Heineken Dark Lager | Heineken Nederland B.V.

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76
okay
632 Ratings
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83
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Heineken Dark LagerHeineken Dark Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
632
Reviews:
261
Avg:
3.27
pDev:
19.57%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
88
For Trade:
0
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3.61/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.22/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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2.15/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.84/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sampled from bottle

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2.79/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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4/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.77/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i'm not a fan of heineken but i still had to try this one...and i'm glad i did. it looks good, smells good, tastes good, and it's smooth so you can't go wrong.

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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2.84/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.54/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.1/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.78/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Extremely dark with some Amber gaze. Maybe I'm a little stuffed up but I cannot smell anything from this beer. I've never seen the category Euro Dark Lager before so I compared it to stouts/lagers. It doesn't have a really big punch as a lot of other dark beers but is so smooth. Darker than New Castle for comparison.

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3.21/5  rDev -1.8%
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REVIEW #900
(poured into a Stella glass)

L: chestnut brown liquid, and clear... beige head fizzles out rapidly... lace crumbles away immediately

S: sweet coffee, dark caramel, and a fair amount of lightly-roasted grain... moderate intensity, inviting... over-arching 'malt' aroma, similar to malta drinks and NA beers

T: light molasses in the aftertaste... pretty dry, despite the sugar-derived flavors... the bitterness seems to come from the high carbonation and roasted elements... vague resemblance to bock... caramel at its core... bit of a grassy bite at the back

F: rounded, medium-full body... pretty dry finish

O: a sentimental classic in my mind... quite possibly the first darker beer I ever had (way back at high school parties)... still something I am more than happy to drink if available at your average bar

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2.92/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Heineken Dark Lager from Heineken Nederland B.V.
3.27 out of 5 based on 632 ratings.
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