Heineken Lager Beer | Heineken Nederland B.V.

Heineken Lager BeerHeineken Lager Beer
4,974 Ratings
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

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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 01-29-2001

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2.46/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Large can in Lebanon. Was ice cold when taken out of the fridge that was set at -3 degrees Celsius. Gave it 5 mins. Sounded like a was opening a pepsi can. Was extremely refreshing, taste was a bit weak, and carbonated just as much as a coke would be.

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3.23/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 16 oz. can into standard pint glass. I’d heard and experienced how much the green bottles were skunked (naturally), so I decided to go with a can for hopes that the skunk would not appear.

Appearance: Pours a clear dark golden hue with a white one-finger head that quickly dissipates. Spotty lacing is left on the glass.

Smell: Light hops, metal, water, no skunk, though

Taste: Wow, having had Heineken in a bottle before, the non-skunk ratio is insane. When it’s not skunked, Heineken is a light hoppy beer with a mild bready taste and metallic tinge. There is also a slight bitterness to it. The backbone is especially watery though, with a bit of grass coming through.

Mouthfeel: A pretty light body, heavier than say, Budweiser, but still pretty light. Also, there is a high amount of carbonation, but it works and makes it crisp and refreshing.

Overall: Being a Euro Pale Lager, which is basically the European version of an American Adjunct Lager, it’s not so bad. Just do NOT drink it from a bottle unless you like the flavor of skunk. It reigns supreme in a can, hands down.

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2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

This beer is the norm at all restaurants and bars. It is played out and overrated. The taste of this beer is bitter and it gives you a bad aftertaste. This beer shows up at every place I go to and I don't understand why people think it's such a good beer.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a 14 oz "pint" glass. pours a clear straw color with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Smells like sweet grains with not much hops. Tastes of sweet grain with a little bit of a funky aftertaste which is not surprising of a beer that is in a green bottle. Goes down smooth and definitely can be one that can be drank all night. Overall, a very average beer, but better than some adjunct lagers.

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look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance- Pale yellow, fizzy, very average look. Pours with a head that disappears quickly with very little lacing.

Taste- Moderate carbonation with a very thin taste even for a lager. I'm a stout man but even for a lager this beer lacks taste/flavor that most lagers should.

Overall- Tastes like a skunked version of your run-of-the-mill BMC

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