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Heineken Premium Light Lager | Heineken Nederland B.V.

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BA SCORE
2.34/5
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992 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#44,868
Reviews:
282
Ratings:
992
pDev:
29.91%
Bros Score:
2.43
 
 
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Photo of Nmelione
1.93/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Knapp85
1.93/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This brew was one of my early beers I had, I actually stole a bottom from a friends parents fridge hoping they wouldn't notice. As far as I know they never noticed. Anyway the beer was decent at the time but since then I've had much better. The beer looks much like regular Heineken and smells the too. the taste is just a little more watered down.

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Photo of BigAl18
1.94/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Hoppington
1.94/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pure marketing crap. I think the difference in calories (last time I checked) between regular Heineken and Heinenken Light is a whopping 11 calories!

This beer is just watered down Heineken. I wouldn't even use this for cooking or beer batter. Get real Heineken or a Stella instead. Don't fall for the marketing jive.

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Photo of Suds
1.95/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I had this one with a group of guys following a round of golf. It wouldn’t have been my choice, but it was all that was being served. It serves up about what is expected from a light beer. It sports a pale straw color with a fizzy head. The aroma is almost nonexistent, with only a faint whiff of grassiness and hops. There’s virtually no flavor, and the beer is exceptionally dry. Watery body and empty finish. This beer is simply forgettable.

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Photo of sluggermatt15
1.95/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a pale yellow with a super foamy head and off white lacing. Nothing to write home about, just like your typical light beer.

S- Grainy, bready, not overwhelming; just unattractive in general. The smell doesn't invite me to want to drink this one, but I did anyway. You can also smell that there will be some bitterness in this beer.

T- Pretty watery, just look at the alcohol content. Also kind of bittery and some mustiness to it. Yuck.

M- The carbonation makes this beer score low here.

D- Drinkable. I could see anyone having maybe a six pack of this in a couple hours. Nothing really could hold one back from drinking a lot of these because the alcohol content is low.

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Photo of BeerBob
1.95/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Heineken “Premium” Light Lager Beer pours a peaked amber from its 12oz light green glass bottle.

Nose is of fizz water and fizz water...
Palate is...??? FIZZ WATER!!!

What gives? What will it take? For a Major Brewer to come up with a “Light Lager” That really really tastes like real BEER!

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Photo of SkiBum22
1.97/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of OWSLEY069
1.97/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a clean, pale yellow color, with a white head. In the aroma, sweet and small skunky malt. In the taste, small sweet malt, but quite bland. A small bite, but mostly smooth mouthfeel, with a clean, small dry aftertaste. Kind of skunky, but a clean, small sweet malt.

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Photo of ahommell
1.97/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BenHoppy
1.97/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BARFLYB
1.99/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Drank from a can found in my sister's fridge, i figured what the hell.

A- I drank this from the can but poured a bit into a small glass. Light straw yellow with a fizzy minimal white cap that left before i got to know it. no lace.

S- HL smells like Pepé Le Pew, very skunky just like the regular version. Maybe some malts in here and very faded hops. All I really get is the skunked smell.

T- Well, the taste is slightly skunked as well but not as much as the regular version, hence, this being the light version. Grains and just a notion of hop presence. Some bready malts as well.

M- Thin and light but alot of active carbonation is heard and felt. Goes down very easy and would be better without pepe.

D- Not really, I finished my can because I was parched and needed some liquid but I would not willingly buy this for myself, or bring it to a party. I need to try a heineken in amsterdam to see if there is a difference, because I get the feeling they just send the U.S. the dregs of the heineken line-up.

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Photo of ExtraStout
2/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Among light beers, this is no worse than average, and perhaps a bit better, but then, this is a low standard to start with. Overall, the flavor profile seemed true to the standard Heineken lager, only watered-down. I suspect you could achieve the same effect by letting a couple of ice cubes melt in a glass of Heineken. Neither offensive nor enjoyable. Just wet.

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Photo of BeerDreadz
2/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of eric_berge
2/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of BankerNes
2/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

So why does Henie need a light version? I dunno. This is basically Heineken cut with (more) water. Everything is diluted. Appearance, even more straw yellow, more white head, disappears even faster. Aroma, less skunky, but I liked the skunk.

Taste, less skunky, but I buy Heineken when I wants me some skunk. In the words of the Circle Jerks, "I just want some skunk." Well, close enough. Anyways, the water downplays the zestiness, even the carbonation. I can imagine the making of a Heineken light 12 pack.

Take Heineken 6 pack. Add equal parts water to the beer. Voila! 12 pack of Heinecken light.

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Photo of kwkdmk
2/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of valkyre65
2/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of acurtis
2/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of NJpadreFan
2/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Heineken- Premium Light

Appearance- Light yellow almost clear with a quick fizzy head.
Smell- Very sugary sweet syrupy malt. Rice and corn adjunct.
Taste- Sweet rice and corn flavors. Very watery very little flavor here.
Mouthfeel- Watery up front followed by a quick burst of sweet adjunct flavoring and finishing off watery and lifeless.

Overall- Practically no flavor. Don't waste your time.

Someone left a few in my fridge so I figured I'd review it. I'm going back onto my,"don't drink and review macro's" ban!!!

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Photo of DruC4
2/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of tclipse
2/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Razr86
2/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Ralphs66
2/5  rDev -14.5%

Heineken Premium Light Lager from Heineken Nederland B.V.
Beer rating: 2.34 out of 5 with 992 ratings
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