Heineken Dark Lager
Heineken Dark Lager
Now if you haven't tried regular Heineken, then you probably don't drink a lot of beer. The regular is still one of the better macro beers out there, especially on a hot summer day.
So, what have we now?
Ahh yes, a review of Heineken Dark Lager, something for a colder Fall or Winter day.
Heineken's Dark Lager has been around for awhile, but its availability in the US has been sporadic especially in recent years. I've heard that it may be gaining a wider release soon, which I genuinely hope happens.
This beer, the Heineken Dark Lager, is a European-style Dark Lager from Holland that comes in at an average 5.0% ABV and 28 IBU's. And while I haven't seen any other site state the specific IBU's for this beer, I heard it straight from the source.
But how does it taste? Well, let's see...
Heineken's Dark Lager pours a dark reddish-brown mahogany color with a tan, quickly fading head. It has aromas of roasted buttered nuts and toasted caramel malts. Tasting brings flavors of sweet toffee, roasted walnuts, hints of raisins and prunes, and a nice malty smooth finish.
All in all, a very solid dark lager. It seems a bit thicker than a typical lager, which is one of the things I don't like about regular lagers, so that's a definite plus. Granted, it's still not as thick as a porter or stout, it's merely a lager. But quite honestly, the flavors here are really quite tasty and balanced. This would be a good session beer for occasional beer drinkers and beer snobs, alike.
I'm pleasantly surprised. Even if you aren't a huge fan of regular Heineken, there's a good chance you'll like this beer. It's just tasty.
Drink This: if you want to try something different from Heineken, fitting for the colder months.
Don't Drink This: if you're looking for a beer full of hops.
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