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Desperados - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 2.3
pDev: 37.39%
Wants: 5
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heineken Nederland B.V. visit their website

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)
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Photo of Jeffo
3/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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...

Jeffo, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of GreatCaesarsGhost
5/5  rDev +117.4%

I thoroughly enjoyed it! It's become one of my most favorite beers. Originally tried it in Gatlinburg, TN. Can't find it in Texas, but am looking.

GreatCaesarsGhost, Tuesday at 12:55 AM
Photo of PedroNasser
3/5  rDev +30.4%

PedroNasser, Sunday at 04:26 PM
Photo of StevenMilligan
2/5  rDev -13%

Picked this up to try something new. It was not at all what I expected.

Smells like lemon, grass, and tequila.

Pours with zero head and has the mouth-feel of a malt beverage, like Smirnoff.

It is mild and grainy with a lot of lime, lemon, and tequila. I like tequila, but this is a little too sweet for me. Has a little woodiness in there but it doesn't linger.

Overall this is a definite pass.

StevenMilligan, Nov 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +19.6%

jrschaef, Nov 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev +30.4%

bushwack, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of jedcooper
4/5  rDev +73.9%

jedcooper, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of bmjivi221
4.75/5  rDev +106.5%

bmjivi221, Nov 03, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -34.8%

tux_alin, Nov 03, 2014
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1.44/5  rDev -37.4%

rusty3335, Oct 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +52.2%

Rhettroactive, Oct 16, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -2.2%

justinm4bama, Oct 14, 2014
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2/5  rDev -13%

ColSanders123, Oct 11, 2014
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2/5  rDev -13%

Allegue04, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of denisconrado
1/5  rDev -56.5%

The beginning deceives, because the taste that goes down the Adam's apple and is left in the mouth is very bad. Should be good for those who love tequila, but I was desperate after I took !!!

denisconrado, Sep 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +52.2%

ebrupessoa, Sep 17, 2014
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2.2/5  rDev -4.3%

fr0wn3r, Sep 15, 2014
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2/5  rDev -13%

One1Asterisk, Sep 09, 2014
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1.8/5  rDev -21.7%

Alex-Alkis, Sep 09, 2014
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2/5  rDev -13%

Oidmoe, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Bruno08rad
1.5/5  rDev -34.8%

It tastes like sprite or gatorade. It's not a real beer

Bruno08rad, Sep 08, 2014
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2/5  rDev -13%

Flavio_Gama, Sep 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +117.4%

Cybr, Sep 05, 2014
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2.44/5  rDev +6.1%

Johnct, Sep 02, 2014
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2.6/5  rDev +13%

Jbee, Aug 28, 2014
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Desperados from Heineken Nederland B.V.
58 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.