Amstel Light - Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
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Reviews by Roguer:
3.38/5 rDev +40.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A - Very clear, nothing remarkable. Decent head retention. Looks good for a lager.
S - Nothing bad, certainly, but nothing remarkably good. Absolutely middle of the road. The only aroma I notice that is notable is banana (see below).
T - Amstel is a very decent pilsner/lager. It's not great, but I easily rank it above the other heavyweight export of its area, Heineken. Most notably, there's a very clear banana presence almost every time. As this is pretty far removed from a Weissbier, it's strange, but it makes for a very clear departure from other pilsners and lagers. Other than that, it's hard to imagine Amstel offending anyone's tastes, but then again, it's hard to imagine it being your favorite brew.
M - Very light. Goes down easy and quick. Not a beer to toss around in the mouth, although if you do, it isn't at all unpleasant.
O - See Taste. This is a good beer, and I don't mind keeping it in the fridge as my lager, even though it isn't my favorite (I do like to change it up every now and then).
I think the reviews are overly harsh because this is an import, and a *gasp* lager. It's not supposed to be an IPA. If you judge it against what it's supposed to be, I think it easily meets the mark, even if it's not setting a new standard.
Serving type: bottle
03-25-2013 21:32:21 | More by Roguer
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2.58/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
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.
Taste- very bland, reminiscent of tonic water with a few adjuncts in there. Bland even by light beer standards. However nothing weird tasting that would give this an even lower score.
Mouthfeel - moderately high carbonation, dry finish in the mouth. Works well with the fizzy water flavor.
Overall - a little more flavor and this could be considered a pretty decent light beer, unfortunately this is extremely bland and water will quench the thirst better. Fortunately enough, there's nothing awful about it either meaning, it serves it's purpose well enough.
Serving type: can
07-20-2014 08:40:20 | More by DenisKolkin
Amstel Light from Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
58 out of 100 based on 1,146 ratings.