- MEalcentric Jun 24, 2006 02:00 AM
I'm usually the first hater on all light beers, but Heinikins is actually decent. Has anybody else tried this? Thoughts?
I hated it--I've never liked the taste of Heinikin though--skunky sort of beer. I really liked the Beck's new light beer though-have you tried that?
If I have to drink a light beer, I'll take Sam Adams.
But being a Chowhound, if I wanted a lighter beer I'd look for locally produced, Koelsch-style beers, as they're relatively light-bodied and refreshing. Or a wheat beer.
Back to your question, Heineken Light is aimed at the domestic light beer drinker, while Amstel is more European-style. I don't find much substance to it.
Honestly, I'm not even going to bother trying it. It's just another marketing opportunity. If someone gives me one and there's nothing else around and I'm thirsty, ok I'll try it. Given the huge array of fantastic beers out there lately, there are millions of better ways to spend one's beer money. I agree with Jim Dorsch: drink local!