Amstel Radler - Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
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Reviews by 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.
06-29-2014 03:05:35 | More by rdilauro
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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.
08-13-2014 23:43:07 | More by generallee
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.
08-12-2014 12:14:05 | More by tone77
3/5 rDev -2%
A: The beer is very hazy pale light yellow in color. It poured with a half finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving bits of lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass. The head eventually completely faded away, leaving only a few bubbles scattered around the collar.
S: Faint aromas of lemonade are present in the nose.
T: Just like the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of lemons, although any bits of tanginess seem to be canceled out by the underlying malts. The lemon juice also seemed to obscure any flavors of adjunct malts.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This doesn't taste much like a beer, but more like a watered down lemonade with a slight bit of a "kick" to it from the beer, although you really can't taste any of the underlying beer. This isn't a bad thing, as you don't get any flavors of adjunct malts. Nonetheless, it is easy to drink and would are for good hydration on a hot summer day.
05-26-2014 00:49:10 | More by metter98
3.93/5 rDev +28.4%
12 oz. bottle, with a bottling code printed on the back label. A new radler creation that I recently spotted at the local beer store. I've been a fan of the radlers I tried in the past, so I'm expecting similar results here. "Double refreshing taste of beer and lemon". "Due to juice content, settling may occur".
Poured into a Blue Sky Vineyard miniature wine glass.
A - Pours a pale murky lemon soda like body. A finger or so of white foam that fizzles away quickly.
S - The smell is on par with the others - sweet juicy lemon, white sugar, and mustiness which is I guess imparted from the "beer" part of this beverage.
T - The taste is crisp refreshing lemon-lime soda paired with just a hint of the wheaty / grainy base beer.
M - Feel is crisp, clean, and refreshing. Mild stickiness / citric lemon-lime on the palate. Very refreshing and drinkable.
Overall, another delicious radler, but I'm clearly biased towards the style. An extremely slammable and refreshing low alcohol summer beverage. I see lots of this stuff in my future.
Amstel Radler ---4/5.
04-14-2014 19:32:23 | More by mfnmbvp
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.
08-06-2014 19:21:34 | More by Sturgeon
2.93/5 rDev -4.2%
Well shit I never had a beer under 3% before clocking in at around 2% it's more lemonade than beer. Put it in my mixed six pack for shits and giggles.
A - Well it looks like carbonated lemonade what surprised me the most was the head didn't fizz out too quickly. Hazy bright yellow, decent lacing, and looks like lemonade. Check.
S - Well from the bottle I got bright tart lemons in the glass more adjacent lager smells but still a rather sweet lemonade experience.
T - Well it is rather refreshing but the taste comes off muddled with the adjacent lager taste. Slight artificial lemonade flavors and residual sugars highlight.
M - Thankfully it has the body and carbonation of beer with a light to medium body.
Overall I have not had any other Amstel offerings never even seen their most popular beer their bock. I would never drink it again though I would much rather have the Samuel Adams version.
05-29-2014 04:01:35 | More by DrDemento456
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.
07-05-2014 04:27:54 | More by SteveJeremy
2.04/5 rDev -33.3%
This pours a cloudy yellow color much like lemonade with a slight carbonation. The aroma is mild with lemon zest. The texture is fairly decent but the taste is a little lacking for a lemon beer as the lemon isn’t very noticeable and the finish is just a tad of a bitter zest after taste. This is a decent beginner fruit/lambic beer but that’s all.
04-17-2014 04:05:48 | More by Lemke10
Amstel Radler from Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
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