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Heineken Lager Beer - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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3,826 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,826
Reviews: 1,248
rAvg: 2.71
pDev: 25.83%
Wants: 14
Gots: 378 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heineken Nederland B.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 01-29-2001)
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3.7/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Overall rating poor? For Heineken??? What are you people drinking?
For the record, a beer doesn't have to taste like coffee or banana nut bread in order to be exceptional. Someone compared it to Bud or something, its light years ahead of that.

The head of Heineken is pretty much perfect in my book. Heineken has always been very much on the bitter end of the beer spectrum, and I generally don't like extreme bitterness, but love Heineken. A caveat though: Heineken tastes MUCH better in a bottle than a can for some mysterious reason. Its bitterness seems more pronounced in a can. That original bottle they had for decades they just did away with because the kids didn't like it was a perfect work of art, and enhanced the Heineken experience. I guess all the kids who think good beer needs to be flavored with raspberries and come from France need to be educated. Just to continue on the sensory experience of Heineken from my vantage point, it has that wonderful mellow aroma, and nutty taste. On the downside, if you drink it exclusively for a couple of weeks you start to get sick of it. I've heard others comment on this and concur. Heineken is a complex experience.

I confess, I'm drinking an Aventinus wheat dopplebock right now, which I never had before, and man what a beer. Its been sitting there getting warm while I wrote this, and it actually tastes better the warmer it gets! And no, I'm not putting Heineken quite in that category. But the kids of today need to thank their lucky stars you can walk into any gas station in the country selling beer, and get a six of Heineken. The primary ingredients of beer are hops barley yeast and water, and you can work alchemy with those ingredients without adding chocolate flavoring or what have you.

Slamms, Sep 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev +10.7%

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Ajlvt, Sep 17, 2013
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2.28/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Some kind of freshness code on the back that I'm not about to bother with. Took this bottle from my neighbor's house the other night so I could review it here. "Premium quality". "Brewed with passion for quality". Expectations are low, considering what it is.

Poured into The Godfather pint glass.

A - Pours a brilliantly clear pale golden yellow color with minimal bubble action, and about one finger of bone white froth that disappears within seconds. No lacing.

S - Smells like grains, corn, sugar, and little else.

T - Taste is of stale dirty grain, corn syrup, some sugary sweetness, some wet cardboard, and the faintest hint of lager yeast, if that's even really what it is.

M - Feel is crisp, clean, and watery. A sort of sugary paper taste is leftover on the palate.

Overall, a lackluster of a beer. A fairly inoffensive, flavorless, frat party beer bong worthy beverage. "Brewed in Holland" but I'm not sure why. We have plenty of the same watery swill here in America, why bother importing this garbage?

Heineken ---2/5.

mfnmbvp, Sep 16, 2013
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one of my favorite beers... I've had it bottled, on tap and in can (which wasn't great). Smooth enough to let sit in your mouth all day after a sip with a flavorful aftertaste. There isn't much wrong with this brew by me. For one of the biggest beers in the world they did a good job making it. A true luxury beer that is available everywhere which is the other great thing about it.

mikethebeerguy, Sep 11, 2013
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Heineken Lager Beer from Heineken Nederland B.V.
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