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Heineken Dark Lager | Heineken Nederland B.V.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heineken Nederland B.V.
Netherlands
heineken.com

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,711
Reviews:
262
Ratings:
634
pDev:
19.94%
Bros Score:
3.65
 
 
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27
Gots:
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Photo of BigPauly
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!

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Photo of TheBen5
3.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nace4
3.34/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of davidward
3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A nice dark lager.

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Photo of red_5_sooner
3.71/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Troy-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,

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Photo of singletary
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.

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Photo of Madasyn
3.32/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of q33jeff
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.

**

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Photo of s4s
2.5/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

flavorless

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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.87/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sludgeman
3.57/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beertraveler08
3.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squire123
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.

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Photo of TheSaint728
3.85/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerhunter13
3.89/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sandon
4.5/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.6/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zylod
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tone
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.

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Photo of DamienArk
2.7/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
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.

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Heineken Dark Lager from Heineken Nederland B.V.
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