Heineken Premium Light Lager - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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57
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873 Ratings
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Ratings: 873
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 2.33
pDev: 30.04%
Wants: 5
Gots: 119 | FT: 0
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Netherlands

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  3.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Jason on 03-01-2005

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Ratings: 873 | Reviews: 274
Photo of KJV1963
2.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Bitter. I am not a fan of light beer, but this one is better than most

Photo of IanBlake
3.82/5  rDev +63.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

best tasting light beer or money back guarantee

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance : This one pours a crystal clear straw color, about 100% transparent here. Not much to the body as far as depth or color goes. The head is white, soapy, and settles at 1 finger. Not much lace left behind.

Aroma : This reminds me of an Italian or Czech lager. Very dirty aroma, with tons of grass, urine, and salt. Malt bill is heavy in the nose, with some hay, straw, spice, and hop trailing behind.

Flavor : Very very watery, some faint malt flavor, a pinch of hay dust, and the faintest ghost of a hop leaf waving goodbye as it rides down the throat. A little salt thrown in for good measure. I mean, it's easy to drink - it would be great on a hot day - but there's just not much to really criticize.

Mouthfeel : Almost nonexistent. Watery, lightly carbonated. Finishes slightly pasty.

Overall : Pretty much beer-flavored water for a hot day. There's not much here so I can't criticize much. I'd probably have it over a Bud Light or maybe even a Coors Light. But we're talking premium price here, so really it's not a good choice. At a party? Sure. At my house? Not a chance.

Photo of BIll_Currie
1.55/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

no big shock here. horrible

Photo of BcOneSeven
1.63/5  rDev -30%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Nothing here. No aroma. No flavor. No mouthfeel.

Photo of barnzy78
2.01/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

12oz green bottle
A - pale golden body with a thinner white head
S - grassy, pale malt, slightly light struck
T - grassy hops, very mild malt presence, faint yeast, slightly light struck skunkiness
M - very thin and watery, crisp finish, but has that odd linger that light lagers seem to have (hard to describe)
O - someone left this at my house otherwise I'd never had bothered to buy it.

Photo of Foyle
3.23/5  rDev +38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pilsner glass

Appearance: pours a 2" sudsy white head that falls moderately with scant lacing. Color is clear light golden with plenty of streaming carbonation.

Aroma: surprising amount of aroma for the style, sweet barley malt and even some grassy hops and the standard Heineken yeast.

Mouthfeel: light and frothy with a nice dry finish.

Flavor: a watery cousin of Heineken "heavy" with sweet barley and some mild hop bitterness

Overall: for a light beer, it is very good, one of the best in the category.

Photo of jesticals
4.22/5  rDev +81.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

For being a mainstream, high-production beer, it is great.

Photo of JackieKu
1.73/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Okay, it was really light in all aspects.

Photo of hardy008
1.67/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

I won't be trying this again. Not worth writing a full review.

Photo of BttyIten
4.16/5  rDev +78.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

It's the best tasting light beer or money back guarantee

Photo of Davepoolesque
2.76/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Had in a can so the skunkiness is at a minimum. Tastes like sweet corn water with no finishing flavor. Super light. On a 100 degree day, I could get behind this beer as a hydrating liquid.

Photo of RonJensen
3.29/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned version: This is definitely better than any AAL light lagers, since it has a fuller taste and no corn and rice adjuncts. I like the ABV here because sometimes I don't want a 5% ABV lager.

Photo of braugon
3.5/5  rDev +50.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

this beer is way overhated. people see "light" and assume the worst. this is actually better than heineken heavy, and a good representation of a german lager

Photo of Beeeeeerman
2.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Never liked this as much as the regular

Photo of Lettsgo3
1.25/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Over priced excuse for a good beer

Photo of DevAJ
3.5/5  rDev +50.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In all honesty, I can't tell much difference between this and regular Heineken and I like regular Heineken. Then again it has been a little while since I've had it so if I try it again, I may think differently, but it's honestly not THAT awful. For the price difference though, I'd rather go with Budweiser.

Photo of Antc2382
3.15/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lots of hate on here for this... But compared to other light beers, I actually like it. It's surprisingly crisp and clean. Probably mostly water haha. But not bad if you are driving!

Photo of hopd3vil
2.57/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not bad, not good. Somewhere in the middle.

Photo of jooler
2.51/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A lot more crisp than regular Heineken

Photo of Deatherage
4.5/5  rDev +93.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great LIGHT beer and that is why I am giving it such a high score. If you have ever tried a lot of different light beers then you know this stuff is pretty friggin' awesome! It's not much different from an original Heineken just a tad bit lighter in taste. I love this beer because I can cut the calories and keep the taste.

Photo of Ryno3031
3/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Slight skunky smell but typical of what you'd expect from Heineken. Definitely better than the 56 overall rating though....tastes like slightly watered down Heineken. Typical light beer but good on a warm day playing golf.

Photo of ArchimedesSox
2.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A: Crystal clear yellow with a tint of brown to it, darker than the other light lagers Ive rated lately, large white head, little bit of spotty lacing down the glass

S: Slight skunkyness

T: I get the bitterness of some hops up front, then a little of that skunkyness, clean dry finish

M: Watery but its a light

O: Not outstanding but one of the better light beers that I have had

Photo of BrettMRogers
2.97/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not great. Not much to say

Photo of Marleypoo
1/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Someone left a whole case of this swill on my back porch. One day I ran out of beer, I say beer cause Heineken light is NOT beer, anyway I ran out of real beer & had to drink one of these. I can not believe Heineken sells this junk. This is the worst beer I ever had, tastes like water with a 3. Abv? I compare this to boxed wine, it's horrible. No hope at all, no flavor at all, you might as well drink carbonated water because Heineken light is only carbonated water has no flavor no alcohol completely and absolutely the worst beer I ever drank in my life!!

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Heineken Premium Light Lager from Heineken Nederland B.V.
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