Heineken Lager Beer - Heineken Nederland B.V.
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Reviews by Fenris244:
1.88/5 rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
Poured into a heartland brewery pint glass
Pours a crystal clear pale yellow with a huge about of soda like fizz, dissipated quickly no lacing
Weak aroma, almost a sour smell, don't know what's up with that...
Cooked grain flavors some hop bitterness, not much flavor, it's all gone before I've even swallowed the beer.
Very light in body, fizzy, pretty refreshing when ice cold.
Overall? Why bother, I mean yeah it's refreshing when ice cold and I could pound a case in an evening if I felt like it but I feel like a fancy Lawnmower could do the same job with more taste. I just don't really see the point in buying it when I can drink a better beer...
Serving type: bottle
04-26-2011 02:19:49 | More by Fenris244
More User Reviews:
3.36/5 rDev +24%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
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.
Mouthfeel 3.25: Great mouthfeel for the style.
Overall 3.25: Lagers are lagers and this one is one of the best, which isn't saying much. It's always trendy to slam the "mega-brews," but there is a reason Heineken is one of the world's most popular: it's actually pretty good. Excellent with all food types, this Dutch juggernaut just keeps on rolling after all these years. Certainly not one of the best beers in the world, it is, nonetheless, one of the better lagers and imminently sessionable. Found 24 of them on sale for $20 at Total Wine in Atlanta and could not say no.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 04:00:59 | More by BeerDocT
Heineken Lager Beer from Heineken Nederland B.V.
64 out of 100 based on 3,376 ratings.