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Heineken Premium Light Lager - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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56
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699 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 699
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 2.32
pDev: 30.17%
Wants: 3
Gots: 35 | 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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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -13.8%

12-05-2011 23:04:44 | More by xnicknj
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kfourte

New York

5/5  rDev +115.5%

12-04-2011 09:40:53 | More by kfourte
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BankerNes

California

2/5  rDev -13.8%

11-30-2011 19:31:30 | More by BankerNes
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brandoman63

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

11-30-2011 19:25:39 | More by brandoman63
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -13.8%

11-30-2011 02:17:16 | More by weaselchew
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dcevans

Texas

3/5  rDev +29.3%

11-27-2011 07:35:06 | More by dcevans
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barnzy78

Illinois

2/5  rDev -13.8%

11-27-2011 05:10:08 | More by barnzy78
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +29.3%

11-25-2011 14:20:23 | More by deapokid
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -13.8%

11-25-2011 02:02:43 | More by mdillon86
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -13.8%

11-22-2011 15:20:00 | More by touchmeimsac
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hncowden50

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +72.4%

11-21-2011 03:22:33 | More by hncowden50
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mdbailey00

Indiana

3/5  rDev +29.3%

11-19-2011 12:50:37 | More by mdbailey00
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json83

Ohio

3/5  rDev +29.3%

11-19-2011 03:17:36 | More by json83
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codynevels

California

2/5  rDev -13.8%

11-17-2011 05:04:56 | More by codynevels
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jrutigs

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -56.9%

11-16-2011 03:54:47 | More by jrutigs
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ROGUE16

Delaware

2/5  rDev -13.8%

11-15-2011 20:26:46 | More by ROGUE16
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +29.3%

11-15-2011 14:26:24 | More by Lawnboy33
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rudolphjacksonm

Virginia

2/5  rDev -13.8%

11-14-2011 21:23:50 | More by rudolphjacksonm
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Ruger

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -13.8%

11-14-2011 07:13:47 | More by Ruger
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WoodBrew

Illinois

2.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beer pours a clear and very yellow, looks like light beer.... about a finger worth of head after a hard pour that dissipated very quickly. No lacing. Smell was grainy and skunky... not much good here. Smells like Euro light beer. Taste is just like the smell... corny and grainy, but oddly the shunkiness is not here... Tastes like average Euro Light. Mouthfeel is crisp, but nor as carbonated as I was expecting. Pretty average. Overall it is not the worst Euro Light I've ever had.... but not worth running after... Decent

Serving type: can

11-05-2011 12:41:31 | More by WoodBrew
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perrymarcus

Massachusetts

2.13/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

pours a super clear pale yellow / light gold tone while yielding a short lived fizzy white head, maybe a finger of which.

nose offers some grainy and floral hoppy notes. not impressive by any stretch of the imagination but i've certainly smelled a lot worse. not exactly a ringing endorsement, nor is it mean to be.

flavor is worse. tastes just like a watered down heineken... i supposed that shouldn't come as a great surprise. muted grainy notes with a speck of hops in the background, but just highly 'meh'. light bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

over, as light beer beer goes this is okay, which is not saying much at all. it doesn't trigger the gag reflex or anything but i can't think of a good enough reason for ever drinking it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 02:09:34 | More by perrymarcus
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JoLight

Georgia

1.2/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

The beer poured a clear, more so golden than straw color with a frothy, thick white head that retained fairly well.

It smelled like regular Heineken (pale malts, light hops, etc.), but was very skunky and off-putting. Although the aroma was very light, there was a nose full of stale/skunked malts and water. It was almost sickening.

For the taste, it was almost unbearable. It tasted much like the aroma- skunked malts and stale hops with carbonated water.

I hope that keg was old, because if it was fresh, then may God have mercy on the brewers who made this garbage. I believe this is the first beer I've ever had that I simply could not finish nor find anything positive about.

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-06-2011 02:26:02 | More by JoLight
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coachdonovan

Rhode Island

2.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I think there's some sort of canning/date code on the bottom of the can, but I can't decipher it. I'm curious to taste the "special Heineken horizontal fermentation method." Interesting that the can includes calories/carbs/protein/fat info... I thought that was illegal in this country?

This pours very light, very clear, and the head starts out pretty good: rolling hills of fluffy near-pure-white. But that disappears pretty quickly and leaves next to nothing. It's really hard to identify a smell, but that's better than a bad smell. Taste is exceedingly watery. Thankfully it contains nothing of the obligatory skunkiness found in regular Heineken. Tastes a little flat. Would probably be better ice-cold.

At the end of the day, it's not good, but it's not offensive either. I've had worse.

Serving type: can

08-13-2011 00:08:02 | More by coachdonovan
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IronCitySteve

Pennsylvania

2.33/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a bright yellow color with a small white foam head with minimal retention. There is some very spotty lacing.

S: Skunk, light toasted white bread, crackers and grassy hops.

T: From start to finish this beer has the same taste. There is some light crackers, toasted white bread and some skunk.

M: Was expected a slightly cleaner taste, but the skunked flavor is the lasting taste on the palate. Light and thin.

O: Not a light lager that I would reach for. Lacks in taste and the skunk flavor is too overpowering.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 21:00:27 | More by IronCitySteve
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

2.85/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer pours a copper color, with actually a larger head. The smell can only be described as a skunk spraying, just horrible. The taste is light, a tad matly, just a little bit of a skunk flavor. It actually isnt too difficult to drink, and its a bit heavier for a light beer. Overall for a light beer, this so far takes the cake, much better then other light lagers, I could actually go for another.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 01:43:53 | More by vette2006c5r
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