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Heineken Dark Lager - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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569 Ratings

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Ratings: 569
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 20.31%
Wants: 23
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-08-2001

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
4/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This is a much better beer than their "green meenie". it is very flavorful and is lightly carbonated. Not often seen in the states but worth a try.

Photo of mamaraza
2.78/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of IronLover
3.99/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep brown with an amber hue and excellent clarity. Poured with a thick, light beige foam with decent retention. Light, dark roast malt and corn cereal aroma. No hop aromas. Light to moderate bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Light to medium with a dry finish. Dark bready sweetness followed by corn cereal flavors. Very light hop bitterness at the finish with no hop flavor. 

Photo of nicholas2121
4.41/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Heineken Dark Lager Brewed by Heineken Nederland B.V., with an ABV of 5.0% This brew pours out a dark amber color with a nice off white head. Dark Lager has the look of cola. The smell is sweet with grains and malts. You pick up a hit of hops in this brew. The taste is rich with some caramel and malts. This brew has a nice sweetness to it. There is nothing overpowering in it, it has a nice balance to it. The mouthfeel is bold , rich and full of flavor. There is a mild sweetness to this brew. Overall I'm giving Heineken Dark Lager a 4.5 out of 5. I would buy this brew again.
Heineken Dark Lager change my mind on Heineken Brews. FYI: this was in a BROWN bottle. Not Green.

Photo of Caveworm
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Heineken Dark Lager - Heineken Nederland B.V. Poured from the bottle into a glass, this has got a 1.5 finger thick head, solid lacing, and a very dark brown transparent body.

Smells like sweetly roasted malts,along with earthier characteristics. Not much going on in the hop side of the scent analysis. A very rich and inviting smell.

I can taste much of the same qualities as with the smell, but to a surprisingly lesser extent. This is very enjoyable, but I wish there was more there.

The mouthfeel I'm getting with this brew is clean and crisp. This has zero aftertaste.

Overall, I'll rate Heineken Dark Lager - Heineken Nederland B.V. with a 3.75. I enjoyed this more than their flagship product, which I've only ever had the green bottled version of at the time of this review.

Photo of Inglewood
3.42/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rden4654
2.91/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -37.5%

3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of Swaino
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Phigg1102
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.25/5  rDev +32.8%

Sampled this afternoon while watching some football. Been awhile since I had one of these and used to come in a different bottle. Used to drink this back in the '80's every now and then. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a tulip glass.

Pours a deep mahogany in color with some ruby highlights. About a good 1/2 finger of foamy beige head is seen when first poured. Settles down a a few mm's during the drink. Spotty lacing is seen that sticks to the sides of the glass. The aroma is mostly of sweet dark roasted malts with a hint of dark fruits. Pretty much the same for the taste with a hint of dark bread also. Very smooth and goes down easy. Forgot how good this one is. I like this much better that the regular Heini that comes in the green bottle. Medium-bodied with medium carbonation. Overall a great brew!

Photo of Lewdd
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of MKuryllo
3.52/5  rDev +10%

Photo of briandaube
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
1.8/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of Brewben_James321
1.26/5  rDev -60.6%

Photo of Basoos1
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of qcghost
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of rillo23
2.8/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of TheBeerSipper
1.04/5  rDev -67.5%

Photo of ahommell
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of bluehende
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

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Heineken Dark Lager from Heineken Nederland B.V.
74 out of 100 based on 569 ratings.