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Amstel Radler - Amstel Brouwerij B. V.

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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 24.84%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Amstel Brouwerij B. V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  2.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mfnmbvp on 04-14-2014)
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Photo of woodychandler
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

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.

woodychandler, Saturday at 01:34 PM
Photo of notabear
4.25/5  rDev +38.9%

notabear, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Shandycan
2/5  rDev -34.6%

Shandycan, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Ezra-Poundit
4.75/5  rDev +55.2%

Ezra-Poundit, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of ZeppelinNL
3/5  rDev -2%

A nice sweet lemon-y beer.

ZeppelinNL, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of kevlar2312
4.76/5  rDev +55.6%

kevlar2312, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of bird_soul
2/5  rDev -34.6%

bird_soul, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of generallee
3.55/5  rDev +16%

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.

generallee, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.45/5  rDev +12.7%

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.

tone77, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

cardinals22, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Sturgeon
4.1/5  rDev +34%

I'd never seen this beer--picked up a twelve pack of cans at a Schnuck's supermarket. The list price was 17.99 and it was marked down to 7.99--for twelve cans! Turned out much better than expected. I don't usually go for fru-fru beers, but this was quite good. Nice aroma. Strange look to it--like frothy lemonade. Very pleasing taste on a hot afternoon.

Sturgeon, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of Juice-O
2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Juice-O, Aug 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2%

ethanmc12, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of mslerner2002
4/5  rDev +30.7%

mslerner2002, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

jsh420, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

BrownAleMale, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of John_Squires
1.25/5  rDev -59.2%

John_Squires, Jul 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2%

safaricook, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +30.7%

michaelfcasey, Jul 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2%

kevinm2342, Jul 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Pensfan0782, Jul 13, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -26.5%

ChristosGeorgiou, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of SteveJeremy
3.23/5  rDev +5.6%

Very surprised by this little gem after being gifted it by a coworker. Very well-balanced, delicious shandy, better than Leinenkugel's best seller and Coors Light's new hat in the ring. This has a pleasing blend of sweetness and sourness that works in its favor and makes it delicious and not too overpowering in its flavors or mouthfeel. Didn't know what to expect from a hazy, less-than-appealing look to it, even through Amstel's green bottle, but definitely considering getting a six pack of this for the season.

SteveJeremy, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of JDeming
1.5/5  rDev -51%

JDeming, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of rdilauro
2.28/5  rDev -25.5%

I am not a big shandy fan. Most of the lemon beers I have tasted have either been too sweet or too sour.
When had a tasting of this at the store today.

I was very surprised. No, I still dont like shandys', but this Amstel was crisp and clean, nothing too sweet, too sour, too anything. It just was very refreshing and tasted good.

rdilauro, Jun 29, 2014
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Amstel Radler from Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
73 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.