Heineken 0.0
Heineken Nederland B.V.

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Style:
Low Alcohol Beer
Ranked #29
ABV:
0.05%
Score:
67
Ranked #48,087
Avg:
2.91 | pDev: 25.77%
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
54
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Heineken Nederland B.V.
 
Netherlands
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Year-round
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Gots
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SCORE
67
Poor
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BigGold from Mississippi

3.04/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Had Heineken 0.0 poured from 11.2-oz. bottle, label stamped Best By "MAR-2021," into Pilsner glass.

Looks and smells like beer, apparently a pilsner, with an (overly) malty, fruity and noble hop aroma, and almost tastes like a beer, or a kind of malted, under-carbonated lemon seltzer. I've had (a few) worse beers.

May 24, 2020
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Stockatron from Australia

3.2/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is actually not bad. In whatever situation you find yourself in drinking no alcohol beer ( I always picture the secret stairs in the Kwik E Mart), this makes a normally terrible situation not so much worse. Clear, clean, I think saaz hops, a little herby/grassy aroma, no backbone, pleasant if unremarkable finish. Way better than I thought

Apr 24, 2020
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Drank from Illinois

2.42/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Aroma and first taste is very similar to regular Heineken. Similarities end in the middle and finish, but is not bad. Some mild hop bite. Not disgusting like 75% of the NA beers out there.

I prefer the bottle to the can. Not sure why, as I usually prefer canned beer flavor.

Mar 09, 2020
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teromous from Virginia

2.15/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

From the bottom of the can: "BBD AUG-2020 9214528W1105"

Appearance: The body is gold with good clarity. It has a very large pure white head that has pop marks and bubbles of various sizes across its creamy textured surface. There is a light spiderweb of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: There is a very faint chemical-like aroma with what smells a bit like floral soap.

Taste: There is a light bit of banana flavor that comes through. A bit of apple character also pops up.

Mouthfeel: It is light bodied and a tad chewy. It has an odd drinking experience.

Overall: It's not a great choice for a low or non-alcoholic beer. The flavors taste strangely fruity and the aroma is just as odd. I wouldn't want to drink it again and I would recommend against it.

Feb 15, 2020
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Bsimpson91 from Georgia

4.98/5  rDev +71.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This review will be awkward in the best possible way. I'm drinking Beer. Rather, I'm drinking a "Malt Beverage". Well its strange to say its alcohol free. At the same time I find it enjoyable. Will I give up regular ol' 5% Heineken? I think not. However, this Beer is a great way to open the door to people who see alcohol as a gateway drug or night of sin. I have no problems managing my intake nor do I see Beer in a negative light. I simply want to give this Beer a try. First of all, I cracked the can open and didn't pay any mind to the look. The smell is very similar to regular Heineken. Oh so malty and fruity. Nice yeasty bread smell with loads of richness like smelling toasted pure grains. Moving on to taste. From the very beginning, bright tangy Pilsner malt. Slight hints of butter. As the flavor progresses it gets richer in malt character. Like pure multigrain bread. In the resolve, the Beer takes on a fruity, yeasty note. Heineken's signature notes and ends with a subtle herbal hop. As for feel, sort of needs more carbonation. A tad watery for me. Overall, I must say it is a great Beer.

Jan 21, 2020
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kojevergas from Colorado

2.35/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Currently ranked #25 on the top Low Alcohol Beer list.

I don't know that I'd ever have paid for a beer like this, but while wrapping up a TV show I was working on I was offered a quarter pallet of different non/low alcohol beers and figured why not...

CAN: Best before August 2020 per the bottom of the can. Pull-tab. Blue and yellow label. "Malt beverage with natural flavor." 69 kilocalories per can. 11.2 fl oz. "Alcohol free."

Aroma hints at 6-row and corn. Not much there in terms of graininess or hops (even basic grassiness). Aromatic intensity is mild.

Taste is inoffensive if a bit buttery and minerally. Crisp with 6-row towing the line all the way through. Highly carbonated. Smooth, wet, not unrefreshing. Light-bodied. Thin.

There's not a lot of flavour here. Very shallow simplistic fare. I've had better low alcohol beers with the same availability (e.g. Beck's). I'd sooner drink Odoul's to be honest.

D+ / NOT RECOMMENDED

Jan 17, 2020
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Aegelis from Delaware

2.54/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Some highlights are if you're a Heineken fan, you'll probably like this brew too with its similar lightness and slight bitter. Scent and look are pleasant, no 'cooked' flavour that's present in other non-alcoholic beer. I'm looking for something more hefty, but this refreshing treat certainly does the job it set out to do.

Jan 09, 2020
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.62/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from an 11.2 oz. can. Has a pale golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, little else. Taste is malty, light hops are present, as is a bit of sweetness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is highly refreshing and more flavorful than I expect from this style.

