Amstel Radler - Amstel Brouwerij B. V.

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 25%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Netherlands

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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3.75/5  rDev +23.4%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

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.

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

A nice sweet lemon-y beer.

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3.55/5  rDev +16.8%
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.

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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.

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Amstel Radler from Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
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