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(CSPnet)   Heineken to change bottle for the first time since 1946. Drew left looking dazed, confused, green   (cspnet.com) divider line 169
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2012-10-09 05:39:08 PM  

NASAM: Prevailing Wind: [i-cdn.apartmenttherapy.com image 540x358] 

NASAM: Prevailing Wind: [i-cdn.apartmenttherapy.com image 540x358] 


You. Are. Welcome.

I'm drinking one of those right now. Seriously.

You are now smarter, better looking, and more well endowed. Women like you. Men want to be you. Teams of scientist secretly confiscate your toilet offal in the hopes that they may, one day, be able to genetically replicate the awesomeness that is you.

When you drink another beer, you become a "kan' uctenalaka" which is Inuit for "Man who needs another man to satisfy his wife".


/is going home to drink a KBBA now.

 
2012-10-09 05:40:49 PM  
This is some sort of Bond/Skyfall tie-in, right?
 
2012-10-09 05:42:17 PM  
Heineken isn't very good, but I'll drink it if someone hands one to me. There's no way I'd spend money on it though; at least not in the price bracket it's usually placed in (ditto with Stella, Carlsberg and similar imports). I'll always take a genuine German/Czech pilsener over those, though. No, Beck's doesn't count as genuine.

I agree that getting rid of the green bottle is the first thing they could do to improve it, but I'm sure the marketing department beheads anyone who offers up that suggestion. The canned stuff always tastes (comparatively) better, because it isn't skunky as hell.
 
2012-10-09 05:56:34 PM  
As a beer store owner, I can attest that the green bottles are the bain of my existence. I have all of my lights UV shielded, but that only goes so far. Cans are kind of frowned upon in my neck of the woods, despite their growing popularity in craft beer.

A brown bottle would be more than welcome.
 
2012-10-09 05:58:02 PM  
Done all the craft beers. Most I like to have one and then I'm done.
There is only one true beer. If you don't like it then your opinion is wrong.
www.iambeerlover.com

Ice cold miller lite in a bottle is the most amazingly farking delicious beer in the entire world.
 
2012-10-09 05:58:45 PM  

UseUrHeadFred: As a beer store owner, I can attest that the green bottles are the bain of my existence. I have all of my lights UV shielded, but that only goes so far. Cans are kind of frowned upon in my neck of the woods, despite their growing popularity in craft beer.

A brown bottle would be more than welcome.


Wait.. you own a farking beer STOOOOOORRREEEEE??? Where are you and when can I come over? That's like the best farking store ever.. "Hey what do you do?"... " Oh.. I own a beer farking STORE!"
 
2012-10-09 05:59:58 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Best bottle:
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yes because you can sterilize it and use it for your own home-brew.


/Totally used grolsch swing-tops for my home brew
//home brewing (specifically bottling) is a PITA.
 
2012-10-09 06:00:34 PM  
If the skunky taste of Heineken is due to the green bottle, why doesn't Rolling Rock or Grolsch also taste skunky?
 
2012-10-09 06:02:09 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: If the skunky taste of Heineken is due to the green bottle, why doesn't Rolling Rock or Grolsch also taste skunky?


They do.
 
2012-10-09 06:04:00 PM  
www.braukaiser.com

FTW
 
rka
2012-10-09 06:04:35 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: If the skunky taste of Heineken is due to the green bottle, why doesn't Rolling Rock or Grolsch also taste skunky?


To many people they do.
 
2012-10-09 06:11:25 PM  

rka: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: If the skunky taste of Heineken is due to the green bottle, why doesn't Rolling Rock or Grolsch also taste skunky?

To many people they do.


