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

BEER STATS
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#46,776
Reviews:
1,425
Ratings:
5,095
pDev:
25.74%
Bros Score:
2.93
 
 
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Ratings: 5,095 |  Reviews: 1,425
Photo of BrewAskew
2.1/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

If there was a "value" category for this beer, I will have to give it a 1.0. No--if there were a "0" to give for value that would be it. This is the Natty Light of Europe, The swill of swills, and what's worse, it's everywhere and it is more expensive than beers that are much better. To add insult, it is so popular in Oklahoma that they (the importers) have commissioned a watery 3.2%abw version that can be sold in grocery stores in the Sooner state. Doubly damned. It is better than a Bud, but it isn't worth paying $3.50-$4.00 a bottle or $8.00/sixpack. Give me a Mickey's.

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Photo of Wildman
1.46/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I have a friend that likes this, so I drink it more than I care to. It has to be one of the skunkiest beers I have ever had. Have never been able to get past that and understand why some people like my friend love it. So reviewing it is hard because I still do not know if this is just how the beer is supposed to be. It poured a light yellow color and formed no head to speak of. An aroma of light hops. Flavor of hops and grain. The aroma of course was ruined by the skunk aroma.

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Photo of AaronRed
2.24/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I had no choice but to have this at a pizza restaurant. As for a mass-produced beer, it has some value, especially when nothing but Bud is available. Smells skunky, but served ice cold, it's fairly crisp and drinkable.

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

This is a prime example of what glitzy advertising campaigns can do for a beer in the US. It's always skunky. More than two of these leaves me with an awful taste that can't be removed absent a good brushing and some Listerine.

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Photo of aracauna
1.85/5  rDev -32%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Other than being a typical lager-style beer it had an unpleasant note to it that made it a little hard to drink. Not a very good beer.

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

Nothing too impressive. Light, somewhat watery and quite often skunked. You think they would go to a brown bottle to keep it fresh. What I find amusing is people who think the skunked taste is part of the import mystique. Very average.

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Photo of bmills1608
2.42/5  rDev -11%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Smells like cabbage. Very carbonated. More bite in the taste then its American counterparts (Miller and Bud), but overall weak mast produced BEER.

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Photo of frank4sail
2.53/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Yellow average color with no real impact. Overcarbonated with a slight musty malt nose. Taste of slight malt and is very watery.. no hops detected at all. Tastes like it is very mass produced and rushed.

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

This stuff is like soda...carbonated and watery. It isn't absolutely terrible...I can handle it with a meal but when drinking is the only thing going on, Heineken is a bad choice. It has a bitter, acidic taste.

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Photo of jackndan
1.78/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Henie has an awful, awfulness that I have never been able to figure out. At best, it’s a bad euro lager, at worst, it is skunked. Why do people drink this beer? We have catered parties two or three times a year. If the caterer recommends Henie as the premium Beer, we will not hire them.

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Photo of marc77
2.53/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Standard light gold hue with excellent clarity. Thinnish, wispy head lacks the retention that a good pilsner should have. No lace. The aroma is of sweet, vegetal DMS along with a lightly skunked noble hop nose. Not particularly appetizing aromawise. The carbonation is high and approaches prickly, and the body is fairly light. Grassy hop flavors dominate the flavor profile, with soft hop bitterness and dilute, non descript grainess secondary. The green bottle of course allows skunked hop oil flavors to detract from enjoyment. Even from a shielded case, the hops retain a mercaptan twang. They must expose this brew to sunlight prior to packaging... The beer finishes dry, but thankfully clean and somwhat bland. Yes-- skunked and forgettable. Even if it wasn't I don't think this is a particularly good pilsner. I'll still take it over a macrobrew, since it's more flavorful. There are so many better pilsners brewed here in the US and abroad... why bother with this one?

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

I'm starting to think a light zesty notes have something to do w/ green bottled lagers? I had the same taste in a Grolsh, but I enjoyed Grolsh much more, maybe it had to do something with the steak I was eating but anyway....

Heinekin is not as bad as most people make it out to be. Very crisp brew. Better if not light struck. Overall a average lager, in my opinion.

If not for the green bottle, I would say it has the potential to be above average.

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Photo of Jordan
3.57/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brisk and fresh. Has a refreshing zesty tang in the bite. Herbal skunky notes on the nose. Great session brew on a hot summers day.

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Photo of rastaman
1.68/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The epitomy of skunk, this is an easy drinking beer, with an often funky flavour (green bottles), at least its drinkable though.

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Photo of mophie
2.41/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Mass marketing does wonders for average beer. I won't turn one down if it's free and there's nothing better, but I would never pay to drink this beer. There are just way too many better beers out there.

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Photo of John
2.26/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Heineken is king of skunky green bottled beers. Never had one that wasn't. Tolerable (barely) if there's nothing else to drink.

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

This stuff would get a big fat 0 on taste from me. The fact that I wince when I drink it tells me all I need to know.

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Photo of xXTequila
1.48/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

smells slightly like boiled spinach.
always tastes alittle skunky.

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

No wonder the Dutch export so much of this...They don't want to drink it

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Photo of Brent
1.82/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

"What are you doing?" You know a beer has problems when Bud can poke fun at it.

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