Heineken Dark Lager | Heineken Nederland B.V.

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76
okay
630 Ratings
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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:
630
Reviews:
261
Avg:
3.27
pDev:
19.57%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
87
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 630 |  Reviews: 261
Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nelsonsaigon
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Saigon (bottle)

I like this beer and look forward to my next drink.

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Photo of Beeeeeerman
2.95/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Heineken Dark was one of the first dark beers that I tried and truly enjoyed. As with Stella and Heineken original, Heineken Dark helped usher me into the world of beer.

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Photo of Falcone
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of ovaltine
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Italianopabonnie
4.98/5  rDev +52.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Good but still no the perfect one for me

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Photo of Matty123
3.02/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Winston3737
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of k47k
3.01/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This is a much better beer than their "green meenie". it is very flavorful and is lightly carbonated. Not often seen in the states but worth a try.

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Photo of mamaraza
2.78/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of IronLover
3.99/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep brown with an amber hue and excellent clarity. Poured with a thick, light beige foam with decent retention. Light, dark roast malt and corn cereal aroma. No hop aromas. Light to moderate bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Light to medium with a dry finish. Dark bready sweetness followed by corn cereal flavors. Very light hop bitterness at the finish with no hop flavor. 

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.41/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Heineken Dark Lager Brewed by Heineken Nederland B.V., with an ABV of 5.0% This brew pours out a dark amber color with a nice off white head. Dark Lager has the look of cola. The smell is sweet with grains and malts. You pick up a hit of hops in this brew. The taste is rich with some caramel and malts. This brew has a nice sweetness to it. There is nothing overpowering in it, it has a nice balance to it. The mouthfeel is bold , rich and full of flavor. There is a mild sweetness to this brew. Overall I'm giving Heineken Dark Lager a 4.5 out of 5. I would buy this brew again.
Heineken Dark Lager change my mind on Heineken Brews. FYI: this was in a BROWN bottle. Not Green.

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Photo of Caveworm
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Heineken Dark Lager - Heineken Nederland B.V. Poured from the bottle into a glass, this has got a 1.5 finger thick head, solid lacing, and a very dark brown transparent body.

Smells like sweetly roasted malts,along with earthier characteristics. Not much going on in the hop side of the scent analysis. A very rich and inviting smell.


I can taste much of the same qualities as with the smell, but to a surprisingly lesser extent. This is very enjoyable, but I wish there was more there.


The mouthfeel I'm getting with this brew is clean and crisp. This has zero aftertaste.

Overall, I'll rate Heineken Dark Lager - Heineken Nederland B.V. with a 3.75. I enjoyed this more than their flagship product, which I've only ever had the green bottled version of at the time of this review.

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Photo of Inglewood
3.42/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rden4654
2.91/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -38.8%

Photo of TEKNISHE
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Swaino
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Phigg1102
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.25/5  rDev +30%

Sampled this afternoon while watching some football. Been awhile since I had one of these and used to come in a different bottle. Used to drink this back in the '80's every now and then. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a tulip glass.

Pours a deep mahogany in color with some ruby highlights. About a good 1/2 finger of foamy beige head is seen when first poured. Settles down a a few mm's during the drink. Spotty lacing is seen that sticks to the sides of the glass. The aroma is mostly of sweet dark roasted malts with a hint of dark fruits. Pretty much the same for the taste with a hint of dark bread also. Very smooth and goes down easy. Forgot how good this one is. I like this much better that the regular Heini that comes in the green bottle. Medium-bodied with medium carbonation. Overall a great brew!

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Heineken Dark Lager from Heineken Nederland B.V.
3.27 out of 5 based on 630 ratings.
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