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Amstel Radler - Amstel Brouwerij B. V.

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 24.25%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  2.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: mfnmbvp on 04-14-2014

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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 17
Photo of dukeandduke
2.66/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

3/17/15 (Can) - Misty yellow cloudy body, minimal thin white head. Aroma mostly lemon and very sweet. Taste did not resemble beer - more like lemon lime soda. Tasted OK but I expected more of a standard beer with lemon taste and smell. Felt like drinking a pop. If you are looking for a light ABV lemon pop, this is for you. Was pleasant drinking for what it is, but if you are looking for a beer with a taste which contains lemon, go elsewhere.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.66/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy light yellow color, with a thin white head that fades almost instantly and leaves no lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains a lot of lemon, light malts and no hops.

T: The taste starts out with sweet lemonade-like flavor that dominates. Then some very mild breadiness comes in from a thin malt character. There is not hops presence at all but that is expected in this type of beer. There’s a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: The lemon makes it a little flavorful, goes down very easily and not filling since there’s not much to the beer at all, very mild kick, decent representation of style, for a Radler/Shandy it’s not too bad.

Photo of DylanBrkhff
3.51/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nine_Tails
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ThomasMetal75
3.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- Has that lemony yellow look to it. It's exactly the appearance of lemonade, but with a bigger head. Head is going "pop-op, fizz-fizz", and it eventually died to nothing. No pale malty appearance. Looks just like Mike Hard Lemonade.

S- Smells exactly like lemonade, or even Mike's Hard Lemonade. Not beer aroma whatsoever. Has that very sweet, artificial lemon smell (even though they use lemon juice in this). Smells tart. Just like a malternative in the smell. There is a very, and I mean very, light pale maltiness. But that's about it.

T- There is basically no beer flavor here at all. If you did not know that this is an Amstel beer product, you'd have no clue that you're not just drinking a lemonade. It's got that pungent lemonade flavor upfront without any beer type qualities to it. It finishes tart like lemonade. If you like any shandy beers or anything like Mikes Hard Lemonade or some of the Smirnoff Ice products, this one is very similar. The only difference in taste to me is the Amstel Radler has a more natural lemon flavor than any of those malternatives.

M- This beer is extremely crisp, clean, and refreshing as hell. It is very high on the drinkability. The body of beer is a lot fuller than lemonade. It's light to medium bodied beer that leans more towards medium. Not watery.

*If I am soley rating this radler as a beer, it's just gets a 3/5, 5/10, and 50/100. It's a C in grade for me. It doesn't rate very highly with me considering it's a beer. I don't notice enough here to tell me this is a beer and not just lemonade. But as a beverage overall, I'd give this very high praise. It's great when compared to just lemonade. But it's not beery enough for me to rate it high as beer. But in general, I think Amstel did a good job with their radler. I'd still say try one for yourself.

Photo of XmnwildX12
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of woutervaneijk
2.26/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Definitely not the beer I was hoping to get. If I can even call this stuff beer as it's just some sour lemonade with a little beer thrown into it.

Photo of BJSmit
3.25/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Gpaetzold
3.2/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of SaxmanRick
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12-oz. green American bottle (brown bottles for European sales). Amstel Radler has a thick, white, fizzy head, a hazy, milky, fiercely bubbly appearance, and very light lacing left behind. The aroma is strongly lemonade, with background malt, and the flavor is the same. Mouthfeel is medium, and Amstel Radler finishes tart and sweet and highly guzzable.


Photo of lurfMalderFulder
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of jeffyboy65
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of AndrewBV
1/5  rDev -66.8%

Photo of nowhere_native
2.96/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of woodychandler
3.25/5  rDev +8%

My local, frequent in-person trader, tone77, recently dropped this off for me in his latest batch of beer in support of The CANQuest ™. I am always anxious to see what he has for me when he stops by!

From the CAN: “Double Refreshing Taste of Beer and Lemon”; “Made with Lemon Juice and Other Natural Ingredients”; “Due to Juice [CAN]tent, Settling May Occur”.

I am not CANcerned about settling since I gently agitated the CAN before doing anything else. There was a slight malfunction with the top’s popping open, but the pen that I keep handy rectified the situation. Not much of a Crack! to report, though, as a result. An inverted Glug also helped to ensure that the juice was thoroughly mixed in with the beer. I got two fingers of fizzy, bone-white head with extremely limited retention from it. Color was a cloudy Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 – 2). Nose smelled like ReaLemon juice in those little plastic squeeze bottles shaped like lemons. We used them a good bit in HomeEc to keep freshly cut and chopped fruits and vegetables from browning, which is how I recognize the scent. Mouthfeel was thin and watery, but what do you expect in a 2% beer? Taste was kind of on the sweet side, reminiscent of Country Tyme Lemonade that we used to sell on the street corner as kids. I wonder if any of that goes on in this day and age. I have noticed a resurgence in home CANning, so maybe there is yet hope. Beyond its sweet-tartness, it was certainly refreshing. There is no question that it would be great on a hot, humid Summer’s day, but the caveat would be how much room you would want to devote to it in the cooler. Finish was semi-dry, very refreshing. I think that I like the grapefruit Radlers a little better, Sixpoint’s RAD as the exception because it was just too tart to be pleasant. This could also serve as a light hair of the dog on a Sunday morning coming down.

Photo of notabear
4.25/5  rDev +41.2%

Photo of Shandycan
2/5  rDev -33.6%

Photo of Ezra-Poundit
4.75/5  rDev +57.8%

Photo of ZeppelinNL
3/5  rDev -0.3%

A nice sweet lemon-y beer.

Photo of kevlar2312
4.76/5  rDev +58.1%

Photo of bird_soul
2/5  rDev -33.6%

Photo of generallee
3.55/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: It was poured from a green 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 2% abv.

Appearance: From the pour I got an average size white head over a pale and flat yellow liquid. Its head quickly retreats leaving nothing behind.

Smell: The aroma has nice natural character with notes of concentrated lemon juice and light wet grain.

Taste / Palate: It’s light body has notes of real citrusy lemon juice concentrate, citrus pop (soda for anyone outside of Western New York) and light grain. It has a nice balance of sweet and tart and lightly carbonated juice like feel. Notes: I’m not really a big fan of Radler beers but it’s a hot day and this one was very refreshing.

Photo of tone77
3.46/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a yellow/whitish color with a 1 inch head. Smell is identical to lemonade. Taste is very refreshing, lemonade, a good balance of tart and sweet. feels light in the mouth and overall, while a refreshing and enjoyable drink, probably wouldn't hit the spot when I'm wanting a beer.

Photo of cardinals22
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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Amstel Radler from Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
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