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Buckler - Heineken Nederland B.V.

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BA SCORE
60
poor

92 Ratings
THE BROS
56
awful

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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 2.42
pDev: 31.82%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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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jsisko01

Michigan

3.63/5  rDev +50%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is the second N/A beer I've ever tried. Lets see how it goes..

Appearance - Pours a clear straw color with an inch thick, creamy white head that lingers for a minute. Leaves behind a very nice lacing.

Smell - Very malty, has a subtle sweetness, with bread and grains.

Taste - I'd say this tastes exactly as described in the aroma. The malts taste very weird with no alcohol present..

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall - This stuff is pretty decent. It's definitely easy to drink on.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 04:31:05 | More by jsisko01
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cliff1066

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -7%

12-27-2012 05:07:16 | More by cliff1066
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hardy008

Minnesota

1.3/5  rDev -46.3%
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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alesaram

Guam

1/5  rDev -58.7%

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

Oregon

1.58/5  rDev -34.7%
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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lexpoot

Virginia

1/5  rDev -58.7%

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

Minnesota

1.75/5  rDev -27.7%

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

Illinois

3/5  rDev +24%

08-08-2012 17:55:34 | More by krazybartender
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SlaughteredWolf

Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -27.7%

07-31-2012 17:00:27 | More by SlaughteredWolf
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metter98

New York

2.68/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear straw yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that gradually died down, consistently leaving a thin head covering the surface and lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of sweet, bready malts in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has diluted flavors of bready malts along with some hints of sweetness. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is pretty good compared to some of the other non-alcoholic beers out there but seems like it could use a little more hops.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 00:37:46 | More by metter98
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MrTinnedPEach

Alberta (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -7%

06-16-2012 07:16:04 | More by MrTinnedPEach
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quirkzoo

Colorado

2.25/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

My grandmother kindly shared this one with me while preparing dinner.

Very clear, watery yellow, with a thin white head in a plastic cup that recedes quickly.

Tons of corn, kinda like smelling a jar of unpopped popcorn, some definite lager yeast cleanliness and just a touch of spiced hops (just a touch.

Taste is palatable, adjunct lager all the way.

Mouthfeel is thin, or highly drinkable, whichever you prefer.

Overall, if I did not know this was non-alcoholic I would have thought it was a coors light. Glad I got to share it with my Grandma who likes the taste of beer but not the alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 17:26:18 | More by quirkzoo
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Peyton5410

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -17.4%

05-26-2012 00:53:59 | More by Peyton5410
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FriedGold2112


4.25/5  rDev +75.6%

05-02-2012 03:17:52 | More by FriedGold2112
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Jsan


2.25/5  rDev -7%

04-07-2012 18:15:34 | More by Jsan
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andrewj17

Ohio

1.75/5  rDev -27.7%

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

Spain

3.3/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

33cl can poured into a pint glass, best by 1/13

a: pours a clear gold, lots of carbonation bubbles, big 3 finger white head.

s: a distinct woodiness and nuttiness to it - chestnuts and walnuts - along with a bit of a hop aroma at the end

t: a light nuttiness, almost buttery, and biscuity malts, a touch of hops in the finish. carbonation is high as it should be

o: shockingly complex for the style, and enjoyable - I think it's better than heineken.

Serving type: can

03-27-2012 17:33:40 | More by RodneyFarva
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DefenCorps

Oregon

2.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Oh yeah. $0.99. New style tick. New brewery tick. I guess this was a no-brainer.

Clear, light yellow with a dense, white head with surprisingly good retention and even a little lacing, this would pass for a pilsner. The nose is surprisingly hoppy, with a blend of Saaz and skunk, with moderately snappy lemon, and some grain. A little cereal is present. Not bad at all.

