Heineken Lager Beer | Heineken Nederland B.V.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 01-29-2001

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#46,761
Reviews:
1,425
Ratings:
5,094
pDev:
25.74%
Bros Score:
2.93
 
 
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Ratings: 5,094 |  Reviews: 1,425
Photo of NodakEric
3.16/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of glasscleaner
3.02/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Actually still imported to the U.S. unlike Becks,it retains its original character.Judge the beer for what it is,and there's not a major issue with Heineken,which can be enjoyed in many situations.Better than most macros H isn't a terrible experience,and serves a purpose in the beer spectrum.

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Photo of mrfosters
1.89/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Been looking for something different in a everyman's kick back lager, so I am revisiting some old standbys. 12 oz can, pour was promising, but followed by quickly fleeing head and spotty lacing. Initial aroma was , ahhh.. pungent , almost like a beer that was left open for a day. It' ll do in a pinch. Not horrible , but nothing to write home about.

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Photo of joeywheeler
1.54/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of BierRichter
2.8/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of TaunusKnudsen
3.64/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LoveGame
2.87/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of my go-tos during my absolute earliest drinking days. The most notable thing about this beer is its ridiculous head and carbonation. Every time I've dared to drink this from the bottle, it foams over like no tomorrow, and you gotta be careful when pouring it. The barley-heavy taste is definitely distinct, if a bit skunky.

Overall a good beer, and a nostalgic one for me. It's been outclassed over the years, but I still return to it on the occasion.

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Photo of Jbalintjr
2.53/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of marcov
2.39/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Luig
2.3/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of entenduintransit
2.47/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of georgeanthorpe
2.06/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into lager glass; canned on 6/19/2017, best before 6/2018. Pours slightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with pale malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Mild herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness of pale malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a nice pale lager. All around good robustness of pale malt and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful with a nice body for the ABV. Clean pils malts and mild earthy hop balance. A nicely enjoyable offering. Very well made and spot on stuff for the style.

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Photo of herrklemann
2.05/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Drank out of the bottle, no real aroma. Tastes like a lightly citric-bitter lemonade, highly carbonated. Bit of a metallic aftertaste. You just can't escape this around Austria. It'll pop up somewhere.

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Photo of franciscop
2.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Warren2621
3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of papposilenus
2.82/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

From a 12oz can, brewed under contract by Commonwealth Brewery Ltd in Nassau, Bahamas, best by 09/18. Served in a #5 recycled plastic cup.

Pours a clear, corn oil yellow with busy carbonation and two fingers of soapy head. Retention is really rather excellent and leaves a thin, solid curtain of lacing.

Nose is sharp and malty, then vaguely like steamed white rice and grapes.

Taste starts out somewhat pleasant and well balanced if rather thin but gradually devolves into a mouldering, wet barley broth with a slick motor oil aftertaste.

Feel is slick, medium-bodied and well carbonated.

Overall, super drinkable when cold but becomes relatively nasty as it warms up. Recommend chilling to near absolute zero and then shotgunning it like the kids were doing on the beach. +0.25 for being free from the complimentary mini bar.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
2.8/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ipaMontreal
3.9/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice beer without an aftertaste. I don't think its a beer that is made to be savored, but its good overall. Enjoyed Heineken experience this january in Amsterdam. And it is better there than one you get in the supermarket.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.06/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beersnake1
2.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a golden yellow with little carbonation. Nose is pine, slights hops, wheat, and a bit of citrus. Taste is a bit skunky, slight citrus peel, and pine. Not a lot of complexity, but certainly not bad. Feel is a bit dry, and a slight bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of dextr24
1.7/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of daOnlyBG
2.11/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Maybe I'd like it more if I enjoyed skunk scent.

Some beers change; this one doesn't.

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Photo of Nass
3.9/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Let's review the good ol Heineken. This was one of the first beers I ever had in my younger days and it still lives up to its potential. This beer has a distinguishable barley flavor that is scrumptious. I like that they only use barley, hops, and water, but there is one problem with this beer and it's not the green bottle. There is a harsh bitterness on the backend. I thought I was drinking a euro lager here not a pale ale. It's a good beer but there quite a few better euro lagers that we can get access to in the states. If your looking to get drunk and drink 7 to 10 of these 12 ounce bottles in a session then it will not be easy for you to do because of the bitterness on the back end. Besides that one complaint I still recommend this beer If your in the local grocery store or gas station and you want a decent lager because you have not had one in 3 months then this is a good choice because your not going to find any cheap nasty adjunct fillers like corn syrup in this beer. With some tweaking this beer can be a B to A- type of lager. Cheers! B- (80-84) score range

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

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