Heineken Premium Light Lager | Heineken Nederland B.V.

Heineken Premium Light LagerHeineken Premium Light Lager
BA SCORE
2.34/5
988 Ratings
Heineken Premium Light LagerHeineken Premium Light Lager
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,060
Reviews:
280
Ratings:
988
pDev:
29.91%
Bros Score:
2.43
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
205
Trade:
0
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Photo of manoshandsoffate
3.07/5  rDev +31.2%
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 +17.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WhackoMillah93
1/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of paulish
3/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jamesfincher
2.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2/5  rDev -14.5%
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 +102.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tstromer
3.03/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StormAles
2.52/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of choll
3.03/5  rDev +29.5%
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 +17.5%
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 +57.3%
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 -11.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of EMH73
2.06/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tastes like a watered down, slightly more skunky Heineken. Pours a clear yellow color with a one inch white head that left a little lacing. Smells of grains, lightly roasted malts and that skunky quality that we all hate. Tastes like malt flavored water. Light bodied, watery mouth feel, moderate carbonation.

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Photo of rmz76
2.69/5  rDev +15%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

My ratings are in consideration of this being a light beer. I think light beers should not be rated against non-light beers. They deserve their own category... That said, Heineken Premium Light is a better beer in it's class than traditional Heineken Lager is in the class of non light import lagers... Finding a good light beer is very hard and finding a light beer at a local bar is usually the undrinkable Bud Light, Miller Light, Michelob Ultra, etc... Among these watered down abominations Heineken Light taste quite good. Can't hold it's own against full bodied, hearty beer, but for providing something that actually taste like a beer for under 100 calories I would have to say Heineken Light is second only to Sam Adams Light (and Sam Adams is actually 120 calories/bottle).

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Photo of NickFry9
1/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of brewnme
1.55/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Always thought Heineken was skunky but at least the real stuff is skunky beer flavor this is just skunk!

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Photo of jbehlar
4/5  rDev +70.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IBUBrew
1.78/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of cbcrunch
2.42/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheWolf
2.46/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

In st Maarten. The lesser of all evils.

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Photo of hozersr
2.19/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of jsbirnba
2.01/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of LeoCobZar
3.01/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of wisegreensoul
2.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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Beer rating: 2.34 out of 5 with 988 ratings
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