Heineken Premium Light Lager - Heineken Nederland B.V.
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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.
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2011 06:56:08 | More by Chiefy770
2/5 rDev -13.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
So why does Henie need a light version? I dunno. This is basically Heineken cut with (more) water. Everything is diluted. Appearance, even more straw yellow, more white head, disappears even faster. Aroma, less skunky, but I liked the skunk.
Taste, less skunky, but I buy Heineken when I wants me some skunk. In the words of the Circle Jerks, "I just want some skunk." Well, close enough. Anyways, the water downplays the zestiness, even the carbonation. I can imagine the making of a Heineken light 12 pack.
Take Heineken 6 pack. Add equal parts water to the beer. Voila! 12 pack of Heinecken light.
Serving type: bottle
12-08-2011 01:45:57 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Heineken Premium Light Lager from Heineken Nederland B.V.
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