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Heineken Premium Light Lager - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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Ratings: 782
Reviews: 244
rAvg: 2.31
pDev: 30.3%
Wants: 4
Gots: 54 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Light Lager |  3.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 03-01-2005)
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Reviews by Chiefy770:
Photo of Chiefy770
2.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Serving type: From the bottle to the judging tables (my mouth).

A: Couldn't tell you much. Drank this from the bottle. It's a traditional Heineken green bottle. The text is labeled differently from the regular bottle.

S: Smelled like sour grapes. Not sure why... it also tasted like sour grapes but we'll get to that in a bit...

T: So yeah, about those sour grapes... I'm not sure why I picked up sour grapes. I felt like I was sipping on a wine cooler at one point. It had a fruity, and sweet taste. It was followed up by a bitter taste from the hops to confirm it was indeed a beer. Very unexpected. I suspect that these bottles were sitting in the back of the fridge for awhile. They were at a family function where wine and booze are the primary beverages and the host keeps "backup" beer in the back of the fridge.

M: For a light beer, this had a pretty tolerable amount of carbonation. I was not overwhelmed and it was not a total waste of my taste buds. Went down and stayed down, that's all I cared about for the time being.

Overall: I am not a light beer drinker. This is what was offered. I did not particularly enjoy this but a light beer is a light beer. No damage done. I'd certainly reach for this beer over the mainstream light beers.

Chiefy770, Dec 10, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
1.63/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Appearance – This stinker came out of the lovely green bottle a solid yellow in color with a nice white head that actually left some lacing on the inside of my glass.

Smell – The skunk was in full effect here just like it was for Daddy Heiny. The putrid smell of rotten grain and moldy Pixie Stix filled the room instantly.

Taste – Oh, this is gross. I can kind of taste some grain but other than that it’s like licking a skunk’s asshole after he just inhaled two giant been burritos and a dead goldfish.

Mouthfeel – This is light-bodied with a disappointing carbonated fizzle.

Sinkability – This was a very sinkable beer.

RoyalT, Jun 26, 2006
Photo of ExtraStout
2/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Among light beers, this is no worse than average, and perhaps a bit better, but then, this is a low standard to start with. Overall, the flavor profile seemed true to the standard Heineken lager, only watered-down. I suspect you could achieve the same effect by letting a couple of ice cubes melt in a glass of Heineken. Neither offensive nor enjoyable. Just wet.

ExtraStout, Jul 07, 2009
Photo of tbryan5
2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

tbryan5, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of MikeC144
1.5/5  rDev -35.1%

MikeC144, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of Drunkenass
3/5  rDev +29.9%

Drunkenass, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of BeerDreadz
2/5  rDev -13.4%

BeerDreadz, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of twi1609372
3.63/5  rDev +57.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

just an average drinkable beer. very very light, crisp taste. however you can taste that it is a quality made light beer. this sint a bud light we are talking about here. deep, complex taste no, cheap crap no. again would reccomend for dieters mainly.

twi1609372, Apr 12, 2006
Photo of Doomcifer
2.25/5  rDev -2.6%

Doomcifer, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Jason
2.4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz green bottle with plastic labels and a bottle code which may or may not have anything to do with freshness.

A- Pale golden straw with a fizzy looking lace from hasty bubbles rising to the top.

S- Not much in the aroma other than some faint grain and cooked hops.

T&M- A bit more smooth than crisp in the light and dry body. Mild astringent quality middle to end. Quick bite of grain and hop bitterness and then the clean and dry after tastes quickly sets in.

D- A watery beer, this is a beer for people that really don't want to drink beer or think that drinking regular beer will make them fat ... its not all of the fast food and junk food that made them fat right? When will this low-carb beer fad die a quick death?

Jason, Apr 04, 2006
Photo of eric_berge
2/5  rDev -13.4%

eric_berge, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of tigg924
2/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: 1 inch head, pale yellow in color, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: weak combo of straw and adjunct malt

Taste: light straw and grain..maybe some bark

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, watery,sweet but the taste is really faint

Overall: I have nothing against light beers, but this one really does taste like water. Refreshing yes, but not what I am going to go for when I want a beer. Still sadly better then the original version.

tigg924, May 31, 2011
Photo of dcevans
3/5  rDev +29.9%

dcevans, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of Mora2000
2.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a very light yellow with a white head. The aroma is straight skunk. I know this is not how the brewer intended the beer to smell, but when you choose a light green bottle for your beer, you should be held responsible if it skunks. The flavor is not as skunky and has notes of corn and grass. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Jul 30, 2010
Photo of Byeast
2.63/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I had this beer on the golf course , around sunset. I don't know what it looks like because i had it in a bottle , but i think i can guess. The smell was like a lighter heiny , some light grains , bit of haller hop , some alcohol , and the signature skunk. Taste was of mild graint malt mixed with the regular heiniken taste , but lighter. Bitterness seemed a bit more pronounced in the finish. Overall , it had a more refreshing quality , but it was very thin a i would not buy it. It did however get the job done , and as almost any beer would , it made my evening a little bit better.

Byeast, Jan 21, 2007
Photo of JC333
2.25/5  rDev -2.6%

JC333, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of SudsSurfer
2.25/5  rDev -2.6%

SudsSurfer, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of magictrokini
2.28/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Skunky Heineken aroma. Yellow beer, fizzy head. Same sweet rice/malt flavor with some saaz flavors. I gave this a 2.5 in the flavor department, because this is possibly the only light beer that tastes just like its big brother, so its got that going for it.

magictrokini, Dec 09, 2008
Photo of BrianBeers1030
2.24/5  rDev -3%

BrianBeers1030, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of NilocRellim
2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of rhinonau
3/5  rDev +29.9%

rhinonau, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of jiffymon
2.25/5  rDev -2.6%

jiffymon, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of kingcrowing
2.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can.

Very clear light yellow with almost no head at all, nose is bland, corn and alcohol.

Taste is also very bland, dry and boring. Mouthfeel is very light and dry, it's easy drinking for a buzz but not a good beer at all. It's got such a low abv though it's hardly even worth drinking.

kingcrowing, Feb 06, 2011
Photo of ironlung
1.4/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Clear, piss-yellow w/ 2-finger foamy head.

S: Smells like a fart! (no joke)

T: Like beer flavored water. The only good commet I can make is that the carbonation isn't too high like other lagers I've tried.

M: Pretty smooth. Comes and goes with just a malt and bubble profile.

D: High, if you like this sort of "beer". I only drank it to review it since my buddy left some in my fridge.

I saw a bumper sticker here in Marin that said: "don't eat yellow snow, don't drink yellow beer" -words to live by!

ironlung, Nov 20, 2008
Photo of Milkysunshine
1.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Milkysunshine, Jan 22, 2012
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Heineken Premium Light Lager from Heineken Nederland B.V.
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