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Amstel Light - Amstel Brouwerij B. V.

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Amstel LightAmstel Light

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BA SCORE
58
awful

1,355 Ratings
THE BROS
46
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Ratings: 1,355
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 2.42
pDev: 27.69%
Wants: 6
Gots: 124 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Amstel Brouwerij B. V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-07-2001

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Ratings: 1,355 | Reviews: 485
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2.27/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of chubenzino
2.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Adaminski818
2.5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
2.58/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Golden, clear, short head.

S - Faint grain. Sour notes.

T - Minimal. Very weak nondescript grain notes. Slight sweetness.

M - Very light on the tongue. Gone before you notice.

O - Meh. I think it is not terrible to drink, but I don't see the point. Almost no flavor, and what is there is not terribly appealing.

Photo of SD-Alefan
2.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Foyle
3.6/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in pilsner glass.

Appearance: pours a thick, pillowy white head that drops slowly with little to no lacing. Color is clear pale straw with moderate streaming carbonation.
Aroma: surprising bit of aroma for the style. There is a definite breadiness and some grass as well.
Mouthfeel: very light and watery, with a quick, drying finish.
Flavor: mirrors the aroma. Breadiness and some sweetness from the barley, a mild bit of grassy hops.
Overall: for light beers, probably the best I have tried. It actually has flavor and aroma. Essentially tastes like a watered down Euro lager.

Photo of Mdez
2.43/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Winston3737
2.25/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Silke_Neryn
2.31/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of moshea
3/5  rDev +24%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice enough for a 3.5% abv sessionalble lager

Photo of DoctorZombies
2.84/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Ok lager. Hint of floral on the finish.

Photo of puboflyons
2.97/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

From the bottle. Sampled on February 24, 2015.

Kind of surprised I had not reviewed it before now. Medium golden yellow pour with a fuzzy white head that fades back.

The aroma smells of toasted barley malts and a clean, sort of grassy hop note. But thin all around.

The body is thin and watery.

The taste highlights a more grainy character with a clean hop finish. Light beers are light beers are light beers. This one is a little better than some.

Photo of Yalcin
2.46/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jooler
2.44/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of smbslt
1.9/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Wow and not in a good way. Color is not bad but head fades moments after pouring.
The smell is not pleasant - wet grass and black pepper.
Taste - more grassiness here
Finish is not bad - clean with minty aftertaste.
Overall - It's been around for years so there must be a market for it.

Photo of drews240
2.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DarkBeerSux
3.65/5  rDev +50.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yet another beer that snobs love to rip on. I tend to like beers that I don't have to chew on, taste like coffee or chocolate or fruit. Amstel Light fits my tastes. A tasty refreshing beer I can drink anytime. This beer does not deserve so many terrible ratings, get over yourselves people.

Photo of Grogsky
2.29/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

It's not bad if you're sitting in the sun on a hot day with a 200ml bottle. Wouldn't serve with dinner, wouldn't decline one, however.

Photo of nigeldazooman
2.16/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of bschmidt_37
2.9/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beardskii
2.22/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Photo of CJNAPS
1/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This only being reviewed so i have a complete list of beers I've tired, and it's sad but this is on it.

Photo of noproduction
1.43/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Essentially this is carbonated water. Also, I shouldn't be forced to review this beer because I gave it low scores.

It should also be noted that this is being reviewed solely for the sake of being a completest.

Photo of Sergioelijah
2.44/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AdrianRP
4/5  rDev +65.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was surprised to see how this beer got such low ratings! I think people need to understand that this is a LIGHT beer! There is no way it can compete with a full bodied lager..just no way. BA should start creating classifications for beers to be review.

However, this beer in the light category has no peers..none that I know of anyway...and feel it pretty closely is brewed in accordance with the purity law.

I certainly CAN NOT say that about any of the other light beers we all know of: Miller Light, Bud Light, etc...which is made with corn and GMOs... Amstel Light is real beer...

It maintains a head, decently all the way down, and laces the sides of the glass just like a real beer. It's flavor is pretty typical Euro-Lager, but just a lighter version with less taste. It also can be spoiled by light as well..even more illustrating it's close proximity to the purity law...

Be sure you buy fresh supplies as you would with any import beer that is brewed in accordance with the purity law!

Always remember: 'If it's skunk, it's junk'...

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Amstel Light from Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
58 out of 100 based on 1,355 ratings.