Or "hoppy"
 
2012-10-09 06:14:27 PM  

ChipNASA: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 311x320]

There are some beers that just always seem to have a skunky bouquet like Molson Golden of Canada or Heineken of the Netherlands. I had just assumed that was how they were meant to be. I would be wrong. Skunkiness in beer is never a desirable feature for any brewer and is caused by light. A beer in a bottle, especially clear or green, is very susceptible to light. In particular, the bitter compounds in hops, isohumulones, break down very quickly and react with sulfur compounds in the beer. This produces MBT (3-methyl-2-butene-1-thiol), which not only smells like skunk, but is chemically very similar to a skunk's spray. It only takes a matter of hours of light for a beer to go skunky.

Cans and kegs offer the best protection for beers, but to be perfectly honest, I think a canned beer tastes like aluminum. Brown bottles also protect beer fairly well. But clear or green glass leaves the beer practically defenseless. Pilsners in green glass bottles notoriously go skunky. It's best to keep beer in a dark refrigerator.


What he said.

/won't drink anything in a green or clear bottle.
 
2012-10-09 06:14:52 PM  
It's got to be a hot day, but if I go skunky beer it's Rolling Rock.
 
2012-10-09 06:17:24 PM  
Too bad they aren't bringing back the brick:

1.bp.blogspot.com

Or greenlighting the cube:

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rka
2012-10-09 06:19:43 PM  

vudukungfu: rka: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: If the skunky taste of Heineken is due to the green bottle, why doesn't Rolling Rock or Grolsch also taste skunky?

To many people they do.

Or "hoppy"


Also, with Rolling Rock at least you again have the difference in transit. I don't care how quick Heineken says they get their beer to the US, it still has to sit in a couple of warehouses and come across in a container on a cargo ship.

I think many of the flaws people may perceive as "skunky" have a lot to do with age and freshness.
 
2012-10-09 06:21:00 PM  
I saw these the other day! Needless to say I bought one just to make sure it still tasted as delicious. It did.

/csb
 
2012-10-09 06:22:50 PM  

I want your skull: [blog.beerloons.com image 400x500]


lmao i love that stuff
 
2012-10-09 06:23:13 PM  
Who cares? Heineken was dead to me the day they stopped selling their swill in cans that I could make stoves out of.
 
2012-10-09 06:24:05 PM  

xynix: UseUrHeadFred: As a beer store owner, I can attest that the green bottles are the bain of my existence. I have all of my lights UV shielded, but that only goes so far. Cans are kind of frowned upon in my neck of the woods, despite their growing popularity in craft beer.

A brown bottle would be more than welcome.

Wait.. you own a farking beer STOOOOOORRREEEEE??? Where are you and when can I come over? That's like the best farking store ever.. "Hey what do you do?"... " Oh.. I own a beer farking STORE!"


Ja, mang! Here's a photo. I would've replied sooner, but I've had lots of customers!

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Link
 
2012-10-09 06:28:24 PM  
www.terroirist.com
 
2012-10-09 06:29:22 PM  
wow, I have a CSB related to Heineken...

I was just outside of Amsterdam drinking with some locals I met (happened to be members of the women's National Field hockey team from the Netherlands -all incredibly hot, and really that story is more interesting than this part, but sigh...)

So, (skipping past some of the good parts), they asked what kind of beer I had been drinking since I had gotten there. I mostly drink gin and tonic and said such, but asked what they'd suggest... They said, "have you tried Heineken?"

I said yes... and I wasn't really a fan of it... Then all of the girls started laughing and said it was crap beer and they were just testing me.

Turns out the locals think that Heineken is crap beer like we think Budweiser is crap beer. They said it's mostly the underclass that drinks Heineken over there.

end CSB

Oh yeah... not so cool CSB to go with this.. I forgot to mention that when they found out I drink gin and tonic, they told me it was mostly an old person's drink over there... None of them really drank hard stuff like that :-(

Also, turns out Western Europeans are light weights. -Eastern Europeans aren't, but that's another story.
 
