Heineken 0.0
Heineken Nederland B.V.

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Style:
Low Alcohol Beer
Ranked #46
ABV:
0.05%
Score:
68
Ranked #49,902
Avg:
2.91 | pDev: 26.46%
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
85
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Heineken Nederland B.V.
 
Netherlands
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Year-round
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Gots
  7
SCORE
68
Poor
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pianoguy from Washington

3.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 Oz bottle BB October 2021
No glassware. Drank from the bottle

Been working my way through a 6 pack this week. For my actual review I'm going to drink it exactly like I used to drink regular Heineken back in the day. Straight out of the bottle and chilled. (However I took notes when I had one with glassware a few days ago that is reflected in some aspects of this review.)


Poured a clear pale yellow body with a white head No retention or lacing. Visible carbonation bubbles noted

Smell is not very prominent but what I'm getting is faint corn along with some grain notes.

Taste doesn't follow the nose at all. There is sweetness here that reminds me of bandana flavored taffy
While the smell had a few tendencies of regular Heineken the taste was totally different. Not bad but definitely didn't taste like a Heineken. Or the smell.

Lively and well carbonated feel seemed about right.

Not a bad NA.. While it DID NOT tastes like a real Heineken it did have a few things going for it. I liked the fact that there was no horrible vegetable wort scent that haunts some NA beers. And I enjoyed the carbonation. In a restaurant or bar with limited NA choices I'd have it over O"douls or Sharp's in a heartbeat ...

Saturday at 01:35 AM
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Sigmund from Norway

2.03/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

330 ml green bottle, from Helgø Meny Maxi, Sandnes. Crystal clear pale golden colour, moderate white head. The aroma has first some fresh and typical Heineken notes of lightstruck hops, before the more usual n/a beer features of cooked vegetables and baby porridge take over, but not as extreme as in some other n/a beers. Thin mouthfeel as expected. The flavour is fairly dry with some hops, and the beer is not undrinkable, okay with a meal.

Apr 23, 2021
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Stooven from Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm rating in comparison to other N/A beers, and this is surprisingly one of the best options and -- at $14/12 pack at Binnys or Sal's -- one of the most budget friendly. I find that if I open a beer right after work, I tend to drink it quickly. So I use this as a starter and can therefore slowly enjoy the real beer I've paired with dinner.

Apr 23, 2021
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md3kcn from Ohio

4.14/5  rDev +42.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased as a can from Kroger for $1.69. Poured into a pils glass.

L - Pours pale straw with a poofy 3-finger eggshell head. Looks like this is going to be a bubbly one.
S - Banana is surprisingly upfront. As I let it set a bit, it starts to smell more of hay, almond, and a faint fruit.
T - Very sweet. Malty for sure. Raisin bran would be the closest description. Vague notes of honey, as well.
F - As expected. Quite carbonated, and refreshing. Very clean on the exit.
O - This is pretty funny, actually. Heineken managed to make not only a non-alcoholic variant taste better than their flagship product, but also made one of the best-tasting malt beverages I've ever had. I should be upfront here - THIS DOES NOT TASTE LIKE HEINEKEN. As such, I'm reviewing it based purely on its own merits. If you're a fan of Malta Goya but wish it was 10x more refreshing, Heineken 0.0 is for you. I do appreciate their work on the can's labeling, though. If you were at a party with a can of this stuff, nobody would bat an eye that it's 0%. Quite enjoyable, and will definitely buy again.

Apr 11, 2021
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Ricochet from Ohio

2.38/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I got this in the can. I've never been happy with any Heineken brand product in the bottle but the beer is perfectly okay in the car as a switch up. So , when I saw this in cans I bought a sixer. These are 11.2 ounce cans? Saving .8 ounces? Most of the cheap beers I consume at my local are in 16oz cans so why a "premium" brand only 11.2? Nevermind.

L: Faint yellow with light carbonation and no head but a nice lace around the glass.
S: Apple cider. Grain? Nope. Apple cider. Maybe a remnant of regular Heineken but that's being nice.
F: Soda water with a tease of burn on the swallow. A sweetness as well at the edge.
T: It's better than other N/A beers and supposedly has not even .5% ABV Hey! That's where my .8 ounces of beer went. Hmmm. Yes, it's faintly like drinking a Heineken. The foam and feel seem like a beer. The apples are there as well. This is adult soda pop that most would only drink to look like they are drinking something. You could do far worse but if I could get a Old Milwaukee N/A or a Kaliber, those are better choices.

