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Heineken Lager Beer - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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3,760 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,760
Reviews: 1,241
rAvg: 2.71
pDev: 25.83%
Wants: 13
Gots: 345 | 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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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
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1.25/5  rDev -53.9%

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2.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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3/5  rDev +10.7%

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3/5  rDev +10.7%

Poured into a branded glass in Paddy O’ Ryans (Leeuwarden, Netherlands)

Before I start this review two notes I feel I need to make 1) This is a Euro pale lager and my review is based on that premise taking into account what the style should be and what the beer is trying to do.
2) This beer is one of the most popular in its home land and very popular further afield as many of us know popularity is often a note of branding rather than taste and most drinkers tend to go for something light and easy to consume.
An understanding of these two points is central to my review…

A – Light amber in colour with a healthy Dutch style two finger head that seems to dissipate quickly to a minimal lace on top leaving very light lace on the glass. Decent carbonation activity in the glass so for the type this beer looks very good.

S – Mild malt with some banana and clove which I must confess to being surprised by. Some herbal and leafy notes. Low hop smell. Not a common aroma for the style.

T – The taste is rather like the smell. There is some mild malt sweetness with banana and clove like notes in the middle but this is then nudged out of the way by more hop flavours that were absent in the smell. Sipped this beer is alright but when you swig it the taste is much improved and the malts and hop balance one another and taste so much better. There is a dry finish.

MF – Pretty full in the mouth with decent carbon tingle and a drying finish.

O – An odd Euro lager. It is not straight down the line for the style as there is more sweetness in this than I would be used to or even expect. That aside this beer is more than drinkable and certainly deserves a higher rating than it is presently enjoying. Is this super exciting? NO. Is it worth the heavy imported price in the USA? NO. Are there better dutch lagers out there? YES.... But is it drinkable and even enjoyable in the right circumstance and setting? YES most definitely!

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4/5  rDev +47.6%

An excellent hoppy beer if you want a bite. I don't understand the low ratings on this. Yea, it's not
the greatest in the world but it's way ahead of a bud!

AJ17, Thursday at 11:25 PM
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Heineken Lager Beer from Heineken Nederland B.V.
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