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Heineken Dark Lager - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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Heineken Dark LagerHeineken Dark Lager

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536 Ratings

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Ratings: 536
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 19.94%
Wants: 20
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heineken Nederland B.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-08-2001)
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

njbusa, Apr 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +55.8%

spazx, Apr 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

blastoderm55, Apr 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

ZOSO2192, Mar 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

BeerBucks, Mar 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

jgunther71, Mar 17, 2014
3.5/5  rDev +9%

JAKELATE, Mar 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

LXIXME, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of angusdegraosta
3.66/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Alleluia. Just got this at the distributor - haven't had Heineken Dark since the 90s. Good deep brown and a fine head, even a little lacing. It has a faint sweet roasted smell, nothing grand. Malt is the star of the show here, and some toasty caramel as the brew warms a little. Great feel - it is just as good an easy drinking brew as I remembered it to be. If you want an extra delicious dark style, go Doppelbock - this is just meant to be a straightforward, sessionable brew. And if you want the regular Heineken Lager from the store to taste less skunky, go with the can for a fresher taste. I have no problems with Heineken, but the Dark especially makes me smile.

angusdegraosta, Mar 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

EF4, Mar 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

dpgoblejr, Feb 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

DOCRW, Feb 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

DrunkinYogi, Feb 20, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -45.5%

emakings, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

whitebrow, Feb 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

rorjets, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of Beerwolf666
4.23/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I know of no other Beer that gets slagged and slammed more than "Heineken"..Other than say "Corona"~Regular Heineken gets a "Poor" Rating here on Beeradvocate,which is just mind boggling & for the Life of me,something I just cannot Understand whatsoever,@ all,it actually gets me a bit pissed off to be Honest,Because I think a LOT of people are Rating Heineken [and most Lagers] as SHIT,Just because they themselves do not like Lagers in general,most of all "Mass produced Macro Lagers" all these craft Beer "Snobs" need to stop this Crap,and start Rating Beers based on their "Style" and not Compare them to their own personal Favorite Beers and Ales,if a Beer is a "Lager",then rate it as such,and for gods sake man,stop bashing Beers just because you do not like the perticular Style! it's Bullshit~
anyway~Heineken Dark is simply an Amazing Beer,an Amazing Lager Beer,it is Roasty and full of Flavor,at first you pick up a nice roasted malt flavor & perhaps some hints of Chocolate & Caramel,and as the Beer warms a bit these flavors become much more pronounced and you can pick up a wee bit of Coffee and just a slight toffee taste also.
Heineken Dark is by Far my Favorite Dark Lager Beer,and I Myself have never tasted another Dark Lager that even comes close to it's perfect balance of flavors and taste,it simply is an utterly Delishious and perfectly rounded Beer~Cheers!

Beerwolf666, Jan 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

AJ01923, Jan 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

RVigz, Jan 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

kvgomps, Jan 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Travis1221, Jan 21, 2014
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2.08/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Dark thin color with a brown head.
Aroma: Very light coffee smell.
Flavor: Light bodied, light coffee stout like flavor. Finishing quite harsh.
Overall: This taste like a poorly brewed thin stout. Not sure of what the brewers are trying to do with this one. This is not a good beer at all.

Mike_Moe, Jan 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

cd_beer_disapear, Jan 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Jan 08, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.7%

sneezye, Jan 06, 2014
Heineken Dark Lager from Heineken Nederland B.V.
74 out of 100 based on 536 ratings.