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Heineken Pilsener - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 2.77
pDev: 24.55%
Wants: 4
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: TurdFurgison on 07-06-2007

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2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at Oud Holland, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of bready malts are present in the nose along with some faint hints of sweetness.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of bready malts along with some hints of sweetness and grain. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied but slightly watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but isn't very flavorful. Drinking this on-tap is nice because it tastes fresh and there is no green bottle skunk.

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2/5  rDev -27.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev +8.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of TurdFurgison
3.52/5  rDev +27.1%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

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1/5  rDev -63.9%

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3/5  rDev +8.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Holland
1.5/5  rDev -45.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

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1/5  rDev -63.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

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2/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
2.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Well this one is pretty straight, clear yellow, decent head that quickly disappears, not a whole lot of lacing.

Not very hoppy smelling for a pilsner. More along the lines of grains and a light malt background.

Taste is ok but not in any way special. Slightly skunky, as can be expected. A little bit of buttery grains in there too.

Feel is slightly slick, light bodied and wet.

It'll do when your only other choices are macro-adjunct lagers. Otherwise there are so many much better beers that it's not worth bothering with.

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3.38/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Heineken Pilsener is different than the Heineken Lager. The latter is pasteurized and has a different taste. Heineken pilsener is packed in brown bottles for example.

The beer pours a golden color with a settling head that leaves some lacing on the glass.

Smell is nice malty with a light hoppy smell. Some vegetable or corn smell.

Taste is pretty bitter with some very light dextrine maltiness. Yeast is clean and leaves only a light fruity taste. This beer is nicely balanced.
Aftertaste is medium and bitter, no real maltiness.

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3/5  rDev +8.3%

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1/5  rDev -63.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Brabander
2.16/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is the beer where Holland is NOT proud of. You can see what happens when the richest Dutch brewer tries to conquer the world. The tv commercials however are very good!

I have seen both breweries in 's-Hertogenbosch and Zoetermeer in and out so i can say that what they do is mass production in a poor environment.

Now to the beer. On itself the beer looks average, the head is white as it should be but the head is already the big problem. Too much chemical taste. Low carbonation and the smell is not pleasant.

Whenever you visit Holland, stay off the Heineken. There is more and better to drink than this.

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4/5  rDev +44.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +17.3%

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Heineken Pilsener from Heineken Nederland B.V.
66 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.