Thursday, May 27, 2010
Heineken Premium Light Lager
Heineken Premium Light
Heineken Nederland B.V.
Commercial Description:Brewed in the same high quality tradition as the original Heineken, but lighter in taste and with fewer calories and carbohydrates.
Being introduced in four select US markets beginning in June 2005: Phoenix, Arizona; Dallas, Texas; Tampa, Florida; and Providence, Rhode Island.
General Pricing:5l Mini Keg, ~$19.00 - $20.00
Background:Here we go again; the Bier Snob is on another light beer? What is this world coming to.
This was left over from a party. We had a 1/6 keg of Allagash White and a 5l mini keg of Heineken Light. Its funny how there were no leftovers of the good beer. At any rate, I figured I would review this since I can’t seem to find a home for it.
Review:The beer pours a very clear pale straw color with a bright white head.
There are faint light malt and hop aromas on the nose. Not much but they are there.
I really can’t describe the tasting experience as I normally would since there really is not much on the taste.
There is nothing upfront where you normally would have a sweet malt flavor. There is a very pleasant effervescence over the tongue and a clean dry finish. I guess you call this refreshing but that’s because there really is not much to this beer. There is a slight aftertaste with a light malt flavor. I assume that there are hops here but they are not really detectable.
As it warms a little more flavor does come out. I may actually like this more than Bud Lite or Miller Light. Not that I liked either of them but it was a hoot doing a head to head review. http://www.johnsbierblog.com/2010/05/bud-light-vs-miller-lite.html
This is not my cup of tea but if you like light beer this is probably one of the best. I would really have to taste this with other light beers to tell the difference but for what it is this isn’t too bad.
It is now at 65 degrees and time to cut this off. It is starting to pick up some unpleasantness.
This beer did have some flavor, maybe even a little more than the others but I really couldn’t tell unless they were head to head.
Like I stated before in my last light beer review, these light beers are like training wheels for real beer. Or they are for people that don’t really like beer they just want a slight hint of what one would taste like.
So unless I get handed another light beer I think this will be the last. The first ML vs. BL was a hoot, this one was just boring. Sorry it is what it is. A boring review for a boring light beer.