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Heineken Premium Light Lager - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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785 Ratings

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Ratings: 785
Reviews: 244
rAvg: 2.32
pDev: 30.6%
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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3/5  rDev +29.3%

murf1087, Dec 12, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev +7.8%
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
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2/5  rDev -13.8%

Exiled, Dec 09, 2011
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2/5  rDev -13.8%

dowen44, Dec 09, 2011
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3/5  rDev +29.3%

CaptJackHarkness, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +72.4%

shoop12, Dec 09, 2011
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2/5  rDev -13.8%

kornkid8600, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

Beerandraiderfan, Dec 08, 2011
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2/5  rDev -13.8%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 06, 2011
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1/5  rDev -56.9%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +72.4%

drea1785, Dec 06, 2011
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2/5  rDev -13.8%

xnicknj, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +115.5%

kfourte, Dec 04, 2011
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2/5  rDev -13.8%

BankerNes, Nov 30, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

brandoman63, Nov 30, 2011
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2/5  rDev -13.8%

weaselchew, Nov 30, 2011
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3/5  rDev +29.3%

dcevans, Nov 27, 2011
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2/5  rDev -13.8%

barnzy78, Nov 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev +29.3%

deapokid, Nov 25, 2011
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2/5  rDev -13.8%

mdillon86, Nov 25, 2011
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2/5  rDev -13.8%

touchmeimsac, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +72.4%

hncowden50, Nov 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev +29.3%

mdbailey00, Nov 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev +29.3%

json83, Nov 19, 2011
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2/5  rDev -13.8%

codynevels, Nov 17, 2011
Heineken Premium Light Lager from Heineken Nederland B.V.
57 out of 100 based on 785 ratings.