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Chris_Dog 01-04-2008 02:04 AM

Heineken
 
A co-worker gave my a 12 pack of Heineys for Christmas. Holy smokes they are skunky all most to the point that I can't drink them. I don't want to seem ungratefull but damn.

Yuri_Rage 01-04-2008 02:09 AM

Imported Heineken is almost always terrible. Unfortunately, that skunky flavor has become synonymous with "good" imported beer. If you can get Heineken on tap, it's not a bad lager, but don't bother with the nasty green bottles.

Funkenjaeger 01-04-2008 02:11 AM

I tried it in a can, I was surprised - it wasn't so skunky and awful, as I was used to with bottles.

Chris_Dog 01-04-2008 02:27 AM

It reminds me of Lowenbrau, man that was some serious skunk!

jvh261 01-04-2008 02:32 AM

I had a pull off of one of those mini-keg things over the holidays at a party. To my surprise, wasn't bad at all. First time I'd had a heine in a long time.

EricS 01-04-2008 02:45 AM

Heini = Never Good
Lowenbrau I had on tap in Europe, I absolutely loved it at the time. Came home and bought a six pack, never drank another Lowenbrau since that skunk.
It must just come with the importing of these beers.

Chris_Dog 01-04-2008 10:51 AM

Strange though the 12 pack of Heineken is fully enclosed by cardboard.

Zar 01-04-2008 01:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jvh261
I had a pull off of one of those mini-keg things over the holidays at a party. To my surprise, wasn't bad at all. First time I'd had a heine in a long time.

A friend of mine brought one of those to a party a little while back. It was probably the best tasting heineken ive had. Not saying im going to ever buy one of those. never been a heineken fan. I always get a good chuckle when people act all stuck up when they talk about how they only drink heineken.

Evan! 01-04-2008 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris_Dog
Strange though the 12 pack of Heineken is fully enclosed by cardboard.

I've always wondered about that myself. I mean, at what point in the process is sunlight or indoor light exposed to the beer so much as to skunk it? Are the bottles left out in the sun for awhile before packaging? I just don't get it.

zoebisch01 01-04-2008 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Evan!
I've always wondered about that myself. I mean, at what point in the process is sunlight or indoor light exposed to the beer so much as to skunk it? Are the bottles left out in the sun for awhile before packaging? I just don't get it.

I dunno, but I did hear someone claim (can't recall who, atm) that because of the effect of familiarity that developed over time that is the defining flavor of Heineken. Although I dunno, I suppose it could be true *shrug*, I mean if you taste the skunk, like the skunk, buy the skunk, drink the skunk....and then you go back to the store buy what you think is the skunk and it aint the skunk...welll...:fro:


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