Heineken Lager Beer | Heineken Nederland B.V.

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Heineken Lager BeerHeineken Lager Beer

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Heineken Nederland B.V.

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 01-29-2001

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. capped bottle (no date) into a pilsener glass.

A vigorous pour yields a 1-finger bright snow white head that quickly fades in about a minute to a thin dusting and thin foam ring. The body is a perfectly clear pale golden straw with a great amount of randomly occurring carbonation bubbles. Some thin lacing can be seen throughout consumption but quickly falls back down to the beer after each sip.

Yet again, green bottles are the blight that plagues the craft beer drinker. Of course, a strong skunk aroma is revealed the second the cap is removed from the bottle and grows in intensity as the beer is poured. Luckily, the skunk does not overpower the other aromas, which include wet hay, sweet biscuit, and agave nectar.

Each sip starts with sweet malt flavors carrying notes of biscuits, floral nectar, and grass. Once again, the skunk rears its ugly little head as the beer reaches the back of the tongue. As the beer is swallowed the skunk quickly peaks and fades to a light, toasted malt and light floral hops flavor. Notes of dry cereal and buttered toast can be found at this point. A slight mineral flavor lingers on the palate between sips.

Light bodied with good carbonation, this beer is as drinkable as any of the style. The body is easy-drinking, crisp, and washes over the tongue well. The carbonation is a little fizzy, which is to be expected for the style, but does not seem to detract from the beer at all. A nice, sharp finish ends each sip (or gulp) nicely and allows the drinker to return to the beer time and time again.

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Heineken Lager Beer from Heineken Nederland B.V.
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