Heineken Premium Lager Beer

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (3 ratings)

alc./vol: 5%

Proof: 10°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of Netherlands Netherlands

This internationally recognised European pale lager was first brewed by Gerard Adriaan Heineken in 1873 at his Amsterdam brewery. It is brewed only with purified water, malted barley, hops and importantly Heineken A-yeast, a proprietary yeast strain developed by H. Elion in 1886.

Colour: 7 EBC
Original gravity: 1.044–1.048
IBU: 23

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 10/04/2014


(sample best before Feb.15) Clear, pale golden amber with moderate white head which quickly fades.


New leather, honey, honey suckle and overripe banana.


Light bodied but with good malty cereal and banana chew fruity yeast. Great balance between fruit and hop bitterness.


Lightly bitter hops with faint metallic note (not in a negative way). Sessionable, satisfying and thirst-quenching.

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 8712000030575
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Crown cap

Barcode UPC: 8712000028268
Bottle Size: 700 ml

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