Heineken Lager Beer - Heineken Nederland B.V.
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2.73/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
12 oz. can.
Looks a-okay. Bright straw color, good head formation, decent retention, and lacing around the glass.
Being the canned version, there's none of the skunkiness apparent in the bottles. Instead there's just a rather bland graininess. A little grassy and sweet. Quite mild, but about par for the pale lager style.
Flavor is overly sweet and lacks the crispness I'd like to have in a pale lager. Really mild on the hops. Carlsberg and Stella have much crisper and dryer flavors. Musty grain lingers on the finish, along with a chalky bubblegum off note.
Heavy-ish body for style. Carbonation seemed a bit low after the pour.
The esteem of this beer baffles me. I'd take most other Euro Pale Lagers over this, and I'd never pay full price for it.
Serving type: can
08-04-2011 03:10:04 | More by ommegoose
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