Heineken Lager Beer - Heineken Nederland B.V.
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Reviews by ommegoose:
2.73/5 rDev +0.7%
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
More User Reviews:
3.69/5 rDev +36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I don't like when people give Heineken a bad rap and continue to promote other lagers full of garbage preservatives and additives but everyone is entitled to their opinion that's what reviews are for. Not the best GMO free beer but its good and has good availability. I would choose Amstel over it but I enjoy it. I like its fizz. Smell isn't great but it really doesn't taste like it smells. Good for any occasion really. But once the temp raises its awful.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 23:26:53 | More by DustinYetman
4.08/5 rDev +50.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
From what I see people here give really negative reviews for this beer. I don't know, maybe worse batch? In my humble opinion - this is basically the best "quick" lager beer you can get on the market. Wanna have a quick light beer? This is the perfect choice. I'll choose it over any other lager for a casual talk with friends. The taste is really good (cooled down), it doesn't smell terribly BAD and has an okay color.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 16:29:00 | More by bagnz0r
Heineken Lager Beer from Heineken Nederland B.V.
64 out of 100 based on 3,468 ratings.