Apr 04, 2021
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Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

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

Bought a 6-pack bottles Times Supermarket $7.99
6 months before best by month on bottle
Smell of corn
Clear golden color
Light mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Taste of Okinawan sweet potato, kind of watery
Overall not bad. My first review of a N/A beer. It has the look and feel of a regular beer, just a slightly off taste like if you drink beer with ice and the beer was a little old. If you're craving a beer but need to drive then this may be what you want.

Mar 06, 2021
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brother_rebus from Maine

3.34/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Not bad taken on the actual beer. It’s just really really thin. Some of these other macro imitations do better on body. The smell is right on point tho.

Feb 14, 2021
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UCrazyKid from Illinois

2.13/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

When you drink it really cold it is reminiscent of Heineken, but still missing something. Probably what I would end up ordering in a bar when I’m not having alcohol and they only have the usual suspects.

Feb 12, 2021
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Harrison8 from Missouri

3.93/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent pale straw color with a finger of white foam. Head bubbles away fairly quickly. Aroma is pale, straw, biscuity, wafery malts with a tinge of grassy and lemon hops. It's as if you cracked into a wafer while on a grassy knoll in June - an aromatic picnic. Flavor profile follows the nose, hitting biscuity, wafery, and pale malts along with straw, and grassy hops. It has a more vegitate flavor profile than nose, with the back end of the flavor profile coming up hollow. I've been struggling to find the word or phrase to dictate this experience while sipping through this 6-pack, and "hollow" is the best way I can describe it. It's as if the hops and malts are suddenly phased out to leave a dry, metallic taste. Rating the initial flavor profile would be a 4.25; however, the finish drags it down. Perhaps the alcohol 'ties it together' in the alcoholic version. Mouth feel is crisp with a modest effervescence that succeeds in creating a refreshingly smooth lager feel. Overall, some really fantastic qualities, but the finish of the beer leaves a lot to be desired.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 11.2oz can.

Feb 07, 2021
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jkblr from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

11.2oz green bottle Best By Sept 2021 poured into a perfect pint glass at fridge temp 0.0% ABV. The beer pours bright light golden yellow with nearly white head. The head recedes to a thin ring and single layer of bubbles. Minimal lacing. The aroma is a bit skunky at first, but settles down after some time in the glass. I get light grassy hops and pale malt digging deeper. The taste is semisweet and somewhat cereal in nature. The hops are barely detectable and there's minimal bitterness. The mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, good. In the past week, I've drank two of this six pack to wash the dust out of my mouth after working in the attic and had another with pizza. Excellent in that capacity. To sit down and review, it's merely good.

Jan 09, 2021
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Gajo74 from New York

2.66/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear straw color, visible carbonation and well retaining head.
Aroma is skunky along with sweet cereal grain.
Grainy and astringent malts as well as a touch of caramel malt sweetness. Dry finish with a gentle grassy bitterness.
Light bodied and crisp, yet with some malt creaminess. Carbonation is moderate.
Well, it tastes enough like beer. The flavor was not my cup of tea, but surprisingly, I was able to finish the can. Not bad for low alcohol beer I suppose.

Dec 06, 2020
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Best before July 2021.

Nice pale gold pour with a good head of foam.

I smelled the aroma of light struck beer as soon as I popped the cap. My nose does pick up some malty sweetness.

The taste does resemble regular Heineken and that's a plus. Malty, grainy, very light hint of bitterness.

Light body, no surprise there.

I was hoping that it would taste decent and it does.

Nov 19, 2020
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Matt_W_NY from New York

4.5/5  rDev +54.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

All I can say is thank you Heineken. It is about time someone put out a truly non-alcoholic beer.
I have over 21 years sobriety and have stayed away from all non-alcoholic beers like O'Douls because they have a tasteable amount of alcohol in them (0.5% or 1 proof). So when Heineken came out with the 0.0%  with < 0.05% alcohol in it which is less alcohol than occurs naturally in many foods and beverages like fruit & vegetable juices (and ripe bananas & honey buns...go figure) I felt confident to try one which I did. There's definitely no alcohol taste (or effect) at all.  As someone who hasn't had any real beer in 21+ years, it sure tastes good enough to me to have it on special occasions now, like at a BBQ, or getting clams on the half shells at the beach. So this "mock"  beer (malt beverage?)  has been a welcome diversion from the usual diet coke I drink with everything, The only reason I didn't give it a 5.0 is because maybe one day there will be another 0.0% NA beer that I like even better.