The palate has a blend of lemony and dusty Saaz, skunk and a touch of grain, all on an incredibly watery palate. No real sweetness is present, though a touch of corn and sugar are noticeable. Drying on the finish, watery and with a mild Saaz bite, there's actually a little lingering bitterness on the finish. Highly carbonated, this is quenching and refreshing. Fairly clean, there's nothing discernibly off here. This is not bad at all, and I would go as far as recommend it. It's significantly better than Heineken, and most macro lagers. In terms of non-alcoholic carbonated beverages, I would say this is second to maybe good tonic water, as the lack of sweetness and the added bitterness really do help. I actually drank the whole bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 01:07:26 | More by DefenCorps
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acurtis

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -38%

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

Florida

2/5  rDev -17.4%

02-02-2012 17:59:00 | More by LiquidSanity
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.15/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

At the time of this review, this beer is #9 on the "Top Beers - Low Alcohol Beer" list on beeradvocate.com. $0.79 for a tick? Why not? 12 ounce bottle poured into a globe glass. How bad could it be?

Beer is clear, yellow, lightly carbonated, big white head with low retention, some lacing, looks fine.

Aroma is grainy, sweet, kind of like malt liquor.

Skunky, sweet, thin, grainy aftertaste, it reminds me a lot of a couple of adjunct lagers out there. Not worth a second look but it is not as bad as most out there. Fortunately my body can currently tolerate alcohol so Im going to go get a beverage that has some. NEXT!

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 03:54:22 | More by drabmuh
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buckyp

South Carolina

1/5  rDev -58.7%

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

California

3.3/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

My go to when I went dry for a few months last year.

A: Big pour. Fairly lively head. Standard macro color. As one user put...darker than a BMC. Still, it's that straw yellow we all know and expect. Head retention is meh. Lacing is average.

S: Metallic, grassy, husked grain, mild bit of hop presence.

T: Starts off bitter and clean, ends with husk grain notes and a cider-like finish.

M: Pretty seltzer like. Body is minimal.

O: I'm scoring this beer fairly well. While pretty mediocre as far as beer goes, I think this beer is stellar when compared to other NA's on the market. This one is about as close as I've come. So I'll meet in the middle on scoring. Not great overall, but great for the category.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 07:08:38 | More by McStagger
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jifigz

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

My brother's pregnant wife picked up some of these while we were at the outer banks so she could still have a beer. She gave me the leftovers (maybe that's a sign?)

Bottle poured into a pint.

A: Looks pretty beer like. A mass produced yellow color that's a little darker than your standard Bud and what not, but pretty typical color. Better lacing and head than I have seen on a lot of American macros and Euro lagers for that matter. Doesn't look to bad.

S: Skunky, grassy, hayfield, sweet, and mildly bitter.

T: This beer has a very unusual taste. A strange sweetness is up front followed by an empty and bland nothingness. It is very grassy in flavor.

M: Average.

O: This is the first time I have ever had N/A beer, or less than 0.5% beer as it actually is. If I once was a serious alcoholic and could no longer have real beer due to health issues or whatever, I would gratefully drink this, but I would try the other N/A beers out there, they might be better. Either way it is pretty cool they at least make this so someone can enjoy a "beer" if they can't have alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 18:39:57 | More by jifigz
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kojevergas

Texas

2.3/5  rDev -5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Served from a bottle into an Estrella Damm goblet in Ibiza, Spain. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a two finger head of fair thickness, no cream, and poor pathetic retention. Colour is a clear gold.

Sm: Very nutty, actually. Malt and barley are there, alongside a hint of lime. I also get a fermented pineapple note, a bit like tepache. Interesting and unexpected.

T: Heavy pineapple is present in the body with a nut/malt climax and finish. Simple, but more bold than most alcohol free beers I've had.

Mf: Far too light, but it's a bit coarser than expected. In any case, it doesn't really suit the beer.

Dr: Obviously it's very drinkable as it's practically water, but it has no real alcohol content. I wouldn't have it again, but perhaps for the nondrinker it might be more worthwhile than Beck's or O'Doul's.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 04:33:21 | More by kojevergas
Buckler from Heineken Nederland B.V.
60 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.