1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Desperados - Heineken Nederland B.V.

Not Rated.
DesperadosDesperados

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
57
awful

137 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 137
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 2.27
pDev: 34.8%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heineken Nederland B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Andreji on 04-23-2004)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 137 | Reviews: 44 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jaswilson2
jaswilson2

South Carolina

1/5  rDev -55.9%

08-21-2014 02:26:52 | More by jaswilson2
Photo of ZeppelinNL
ZeppelinNL

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +76.2%

08-18-2014 19:04:39 | More by ZeppelinNL
Photo of bird_soul
bird_soul

Netherlands

2.48/5  rDev +9.3%

08-18-2014 12:08:22 | More by bird_soul
Photo of Carpetsmoker
Carpetsmoker

Netherlands

2/5  rDev -11.9%

08-18-2014 11:00:13 | More by Carpetsmoker
Photo of petewheeler
petewheeler

Maryland

1.5/5  rDev -33.9%

08-16-2014 20:49:54 | More by petewheeler
Photo of emincems
emincems

Turkey

2.75/5  rDev +21.1%

08-13-2014 14:39:41 | More by emincems
Photo of AricGresko
AricGresko

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -11.9%

08-10-2014 01:04:16 | More by AricGresko
Photo of Dayman766
Dayman766

Illinois

3/5  rDev +32.2%

08-07-2014 16:30:23 | More by Dayman766
Photo of Epetrena
Epetrena

Florida

1.25/5  rDev -44.9%

08-05-2014 01:33:05 | More by Epetrena
Photo of StephenGash
StephenGash


1/5  rDev -55.9%

08-04-2014 23:47:51 | More by StephenGash
Photo of little_star
little_star

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +54.2%

08-04-2014 21:05:12 | More by little_star
Photo of Istur
Istur


2.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-01-2014 15:11:44 | More by Istur
Photo of Monochrome
Monochrome

France

2.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-29-2014 17:25:48 | More by Monochrome
Photo of beerpirates
beerpirates

Belgium

2.5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-23-2014 22:40:33 | More by beerpirates
Photo of RandyFlameThrower
RandyFlameThrower

Alberta (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -22.9%

07-18-2014 10:01:05 | More by RandyFlameThrower
Photo of Kallenovsky
Kallenovsky

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -33.9%

07-12-2014 01:35:38 | More by Kallenovsky
Photo of WardOfAKind
WardOfAKind

Ireland

3/5  rDev +32.2%

07-10-2014 01:06:27 | More by WardOfAKind
Photo of KerryCummins1977
KerryCummins1977

Kentucky

1/5  rDev -55.9%

07-10-2014 01:01:40 | More by KerryCummins1977
Photo of SplitsAtoms
SplitsAtoms

Georgia

1/5  rDev -55.9%

06-25-2014 01:31:15 | More by SplitsAtoms
Photo of desint
desint

Belgium

1.25/5  rDev -44.9%

06-24-2014 23:18:29 | More by desint
Photo of jjamadorphd
jjamadorphd

Florida

4.39/5  rDev +93.4%

Desperados is the reason why I try so many different beers - whether it's IPAs, PAs, lagers, wheat beers, fruit beers, or whatever - the anticipation that that next bottle getting cracked open is *the* beer is one of the reasons why I love beer. Desperados brought me that joy.

Appearance-wise it wasn't anything that started out overly impressive to me. Decent head, but no staying power. The smell though was the first hint that this was special. The perfectly mixed odor of tequila with the barley and malt was so sweet to the nose. The mouthfeel accentuated the smell - thick, crisp, and bold. The taste was what really blew me away - the lager flavor mixed oh so well with the tequila - I wish I had thought of this idea myself. Overall, it's a great beer - I am so glad I still quite a few of these left.

06-23-2014 00:35:35 | More by jjamadorphd
Photo of cam477
cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

2/5  rDev -11.9%

06-19-2014 01:18:49 | More by cam477
Photo of DonDonLongJohn
DonDonLongJohn

Florida

2.75/5  rDev +21.1%

06-15-2014 22:25:36 | More by DonDonLongJohn
Photo of Jeffo
Jeffo

Netherlands

3/5  rDev +32.2%

Found a stray little 15cl bottle at the grocery store down the street. Probably fell out of some kind of extinct party pack that they were selling for the World Cup, but I couldn't find an obvious source. No bar code on it, but the cashier charged me 40 cents and we were both happy.

From a 15cl clear bottle into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Clear yellow with a small, foamy white head that quickly fades to a faint wisp and ring. Perfectly clear golden yellow with medium amounts of carbonation. Slight ring remains but leaves no lacing.

SMELL: Some grainy malts, lemon, and the signature tequila aromas on the nose. It doesn't smell like beer of course, but it's not all that bad.

TASTE: Follows the nose really. Mild up front with some grainy malts, then lemon and tequila at the swallow. Some wood flavors with lemon and lime in there, as well as some sweetness from the grain. Tequila is present and lends more sweetness but isn't off-putting. It's a bit sweet for my current palate, but it's still alright.

PALATE: Medium body and carbonation. Not all that creamy, a bit foamy perhaps, goes down fine and finishes a touch dry.

OVERALL: When I first moved to Germany in 2002, a mate of mine and myself drank this stuff by the boatload. It was everywhere in the north, and people in their late teens and early twenties drank it at bars and clubs quite regularly. It still is quite popular in Europe among young people, and I see why. It's much more palatable than some of the grainy lagers that are readily available at bars, and for a young person just wanting to get a buzz without having to choke something nasty down, this is a fine option. It doesn't exactly taste like beer per se, but it's not trying to either. Most people just rate it into the ground because it's easy and accepted. However, it's certainly decent for what it is, and brings back some fun memories...

06-15-2014 13:39:37 | More by Jeffo
Photo of Golden32
Golden32

Alabama

1.25/5  rDev -44.9%

06-12-2014 18:15:54 | More by Golden32
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Desperados from Heineken Nederland B.V.
57 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.