Heineken Lager Beer - Heineken Nederland B.V.
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Reviews by Northsider:
3/5 rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I had this on tap at Guarulhos Sao Paulo airport sushi bar. Seemed strange at the time...but what the hell...
I didn't have high hopes for this one for whatever reason, and I wasn't disappointed. Pours paleish yellow, with barely any head. Not a strong smell of any kind that I could detect, nor that much of a taste for that matter. It resembled more like carbonated water than a beer.
Overall another average beer all the way around. It definitely seems strange that this among other "average" beers, are so widely popular. C'est la vie...avoid this one if possible. If not, it will quench your thirst, barely.
Serving type: on-tap
05-29-2011 21:28:17 | More by Northsider
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 3,377 ratings.