Heineken Premium Light Lager | Heineken Nederland B.V.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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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#45,310
Reviews:
291
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1,016
pDev:
30.51%
 
 
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Photo of JimboBrews54
3.5/5  rDev +48.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KarlDK1990
4.86/5  rDev +105.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PMakowski
3.72/5  rDev +57.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 Oz bottle poured into glass
Look - similar to an adjunct lager, very clear, pale straw color, some foam and some glass lacing
Smell - aroma of various herbs and earth grains. Some sour, some bitter. Very unique yeast.
Taste - Extremely light, almost water-like and some flavor but nothing too crazy. Essentially tastes like a watered down Heineken. Lots of white bread and paleness. Carbonation is only medium which is good. Could probably drink this all night its so smooth and crisp and light.

Overall, if you are going to drink Heineken out of a bottle, make sure it has been packed well without any light access or you risky drinking skunk. If its not skunked i find it very enjoyable although this light version is too light for me on most occasions. I give it a grade of B

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Photo of Mclusal
2.22/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +55.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 5/2/2018. Pours crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with no fruity/yeasty notes present. Moderate increasing dryness from bitterness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light body; with a very smooth and moderately bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 3.3%. Overall this is a nice light lager. All around nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Nicely flavorful and not watery for the ABV. No skunk at all surprisingly. Clean pils malts and nice earthy hop presence for the style. A nicely enjoyable offering, and great style example. Probably the best macro light lager I've ever had!

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Photo of MNB33R
5/5  rDev +111.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great light beer. Was a highly loyal Heineken drinker but never buy the regular anymore. Pop one open and the next four disappear soon after.

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Photo of Eychung
2.08/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Fettpopps
2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Cholla
3.5/5  rDev +48.3%
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 -36.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Sabtos
2.47/5  rDev +4.7%
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 -15.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of AZBeerDude72
2.2/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
1.27/5  rDev -46.2%
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 +17.4%
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 -15.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of corywalston
3.56/5  rDev +50.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SB2017
2.64/5  rDev +11.9%
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 +69.5%
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%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of jcarlosv
3.5/5  rDev +48.3%
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 +9.3%
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 +5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BeerCon5
2.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TangoJuliet
2.15/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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