Nov 16, 2019
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.91/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(330 ml green bottle, best by JUN - 2020; purchased cold single... poured into 14 oz mug)

L: polished-clear, slightly pale gold liquid; bee-yutie-ful whipped cream foam... actually some jet-strands of lace

S: smelled skunk as soon as the crown was removed - did they seriously let that happen so it smelled like regular Heinie??... ok so the skunk faded off quick, leaving a fresh-baked roll malt aroma; bit of grassy nonsense coloring it... difficult to tell it's not a 4.5% lager, I'll give it that

T: huh... sort of a Euro pale profile; the finish has a faint metallic tin-ge to it... takes a couple moments, but in the finish/aftertaste, apparent there's very little alcohol; dry, delicate animal-cracker biscuit essence lingering

F: frothy-foamy flow; almost leaves a fine powdery film on the palate (but I could be dehydrated already)... maybe a bit too much fluffy spread in its touch, but at least it has substance

O: the skunk part is cracking me up - whether it was intentional or not, glad it's there... my second time trying a non-alc (first was Clausthaler), and this was way more enjoyable, and I would have one again - tastes more like a beer than a malt soda (1476)

Aug 25, 2019
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DylanBrkhff from Netherlands

2.58/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not bad at all but nothing noteworthy either. Very mild standard European pilsener taste, okay on a hot day. But I'd rather go for a Coke or Tonic if I were going alcohol free.

Jul 24, 2019
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Mark-Leggett from Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This is beer is kind of what you would expect but is not as bad as you might think. Very much like any euro pale lager. I wont be having this again but if you have to cut out the alcohol you might give it a go

Jul 12, 2019
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BrewAskew from Oklahoma

3.59/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:
Brilliantly clear and effervescent pale yellow-gold. Generous foamy white head does not last or lace.

Aroma:
Pilsner malt and slightly skunky noble hops. Slightly bready/doughy and fruity.

Flavor:
Definitely has a Heinie flavor from their "A Yeast". Slick, continental pale malt that is crisp yet slightly sweet, mild balance of hop bitterness. Finishes unusually clean, malty for the style. Has very little of that grainy wet cereal or cloying syrupy flavor most NA's have.
Mouthfeel:
Light and crisp, with a slight roughness due to no alcohol. watery. High CO2.

Overall: First impression is that this is a very above average N/A beer. It has a nice aroma for the target style (international lager) --NA status notwithstanding--and the weird NA off flavors are at a bare minimum. Drinks like flavored seltzer. It's as if they perfected a beer flavor extract that simulates beer when added to plain carbonated water. I come to find out that is pretty close to how they made this. They brewed a special recipe of light lager and then vacuum distilled all the alcohol off and then adjusted it with "natural flavor".

Jun 30, 2019
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

3.19/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I tried this from the can in a glass chilled
The color is golden with white head and lace clings with lasting retention.
The smell is mostly malty with a slight yeast aroma.
The feel is light with moderately high carbonation and low bitterness with a semi-dry finish.
The taste is decent with a light body and mild malt flavor with slight yeast presence and gentle sweetness in the finish.
The overall impression is this is a relatively good low (no)alcohol beer

Jun 17, 2019
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gvickery from Texas

4/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look is clear gold with a very slight head. Smell is very similar to regular Heineken, maybe a lot less. Taste is nearly identical but slightly watery. I am really confused with the low rating. I guess if you don’t like regular Heineken you won’t like this either. I think it’s great, if your craving a Heineken but can’t have the alcohol this is outstanding. I ONLY drink Heineken from the cans and suggest the same for everyone.

Jun 03, 2019
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.22/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

From the green 11.2 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on May 17, 2019.

The pour is a bright golden-yellow with a fizzy white head. Clear appearance.

Actually the malt character is not that bad on the nose and I also get a kind of soapiness and just a hint of fruit.

Light, thin body.

The taste is malt forward and bready but unlike other N/A beers it doesn't have that bland malt note. Clean finish. Easy drinking for the style.

May 18, 2019
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

2.39/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

What an oddball find recently! I have had some N/A beers in the past, but it has been quite a while since my last one. I am kinda excited to give this one a whirl (even if it is in a bottle).

From the Bottle: "Heineken's unique 0.0 recipe is brewed with pure malt and special A-Yeast, just like the original Heineken lager beer. Heineken 0.0 - brewed with pure malt for a premium taste, without alcohol.

I Pop!ped the cap & began a slow, gentle pour into the awaiting glass. It quickly foamed up to create two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with moderate retention. It left a LOT of sticky lacing behind as it fell. Color was Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a slight skunkiness & the label mentioned "Hop Extract" as an ingredient so I do not know if it attributable to that, to a green bottle, to some combination thereof, or to something else altogether. At any rate, the nose was less than appealing. Mouthfeel was thin, watery, nothing to get excited about. The taste was more oddness, like a lime lollipop with a strange finish. I do not think that I would have identified it as "beer" if it had been given to me blind. It was not awful, but it was not enticing me to return to it, either. I would give it another go-'round if they CAN it, but otherwise, one bottle was plenty!

Tonight is Sa, 25 Mai 2019 & thanks to a recent foray to the Beer & Beverage Shoppe, I now have this Dutch gem in/from a CAN! If you do not think that we are seeing the end of bottles, then you had better get hip & quick!

From the CAN: "Est. 1873"; "Alcohol Free * Premium Quality".

