Heineken Lager Beer - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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BA SCORE
64
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4,332 Ratings
THE BROS
68
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Ratings: 4,332
Reviews: 1,402
rAvg: 2.71
pDev: 25.46%
Wants: 24
Gots: 857 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Netherlands

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 01-29-2001

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Photo of schoolboy
3.14/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

What does the name of this style mean? Well, it sort of means euro-trash, doesn't it. So Heine needs to be judged with other euro-trash, and I've had more that were worse than better. That said, my life is too short to drink beer I don't care for.

It looks OK in the glass. The bubbles are a little large. I am drinking an old can - my dad is 86 and just can't drink any alcoholic beverages any more, so I am trying to finish these, but I am inclined to pour them down the drain. Maybe I can give them to the guys who will be cutting a big tree down for me as a tip.

Anyway, this gets worse as I drink it. The aroma is a little funky - I've noted over time that the bottles get real funky but the cans are better, but this can is bad too. It's slightly sweet and dirty smelling.

The taste is dull, slightly sweet. There is a slight hops finish.

Fortunately, this is never the best beer available anymore, there are always better choices to be had. Youngsters, drink one of these once, then move on.

Photo of furballkazoo
3.01/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap or in a can, this can be a fine pale lager; however, if bought in a bottle, and exposed to sunlight, the beer will quickly take on a skunky aroma and flavor.

Photo of Beertsipper
1.46/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

I can't believe that this was my favorite beer thirty years ago as a twenty one year old kid. Had this one from a can. Watery, no flavor, just terrible. I'd much rather have a Bud over this garbage.

Photo of bryantan
3.73/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Never really got the skunky/off tastes that other people describe.

Photo of beer488
2.32/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Beer produced for the masses. If I have no other choice, I'll take a heineken. Drinking it very cold hides all its defects. Watery mouth feel, with an unpleasant industrial aftertaste.

Photo of mkholmes25
2/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Better than other pale lager options, but poor flavor, feel, and smell.

Photo of Andrewharemza
2.96/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear golden color, minimal white head. Lots of malt and sugar. Pretty sweet. Watery, thin body. Clean and crisp.

Photo of mmmbeer89
2.07/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

i'm not much of a fan of skunky beers despite them tasting like marijuana.

Photo of MizzouBrew
1.86/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Something unpleasant in the taste that I just can't get past.

Photo of 2ellas
1.14/5  rDev -57.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Might be one of my all time least favorites. Doesn't lack flavor like most beers in this style but it has a flavor that's offensive to me for some reason.

Photo of Daniel_Williams
2.32/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Good beer to substitute Coors Lite, Budweiser, Miller Lite, etc. at a party. Nothing more to it. If I was at the store buying beer to have dinner with, I wouldn't buy Heineken.

Photo of kgammell1
2.06/5  rDev -24%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Extremely poor. To be completely honest, I prefer light beers such as Miller Lite to this.

Photo of Lahoi
1.86/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Better than bud light. That's the best I can do.

Photo of Carrier4
1.93/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 1 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Im not a big weed fan, but if you like mary jane u d probably like this beer.

Photo of irongator
3.87/5  rDev +42.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Love the skunk! Great when consumed freezing cold after having done a few hours of yardwork... Prost!

Photo of Derek
2.44/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A bit of bitterness and a bit of DMS.

Photo of ralph-pine
3.13/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer without character. Light, medium taste, nothing special.

Photo of uvachief
2.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Could be worse. You could be stuck drinking Miller Lite or similar. Its a lager and not a bad one on a hot summer day while golfing. Traveling? May be your only option outside of Bud Light. Mass produced lager swill but easy to drink. Hard to catch a buzz on it.

Photo of sevans43
4.1/5  rDev +51.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just good ole beer. Like having fun it makes you smile.

Photo of Vylo
3.5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cheap, decent beer. Heads above bud, coors, etc.

Photo of TheFactorsEqual
2.42/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

What's worse than a warm Heineken?? Maybe a Corona (pretty much a tie).

Terrible taste, aftertaste, after aftertaste. Just shows you what marketing dollars can do for a company.

Don't waste your money.

Photo of dbnarley
2.03/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Skunk beer. Flat out terrible.

Photo of LaneMeyer
2.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bland, boring, sometimes off characters are very present. This beer is sad.

Photo of BcOneSeven
2/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Most notable thing is the skunky aroma!

Photo of manfromanotherplace
1.5/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

when first opened it smells like an arsehole,the taste isnt as bad as the smell but its a pretty poor beer overall.still,its not as bad as some of its "competitors".

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Heineken Lager Beer from Heineken Nederland B.V.
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