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Amstel Bright - Amstel Brouwerij B. V.

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 23.53%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Amstel Brouwerij B. V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-15-2002)
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eb003

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'll agree with gorilla19 in that this is the best beer on the island of Aruba. My only disappointment with this brew is that I have not been able to find it here in "the states". I was told by a local bar tender that they don't sell it here. I'm hoping a liquor store will prove me wrong.

The appearance is very bright and clean. I like the taste. They serve it up with a lime... but I tasted it without the lime squeeze and thought it tasted fantastic. I added the lime for "flare" and didn't think it affected the overall flavor. The mouthfeel is very light and crisp. I rate this pretty high on drinkablilty because no matter what time of year, I could see myself putting a few of these back. Some people on here say it reminds them of Corona. The only thing that reminded me of Corona was the way they serve it with lime. I do not drink Corona and am not a fan of it, but this Amstel is fantastic. I'm not surprised that I enjoyed this because I enjoy most Amstel products. It's very crisp, very clean, very refreshing. It's just a darn good brew, in my humble opinion.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2006 04:27:17 | More by eb003
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3.65/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at casa tua restaurant in Aruba from bottle

3.5
A. Don't have a glass to pour it in so it's hard to judge appearance. Perfectly clear golden color. Head is white and seems to stick around in the bottle. Unable to judge lacing

3.5
S. grAiny but not incredibly grassy. Slightly skunky but not as bad as I expected. No hope on the nose.

T. 4
Very refreshing when enjoyed cold. The skunky smell doesn't really carry through on the taste. Sweet up front and slightly bitter and grainy on the finish. Even As the beer warms it remains inoffensive as a cerveza

M. 4.

Crisp and refreshing. Light body with medium carbonation. The medium carbonation is refreshing compared to the heavy carbonation of light lagers

O. 4.

A good shot at the cerveza style. Does well to stand up to the task.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 12:35:41 | More by Dave128
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2.4/5  rDev -21.6%
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Pours light gold with some white suds for a head.

Smells like sugar and light barley malts.

Light watery barley malt flavor.

Light body with a crisp carbonation.

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2.8/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

In what may be the official "unofficial" beer of Curacao, the crisp, clean, and bright lager is elected as such as it seems to be the prevalent choice among beer drinkers of the island.

And like many other lagers, it's brilliantly clear straw color promises lightness in taste and refreshment in drinkability. An arid and foamy head pulls from the beer and falls somewhat quickly. But before so, the beer leaves behind spiderweb lacing.

Grainy sweet aromas of dry crackers, thin barley, fresh yeast and dough. Light earth and spice reside early in the aroma while more sulfury apple and citrus notes linger closely behind.

Flavors fare similarly with light sweetness from grain- both barley and cereal. Lightly herbal with mild grassy (hay-like) flavors that turn spicy bitter to balance the malts, but offer little else. Again, a sulfury, match stick-like character seems to crispen the taste as much as hops and give a little strength to apple-like esters. Mild mineral notes seem lightly salty for a tad of richness.

Light bodied, the beer is built for hot tropical weather with zesty refreshment even if it falls thin and dry from middle palate onward. Light minty warmth and slight grain derived astringency closes the beer.

With little to celebrate nor criticize, the beer tastes much like many adjunct riddled beers of bastardized European fame, or worse- American macro swill. But in a pinch it's a refreshing choice with genuine 'beer' taste that water cannot provide.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pale yellow, small white head, leaves no lacing

Smell: Grains and malt sweetness

Taste: Bready malt sweetness with a clean finish

Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshing

Overall: This is another beer that is only good in hot weather. I had it on my trip to Aruba. I preferred cocktails to the available beer.

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Amstel Bright from Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
73 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.