Amstel Light - Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
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Reviews by andjusticeforale:
1.68/5 rDev -30.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
Had this froma can yesterday at a golf tournament. Beer is a living thing. We just can't have reviews that center only on a beer in its own exact glassware in the perfect season in the perfect mood wearing that beer's logo t-shirt within 2 miles of the brewery... etc.
Anyway, I poured it into a plastic cup, it had no noticeable head, it was pale and orange. The first taste was super thin, watery, and tasted light bitter carrots. The bitterness was not hop bitterness, mind you, but some ungodly funk that is supposed to make the beer feel BIGGER.
This tasting confirms my previous suspicions. This beer is sold to yuppie types under the false pretense that it is a "classy" alternative to american macro lite beers, but in fact- it tastes far worse in my opinion, and does not quench the thirst. This is not to slam this beer. just to erase a terribly false perception.
(THis beer was so bad that a draft michelob afterward tasted great by comparison.)
Serving type: can
09-12-2006 12:06:42 | More by andjusticeforale
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2.58/5 rDev +6.6%
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 1,152 ratings.