Heineken Lager Beer | Heineken Nederland B.V.

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2.72/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: European Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Heineken Pilsener

Made with 3 ingredients, and they're all natural: Barley, Hops and water.

Yeast is an important part of the brewing process, but it's not an ingredient! Our natural A-Yeast produces a fruity flavor that is key in making the Heineken you know and love, and is filtered out after fermentation.

Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 01-29-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,145
Reviews:
1,449
Ratings:
5,297
pDev:
25.74%
 
 
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Photo of tb77
2.63/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rengersc
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jbclib7285
2.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of egrandfield
2.14/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Overpriced for what it is--a shitty lager.

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Photo of DaddyPaws
2.21/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of sarcaustic
3.32/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matthieu_xyz
2/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of gian1984
3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PMakowski
4.33/5  rDev +59.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

24 Oz Can poured into glass
Look - Very pale colored lager, yellow straw color. From what I remember it used to be a bit darker colored. Decent foam head fades rather quick leaving excellent glass lacing
Smell - pungent aroma of hops and barley. Subtle sweetness and mustiness.
Taste - Clean and crisp. Delicious. I think this sets the standard for Euro Lager. It isn't meant to be anything but a smooth, easy tasting beer and they do a fantastic job with quality and consistency. Drinkability is very high and carbonation is medium-low which i appreciate. Not too bitter or too sweet. If you are concerned about the possibility of beer going bad i would get it in cans, that's my preference for this beer. I have had many amazing beers but this beer always has that distinctive taste that goes well in any season.

It's simply a grade A beer, nothing more can be said

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Photo of Dpdp
1.12/5  rDev -58.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I’m truly baffled why this beer has such a high score. This stuff tastes like Corona Light and Natural Ice had a green-bottled love child and that beer was replaced by a much worse beer. But wait there’s more. This sub-BA-Score-of-2.72 bottle of beer was then emptied, of its contents and filled with the tears of 1,000 sweat shop laborers mixed with some sudsy swill that tastes and smells like nothing of this earth - in a bad way.

The mouth feel is ok though.

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Photo of matthewbrown324
3.22/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NoahS
2.94/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of carlibeer
4.5/5  rDev +65.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From the group of common worldwide known lagers, this one is a little bit different and stronger. Feels a lot better.

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Photo of riceshoes
3.75/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tonyf315
4.22/5  rDev +55.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aleigator
3.34/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a filtered golden color with a bigger head, receeding to a small film of lacing atop the liquid.

Smells of light wheat, crackers and a note of coppery caramel.

Has a light and refreshing mouthfeel, due to a well rounded, effervescent carbonation and an easy drinking, light body.

Tastes of white bread dough, a sparkly, mineralic aqueous quality, and dried grass, which generates a lighter bitterness. Turns drier then, with the malts surprisingly turning a bit lighter, opening up the palate for a decent, longer lasting hop dryness. Finishes with a prevailing bitterness atop a very silk appearing aqueous foundation, which remains interesting due to its perfectly nuanced carbonation.

This is a very solid, thoughtfully and clean executed lighter lager with an astonishing rustic, herbal dryness. Its hoppy edge sets this miles away from many other industrial brewed beers of its kind.

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Photo of jbehlar
3.1/5  rDev +14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Renata78
3.4/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pirulee
1.4/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of peterpunk15
3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Johncnh
2.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Eagleyes
2.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JPNesker
1.32/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Hate to say it, but possibly my all time least favorite beer. Doesn’t matter if it’s from a bottle, a can, or a keg - All I taste is bubbly preservatives.

On the bucket list to visit the brewery and see if it’s just Canada (though I’m sure I’ve drank a few all over the world).

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Photo of Brycezawada
2.82/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Selenite
2.58/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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