I Crack!ed open the vent on this wee 11.2-fl. oz. CAN & decided to go with an inverted Glug since there was so little to have a ChANce of overflow. It worked beautifully, creating just over a finger of foamy, fizzy, soapy, bone-white head with extremely limited retention, quickly falling away to wisps. Color was a pretty Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) with NE-quality clarity, but The Gelt Gang drew their limit at 0.0 & took a wide pass. Fair dinkum. Nose had an odd, imprecise bready/biscuity quality. Hmm. Mouthfeel was watery. The taste, while not horrible, was odd. It tasted lager-ish, but it lacked definition. It was more like flavoring than something that had been brewed & fermented. I could taste ghosts of lagers past, but this was not in the present. Finish was semi-dry, but just an odd brew overall. YMMV.

Apr 08, 2019
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Spikester from Oregon

4/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear gold with two finger of white head. Rings and splotches of lace.
Smell is fruity yeast and or hops. Bready malts.
Taste is very close to standard Heinie. Malty yeasty grassy herbal hop touch.
Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. Finish is dry and balanced.
Overall a great 0.0 abv. beer. If you want the big hops go with Clausthaler Dry Hopped.
Best by date is Nov. 2019. Clearly printed on the back lower label!

Mar 13, 2019
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MattinHouston from Texas

3.81/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a fan of Heineken to begin with. But I'm rating this as an NA beer, and a Heineken equivalent. I see a few reviews saying this is the best NA but give it a 3 rating. Come on now. This tastes almost exactly like a real Heineken! The same mediocre beer I can get in any country in the world. But no alcohol. I have like 7 other brand NAs in my fridge at the moment. This is one of the best if you're trying to not drink but feel like you are. And you like Heineken. I prefer heavy DIPA or Imperial Stouts but will still drink this when abstaining. The Clausthaler NA beers are solid thick real beer feeling and tasting I suggest them if you have a similar pallete. The dry hopped one is almost IPA tasting.

Mar 09, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

2.99/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

i have to say, this might be the best macro non alcoholic beer i have ever had. i know there are some guys doing craft no alcohol beer now, but as the big boys go, this is hands down the winner, tasted next to buckler and coors versions, and it wasnt even close, this one dominates! crystal clear and very pale golden in color, fizzy but without collecting much head on top. aroma is balanced as can be, a pale pils type grain base is evident, which right there is enough to put it near the top of the heap, it legitimately smells like a light pilsener. i even get a perceptible lager yeast in the nose, very european, slightly oxidized just like the real heineken too! not much of a hop to it, but thats the style and not a criticism, it is beery enough even without that. i am surprised about the feel, its light but not watery like the others, and is so well carbonated that its immediately refreshing even though a somewhat metallic finish as it warms. to me this tastes clean and fresh and more like beer than any of its peers. i think they have a real success here, and if i had to drink alcohol free beer, i would be over the moon that this exists now! the comparison is not even close.

Feb 28, 2019
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superspak from Michigan

3.91/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into lager glass; bottled on 11/9/2018, best before 11/2019. Pours fairly crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, wood, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. A bit of fruity/skunky aromas, but not overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with pale malts and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, wood, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, wood, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great robustness and balance of pale malts and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with no fruity/yeasty notes. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth and moderately bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Overall this is a delicious non alcoholic pale lager. Great robustness and balance of pale malts and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery. Very clean pils malt showcase, with great earthy noble hop presence/balance. A very enjoyable offering, and outstanding style example. Definitely the best NA beer I have had. The unique thing about it is there is none of the usual cardboard off flavor I've seen in other NA beers; so they are obviously doing some other type of brew process to remove the alcohol for this one.

Feb 09, 2019
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EmperorBevis from United Kingdom (England)

2.82/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Canned and lets face it the place to really judge a none alco beer is right in the middle of a sesh, so can it go unnoticed?
it looks like beer
it smells like beer with a bit of pear drops
it tastes a tiny bit like beer with pear drops

Jan 28, 2019
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Feuerball from Hawaii

1.58/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Heineken 0.0 is barely what you call beer. It is thin and watery, with barely a whiff and taste of hops. Malt flavor is almost non existent. If you want a cold, carbonated thirst quencher on a hot day with no alcohol to reduce your body temperature, this “beer” is for you. I’d rather just drink a chilled bottle of water or iced tea.

Jan 20, 2019
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safaricook from Netherlands

3.49/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

In my opinion this beer is superior and more hoppy than regular Heineken. A decent alternative on "zero" days, when you still want something beer-like.

Apr 13, 2018
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DypsoBubble from United Kingdom (England)

2.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Bland generic European tasting lager. Little bittering. Slightly sweet with a bit of a slimy mouthfeel. Nothing remarkable apart from a distant taste of wintergreen. It’s drinkable. Not one of the best low alcohol beers but not the worst.

Sep 06, 2017
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josanguapo from Spain

3.02/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From Carrefour. In nonic glass. At dinner, with macarronni bolgnesa. Better than typical industrial 0,0. No the usual artificial disgusting profile. Neutralish, Smooth and silky, similar to normal heineken.

Apr 12, 2017
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Beer rating: 67 out of 100 with 54 ratings