2012-10-09 06:33:41 PM  

Capt.Caution: Big back this and we will talk:
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Saw those in my local Publix a few weeks ago... didn't pay attention, 'cause right next to 'em was the mini keg of Newcastle
 
2012-10-09 06:34:11 PM  
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2012-10-09 06:35:03 PM  
Oh and just in case some of you don't believe how hot the Netherland's women's national field hockey team is... I actually recognize three of the girls in this picture from when I met them.

cloudfront4.bostinno.com 

/heineken sucks
 
2012-10-09 06:35:31 PM  

Maud Dib: ChipNASA:

Cans and kegs offer the best protection for beers, but to be perfectly honest, I think a canned beer tastes like aluminum.

A couple local breweries here in Austin have gone canned. They are lined these days, and taste quite clean. I'm a big fan.

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Oooh. Aaah. Good beer in cans.
And is that a Perception Prism?
 
2012-10-09 06:35:47 PM  
They can do whatever they want with the bottles. Heineken is the only beer I prefer in a can.

I've never had a skunk canned Heineken.
 
2012-10-09 06:35:59 PM  
Why not a plastic sack inside a cardboard box? It worked for wine.
 
2012-10-09 06:36:20 PM  

Gabrielmot: Oh and just in case some of you don't believe how hot the Netherland's women's national field hockey team is... I actually recognize three of the girls in this picture from when I met them.

[cloudfront4.bostinno.com image 630x420] 

/heineken sucks


Is that the U14 team?

/I kid. Nice work.
 
2012-10-09 06:40:19 PM  

My Bologna Has A Maiden Name: Why not a plastic sack inside a cardboard box? It worked for wine.


Have you heard of draftmark? This is a big thing the local InBev folks are pushing. Essentially a beer in a plastic sack you dispense in your fridge. You buy the system but refills are cheap. It's, apparently, unpasteurized draft beer. Bad news is, most of the beer you can get is A-B. Good news is, some of A-B's beers are excellent.

I said *SOME*!
 
2012-10-09 06:48:09 PM  
Meh.As long as they leave the beer that got me into brewing alone, I am fine with this.
Said beer was Dark Heineken, not their crappy pils style .
 
2012-10-09 06:49:27 PM  

i.r.id10t: didn't pay attention, 'cause right next to 'em was the mini keg of Newcastle


Good lord those are amazing; when they put those out last summer for the first time I totally did a happy dance in the grocery isle.
 
2012-10-09 07:13:23 PM  
Fun fact: most folk can't tell the difference between beers in a blind taste test.
 
kab
2012-10-09 07:16:13 PM  

Angry Buddha: MaudlinMutantMollusk: It'll still taste like ass

Again for justice.


Thirded, or whatever. I just don't see the appeal of ze German beers.
 
2012-10-09 07:20:49 PM  

j_moriarty: Fun fact: most folk can't tell the difference between beers in a blind taste test.


I hope you're talking about adjunct lagers. 'Cause if you're not... well...

If you can't tell the difference between Double Jack, Dragon's Milk and Bud Light by aroma alone, you're probably anosmic.
 
2012-10-09 07:21:04 PM  
Schmidt Big Mouth. Best bottle ever.
www.taverntrove.com
 
2012-10-09 07:23:54 PM  

j_moriarty: Fun fact: most folk can't tell the difference between beers in a blind taste test.


Are they testing it cold or at room temperature?

/the cold hides the flavor or lack thereof
 
2012-10-09 07:26:13 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Best bottle:
[tipples.files.wordpress.com image 309x799]


No GIS evidence of it, but I believe Anchor Steam used to come bottled like that.
 
2012-10-09 07:38:15 PM  
I've never tasted another beer with the distinctly nasty taste of Heineken. They've taken 'unique' and managed to bottle it.

I've had beers that weren't good, or could be better, or bland, or tasteless, but Heineken... that trademark Heineken stank is all together theirs.
 
2012-10-09 07:52:22 PM  

vicejay: [farm4.static.flickr.com image 341x500]


vicejay i'd like to know a little about that nectar. i'm a fan of the darks and stouts and that pic looks simply delicious.
 
