Heineken Premium Light Lager | Heineken Nederland B.V.

Heineken Premium Light LagerHeineken Premium Light Lager
BA SCORE
4.4%
Liked This Beer
2.34 w/ 986 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:
#43,705
Reviews:
279
Ratings:
986
Liked:
43
Avg:
2.34/5
pDev:
29.91%
Alströms:
2.43
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
204
Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 986 |  Reviews: 279
Photo of spycow
2/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of tbryan5
2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of joeseppy
4.25/5  rDev +81.6%

Photo of metter98
2.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are light aromas of grainy malts and skunk in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the taste, except that the skunky flavors are a little less apparent and there is a light amount of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied (but not thin and watery) on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't that bad for a light lager because it tastes a lot like a regular Heineken but just is a little lighter-bodied.

 667 characters

Photo of Lewdd
2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of jadedlilmonkey
2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of AntLeatherface
3/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of napetry
2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of chefduff2
1.25/5  rDev -46.6%

Photo of MCDub
2/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Nizzle913
2.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ejimhof
2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Lukass
3.25/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of Thunderballroom
2/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of whatyousay
2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of David1975
1.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of Raime
2.08/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

A - Drank straight from the bottle. Beer appears very light and slightly bubbly though.

S - Skunky rice adjunct. That's all.

T - Tastes like a regular heineken. Skuny rice, corn flakes, sour apples. Not terrible for a light beer.

M - Medium bodied with heavy stinging carbonation.

O - Overall, it was slightly better than expected for the beer having a " light " lable on it. Realistically, It's just another Euro Lage, although far better than a lot of light and regular adjuncts. I'd have again if handed one.

 515 characters

Photo of imbibehour
2.02/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from the green bottle into a... a... umm... does it really matter? Let's give a Pokal glass a go!

A solid looking lager. Nice white head, perhaps two fingers, some good retention and keeping a solid cap. Body is a nice gold amber, not piss looking, with some nice slow rising carbonation. Actually looks refreshing.

Here's where it falls apart so far. Nose smells of pure cooked corn. Sweet and stinky. No hop aroma, not even a grainy malt presence. Just ugh. Some slight strange burnt sensations mix in, almost like a burnt match, giving some "variety". Overall though the olfactory experience is not that great, even for a lager. Luckily not skunked either.

Palate is.. Palate is ... where exactly? Not here that's what I can say. One of the most inoffensive but also neutral beers I've had. Mouthfeel is fine, but it's noticeably watery, but I'll cut some slack since the abv is so low and it's a "light" lager. Luckily not fizzy either or seltzery like most lagers. Flavor? I would write something but I can't even pick up anything.

Overall, let's move on, nothing to see here. Much better out there even in this style for sure!

 1,144 characters

Photo of kkmiller76
2/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of cliff1066
2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of jesus808
3.75/5  rDev +60.3%

Photo of odbjs735
2.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mwar
2/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of SgtPepper5088
2/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of darrmitchell
1.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Heineken Premium Light Lager from Heineken Nederland B.V.
Beer rating: 4.4% out of 100 with 986 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.