Heineken Lager Beer - Heineken Nederland B.V.
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Reviews by bonbright7:
2.98/5 rDev +10%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I tapped a keg of Heinken last night just before an adults-oriented Halloween party for the benefit of the Lloyd Harbor Historical Society's barn restoration.
The first note of the keg was very frothy as it settled down to a golden hue in my pint glass. My first impression was that the beer was lighter in its body than its counterpart in the bottle. I swirled the beer around the glass in a mock- wine tasting fashion to check for "legs" and how it held up, but the results yeilded no surprises.
After I had a full glass, I remarked to my fiancee that the light body and the slightly bitter aftertaste confirmed that it was indeed the fabled Heineken, but there was nothing magical about it. I gathered later that it was only marginally better than the other keg we had for the party: Budweiser.
In the shadows of the wildly successful Halloween party, in which people obviously spent a lot time on their costumes, I'm certain the green sticker of Heineken had some gravitational pull. The truth behind that green facade was that of an average beer served to party-minded masses dancing to '70's disco and rock hits until midnight.
Serving type: on-tap
10-31-2004 15:16:10 | More by bonbright7
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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.
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