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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

1,159 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,159
Reviews: 461
rAvg: 2.41
pDev: 27.8%
Wants: 5
Gots: 36 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-07-2001)
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OldFrothingSlosh

Pennsylvania

2.42/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: Virtually identical to any macro-lite beer produced. Poured a thin, fizzy yellow. Minimal white head. No lacing.

Smell: Barely detectable. Grainy, "husk-like" aroma.

Taste: IMHO, a little better than any of the domestic macros available. This beer had become the semi-traditional post-game beer for my D-league softball team. It's not elegant and not terribly good (despite the claims to the contrary made by Dennis Miller), but can act as a semi-tolerable thirst quencher good for tackling a thirst induced by playing bad softball. Bland, non-descript flavor. Slightly on the bitter side at the end. Somewhat unpleasant metallic flavor lingers on the palate.

Mouthfeel: Fizzy...and the finish is crisp and dry.

Drinkabilty: Perhaps my review is slanted towards the positive side based on the fact that I am usually parched when I drink this beer. It isn't horrible, but they usually disappear quickly. I just don't see the hype. Why pay more for a bad import when you can have bad beer cheaper by buying American crap?

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2003 16:12:28 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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Amstel light

330 ml can served cold into a glass.

Appearance- fairly rich golden color, with a nice helping of two and a half fingers of head. This dissipates quickly however. Significant amount of bubbles in the see through beer.

Smell - slightly metallic, and other than that some mild adjunct aromas especially corn and nothing else to speak of. Fortunately nothing off putting either.

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Amstel Light from Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
58 out of 100 based on 1,159 ratings.