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Heineken Pilsener - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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BA SCORE
66
poor

193 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 2.77
pDev: 25.27%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heineken Nederland B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TurdFurgison on 07-06-2007)
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +80.5%

11-30-2011 00:28:40 | More by graybayou
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4.5/5  rDev +62.5%

03-11-2012 19:20:53 | More by Keegan
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4.25/5  rDev +53.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +53.4%

07-21-2012 16:35:34 | More by MoFro
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snocntry

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +53.4%

05-30-2012 19:18:10 | More by snocntry
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +44.4%

12-16-2011 00:40:42 | More by tyleeis
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California

4/5  rDev +44.4%

04-15-2012 03:37:30 | More by CEDAMA
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4/5  rDev +44.4%

01-12-2013 08:15:05 | More by richwalpole
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Hawaii

4/5  rDev +44.4%

03-17-2012 23:04:59 | More by drslap
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josefnewsong

New York

4/5  rDev +44.4%

01-14-2012 06:35:33 | More by josefnewsong
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DCon

Missouri

4/5  rDev +44.4%

12-12-2011 09:20:45 | More by DCon
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artvandelay44

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +35.4%

08-18-2012 20:07:50 | More by artvandelay44
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katybee

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Okay, I like dry beers. I see other reviewers are downgrading the brand for the same qualities I'd give it high marks for.

Average appearance, even paler yellow than PBR. White dense foam pured 1/4" but quickly disipated with residual carbonation. Very little smell if any, slightly bitter hops. Overall, a dry taste, similar to a lighter beer like PBR, but with more pungent flavor, an emphasis on rye, grassy elements rather than hops, perhaps also rice or wheat or malts. Very clean and crisp and drinkable; very light bodied; no residual aftertaste. Very similar to Sessions beers. More character than other light beers, with little hoppiness. A good mixer if followed by other drinks. Very good with finer foods.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 07:29:56 | More by katybee
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beachbum1975

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Times are tight at the moment, so I decided to pick up an "Old faithful" beer for a change. 1 pint, 8 fluid ounces with a code of "9345528D0913" in case you were wondering...

Poured chilled into my traditional pint glass aggressively. It yielded a large, 4 inch white head with lots of bubbles. Within 30 seconds, the head shrunk by half. The body of the beer is crystal clear and golden with trace bubbles coming from the base up to the top.

The nose is characteristically "skunk". I actually like this smell. With further sniffing, I get corn, light grains and a hit of light hops, like Saaz in the mix. After the head settled, I sniffer again and it smelled corny at times.

Once the beer hit my tongue, high carbonation and a brief spat of bitterness was evident. The primary flavor of this beer is light grains, delicate hops and creaminess. It's a dry and refreshingly crisp beer. Like the nose, the skunk quality trails in the aftertaste.

Being a macro German lager, I like it. I'd take this over any BMC beer any day of the week. Nice and easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2010 00:18:29 | More by beachbum1975
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Press195

New York

3.55/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My go to classic beer when the craft is not available. Suck this down with a Jack on the Rocks and all is good. It's got the European skunk funk to the nose and the bitter mouthfeel that we all love. Then again Dennis Hopper did say as Frank Booth "Heineken? Fuck that shit! Pabst Blue Ribbon! " So maybe I should reconsider....nah drink this beer and enjoy. Best sipped when kicking back with some vapes in the Dam!

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 05:04:42 | More by Press195
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 30cl bottle in a business lounge in Amsterdam. At first I assumed it the common Heineken beer but found that the label said Pilsener instead of Pale Lager. The appearance was crystal clear gold color and a reasonable level (maybe 3cm) of white foam. The aroma was malty side of neutral, not much of the skunk I get in Heineken in the US. The taste was same as the smell, slightly malty in a way I wouldn't call rich, less hoppy than the pilsners I've preferred. Give it a try if nothing else is available.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2007 21:05:22 | More by TurdFurgison
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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Portugal

3.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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Heineken Pilsener from Heineken Nederland B.V.
66 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.