Heineken Pilsener | Heineken Nederland B.V.

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Heineken Nederland B.V.

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TurdFurgison on 07-06-2007

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Ratings: 228 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of jaswilson2
2/5  rDev -27.5%

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1/5  rDev -63.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of Squire
3.31/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of valkyre65
3/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Socialiste
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
2.77/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Well this one is pretty straight, clear yellow, decent head that quickly disappears, not a whole lot of lacing.

Not very hoppy smelling for a pilsner. More along the lines of grains and a light malt background.

Taste is ok but not in any way special. Slightly skunky, as can be expected. A little bit of buttery grains in there too.

Feel is slightly slick, light bodied and wet.

It'll do when your only other choices are macro-adjunct lagers. Otherwise there are so many much better beers that it's not worth bothering with.

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Photo of Phigg1102
2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Hendry
3.25/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Absumaster
3.38/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Heineken Pilsener is different than the Heineken Lager. The latter is pasteurized and has a different taste. Heineken pilsener is packed in brown bottles for example.

The beer pours a golden color with a settling head that leaves some lacing on the glass.

Smell is nice malty with a light hoppy smell. Some vegetable or corn smell.

Taste is pretty bitter with some very light dextrine maltiness. Yeast is clean and leaves only a light fruity taste. This beer is nicely balanced.
Aftertaste is medium and bitter, no real maltiness.

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2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of Brabander
2.16/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is the beer where Holland is NOT proud of. You can see what happens when the richest Dutch brewer tries to conquer the world. The tv commercials however are very good!

I have seen both breweries in 's-Hertogenbosch and Zoetermeer in and out so i can say that what they do is mass production in a poor environment.

Now to the beer. On itself the beer looks average, the head is white as it should be but the head is already the big problem. Too much chemical taste. Low carbonation and the smell is not pleasant.

Whenever you visit Holland, stay off the Heineken. There is more and better to drink than this.

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2/5  rDev -27.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

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4/5  rDev +44.9%

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3/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +44.9%

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3/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of Everydayoff
2.7/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

250ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Clear gold straw in color with small short-lived white head, it quickly collapses and leaves minimal trail of lacing.

Mild and clean aroma of bready malt, grain, some sweetness, and earthiness.

In the palate, the taste is also clean and crisp with bready malt, grain, some sweetness and earthiness like in the aroma.

Light to medium body with prickly crisp mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation generated refreshing feel through the palate, dry and clean finish.

This one is okay for mass consuming but not proper when something tasty is needed.

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Photo of harryhops
3.52/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of redbarnbikes
3.59/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

my rating is based on drinking this beer on tap. it's amazing how much those green bottles will ruin such a solid and classic beer.

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Photo of beerdrifter
3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Nick for picking this up for me while on vacation in Amsterdam. Clear straw yellow pour with quickly fading head and minimal lacing. Grassy, sweet nose with hints of straw and a touch of caramel. The taste is much the same, pretty grassy and grainy with a bit of honey sweetness. Unusual lack of bitterness for a Euro pilsner. Nice crisp, dry finish. Decent drinkability if you're into macro beers. Really thought the Euro version of this would be better than the exports, but nothing special...

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3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Heineken Pilsener from Heineken Nederland B.V.
Beer rating: 2.76 out of 5 with 228 ratings