67 Blade Chainsaw
Heineken beer is a pale lager brewed by the Dutch brewing company Heineken International. The company website proudly takes its audience on a brewing graphic journey describing Heineken’s clean filtered Water, lightly toasted and small amounts of Roasted Barley Malts, Hops and a special Heineken “A” Yeast constructing a pale lager beer with an alcohol content of 5% ABV.
Gerard Adriaan Heineken founded this brewery in Amsterdam in 1864, which now ranks as the third largest global brewery producing 139.3 million hectoliters in 119 breweries with a portfolio of 170 beers worldwide.
With such a tremendous iconic status in the global community, it isn’t surprising that virtually every beer drinker has tried Heineken. Here in the U.S., it was the firstofficial imported beer several days after prohibition was lifted, and continues to be one of the most successful imported beers.
Onto The Method
5.0/10 – The Classic
1.0 – Appearance – A moderate serve showcases a clear and pale straw with a full white head created by its healthy carbonation. The head dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing.
1.0 – Aroma – Pilsner malts with a basic hop selection and light grains with a recognizable skunk undertone.
1.0 – Taste – A fully predictable bland taste that is subdued both in its hop bitterness and malt disposition, balancing each other well.
1.0 – Palate – A thin and light body that feels crisp and easy to drink.
1.0 – Overall – Looking back at the days when Heineken was considered the “go to” good beer when entertaining, I now feel embarrassed at the mediocrity I served. The only consolation is that it indeed is a crisp and refreshing beer as it claims, while not being overly exciting or interesting.
5.0/10 Blades – The Hammer – the booze –With an alcohol content of 5.0% abv, the hammer starts out moderate and does most of its work by effectively building on its foundation over several beers.
8.0/10 Blades – The Knife –digestibility – The thin and light bodyalong with its carefully filtered water and lightly toasted malt base make for an easy and smooth drink to process.
7.0/10 Blades – The Spider – the lift – A nice full rush comes on towards the end of the second and continues with a full buzz by the end of the third.
7.0/10 Blades – The Motor –can you handle it? – A cleanmachine that is easy to pound while concluding the night at the end of the six pack.
35.0/50 Blades – The Buzz – Heineken beer is a pale lager that made it up the ranks in popularity with Budweiser and Miller during a time when the world was hungry for a little refreshing mediocrity.
It continues to dominate the beer market today mainly because of its long established image as a quality beer. In fact, it is a quality beer and I appreciate most its filtered water that provides the base for its refreshing quality. The lightly toasted malt and minimal use of the roasted barley selections make it an easier drink to digest, making it comfortable to pound beer after beer. And the buzz is nice, reliable and has a certain predictability with every purchase. It’s no wonder that this beer is so popular, as stocking the fridge with some Heineken beer always produces a good buzz while providing a refreshing drink.