Heineken Lager Beer - Heineken Nederland B.V.
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Reviews by johnrobe:
3.33/5 rDev +22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
It's been a long time since I've tried a Heineken. Its well-known skunky smell/taste drove me away long ago. On a lark, I grabbed a 24 oz. can to enjoy at the end of a long dayhike. The difference between the canned and bottle versions is striking. The skunkiness so prevalent in the bottled version is gone, making this one enjoyable, highly quaffable brew. Straw colored in the glass, it has a wispy white head that doesn't last. Tea-like hops and grain are balanced but there's not a lot going on there. The taste is slightly sweet, but the tea-like hops are evident as well. One of the few brews better out of a can than in the bottle.
Serving type: can
07-05-2007 00:47:04 | More by johnrobe
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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.
64 out of 100 based on 3,377 ratings.