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Heineken Lager Beer - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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4,201 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,201
Reviews: 1,333
rAvg: 2.71
pDev: 25.46%
Wants: 25
Gots: 705 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 01-29-2001

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look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Not sure what it is about the Dutch and Northern German beers (Heineken, Amstel, Becks), but I just do not like the smell or taste.

Perhaps most people refer to it as a skunky smell/taste ... it seems to me more like a rubber smell. Really puts me off.

I need to find out if its the green bottles, or if there is a specific hop that I just don't like.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz can.

Pours a crystal clear, attractive gold with a decent head at first. Retention is below-average, and there's no lacing to be found.

The aroma is very grainy, little bit of sulfur. Where's that classic Heineken skunked aroma?

The flavor is stale, with a musty hop character. Not too bitter, with a lingering grainy sweetness, husky really. Watery mouthfeel, though the carbonation is smooth and pleasant.

Heineken is a completely different beer out of the can: it's not skunked but it still leaves a lot to be desired. I'd rather drink a 'Gansett or PBR.

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from bottle into tulip

A- pours a very clear light yellow. a white one finger head with decent lacing.

S- yeasty, bready smell

T- yeast with some bread in there and a little sourness/skunkiness on the end of the drink.

M- some might say its crisp but i enjoyed the carbonation. decent mouthfeel

O- this is an ok beer imo. a little average, but i do enjoy these with food like pizza. also for what its worth some lemon beer-salt goes well with these.

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Poured this out of the bottle. Fizzes into a one finger head which dissipates into the head quickly. It was a white head. The body of the beer is a very light golden and is kind of see through, as the color is that light.

It smells like grain and hops. The hops smell is more prevalent tan the grain. Reading some reviews on this beer, some say its skunked. The one I got is not skunked at all or at least it doesn't smell skunked. I smell hops and grain that is sort of diluted as it is an adjunct lager. Its not as diluted as busch, bud or coors light. I think of it as a step higher above those lagers. I have tried this before and drink it often (its not my favorite though).

It tastes hoppy and grainy. It kind of has some dilutedness in the taste of hops and grain. It is definitely not skunked. The problem with beers that have a clear bottle is the possibility is higher of being skunked. Heineken having a green bottle you take your chances of your beer being skunked. In this case it just happens that its not skunky. I taste a good amount of hops. That is a reason I like this beer is its hops. Its kind of carbonated but it is smooth and pretty drinkable.

Overall, the reason why I considered Heineken lager as a step above the rest of the adjunct lagers is that this one has a better amount of hops and less taste like pisswater. Heineken lager has character and actual taste. I like it and drink it every so often. If you like the lower pisswater adjunct lagers, give this one a try as its a step above and is better I promise. Its not my favorite though and could have more character and boldness that I like which is why I don't rate it higher.

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Heineken Lager Beer from Heineken Nederland B.V.
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