Heineken Dark Lager
Heineken Nederland B.V.

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From:
Heineken Nederland B.V.
 
Netherlands
Style:
European Dark Lager
Ranked #50
ABV:
5%
Score:
74
Ranked #29,877
Avg:
3.21 | pDev: 19.94%
Reviews:
263
Ratings:
381
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 30, 2021
Added:
Aug 08, 2001
Wants:
  36
Gots:
  94
SCORE
74
Okay
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Rated: 3.1 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

Jul 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.25 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 02, 2021
 
Rated: 3.58 by smi69 from New York

May 25, 2020
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Rated by Drak-Nib from Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
An interesting dark beer. Hints of chocolate and nuts, moreso nuts. Nearly bitter but not quite. Rather smooth. circa 2008
Feb 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.21 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Dec 04, 2018
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

3.35/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Due to my appreciation & satisfaction for the classic Heineken Euro Pale Lager I decided to hunt down a 6 pack of the Heineken Dark Lager. I agree with caramel cola type of taste that folks are describing in this beer. This would be easy to session, you will put up a big struggle to drink several bottles of this. It was worth the hunt down to drink some of Heineken Dark Lager. If you can get this is your area you know what you gotta do. Cheers!
Oct 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.03 by Eychung from New York

Jun 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.38 by TrojanRB from Texas

Jun 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by pabstsmear from New Hampshire

Feb 19, 2018
 
Rated: 2.75 by OompaMentor from Georgia

Jan 05, 2018
 
Rated: 2.49 by acuziovapes from Virginia

Dec 28, 2017
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Reviewed by BigPauly from Ohio

4.98/5  rDev +55.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
This is my all time favorite beer! I find it’s quite enjoyable on a crisp fall day. The first time I had this was about 35 years ago. I’ve always loved Heineken lager, but the brown label/bottle on this caught my curiosity, so I tried one. It’s not bitter, in fact it’s balanced very well. Nice toasted malt taste upfront, goes down smooth no unpleasant after taste. Not overly hopped( thank goodness), poured into a frozen mug, it has thin lacing and soft head. Approximately 2 fingers. Great aroma, very pleasant to drink. Will take this one over any craft crap beer!
Oct 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.49 by TheBen5 from Alabama

Aug 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.34 by Nace4 from Virginia

Jul 19, 2017
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Rated by davidward from Florida

3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A nice dark lager.
Jul 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.71 by red_5_sooner from Oklahoma

May 06, 2017
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Reviewed by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Bought a 6-pack from Sam's club $7.27
Dark color
Medium mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Sweet, light caramel taste. Nothing exciting. Kind of a flat taste0
Overall just ok. I wouldn't buy it again. I prefer the Heineken lager,
Feb 25, 2017
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Reviewed by singletary from Mississippi

3.33/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
It pours a dark cola color with a thin tan head. The smell is of caramel and the taste is rich caramel and roasted malts. The mouthful is medium with a dry finish. Overall a decent offering.
Feb 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.32 by Madasyn from Ohio

Jan 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.15 by Yeldarb92 from Ohio

Jan 24, 2017
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

1.83/5  rDev -43%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
**
09/09/2012

AROMA: Caramel and slight coffee notes.
LOOK: Dark Amber pour. Small head.
TASTE: Caramel and coffee, plus a bready taste. Dry stale bread.
FEEL; A little flat and stale.

I remembered this more fondly.

**
Dec 19, 2016
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Rated by s4s from Puerto Rico

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
flavorless
Dec 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.87 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Nov 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.57 by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

Sep 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.27 by beertraveler08 from Louisiana

May 25, 2016
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Reviewed by Squire from Mississippi

3.39/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Dutch Bock?

Not a bad copy but a copy nonetheless. Yes, the dark malts shine through, sure, the hops are apparent. I just find, while drinking it, feeling like it's almost this or almost that without really establishing an identity of it's own.

I just can't see a place for this in my fridge.
Apr 16, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by TheSaint728 from Connecticut

Mar 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.89 by beerhunter13 from Canada (ON)

Feb 03, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by Sandon from Texas

Jan 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.6 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Jan 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by Zylod from West Virginia

Jan 10, 2016
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a clear, dark brown color. 1/2 inch head of an off-tan color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, pale malt, slight caramel malt, hint of roasted malt, hint of dark citrus, hint of alcohol, and slight Euro yeast. Fits the style of a Euro Dark Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, pale malt, caramel malt, hint of roasted malt, hint of hops, slight Euro yeast, hint of alcohol, and a hint of dark citrus. Overall, good appearance, blend, and complexity, a better than average Euro dark lager.
Jan 08, 2016
 
Rated: 2.7 by DamienArk from Iowa

Jan 03, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

2.58/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
Light brown opaqueness, mild tan head on the beer. Aroma of skunky dark lager yeast. A little bit of noble hop.

Unattractive malt bitterness and thin body despite its color, absorbs the light skunkiness to its own detriment. Tastes hotter than it is, toffee running around with burton wormwood on moist.
Dec 24, 2015
 
Rated: 3.16 by andrewksingleton from Missouri

Dec 23, 2015
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Reviewed by hoptheology from South Dakota

3.36/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Price Paid : $1.69

Pours a beautiful head, 3 fingers and very tight; body is cranberry with streaks of walnut. 60% opaque.

Smells of dark toasted breads, rye crust, barley malts, black karo syrup, burnt toast.

On the palate the loudest note is metallic and tin/blood, surrounded by dry malts, caramel, syrup, Slight spice.
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Medium bodied, halfway crisp, semi-dry finish.

Just as I'd expected, it wasn't going to be a knock out. I wouldn't have it again unless there was nothing better around. As far as dark lagers go, this one is a little less than okay.
Nov 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.61 by harryhops from Delaware

Nov 27, 2015
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.22/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Dark brown in color with a fingernail of beige foam on top. Aroma is caramel and faint chocolate. I taste caramel notes at the forefront along with light malt. The flavor improves as it warms. The mouth is smooth and creamy.
Nov 17, 2015
 
Rated: 2.15 by BEER88 from Washington

Nov 11, 2015
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