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Heineken Lager Beer - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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3,951 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,951
Reviews: 1,251
rAvg: 2.71
pDev: 25.83%
Wants: 18
Gots: 440 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 01-29-2001)
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Photo of Wobbly
3.25/5  rDev +19.9%

Is it great? Of course not. But I think it deserves a higher score than it gets here.

Wobbly, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of Slatetank
2.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I picked this up to share with friends who aren't necessarily into craft beer. I ended up drinking 4/6 of the pack myself so why not review?
Presentation 7oz green bottle into a 1/2 pint.

A - A tranparent tarnished golden with visible carbonation topped by a snowy white cap which is rocky and retains ok with small beading. There is not really any lace clinging.

S - The smell is like canned vegetables and skunked arom is present, not especially good aroma w/ mild grainy corn pop hint w/ the spice of hop of hop in the scent, but not really the aroma with mild musty yeast note

M - The feel is light bodied with mild sweetness and slight bitterness, slight tinge of tang from the yesat. The beer finishes semi-dry and carbonation is medium without any real lingering texure, just basically fades out after the swallow

T - The taste is as the nose alludes to - a musty yeast and vegetal hop flavor with mild spice in the mid taste - a grainy light malt flavor is there with light sweetness that vanishes leaving the mild skunk flavor behind. The taste is something I am able to get over after half a bottle but if you have another beer and come back to it it is still there.

D - I would probably have this as a last resort. I bought it for the sake of economy and to revisit somethign I have drank for probably at least 5 yrs -not something I would recommend.

Slatetank, Aug 24, 2010
Photo of feloniousmonk
3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Clear, wan yellow hue, big sturdy head that holds at first, then settles to a slim layer of white...

Nose is not my cuppa. Too easy to call it skunky, but it's a typical lager-y smell, not one I particularly like, and find hard to describe without getting into vulgarities. Designed for people who have no intentioin of inhaling the aroma, or who've settled for the bottom. (not true, there's lots worse)...

Taste: Big carbonation, small flavor. Soft and creamy at the start, very clean, smooth, with a grainy aspect riding at the forefront of the palate, drifting back. Leaves easy, soon forgotten. Brilliant tactic, as the thirsty imbiber will have dismissed any memory of it's faint flavor and wispy character.

Nothing that terrible, really, it's "just beer." Which is why this is one of the most popular in the world. I spent more time in it's company than I do any of my favorite's, not due to any desire, but through my occupation: I serve beer, and that's what my customers clamor for, Lord love 'em.

Oddly, in bottles, I'm often put-off more than I am by this can. Makes me wonder if it's somehow even more superior on draft?

And P.S., I really thought I'd end up knocking this, but, hey, it is what it is.

feloniousmonk, Jun 10, 2005
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3.16/5  rDev +16.6%

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2.99/5  rDev +10.3%

bonertime98, Yesterday at 02:39 PM
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1.44/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

StevenC, Yesterday at 09:12 AM
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2/5  rDev -26.2%

Alpha309, Yesterday at 05:44 AM
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3/5  rDev +10.7%

mamaraza, Yesterday at 04:21 AM
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4/5  rDev +47.6%

RickyR, Monday at 12:20 PM
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3.25/5  rDev +19.9%

Good for the price

Paynev7, Monday at 12:07 PM
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2.04/5  rDev -24.7%

Nevbo, Monday at 05:16 AM
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3/5  rDev +10.7%

PedroNasser, Sunday at 04:30 PM
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5/5  rDev +84.5%

Motylmj, Sunday at 01:24 AM
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2.56/5  rDev -5.5%

drturunc, Saturday at 12:18 PM
Photo of titvs
2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 1C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L4192724T14. AROMA: medium-low grainy aroma with some sweetness. faint herbal hop aromas. APPEARANCE: gold color with a thin white moussy head with below average retention. TASTE: watery grainy flavour with residual sweetness. low bitterness with an almost dry finish. PALATE: light body with medium carbonation. OVERALL: yet another bulk pale lager a bit watery...

titvs, Saturday at 11:55 AM
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3.16/5  rDev +16.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -17%

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3/5  rDev +10.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Machoo, Friday at 04:01 AM
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3/5  rDev +10.7%

StevenMilligan, Nov 20, 2014
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2.6/5  rDev -4.1%

Sbrunner223, Nov 19, 2014
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2.28/5  rDev -15.9%

jakeusa, Nov 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Roguer, Nov 19, 2014
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Heineken Lager Beer from Heineken Nederland B.V.
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