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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#47,136
Reviews:
289
Ratings:
1,009
pDev:
30.21%
Bros Score:
2.43
 
 
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Photo of Cholla
3.5/5  rDev +48.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I actually really enjoyed this one. Very easy drinking and refreshing. Smooth and inoffensive. I would definitely get it again. So enjoy some Heineken Light. Cheers.

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Photo of adam36
1.5/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Sabtos
2.47/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Sparkling pale gold with a large but light foamy white head. Demerits for the terrible bottle.

Smell is skunk, grapefruit, bread and nuts.

Taste is corn nuts, semi-bitter grass, and bread with a tangy, crisp mild froth, medium-light body and semi-dry finish.

How the hell this shite beer has better ratings than any number of far better AALs and BMCs out there, I'll never know.

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

Photo of AZBeerDude72
2.2/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
1.27/5  rDev -46%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1

It tasted very similar to a regular Heineken,with lots and lots of water added. Its just so weak in every way, I just felt and tasted almost nothing. It is probably okay for people who aren't familiar with flavorful craft beer but again it was just very weak

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Photo of beersampler6
2.77/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pale yellow color with minimal head. Smells of corn and grain. Slightly funky odor. Tastes mainly of corn, grain, biscuit and sweet malt but everything was quite faint and distant. A little metallic but smooth enough with malt backbone to overcome that aftertaste. Finish was a little bitter, mild carbonation. Easy to drink but not that enjoyable.

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Photo of npdevil27
2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of corywalston
3.56/5  rDev +51.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

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Heineken Premium Light Lager from Heineken Nederland B.V.
Beer rating: 2.35 out of 5 with 1,009 ratings