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Heineken Lager Beer - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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BA SCORE
64
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4,114 Ratings
THE BROS
68
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Ratings: 4,114
Reviews: 1,299
rAvg: 2.71
pDev: 25.46%
Wants: 24
Gots: 589 | 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 Ironstutz
2.25/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of KrissyKat6
2.46/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Foley67
3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of KrisDLSmith
2.24/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Reds76
2.52/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Merlin68
2.98/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of woutervaneijk
2.97/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Go-to Pilsener for me. Probably not a huge surprise as this is by far the most sold and served beer in Holland. Heineken is quite good, but not special in any sense of the word. Of course, as a macro produced pilsener this is not the best beer in the world, but in my opinion, it doesn't deserve the hate it often gets.

Photo of shmeeel
2.13/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

This just tastes pretty bad

Photo of xICooRsYIx
1.25/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Green bottles should be a big enough red light. It was all that was in the fridge at a party lol.

Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
2.26/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DavidSomers
2.52/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of the_beer_haver_1992
2.27/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of SoulFroosh
2.56/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Not a good beer.

Reviewing in the context of adjunct lagers. Coming from the UK myself, and recently moved to the USA, Heineken is a blast from my past -- a beer readily available and largely consumed in the UK.

My favorite adjunct lager in the USA is Pabst.
Heineken falls short. There's no body, yet at the end there's a funky hops bite. Not a good bite, mind you. It's weird. The combination of no body and funky hop thing doesn't go down well.

If there was some body, maybe that hop flavor at the end would sit on my tastebuds better. And it is definitely "hoppier" than most adjunct lagers. But no -- not good.

Where's my PBR?

Photo of meehandennis
2.98/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Walbert_Neto
3.04/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Really nice beer in comparison to other production beers.

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

Photo of jjaeminkim
3.4/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Taste was alright but didn't like the lingering taste

Photo of slee196
2.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MustyDusty
2.46/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
2.55/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I had a bottle of this at a diner on my way back from Lancaster, PA this evening. The place didn't have anything on tap, and all their domestics were lousy AALs. What hit me right away when I grabbed the bottle was the very strong skunky odor. The appearance of the brew matches other Euro pales I've had. The taste is mild, with a nasty edge of skunk on the back end. Moderate carbonation is prominent on the mouthfeel. Overall, this is a passable beer, but not much more than that. If I am going to drink a Euro lager, I'll go with Peroni or Stella.

Photo of cduffy201
3.48/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Solid beer but nothing to brag about

Photo of gmattkennedy
2.48/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I could swear that back in the 80s, and in Europe this was a great tasting beer. But what you can get now just doesn't live up to the memory.

Photo of Andrewziggy
2.39/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

The taste is a quite distinctive yeast flavor with a tiny hint of hops, crisp and smooth it goes down easy. The aftertaste is clean and refreshing.

Heineken Lager Beer from Heineken Nederland B.V.
64 out of 100 based on 4,114 ratings.