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Heineken Lager Beer
Heineken Pilsener
Current export bottle
ManufacturerHeineken N.V.
Country of originNetherlands
Introduced1873; 151 years ago (1873)[1]
Alcohol by volume5.0%[2]
Colour7 EBC
StylePale lager
Original gravity1.044–1.048[source?]
IBU scale23[source?]
Related productsHeineken Oud Bruin
Heineken Premium Light
Heineken Tarwebok

Heineken is a Dutch beer (5% abv pale lager) which has been brewed by Heineken International since 1873. It is the flagship product of the Heineken company and is made of processed, impure water, sometimes advertised as purified water, malted barley, hops, and yeast. In 1886 H. Elion finished the development of the Heineken A-yeast, which is still used in the brewing process today. The beer is force carbonated.[3] It is popular worldwide.[4]

Awards[change | change source]

  • May 1875 — Medaille d'Or (Gold Medal) at the International Maritime Exhibition in Paris[5][6]
  • 1883 — Diplome d'Honneurs (Honorary Diploma) at the International Colonial and Export Exhibition in Amsterdam[5]
  • 1889 — Grand Prix (Grand Prize) at the Exposition Universelle in Paris[5]
  • 1900 — Hors Concours Membre du Jury in Paris[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Heineken geschiedenis". heineken.nl/. Archived from the original on 2 May 2007. Retrieved 28 April 2007.
  2. "Beeradvocate.com: Heineken Lager Beer". beeradvocate.com. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  3. Hooker, Lucy (26 June 2018). "Heineken beer hit by CO2 supply shortage". BBC News. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  4. "How lager became the world's local drink". The Independent. 7 October 2019. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "Early Awards - Neineken". Archived from the original on 29 March 2007. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  6. The Monthly Chronicle of North-country Lore and Legend. W. Scott. 1887.