Heineken Lager

Heineken Lager

Rated 2.681 by BeerPals

Brewed by Heineken Brouwerijen Besloten Vennootschap

Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Style:  Pale Lager

5% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 5 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 21 years ago

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Overall Rank47015
Overall Percentile3.9
Style Rank1019 of 1642
Style Percentile37.9
Lowest Score1.0
Highest Score5.0
Average Score2.677
Weighted Score2.681
Standard Deviation0.847

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220 Member Reviews

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THADUKE 50 reviews
rated 3.7 12 years ago

Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

My staple German brew. Not thing too special about it; clean, crisp and refreshing. Skunky like the rest of the German lagers, but with a much better taste.

  • TREBORIUS 308 reviews
    rated 1.8 1 year ago

    Aroma: 3 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 3

    Certainly not the best beer in the world. It pours a clear gold color with a snow white head. Lacing is strong. Aroma is sweet malt notes, herbal hops, and dish soap. Mouthfeel is light and watery. Flavor is watered down cereal grains, some acidic notes, and a hoppy finish. One of the best selling beers in the world, but nothing you want to try often.

  • MARTINSANDERS 361 reviews
    rated 2.8 1 year ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Bottle. The world’s beer, or so ‘they’ say. Colour – straw gold, clear, foamy white cap, decent lacing. Aroma – grains, herbal hops, metallic notes. Mouthfeel – weak bodied, good carbonation. Flavour – nicely balanced between the grains and the hops, but nothing over powering or memorable.

  • PAULCARDOM 549 reviews
    rated 2.0 2 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    I have acquaintances who measure how good a bar is based on whether or not you can get a Heineken. If you can – it’s a go to bar. If you can’t, then it is to be avoided at all costs. Heineken to me is a bad beer. A pale golden beer with a soft white cap that smells like old grains and skunks. It tastes like stale grains and bathwater. Surprisingly, there are worse beers out there.

  • STANG 237 reviews
    rated 2.5 7 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    very skunky aroma as soon as the bottle is opened. Looks good during and after the pour, but does not taste good. over hyped beer in my opinion.......

  • FISHINGFAST 680 reviews
    rated 3.1 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Skunky smelling beer that is best served ice cold. It smooth up front but bitter on the back. It is the best choice to go with a hotdog at the ball park. Over the other light pale lagers served there.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 2.2 9 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    I really do not understand why this apparently is THE brand in the world, nothing special about this beer. I drink it just when I am very thursty and need some cooling down. Overrated in my opinion.

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 2.7 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    Pours a light golden/yellow colour with a good size bubbly head. Good lacing and carbonation. Aroma very light on the hops and not much else really. Taste is also light hops,along with corn and wheats, with some bitterness in the finish. Average beer but worth buying by the 24 (in quebec of course) for parties and fridge stock.

  • VK1DRUMS 1 reviews
    rated 3.8 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I've tried this beer many times over the years and now seems to be a staple purchase on a regular basis. Not the cheapest and not expensive. Middle of the road taste, yes, but well worth the purchase when you can't afford buying micro-brewed beer all of the time. Sometimes skunky (depends on the batch), very slight corn taste, champagne-like carbonation and a clean finish. One of my all-time favorite beers. Heineken on draft is especially good!

  • RICHSBEER 1731 reviews
    rated 2.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 4

    Pours a pale golden color with a fluffy white head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing on the glass. The aroma is skunky and I can't pick up anything else. The taste is a good balance of malt and light floral hop flavor. There is a mild bitterness left on the tongue. The mouthfeel is light and smooth with little carbonation on the tongue.

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 2.9 10 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Hmm. Green translucent bottle. Attractive labeling really. Smells like wet grass and some sweet corn. Sweet and light and really quite bubbly like really carbonated champagne. A tough of champagne like dryness as well. Mediocre beer but nothing to hate on in my books. Fine with food and refreshing. I would actually describe it as medium bodied as t seems to feel a bit heavy on the tongue.

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