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Buckler - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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100 Ratings

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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 2.4
pDev: 31.25%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heineken Nederland B.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Low Alcohol Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-23-2002)
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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
1.49/5  rDev -37.9%

My first non-alcohol beer. Lets see what this is like.

Appearance (2.5) : Elmer's glue white head, fluffy and artificial. Pale yellow body with lots of bubbles.

Smell (1.5) : cooked smashed peas, dirty squash, some fermented fruit. Old corn. Smells just like my elementary school lunch room did. Really...? An extra half point for the memory.

Taste (1.5) : AWFUL. In the glass - Rotted corn transforms into dirty, dry bitterness. Rotten cooked peas and carrots. Out of the bottle it's slightly - only slightly - better by adding a wheat character and roasted corn. The rotten carrot is still there. One half of a point for the bottle. But who drinks this and actually enjoys it?!?!

Mouthfeel (1.25) : overly carbonated. Turns into a stiff staleness. Just, no.

Overall (1.49) : Stay away. Drink a sprite instead.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Today at 04:38 AM
Photo of wethorseblanket
2.45/5  rDev +2.1%

Twelve ounce bottle.

A: Pours a clear pale yellow under a solid one-finger thick frothy white head which fades to a thin cap and leaves puzzle lace.

N: Corn (?), yeasty bread, faintly floral, grassy, faint lemony citrus, hay.

T: Thin, wheaty bread, slightly sweet malts, mild fruity yeast.

M: Light body and medium carbonation. Crisp and clean finish.

O: For the style, this is acceptable and a good starter beer.

wethorseblanket, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Maillard
2.75/5  rDev +14.6%

Maillard, Aug 12, 2014
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2/5  rDev -16.7%

wrightst, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of Elicoleman
1.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Elicoleman, Aug 06, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Jack_Frost79, Jul 31, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 31, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +14.6%

LuckyJohn, Jul 18, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Latarnik, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of JimmyMPR
1.75/5  rDev -27.1%

JimmyMPR, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of sephyrott
1/5  rDev -58.3%

sephyrott, Jun 18, 2014
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2/5  rDev -16.7%

ZEB89, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
2.75/5  rDev +14.6%

dbrauneis, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.25/5  rDev +35.4%

Buckler has a thick, frothy, off-white head, a clear, somewhat bubbly, yellow-gold appearance, and pretty heavy lacing left behind. The aroma is of pungent, sweet, biscuit, and some grass, and the flavor is of sweet grain, biscuit, and grassy bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium and a touch slick, and Buckler finishes fairly crisp, tasty, and easy drinking. Yes, it does have a bit of that "something missing" aspect that one gets from non-alcohol brews, but this one tastes more like beer than any I’ve tried, so far. I like it!


RonaldTheriot, May 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev +25%

sebaastionb, May 24, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -47.9%

atrocity, May 15, 2014
Photo of Stinkypuss
2.3/5  rDev -4.2%

Clear golden liquid with some bubbles, little head nor lacing. No aroma to be had. In the taste, sweet euro pale malts and perhaps corn and other adjuncts. Has a light beery flavor and a bit of hop bitters. Tastes like an under fermented euro pale lager, which is what this is. Sweet wort and some hop, light watery body. If you like euro style lagers and can't have more than 0.5% abv, this is ok

Stinkypuss, Apr 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev +25%

Lane_in_ID, Feb 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +4.2%

MattTastrophee, Feb 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +4.2%

tdm168, Jan 28, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -6.3%

tobelerone, Nov 05, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

djrn2, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of MTNboy
2.8/5  rDev +16.7%

The deployment N/A beer for the Army for years. I have had servings in cans and bottles. Overall it is not horrible when you are in T-Total country. It has good appearance of a regular beer. It pours golden with decent head but not much for lace. It smells like a pasture with tones of hay. There is sort of a stagnant bland flavor. It has a thin body with quite a bit of carbonation.

MTNboy, Aug 10, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -6.3%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jun 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +14.6%

Luiz0930, May 31, 2013
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Buckler from Heineken Nederland B.V.
60 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.