Heineken Lager Beer - Heineken Nederland B.V.
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Reviews by McStagger:
3.18/5 rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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A: Jaundiced yellow with two fingers slight off white head. Retention is moderate. Extreme clarity with ample carbonation. Moderate retention.
S: Slight skunk smell of cooked veggies. Malt sweetness is there. Euro lager smell (duh) but with a bit more going on. As it opens, the flaws become more apparent. Hop adjuncts, borderline corn sweetness.
T: Falls pretty flat. Weak entrance. Jumbled mish mash of muted hops, cooked veggies, skunk and that same manufactured sweetness. Nothing offensive, but quite obviously mass produced and streamlined.
M: Star of the show. Definitely missing that abrasive seltzer like mouthfeel of many mass produced Euro and American lagers. Glides down fairly easily, with enough carbonation to keep things refreshing.
O: I'm lucky enough to live in California, where all but the shittiest bars carry SNPA. However, I don't hate this. I used to. But now I recognize it for what it is. As one reviewer said, a great ballpark beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-26-2012 08:24:31 | More by McStagger
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 rDev +45.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I would just like to add an update and mention that I strongly agree with FrozenJoe's assessment of Heineken in a can. The canned version is MUCH better than the bottle for some reason.
Presentation: The usual green bottle with a nice pour into a pilsner glass. Looks refreshing.
Appearance - A clear yellow color with significant carbonation, poured with a nice 10 mm head that remained throughout. Excellent lacing around the glass. Quite nice.
Smell - Some grass with hints of citrus. Non-metallic. Clean. Smells like Heineken!
Taste - Towards the dry side with less malt than hops... but a decent balance. The aftertaste is clean and refreshing. No complaints.
Mouthfeel - Smooth and pleasant but dry. Almost sort of acidic. The can version tastes a bit sweeter.
Overall - Not too bad! I used to buy these in Las Vegas for 50 cents a pop and don't mind having one every once in a while. Nothing extraordinary but wouldn't pass one one up if offered to me either. They keep raising the price for a six though which causes me to only take a brief glance at it in the case then pass it by. Drinking the can version seems to be betyter than the bottle. It is much smoother and easy on the palate. Enjoy!
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 23:33:03 | More by Ron860
Heineken Lager Beer from Heineken Nederland B.V.
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