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Buckler - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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BA SCORE
60
poor

95 Ratings
THE BROS
56
awful

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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 2.41
pDev: 31.54%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heineken Nederland B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

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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alesaram

Guam

1/5  rDev -58.5%

10-16-2012 03:29:17 | More by alesaram
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lexpoot

Virginia

1/5  rDev -58.5%

10-11-2012 00:32:41 | More by lexpoot
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -58.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

First had: bottle at Club Society, Evesham, NJ

You'd have to be drunk to enjoy this. And that doesn't make sense any way you read it.

Poured a straw yellow with a quickly receding white head. Slight essence of grains in the aroma and not much else. Taste of skunk and stale grain juice. Like water in the mouth, and not drinkable for any reason.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2011 22:18:22 | More by Rifugium
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buckyp

South Carolina

1/5  rDev -58.5%

12-31-2011 02:52:29 | More by buckyp
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Arbitrator

California

1/5  rDev -58.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Chilled bottle into a glass. Shared by largadeer. Thanks, Chris.

I don't know if I see the point of non-alcoholic beers in general. If I'm not drinking, I'm not drinking; I don't need something that passes as some imitation of what I'm not having. Maybe I'm alone, but I just don't see the point and I don't recognize this as a valid 'style' of beer.

Clear, light straw body. Even from a few feet away I could smell how badly skunked this was. Did they preskunk it before bottling it? I just don't see how it went that bad. Anyway, it's sulfurous / minerally, skunky, terrible.

I don't have much to say. Skip it. Drink iced tea or something else if you really want non-alcoholic beverage. I just don't see the point of stuff like this.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2010 21:35:07 | More by Arbitrator
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sephyrott

Spain

1/5  rDev -58.5%

06-18-2014 10:01:04 | More by sephyrott
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taigor

New York

1/5  rDev -58.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured into a pint glass.

A - Poured clear pale yellow color with minimal head that quickly dissipated leaving almost no lacing in the glass.

S - Awful grain grassy smell. Very unpleasant and skunky.

T - Bitter, grassy with slightly metallic aftertaste. Tastes like a powder mixed with water.

M - Very light and over-carbonated.

O - Stay away from it as much as possible. Anything including water is better than this.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 14:48:57 | More by taigor
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womencantsail

California

1.2/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I suppose this was deserved...thanks for sharing, Chris.

A: The pour is a very pale straw color with a finger's worth of white head.

S: This is what it would smell like if you were sprayed by a whole population of skunks. Just for a bit of "balance", we've got some resin and bong water. Maybe a bit of sweetness.

T: Amazingly bitter, and not in a good way. Lots of skunk, as you would expect after just opening the bottle. A bit of an apple juice sweetness underneath. Some coffee grounds too.

M: The body is light and thin and the carbonation is medium to high.

D: This was horrendous. I wish I could give this beer a zero on the aroma. Wow...do not buy this.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2010 04:47:47 | More by womencantsail
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phishbone23

New York

1.25/5  rDev -48.1%

01-23-2013 19:03:07 | More by phishbone23
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atrocity

Virginia

1.25/5  rDev -48.1%

05-15-2014 12:36:59 | More by atrocity
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hardy008

Minnesota

1.3/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Clear pale yellow with a small white head with poor retention and no lacing. Smells like sweet grains, light grass, or hay. Not much else.

The taste is no better than the smell. Sweet, cheap tasting grains, some hay or grass. Watery and thin. Very artificial tasting. Also very bland.

Light bodied, or more correctly, thin and watery. Light, lively carbonation. I won't try this again.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 20:56:39 | More by hardy008
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

1.31/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I dunno why anyone even bothers with these. Looks like an even weaker Henie, very very light yellow/straw. Smells awful. Wet hay and mold.

Taste, like a BMC with better hops, slightly. Leaves nothing to grasp onto, you don't savor anything mouthfeel wise, you just want to hurry up and get over it. It would be better to just relapse if you were an alcoholic and drink a better real beer than suffer through this. Even worse, its pricey.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2010 23:54:00 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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largadeer

California

1.43/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle into a tulip. Clear watery yellow with a rapidly fading head. Smells like roadkill, sulfur, metal, minerals, husky grain. Sweet on the palate, extremely thin and somewhat metallic. Signature Heineken skunk. Grainy, watery finish with a little astringency. This is pretty much awful.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2010 04:00:07 | More by largadeer
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Dogbrick

Ohio

1.48/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Sampled a friend's at Thirsty Dog. About what you would expect of a NA produced by Heineken I suppose. Light gold color with a thin white head. Little lacing. Aroma is faint hops with a skunky aspect as well. Thin and watery and fizzy, with very mild hops and a somewhat filmy finish. I'd choose Warsteiner's NA over this any day.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2003 06:39:32 | More by Dogbrick
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acurtis

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -37.8%

02-16-2012 00:00:54 | More by acurtis
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

1.5/5  rDev -37.8%

07-31-2014 17:06:49 | More by atlbravsrno1
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tesguino

Mexico

1.5/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

An oxidized like leather, and recycled paper smell; taste like yeast, and soft, the worst of the Na beers, serve in a shot glass or from the bottle, dont try with food, this beer had a 1% of alcohol then it has or it does not have alcohol?... 49% recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2005 16:54:32 | More by tesguino
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djrn2

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -37.8%

08-31-2013 22:20:57 | More by djrn2
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Fatehunter

Oregon

1.58/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Medium straw colored. A finger of head, quickly gone.
Smells like a metal can of grain.
Light taste, strong bitterness builds but ends with metallic aftertaste.
Light and weak body and moderate carbonation.
Well, it's tough to like this one. Pretty poor all around.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 18:00:50 | More by Fatehunter
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JimmyMPR


1.75/5  rDev -27.4%

07-01-2014 01:09:27 | More by JimmyMPR
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WaconiaGator

Minnesota

1.75/5  rDev -27.4%

10-06-2012 22:11:04 | More by WaconiaGator
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SlaughteredWolf

Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -27.4%

07-31-2012 17:00:27 | More by SlaughteredWolf
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andrewj17

Ohio

1.75/5  rDev -27.4%

03-27-2012 20:48:47 | More by andrewj17
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Brad007

Vermont

1.95/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours a straw yellow/gold color with a very thin one-finger head into my pint glass.

Aroma is full of corn/grain upfront that seems to be quite overpowering.

Taste is thin and full of grainy adjunct with a load of bitterness (probably not hop-related) that hits the palate. Harsh.

Pretty damn rough on the palate. Very harsh and has the consistency of ginger ale. Doesn't seem to go down too well either.

Well, it is a non-alcoholic beer. Just thought that I'd try out this style and so far, not impressed.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2009 02:19:12 | More by Brad007
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theozag

Louisiana

1.98/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Buckler pours light yellow and settles medium gold with no head whatsoever. Fact is, shaking a bottle of Buckler probably wouldn't create any head. This one smells sweet, possibly with a hint of lemon. It starts crisp and light almost without any "beer" taste at all. It is light bodied with a bit of apple flavoring, and finishes dry and bitter.

Overall I judge Buckler to be a "so-so" non-alcoholic beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2003 03:23:48 | More by theozag
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Buckler from Heineken Nederland B.V.
60 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.