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Heineken Lager Beer - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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64
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4,157 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,157
Reviews: 1,318
rAvg: 2.71
pDev: 25.46%
Wants: 22
Gots: 647 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heineken Nederland B.V. visit their website
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 elamb106
3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Malone47
3.25/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

A good, solid commercial import.

Photo of duey23
2.36/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

Photo of fps_dean
2.52/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Better than Budweiser, Miller, Coors, etc. but nothing special but drinkable if nothing better is available. Moderately grainy with some malts and light lemony hops.

Used to drink this somewhat regularly before the craft revolution.

Photo of cincyfan81
2.2/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Countless servings, poured in pilsener glass for review :

Brilliant straw color with a foamy strong head and lots of activity.

Strong extra skunky aroma with citrus.

Very faint but bitter taste of grains, corn, and floral citrus hops.

Light body with ok carbonation. Faint bitter mouthfeel with a skunky finish.

I personally like the skunky smell in a beer, but this is too intense. Other than that overall this is a drinkable but very bland beer.

Photo of Hidalgo55
3.02/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Marleypoo
2.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Graham_D_Dillon
3.31/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Mild beer, a bit skunky. Something to get if you're not really into beers.

Photo of LiliGrigorova
3.34/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

It's a classic beer when you got nothing else.

Photo of AustinEric
2.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dikebrewery
2.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Its my favorite skunked beer

Photo of jimbrinkruff
3.55/5  rDev +31%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 500ml Paulaner glass from a pint can. No green glass issue with the can. 1 finger head. Yellow appearance and smell is what you would expect a little malt but not much more. Taste is refreshing and goes down easily. When I need a break from the IPA and imperial stouts this is still a solid choice and at $5 for a 4 pack of pints it is half the price of my SunKing addiction.

Photo of mbratt93
2.87/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bigmrred
2.18/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of TheBeerSeal
3.08/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of alex2014
3.61/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer has a tremendous sentimental value to me. Growing up in former Soviet Union this was the first foreign beer I tasted. Still a solid brew to me after all these years of having the amazing American brews, the best in the World.

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
2.27/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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

Heineken is something I return to every now and then to remind myself about the journey that I've taken as a beer drinker. This was the first brew that I ever sampled on draught. In Holland in fact. I was all of 15 years old, and no one batted an eyelash when I ordered up my first glass. Ahh Europe... Well, decades later I picked up a 6-pack at a local gas station and was a bit disappointed that they have departed from their signature stubby bottles in favor of a more generic looking longneck. I had no plans to actually review this beer so I never even poured it in to a glass. Even so, the bottle still emanated that familiar sulfurous skunk aroma. I've come to actually enjoy that lightstruck lager scent. There isn't much else to the nose. Maybe a little corn sweetness. In the flavor department I was a little disappointed. It's been awhile since I've had a Heineken, but I seem to recall that it had more pop to it with that Euro pale lager funk. This rendition was very light on flavor. Smooth, crisp, slightly drying with just a hint of dankness. It was so much cleaner and less controversial than I recalled. Watery, with fizzy carbonation and popcorn-like hints of adjuncts in the finish. I was able to crush that 6-pack without any problem. In fact, when I was done, I wondered what happened. If not for the buzz, I couldn't be sure that I even had any beer at all. Still, there's nothing to complain about here. I only wish there was a little more of that aroma and flavor that has come to define Heineken in the US. This was so mild that it really gets lost in the lager mix.

Photo of jaredjjc14
3.23/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JLoper
2.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
2.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

better than bud or coors but not much...

Photo of WckdVbz
1.23/5  rDev -54.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

This is a World Class Beer......NOT!!!

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

Heineken Lager Beer from Heineken Nederland B.V.
64 out of 100 based on 4,157 ratings.