18663) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2004
Pale yellow with small white head. Sweet light malt aroma. Taste is very typical "American standard" or lager: metallic malt and very small hint of hops. Very watery.

jtclockwork (17769) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2010
This should rate much lower. I need to re rate it. Pours pale. Nose and taste is very peppery. Rated 1/15/2000

FatPhil (17491) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 8, 2008
250ml can (KLM flight)
Yellow to green (shut up, Anna!), fizzy head. Lightly perfumed lagery smell. Horribly perfumed taste, some slightly metallic hoppiness - chemical and from concentrate. A touch of alcohol. Dry hoppy synthetic finish. A whole can is just drinkable, but wouldn’t want a pint.

yngwie (17356) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 17, 2006
Bottled. 4.3%. Pale golden with a small diminishing head. Grassy aroma with some hops. Weak, malty flavor with some hops. Not as many off-flavors as many other macros, but the finish has some unpleasant bitterness. Thin, watery body. (060417)

Benzai (16993) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2011
In the South of The Netherlands we drink Bavaria, and Heineken being the main brewer from the North, these two are harsh rivals. Therefore a lot of Dutch raters from the South might not be entirely objective about this beer:P Although I read some pretty ’destroying’ comments from raters from other countries, I’ve tried to stay objective. But honestly, it’s just another massproduced pilsener. Nothing special, nothing you’ve missed if you haven’t tasted it before. Ending my comment like a worthy Dutchman from the South I have to say: Bavaria tastes better;)

brokensail (16696) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
A: The pour is a clear pale golden color with a fluffy white head that actually leaves a bit of lacing. S: Having had Heineken many times before and having experienced plenty of skunky bottles, I was pleasantly surprised at the absence of the skunk. The nose was all sweet grain, no hops, and perhaps a touch of malt. T: Like the nose, this beer is incredibly sweet. The malt is a bit more noticeable in the flavor than the nose, with the grain not too far behind. M: The body is light with a moderate level of carbonation. D: Certainly not a great beer like so many people seem to think it is, but it’s not the worst pale/adjunct lager out there. It’s tolerable when it’s not skunky, but still not my first choice.

Dedollewaitor (16581) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2006
Yellow with white foam. Little malts & hop aroma. Thin body. Finish has slight bitterness. Average lager!

djd07 (16428) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is a light malt with a bit of skunk. No lacing on the glass. The taste is a bit skunky with a typical lager finish, easy to drink but thats its. not worth the import price.

bhensonb (16106) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 23, 2007
12 oz. green bottle from Corti Bros., Sacramento. Light pale malt aroma with some grassy hop. Gold color with a white head that was respectable. Thin to medium in body, almost creamy carbonation. The flavor is pale malt, accompanied by light bitter. The finish goes a bit watery, but otherwise light hop and light malt. Crisp. Certainly competitive with American macros.

MiP (16082) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2011 Can, 5%. Grainy aroma. Clear golden colour. OK stable white head. The flavour starts off sweetish. Mild bitterness. Not so bad.

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