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

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
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#47,388
Reviews:
1,447
Ratings:
5,282
pDev:
25.74%
Bros Score:
2.93
 
 
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Ratings: 5,282 |  Reviews: 1,447
Photo of kootenays88
2.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jripley97
1.84/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Photo of heeyongk
3.06/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Vandelay1863
3.35/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Deca
2.88/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of dataslal
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Thescotdrinker
4.24/5  rDev +55.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.75

Large head when poured which reduces down to a slim film of a head

Colour - golden honey colour
Smell - strong pleasant, copper penny smell
Taste - strong barley taste, sweet banana (highly carbonated) slight copper penny taste - lingering barley after taste

Overall - Heineken is my go to beer when im out and i must admit i prefer it on draft to bottle, however both bottle and draft draft are still my favourite beer

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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

Heineken Lager Beer from Heineken Nederland B.V.
Beer rating: 2.72 out of 5 with 5,282 ratings