Desperados
Heineken Nederland B.V.

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From:
Heineken Nederland B.V.
 
Netherlands
Style:
American Lager
Ranked #325
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
58
Ranked #30,794
Avg:
2.36 | pDev: 34.32%
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
219
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 02, 2022
Added:
Apr 23, 2004
Wants:
  11
Gots:
  100
SCORE
58
Awful
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Notes: Beer with tequila flavor
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Rated: 2.36 by Kiro from Russian Federation

May 02, 2022
 
Rated: 1.2 by Holderness from Massachusetts

Jan 04, 2022
 
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Reviewed by MartinWachsmann

1.56/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25
Someone who invented this had to be on solid drugs! Worth mentioning that if someone from higher position who really tasted that in Heineken and said like: “yeah, well that’s something we really have to produce and send out to the market” - they should have get rid of him. Mixing beer with tequila isn’t obviously a good idea and it completely ruins what I see in beer.
Well, someone could like but not me. The flavors don’t work out together for me and are a chaos.
It literally tastes like some messed up radler. Sewage, dishwater - dump it!
Aug 09, 2021
 
Rated: 1.63 by 54V4G3 from Belgium

Aug 08, 2021
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

2.52/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Sweet hell, is there a hell? If so, this is what they would serve on tap there. Nah, it ain’t that bad… But is it? In reality it tastes like more soda than beer - which is about as cool as a soda tasting like a beer when Raul was a tyke - nope!

Be well, my children.
Aug 03, 2021
 
Rated: 2.15 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation

Jun 03, 2021
 
Rated: 1 by BEZMEZ

May 29, 2021
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Reviewed by RoyBrentII from Belize

1.81/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25
The first words out of my mouth were, "holy shiznit, what were they thinking?" Or words to that effect.

Sugar, buttered toast, sugar, and more sugar on the nose. Mouthfeel is not insubstantial, but nothing special. Tastes like someone mixed Budweiser with Sprite, added a few drops of tequila, and a feckton of sugar. I had to add some Guinness to make it palatable—and even then I couldn't finish it.

Cannot recommend this Frankenstein's monster of a 'bier'.
Apr 03, 2021
 
Rated: 1.28 by sorsh_a_ghlinne from Scotland

Feb 21, 2021
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Reviewed by BelgianHops from Belgium

1.33/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25
Desperate. This so undrinkable for any beer-lover. Perhaps the worst beer in the world, alongside Corona and Cubanisto. Truly awful. Stay clear from this stuff.
Aug 13, 2020
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Reviewed by jdurey from Korea (South)

2.09/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5
Didn’t want to rate this as a beer, despite the deceptive “lager” appearance. Although upon closer inspection the carbonation is nothing like a true beer. It’s more like a wine cooler. If you look at it that way, there’s less sugar in this...drink...than a wine cooler, so not too awful. Came close to pouring this down the drain but something about it kept me wanting to drink it. Will not buy again, despite the cheap buzz.
Dec 06, 2019
 
Rated: 2.25 by misteil from Ireland

Nov 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by Lanas from Greece

Sep 14, 2019
 
Rated: 2.25 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Jun 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.49 by L3ntoo from Illinois

Apr 21, 2019
 
Rated: 1.95 by Shanex from France

Mar 30, 2019
 
Rated: 2.25 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Mar 05, 2019
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Rated by TheUnit from England

3.93/5  rDev +66.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Not a great smell, but great taste
Jan 30, 2019
 
Rated: 2.13 by thebooyakid from Hawaii

Sep 27, 2018
 
Rated: 1.92 by Jbavi360 from New York

May 21, 2018
 
Rated: 2.5 by cryptichead from Illinois

May 07, 2018
 
Rated: 2.67 by georgeanthorpe from England

Mar 11, 2018
 
Rated: 2.75 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Mar 03, 2018
 
Rated: 2.76 by MrDis from Indiana

Feb 03, 2018
 
Rated: 2.83 by TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic

Jan 04, 2018
 
Rated: 2.57 by dandy14 from Brazil

Jan 03, 2018
 
Rated: 2.5 by mcthfg from Korea (South)

Dec 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.37 by Radcpa from Washington

Nov 24, 2017
 
Rated: 1.94 by McWooze from France

Nov 08, 2017
 
Rated: 2.06 by CloudStrife1 from England

Oct 29, 2017
 
Rated: 2.28 by DutchGermanguy from Netherlands

Jul 16, 2017
 
Rated: 2.02 by mishi_d from Romania

Apr 09, 2017
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Rated by ZinFanDave from Georgia

2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Smells like a limeade.
Mar 28, 2017
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

1.99/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Poured a clear, straw yellow color with a small, thin white head. It smelled of corn, sweet caramel and grain alcohol. I guess it was supposed to taste like tequila, but it was just odd.
Mar 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by Lulu525 from Spain

Feb 23, 2017
 
Rated: 2.51 by Giangio from Italy

Jan 23, 2017
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Reviewed by DeerBeerFearDear from Massachusetts

2.98/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75
"Interesting" beer. Or, is it really a beer?
Wouldn't diss on this beer too much, even though I wouldn't say it's recommended. Overall quality is definitely poor-ish but still could drink this casually. I don't think there is any problem with this as a "soda" drink. As a beer it indeed is poor, or almost worthless in that sense.

Summary: If you intend to drink this you must approach with the idea in mind that this is NOT a beer but just a fun twisted soda drink. If you do that, I guess you could enjoy this like I do.
Jan 03, 2017
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Reviewed by Gordon206 from England

1.06/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
This is an abomination of a beer. Poor quality lager, too sweet with the added foulness of cheap tequila. Whoever came up with this wants their head looking at. Unsurprisingly this is not available in Mexico. They drink their beers and tequila separately, as they should. This beer is all gimmick, and zero quality.
Dec 21, 2016
 
Rated: 1.42 by joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

Nov 17, 2016
Desperados from Heineken Nederland B.V.
Beer rating: 58 out of 100 with 287 ratings