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Heineken Premium Light Lager - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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BA SCORE
56
awful

721 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 721
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 2.32
pDev: 30.17%
Wants: 3
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heineken Nederland B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

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 Kooz:
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Kooz

New York

1.45/5  rDev -37.5%

Poured into a standard pint glass. Head dissipates almost immediately. Decent lacing but dissolved after 30 seconds or so. The beer was very pale yellow, almost like tinted water. Almost no smell--what little there was had no notes I could discern. Tastes surprisingly harsh considering the appearance and smell. Bitter in the back of the throat--it's a lingering bitterness. Very unpleasant. Mouthfeel of slightly bubbly water. Drinkability is very low--I wouldn't drink this again.

Ultimately, this is a good beer to use for cooking (fondue, beer bread, etc.), but avoid drinking this is you have other options.

06-06-2010 20:01:51 | More by Kooz
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RoyalT

Ohio

1.63/5  rDev -29.7%

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.

06-26-2006 01:20:29 | More by RoyalT
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -13.8%

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.

07-07-2009 03:27:40 | More by ExtraStout
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tbryan5

Louisiana

2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

01-16-2013 15:06:14 | More by tbryan5
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MikeC144

Rhode Island

1.5/5  rDev -35.3%

04-09-2014 15:56:57 | More by MikeC144
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Drunkenass

California

3/5  rDev +29.3%

07-06-2013 06:52:15 | More by Drunkenass
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twi1609372

Florida

3.63/5  rDev +56.5%

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.

04-12-2006 07:29:23 | More by twi1609372
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

2.25/5  rDev -3%

08-01-2014 14:40:17 | More by Doomcifer
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Jason

Massachusetts

2.4/5  rDev +3.4%

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?

04-04-2006 02:17:17 | More by Jason
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eric_berge

North Dakota

2/5  rDev -13.8%

03-08-2012 05:24:58 | More by eric_berge
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tigg924

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -13.8%

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.

05-31-2011 13:30:37 | More by tigg924
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dcevans

Texas

3/5  rDev +29.3%

11-27-2011 07:35:06 | More by dcevans
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Mora2000

Texas

2.38/5  rDev +2.6%

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.

07-30-2010 00:15:43 | More by Mora2000
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Byeast

Florida

2.63/5  rDev +13.4%

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.

01-21-2007 08:34:26 | More by Byeast
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JC333

New York

2.25/5  rDev -3%

02-19-2014 01:23:56 | More by JC333
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SudsSurfer

California

2.25/5  rDev -3%

11-19-2013 20:06:13 | More by SudsSurfer
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magictrokini

California

2.28/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

12-09-2008 22:29:09 | More by magictrokini
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

09-17-2012 21:18:14 | More by NilocRellim
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rhinonau

Wyoming

3/5  rDev +29.3%

10-28-2013 20:29:18 | More by rhinonau
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jiffymon

New York

2.25/5  rDev -3%

02-13-2013 17:24:04 | More by jiffymon
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kingcrowing

Vermont

2.33/5  rDev +0.4%

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.

02-06-2011 03:28:27 | More by kingcrowing
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ironlung

California

1.4/5  rDev -39.7%

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!

11-20-2008 18:46:00 | More by ironlung
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Milkysunshine

New York

1.5/5  rDev -35.3%

01-22-2012 21:46:37 | More by Milkysunshine
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ChaseBacon

New York

2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

08-10-2013 21:07:11 | More by ChaseBacon
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juniorforce

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev +50.9%

07-30-2014 16:40:37 | More by juniorforce
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Heineken Premium Light Lager from Heineken Nederland B.V.
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