2012-10-09 07:52:54 PM  
In St Lucia there'a a weekly street party in Gros Islet, DJ's, dancing, three card monte that sort of thing. Got there sort of loaded, had a nice time, ate some local fried fish. Quite a few little kids hustling beer from 5 gal buckets of ice and Heineken. Bought a few bottles for myself and friends. Kid put them on the picnic table, made change and took off. Everyone made a grab and I grabbed the last one. Thought I was hallucinating as my hand wrapped completely around the bottle because you know, there's only one sized Heineken bottle.
Cognitive Dissonance reigned supreme for a few minutes.
Was just as cold and tasted just as good - well as good as any Heineken can
 
2012-10-09 08:02:04 PM  
Gabrielmot: Also, turns out Western Europeans are light weights. -Eastern Europeans aren't, but that's another story.

I hope it's a cool one
 
2012-10-09 08:13:09 PM  

PainInTheASP: gweilo8888: Maud Dib: gweilo8888: In before the kiddies complain about skunky flav... oh, wait. Never mind.

/come back when your tastebuds develop

Daf*ck you talkin' about?
Anyone who knows a flavor profile knows that shiate green beer is skunky.

Yeah, no. There are good beers that have elements of the flavor you label as being "skunky", and there are bad ones.

I drink and enjoy many, many types of beer, including quite a few of the best-rated brews on BeerAdvocate. I am also not a beer snob, and recognize not everybody wants to exist solely on microbrews and beers for which you have to hunt for weeks to track down a bottle. For a mass-market beverage, Heineken is a perfectly drinkable brew. Pull your head out of your own ass and you, too, might recognize that. The only people who whine about Heineken are beer snobs who whine about practically all mass-market beer, or people who can't stomach anything except watery, almost tasteless brews like Budweiser.

LOL.


To be fair, you don't have to be a beer snob to dislike Budweiser. It is barely beer--like I say, there's little to no actual flavor in it, it's just bubbly, mildly alcoholic water.

I am, however, aware that there's a perceived contradiction there, but if you knew me, you'd know I'm not afraid to try most any beer, and like a whole lot of them including a number of mass-market ones.

Unlike certain other people in here who like to tout their "training"--I'd be willing to bet they don't have a single globally, regionally, or even locally-recognized brew to their names, and have merely dabbled with home brewing--I am not a snob.
 
2012-10-09 08:47:36 PM  
New bottle?

Skunky beer sales must be slipping...
 
2012-10-09 09:04:24 PM  
If you get a chance try some of this:
www.yazoobrew.com
Preferably with some of these:
static.flickr.com 

/hot /hot
 
2012-10-09 09:25:11 PM  

ChipNASA: That's not beer....THIS is BEER!!!!!

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No love for Hamms?
 
2012-10-09 09:31:34 PM  
Beer snobs in this thread.

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2012-10-09 09:48:26 PM  
There's a soft spot in my cold, black heart for Heineken, because it was my first beer. We swiped some from a parent at the tender age of ..... maybe 14 and had us a time.

Tasted like shiat.

But I had been told that beer was an acquired taste, so I persevered. Thankfully, I've been lucky enough to live in places like Fort Collins, CO and San Diego, CA. No need to drink Heineken when you've got awesome microbrews on hand.
 
2012-10-09 09:52:41 PM  

obeymatt: New bottle, same skunky taste? No thanks.


I approve this message.
 
2012-10-09 09:53:17 PM  
Wait a second. Heinie did create a different bottle design in the 60s -- something called the WOBO or world bottle, which was intended as building material:

http://archinect.com/news/article/65009/the-heineken-wobo-world-bottl e

If this bottle had caught on, once Farkers got past the taste of the Heinie, most of us would have built garden sheds and airplane hangars out of WOBOs by now.

//blames the 60s for shiatloads of bad ideas
//this one? not so bad
 
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