Nov 15, 2020
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a can. Pours clear, gold in color with one inch head. Smell is off and medicinal. Taste is wheat, toasted malt and a bit of skunk. Light bodied, high carbonation, slightly sweet. Tastes like watered down Heineken. Clean--outside of the smell this is easy to drink. Average for the style.

Oct 03, 2020
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Sabtos from Ohio

2.3/5  rDev -21%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Clear gold with a tall white head that slowly settles to a thin blanket leaving spongy lace.

The smell is terribly astringent and metallic Brill-O pad--this is much worse than the skunked abomination of regular Heine.

However...I'm actually thinking taste is better than its alcohol containing big brother, as it is totally non-skunky and smoothly bready, featuring faintly herbal allium and weeds before the medium-light but round body comes to a paper dry finish. At times there are even hints of white grape.

The smell is just impossible to get over though.

Sep 08, 2020
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FLima from Brazil

2.59/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Golden color with a thick thin head.
Aroma with faint honey, malt sweetness and distant hops.
Flavor with notes of malt sweetness, grains and faint herbaceous hops. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Light to watery body with appropriate carbonation.
This is not bad for a non-alcoholic beer, though it feels less bitter and lighter than the original version.

Sep 07, 2020
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realJohnnyHobo from Maryland

3.67/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

A special new recipe designed for O.O%'s release, retaste the A strain yeast in another beer! This beer is not new, maybe to the US, but to the world, it has been around for a while. Only until the Dry November kick hit that people started paying attention to the NA world. With it came to a lot of new NA beer lines including products from ABinBev and MillerCoors and even microbreweries throughout the world.

This one is very well made, refreshing, with a light mouthfeel. It doesn't have tons of character though when compared to malt-forward NA beer like Diageo's Kaliber or Hienken's other NA beer Buckler it falls sort of richness and comes off a bit basic, but enjoyable all around.

Aug 10, 2020
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Burgz from Canada (AB)

2.33/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I’ve recently decided to take a break from the booze due to personal reasons and picked up a few different NA beers to try out. First up is this one pulled ice cold out of a cooler on ice and drank directly from the bottle. Tastes slightly metallic with skunky and pine notes. Slight aftertaste as well. Honestly pretty refreshing and tastes like a very light version of regular Heineken. Chances are I’ll give this one another go on a hot summer day.

Aug 05, 2020
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maddogruss from New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: pours a translucent straw yellow body with small white head with no real retention and lacing.
S: smells sweet malt smell, but like rice and cereal.
T: light, somewhat sweet taste that tastes watered down.
M: very light and crisp
O: light beer, but no real hop or malt taste; considering no alcohol in it, not as bad as I thought it would be.

Jul 01, 2020
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BJB13 from Maryland

2.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

330 ml green bottle poured into a narrow mug.
Best by: Feb-2021

It looks great, pouring brilliantly clear, straw in color and is topped with two fingers of white, rocky foam, but it goes downhill from there. The weak nose is mostly mild skunk and grainy malt over a hint of hop aroma. The smooth medium weight body does have more flavor than expected. Malt forward with medium-high sweetness, it tastes mostly of grain and corn. There is also some minor skunk flavor and an illusive sweet, fruity/berry-like flavor. Not bad but as I go the sweetness builds and becomes a little syrupy. The carbonation is low-medium and there is no crisp bite at all. My guess is high carbonation would give some balance and help make up for the lack of alcohol. Overall this isn’t terrible but tastes more like a flavored concoction than a proper lager.

Jun 27, 2020
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UristMcBrewer from Pennsylvania

2.29/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

It is pale and very clear. There is a foamy white head that dissipates quickly. The smells sweet and bready. The taste is very similar, with a bit a cake like after taste. The mouthfeel is quite foamy. Overall, it decent but not much else to say about it.

Jun 14, 2020
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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
Heineken 0.0 from Heineken Nederland B.V.
Beer rating: 68 out of 100 with 85 ratings