Heineken Lager Beer - Heineken Nederland B.V.
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Reviews by falloutsnow:
1.85/5 rDev -31.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
Pours a large, dense, pure white head that quickly deflates leaving no lacing and a thin layer of white bubbles along the surface of the beer. The body is colored a light, transparent yellow with little visible carbonation. On a somewhat interesting note, the same review for another macro lager I wrote tonight is virtually identical to the appearance description in this one. Big surprise.
Almost no scent at all, vague hints of malt and adjunct mixture, no hops. Taste is equally weakly, containing slightly bitter traces of barley, rice, and corn, finishing with what can only be described as "bubblegum" taste and sweetness. The bitterness may be from hops, though it's difficult to tell as there is no presence in the taste whatsoever.
Mouthfeel is light and watery, though the carbonation level is not blaringly antagonistic as in some other macro lagers. Finish is mildly slick and leaves a bit of a slick film on the tongue; not appealing. Drinkability is awful: little smell and taste, an unpleasant mouthfeel, about the only thing "correct" was the carbonation level. There is little reason to seek out this beer: other, tastier (a bit of an oxymoron) macro lagers exist and are just as easily available.
Serving type: can
05-01-2006 02:00:07 | More by falloutsnow
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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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