Heineken Lager Beer - Heineken Nederland B.V.
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Reviews by Damian:
1.91/5 rDev -29.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
Drank from a 1pt. 6 fl.oz. bottle
Served in a pilsner glass
Thanks to my dad for this bomber
A tight, clingy, bright white, three-finger head topped the crystal clear, golden colored liquid. The head quickly fell to a thin ring. Spotty drips of lacing trickled along the glass.
The nose was unbelievably skunky. Strong sulfur notes. Lots of grainy, husky malts. Hints of dry, powdery, lager yeast notes. As beer warmed, the skunkiness died down but there was hardly anything remaining. A touch of earthy hops were detectible.
The flavor profile was terrible as well. Quite similar to aroma. Tons of skunk. Intense sulfur notes. Rough, husky, grainy malts. Slightly tart in the center. Wet cardboard came through on the back end. Overall, quite harsh. Some lingering, earthy hop bitterness appeared in the finish, but there was no discernible hop flavor.
The mouthfeel was respectable. Medium bodied for the style with a fine, zippy effervescence. Frothy and creamy on the palate.
After years of not trying this beer, I was amazed by how awful it actually is. It might be decent on-tap, but the green bottle took away any hope of a pleasurable drinking experience. This is truly one of the worst beers I have ever consumed.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2013 22:25:10 | More by Damian
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2.66/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured into a shaker pint glass.
Look: Clear golden body, white head that recedes to a film that stays. No lacing.
Aroma: Cereal grains and a strange Tootsie Roll note? Weird.
Taste: Smooth malts and cereal grains, then a funky tasting body. Must be the adjuncts. Sour finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, creamy.
Overall: This was from a 24 oz. can, so the typical skunk taste was absent. However, there was a fair share of Tootsie Roll aroma and maybe even taste. Perhaps my palate was wrecked, I don't know.
Serving type: can
08-01-2014 23:36:54 | More by JuicesFlowing
Heineken Lager Beer from Heineken Nederland B.V.
64 out of 100 based on 3,497 ratings.