Heineken Premium Light Lager | Heineken Nederland B.V.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
3.3% ABV in some states in the USA

Added by Jason on 03-01-2005

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#46,575
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285
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pDev:
30.21%
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2.43
 
 
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Ratings: 1,000 |  Reviews: 285
Photo of SB2017
2.64/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Oh boy it looks bad. Urine-like, briefly foamy. Translucent and barely colored. Smells pretty pleasant actually. A slight funk to it. More than I was expecting. It's an extremely balanced-tasting beer, though there's not much to balance. Highly drinkable, though barely beer. Feels pretty solid for a light beer, then becomes water. I'm conflicted on this one but all in all it's definitely too light and essentially unsweetened wheat soda.

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Photo of Caddyshack
4/5  rDev +70.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For $1.09 a pint, you simply can't beat it. More flavor than any other light beer at this price point, and low enough ABV that I can drink it all weekend.

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Photo of Timbo50
4.98/5  rDev +111.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of jcarlosv
3.5/5  rDev +48.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's not a craft beer but it is one of my favorite industrial mass production beers. Years ago I would have preferred the Lager version but with the years adding up, this Light Lager version is good for me. For entertaining family or friends who don't drink craft beers, this is my go to beer.

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Photo of Tludke
2.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Good light beer.

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Photo of brew-Ed
2.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BeerCon5
2.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TangoJuliet
2.15/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of bankboy66
2.85/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I think this is one of the best imported light beers along with Labatt Blue Light and the Trader Joe's brand from Mexico.
Easy drinking available everywhere.

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Photo of BenHoppy
1.97/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of LJ52
3.65/5  rDev +55.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This lager has an average look. Golden. I find it has a crisp smell. This is one of the best tasting imported light beers on the market. It is light and crisp in its feel with a clean finish.

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Photo of Khaack
2.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of manoshandsoffate
3.07/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottles from Giant in Bartonsville, Pa. I thought this would be inferior to my go-to light beers, Amstel Light and Sam Adams Light. I was pleasantly surprised!

L: Doesn't look special. Light Amber color, decent lacing. Not overly carbonated, but more than Amstel or Sam Adams.

S: Skunky hops, soap.

T: Wow! Not bad! Reminds me very much of the original Heineken Lager, same malt and hop complexity.

F: Exactly what you'd expect. Crisp and almost refreshing for a lager, the hop character and light body remind me more of Belgian ales than Dutch lagers.

O: One of the best mass-produced light imports I've tried. I've heard tell of flat or overly-funky bottles. I'd suggest sticking with cans if possible.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
2.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WhackoMillah93
1/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of paulish
3/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jamesfincher
2.03/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bought a 6-pack $7.49 Times Supermarket
Light golden color
Medium-light carbonation
Light mouthfeel
Clean, light malt taste
Overall does not taste at all like Heineken. It does taste better than most domestic macro brewed light beers, but not worth the extra cost. Would'nt buy again.

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Photo of JAB1978
4.73/5  rDev +101.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tstromer
3.03/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StormAles
2.52/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of choll
3.03/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Would drink again. Slightly skunky. Very smooth though.

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Photo of Schlitz74
2.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This is an above average light beer, there is nothing special here. I do not drink light beers regularly as they have no taste .

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.68/5  rDev +56.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This wasn't as bad as I was expecting given its origin and reviews here. It must have been a fresh bottle I got because it actually had a decent hop flavor and it went very well with the food I had. Refreshing on a summer's day.

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Photo of ZachT
2.08/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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