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

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Reviews:
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Ratings:
5,311
pDev:
25.74%
 
 
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3.6/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of michaelsmith11
2.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.92/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(22 oz green bottle, purchased cold... split between a glass mug and a trumpet-shaped pilsner glass - - review #1200)

L: crystal-clear, golden yellow liquid; surprisingly a good bit of foam forms on the pour and slowly recedes... bottle says a 12 oz serving has 142 calories, 11g carbs, 2g protein; ingredients: water, malted barley, hop extract... actually some wide bands of lace, I'll be damned

S: very familiar, semi-skunky European lager smell (Beck's is similar, et al)... no hops... wet grass, grape skin / sultana (golden raisin)... can't get much aroma outta something like this... perfumed polyester, drying cereal grain on the stalk

T: actually rather relatively richly malty, and I dare say it's tasty... with its soft, herbal bitterness and subtle phenolic spiciness (both of which persist for its duration), it comes across like a reduced-strength malt liquor... the malt flavor has a subtle note golden baguette / white bread roll crust

F: sizzles a touch on the tip of the tongue and at the back of the throat with each sip... definitely ain't seltzer water - this has some layered, arguably rich body to it, though it finishes fairly dry, though fading out, not with a sharp snap

O: wanted to review a can of this - I'll come back later and put can review notes here to compare... two most prominent memories of this was 1) at 15, on the way to my first real concert (Page & Plant, Phila. Spectrum) my pops buying cans of this for me and my two friends at a cheesesteak joint and 2) having a bottle of this at a bar in Amsterdam (in 2002) and marveling at the difference in flavor compared to what we get here in the U.S. - also remember the bottle saying 'pilsner' instead of 'lager'... the Frank Booth quote from Blue Velvet will always come to mind too... all told, this to me is much better than a U.S. macro adjunct lager any day - I suppose switching to the hop extract did some good to its flavor too - - I'm floored, this was great

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Photo of Catalinmunteanu
2.83/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.44/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 16oz can into glass. Stamped on can bottom: 'BBD JAN-2019'.
Clear, straw colored body. Slight white head, fed by rising bubbles. Each sip leaves a few spots of lacing.
Very slight aroma of fruity smell and toasted barley malt.
Rather sweet taste. Has some bready malt and fruity hops. No skunkiness, because the beer was poured from a can.
Thin mouth feel. Good carbonation. Crisp and clean, with minimal bitterness.
First experienced at the Amsterdam brewery in 1975, which was in the beer hall after a brewery tour at mid morning. The servers filled the glasses as fast as one could drink, in the less than one hour session. The crowd noise increased mightily from first glass to the last. Good times. Just look at how far beer has come since then. Ridiculous.

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Photo of Eychung
2.7/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.92/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.61/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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2.16/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Tykam321
3.14/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stevoj
2.48/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from my father in law. Travelling all day, too tired to go out and buy real beer. I remember this being a lot crisper back in the day, now just a cheap pale lager. Adjunct grains very prevalent in aroma and taste. This used to be a treat, now just another macro.

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Photo of jschott75
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Kosena
2.73/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of osvath
1/5  rDev -63.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of ConfusedCat
2.38/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tastes alright on tap. Don't bother with the green bottles unless you like the skunk taste. Overall not worth it for the price in any case, there are better, cheaper domestics.

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Photo of scottvanbelois
3.66/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Medlobis
2.16/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of npdevil27
2.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of opd213
3.16/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bsimpson91
5/5  rDev +83.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Iconic green bottle, golden European lager. The look of this beer is timeless and classic. Golden appearance typical for a pale lager. The smell is malty, bready, yeasty goodness. The flavor of this beer is much dryer than an American lager. You get a toasted malt character that has some subtle sweetness that quickly goes into a dry finish. You will also experience a pleasant and very underlying green apple flavor that Is one reason I love this beer. I believe Heineken is a wonderful lager with unique qualities that make it so well known across the world.

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Photo of jimpyle48
2.21/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of Jbbdrinker
3.24/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This was from a can. The bottles are sometimes skunky. Starts with a frothy, fading head and pale, straw color. There is a light hop aroma. A sharp carbination and citrius hop bitterness seem to be the backbone of this lager. There is very little malt presence to peak the interest. Decent brew for a macro brewery.

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