Heineken Lager Beer | Heineken Nederland B.V.

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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:
#45,436
Reviews:
1,463
Ratings:
5,337
pDev:
25.64%
 
 
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Ratings: 5,337 |  Reviews: 1,463
Photo of Rex35
3.04/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Not a top 3 favorite but it's okay.

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Photo of chitoryu12
3.08/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look: Extremely clear dark yellow. Virtually no white head or bubbles.

Smell: Sharp corn malt, a little hops.

Taste: Mild corn malt, albeit stronger than similar beers. Almost no other flavor.

Mouthfeel: Almost as thin as water. Sharp carbonation.

Overall: Ever watch Blue Velvet?

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Photo of jbone09
4/5  rDev +46.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There's something about that Holland water. Not sure why the hipsters aren't, "with it". Golden colored, has a full bodied flavor, lightly carbonated. Presents a nutty taste, with sweet undertones. If you're looking for an easy to acquire beverage that won't break the bank, Heineken is a fantastic choice.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
4.61/5  rDev +68.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lagerforlife
3.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This is one of the most popular beers in the world. To be able to produce such a consistent product at that volume takes a Brew Master with exreme skill. Id say if you want to create beer, learn from a brew master like the one at Heineken.

It has a straw color. A typical pils feel and texture. Butter on toaste. The "skunk" taste that the hipsters describe in it is not present at all. Maybe if it was over loaded with hops it would have got a better rating. People that dislike this beer dont understand what beer is.

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Photo of rossracing
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JohnDon
1.99/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jkrug5
3/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kdouble
2.72/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of KarlDK1990
4.73/5  rDev +73.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Isn't skunky in cans. Has a good amount of hops but can still be drank easy. Plenty of bubbles but lace and head seem to be hit or miss. I used a clean glass tonight head was tiny but lace was decent other times the beer foam was thick and creamy so whatever. idk why beer nerds hate this stuff

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Photo of Chrispy_Creams
2.19/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of hottenot
1.34/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Skunky is the best description. Corona is a very close second. Yucky taste and terrible flavor.
This stuff is too terrible even for the commode.
I will never buy with my own money, another gram of this crap. On top of that, I wouldn't even drink this if it was free beer day and they were serving Heineken, belch.

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Photo of Abe_Froman
2.25/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of MrCruz23
2.89/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

It’s a heiney

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Photo of soundaurora
3.5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaintTent
3.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tb77
2.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rengersc
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jbclib7285
2.78/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of egrandfield
2.04/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Overpriced for what it is--a shitty lager.

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Photo of DaddyPaws
2.21/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of sarcaustic
3.32/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matthieu_xyz
2/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of gian1984
3/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PMakowski
4.33/5  rDev +58.6%
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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Heineken Lager Beer from Heineken Nederland B.V.
Beer rating: 2.73 out of 5 with 5,337 ratings