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Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 3577   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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnCook101 (535) - - MAR 1, 2013
330ml can. Pours clear golden with large bubbles and a thin head that disappears quite quickly with no lacing. Looks almost like a cider. Mild generic lager aroma. Light citrus flavour, some mild honeyed sweetness and perhaps a touch more bitterness than many macro European lagers, but still very mild and generic. A relatively decent example of its class, though that doesn’t really say much.


1.2
karolsks (49) - Kraków, POLAND - JAN 14, 2018
Barwa jasno słomkowa. Piana średnioobfita, średniopęcherzykowa, szybko opada do zera. Aromat: skunks, skunks, skuns. Lekka słodowość. W smaku to co w aromacie. Delikatna goryczka. Wodnisty jak typowy eurolager.

1.4
Samtzu (629) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2018
650ml bottle. Pours a light straw with white head. Large lager nose. Light body with clear lager flavours and little else.

1.3
styl (16) - - JAN 13, 2018
Heineken used to be my free beer of choice while gambling in casinos. To be fair, it was the 90s, and it went well with the persistent sensation of losing money. A light bulb moment!

Bottled Heineken is almost always skunky-tasting, because too much of the branding is based on the green glass, preventing them from doing the smart thing and switching to brown glass that better blocks the UV light that kills beer.

And canned and draft versions are almost as bad, suggesting that the skunkiness has become part of the intended flavor profile. I've heard that Heineken adds some esters and intentionally light-shock its beers before canning and kegging in order to meet its customers' expectations of shittiness and deliver the "desired" off-flavor, but I can't confirm this.

If you can avoid the skunk, you're still left with a thin, watery, too-sweet, over-carbonated beer. A Bud Light, if you will.

Hey.. wait a second.. I took a tour of the Heineken brewery in Amsterdam and the beer served there somehow tasted better (granted this was a few years ago and alcohol was not the only mind-altering substance consumed) ... Weirdo.

Shitty Beers that show you have a Dollar or Euro more than the price of a Budweiser or so Ranked:

5. Corona

4. Amstel Light (But the girl drinking it is often cute, that helps)

3. Stella Artois

2. Getting hit by a car

1. Heineken

2.2
Tessic (1249) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2017 This lager poured a clear yellow colour with a minimal head. Sc. Minimal lacing. Scents include honey, wet paper and light malt and hops. First swig was extremely watery. Flavours of corn, malt and hops. Finish is lightly bitter with grassy flavours lingering.

2.9
MrOrla (3692) - Odense C, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2017
Can at home. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of grains, malty, light fruity. Taste is lightly bitter, light sweet, grains.

3.2
AleTickers8 (0) - - DEC 29, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2017 Me apaixonei por essa cerveja assim que a tomei pela primeira vez, melhor cerveja para o dia a dia

2.9
thebeerbandit (37) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2017
12/20/17 Had with Abby while finishing beauty and the beast enchanted Christmas. Been a long but great day with my baby baby. Best car-cuddles ever earlier at clear creek parking lot. Look: Clear yellow without much going on. Not enticing looking. Smell: Smells like a macro lager with a little more bread and some funk. Taste: Similar to AAL’s but the metallic taste is replaced by breadiness. Lots of bread for how light it is. Feel: Soft carbonation crazy quaffable. Would be easy to pound these. Overall: A noticeable step above the american macro lagers I’ve tried. I like this a good bit.

2.7
PetiK (20) - - DEC 26, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2017 Prima pils, drinkt lekker weg, goede dorstlesser onder het standaardpils. verder niets wat opvalt aan dit bier. Slaat wel snel dood en dan wordt het echt bocht, dus doordrinken.

2.5
Schlumpfhunter (234) - Bavaria, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2017
Mhm,mein 216. Rating ist also ein Heineken. Farbe: gold Schaum: fein gut Nase: bisschen nach herben Hopfen. Geschmack: bisschen wässrig, feinperling, eher bitter, bittere Gerste hinten raus. Ist ein Bier und schmeckt genau so. Nicht besonderes, nichts schlechtes.

1.3
ironcontra (494) - ATL, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2017
the laconic tasting notes I was able to muster: "corn, sweet, water" ...... there are worse


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