Heineken Premium Light Lager | Heineken Nederland B.V.

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58
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972 Ratings
THE BROS
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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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
972
Reviews:
275
Avg:
2.36
pDev:
29.66%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
195
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.01/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BlueShepard19
1.82/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of SMH_NWI
2.45/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Tone
3.1/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, straw color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong Euro yeast, strong pale malt, strong adjunct, hint of hops, and a sulfuric odor. Fits the style of a Light Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight citrus hops, strong pale malt, slight adjunct, and Euro yeast. Overall, much better body than aroma, good blend, but the sulfur notes in the aroma are the worst aspect.

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Photo of BanditoJunkie
1.83/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of ESPN_Woodsy
2.9/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of Chinaskifan1
2.53/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Unfortunately this looks and tastes just like 6 oz Heineken and 6 oz mineral water. Dilute the appearance, dilute the Euro lager aroma.

Taste is just real watered down, even the spritzy carbonation and hop effect seems muted here, the yeast, the skunking, just everything.

There is really nothing to add here from a regular Heineken review, just way more watered down to the point that hops, yeast and malt are very obscured.

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Photo of StevenMilligan
1.75/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Zazzi82
2.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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

Photo of Zylod
2.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of redbarnbikes
1.68/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of evostudios12
1.5/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of MTKATL
2.05/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of kestik
2.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of KingQuinn
3/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tucson_brewson
1.81/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Bought a 12-pack this because it was on sale, fewer carbs and calories than original (like that really matters, at this point), and Neil Patrick Harris said there's the money back guarantee (so I thought) for the "best tasting light beer."

Poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours like the original. Clear, golden straw color. Inch of foam that dissipates quick.
S - Metal, grass, hops, slight skunk
T - Not nearly as malty sweet as the original. Carbonated water with some dry hops and maybe some grass thrown in.
F - Thin, watery, high carbonation, probably what a true cheap Czech or German lager would feel like.
O - Does a good job tasting nothing like the original, in a bad way. Arizona does not honor the money back guarantee, so I plunked down some cash for a "premium" beer that has less flavor than Miller Lite or Coors Light. Not to mention, with its low ABV, you'll need at least a 6-pack to get the faintest buzz. Will stick to the original.

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Photo of dcotom
2.97/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of miamichelle30
4/5  rDev +69.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thebeerman25
1.18/5  rDev -50%
look: 1 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

appearance-drank it out of hte bottle so who knows. likely yellow

smell- smells quite gross

taste-doesnt even taste like beer to me. tastes like horse piss mixed with mountain dew

feel-i dont even know. pretty much like water

overall-worst beer ive ever had. not even a get drunk beer cause theres under 3.5 percent so you gotta drink more to get drunk. very bad beer.

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Photo of BEER88
1.85/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of bjm2133
2.93/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of benloho
2.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BigMFDaddy
2.31/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Heineken Premium Light Lager from Heineken Nederland B.V.
2.36 out of 5 based on 972 ratings.
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