Heineken Lager Beer - Heineken Nederland B.V.
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Reviews by rodney45:
3.23/5 rDev +19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5
I bought a keg can thinking that it couldnt taste that much different than the bottle. I was so wrong, If you're drinking this beer out of the bottle that has seen months and months of the flourescent light of a gas station beer cooler you're doing yourself a disservice. Out of a bottle, i taste skunk, Out of a can... not so much...
I poured it into my standard tasting pint and found that this beer looks like an average fizzy yellow beer. Head disappears almost immediately. However, i feel it has a slight degree of depth. Light aroma, not very much in the way of any appeal. My friend really believes this beer tastes like bananas, and maybe it does. I dont get much of anything beyond the taste of diluted malt, and slight sweetness, and a euro mild lager. I wont disagree with the bananas interpretation. An acceptable beer if there is nothing else around... Decent mouthfeel, and i could pound these back. I dont think this is a bad beer...just not something I would drink on the regular.
Serving type: can
04-03-2009 06:29:22 | More by rodney45
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3.36/5 rDev +24.4%
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 3,383 ratings.