Isla Verde - Brasserie Heineken

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Isla VerdeIsla Verde

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Reviews: 1
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rAvg: 3.12
pDev: n/a
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Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  3.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: VoodooBrew on 01-06-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.12/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My girlfriend brought this beer back from Culture Biere (the new beer joint in Paris) along with several other interesting brews, as well as an Isla Verde glass. A quick internet search revealed that this is part of Heineken's portfolio.

The label says this is a Blond beer (ale? lager?) with lime and passionfruit added.

The beer pours golden yellow to copper, crisp and clear, with a decent head that forms and dissipates quickly. The aroma is strong at first, with hints of citrus and, I dare say, marijuana. The aroma seems to subside as the head does. This is not surprising since fruit elements, particularly aromas, tend to be quite delicate in beer.

There is quite a bit of citrus in this beer's flavor. The passion fruit imparts quite a tropical element beyond the simple tartness you'd get from just the lime. Other than that the taste is quite light and crisp with just enough malt to keep the beer from becoming cloying.

Not to be pejorative but I'd say this beer seems rather close to those flavored malt beverages except not nearly as sweet and I don't really mind drinking Isla Verde whereas I can't stand those other "beverages."

This is an interesting beer to try once, if only because of the fruit combination, and of course because it's not available in the U.S. (if it is, correct me). (1,323 characters)

Isla Verde from Brasserie Heineken
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