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Heineken Lager Beer - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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BA SCORE
64
poor

3,392 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 3,392
Reviews: 1,225
rAvg: 2.71
pDev: 25.46%
Wants: 8
Gots: 180 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heineken Nederland B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

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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Cozzatoad

Italy

2.17/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle

A- Very light golden with some amber hints. Very small white head with no signs of retention or lacing, a big amount of carbonation is visible

S- Classic plain aroma of grain with some little herbal tones from the hops. Boring

T- Malts are not to be felt that much, there's too much crispness from excessive carbonation. All is left comes from the hops, a nice but boring herbal bitterness on the tongue

M- Again, excessive carbonation, too harsh on the mouth despite a nice refreshing character

D- Not even that much drinkable given it's simple character and low ABV. Nicely refreshing but i'd like a lager to feel at least smooth, this one does not

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 09:14:04 | More by Cozzatoad
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I cannot believe I reviewed 274 beers before I made it to Heineken. An old favorite.

Appearance 3.25: Pours out a pale yellow with very little head. No lacing. Completely translucent.

Smell 3.25: Yep, that's a lager! Typical bubblegum/phenol lager bouquet with a slight hint of hops and yeast.

Taste 3.25: Front is slightly sweet and this fades immediately into the middle where a big wave of light malt and lagery bubblegum await. Finish is where a slight hoppiness pops up briefly only to fade away into a wave of sweet malt and nice taste of yeast. This, in turn, fades into a certain dryness that slowly creeps into the aftertaste, which is grainy and mysteriously satisfying.

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Serving type: bottle

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Heineken Lager Beer from Heineken Nederland B.V.
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