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Amstel Light - Amstel Brouwerij B. V.

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Amstel LightAmstel Light

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BA SCORE
59
awful

1,312 Ratings
THE BROS
47
awful

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Ratings: 1,312
Reviews: 466
rAvg: 2.42
pDev: 28.1%
Wants: 6
Gots: 78 | 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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Reviews by botham:
Photo of botham
2.9/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass. this beer pours like lightly straw colored water. very clear and without much color. lots of head though, which is white and frothy. dissipates quickly leaving no lacings behind.

smells watered down, but with notes of sweet pale malts, and a touch of hops. a floral yeast aroma is also present, but only in the background.

taste is very watered down, with faint notes synonomous with the aroma. nothing good here, just watered down flavors. usually a beer this light would be refreshing, but the lack of concentration here negates even that.

aftertaste is not present. resembles the aftertaste of bottled water.

mouthfeel is light-bodied, without much character. watery on the palate, with a light bite from carbonation.

drinkability is supurb, for obvious reasons. there is not much good to say about this beer. if a drinker is looking for a very thin brew that doesn't taste much, this is the brew for him or her.

More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
2.53/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance – Yellow in color and a bit hazy with some mild carbonation and a smallish head.

Smell – Light but deadly American grain with a hint of sweetness.

Taste – Typical American grain mixed with Gummi-Bear sweetness. It’s not quite as offense as some, but not good by a long shot.

Mouthfeel – Of course, this lager is exceptionally light. It lacks the strong carbonation though that is typical of the style.

Drinkability – On the cusp of being poured out, but barely hanging on.

Photo of cam477
2.25/5  rDev -7%

Photo of ExtraStout
2.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Back before I knew better, I drank Amstel Light a lot, thinking I was a true beer afficionado. It's not bad beer overall, but its nothing I would run out and buy. However, at only 95 calories per 12 oz., its a great beer to drink if you're on a diet. Other than Sam Adams light it is sadly the best you can do.

Photo of t2grogan
1.5/5  rDev -38%

Photo of brownbeer
3.03/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear, straw color with a fluffy white head that ends up staying a thin layer.

Notes of grain (corn) and grass in the aroma.

Fairly clean and simple taste with a fairly dry finish. Not particularly exciting but not foul by any means.

Considering that this is a light beer, it's not the worst. But I'll never drink it again.

Photo of wesbrownyeah
2/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of tbryan5
2.5/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of MikeC144
2.5/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of mediumrare
3.5/5  rDev +44.6%

Photo of markallmon
3.75/5  rDev +55%

Photo of chOAKbarrell
1.3/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

If you have ever wondered what liquified styrofoam injected into Budmillercoorslite would taste like, then you should try an Amstel Light.

This is an absolutely repulsive beer. It looks & smells like your average Bud/Miller/Coors clone, but the taste! Dear lord! At first it tastes like the aforementioned macro-filth, but then it hits you - a noxious cardboard-box-complete-with-packing-materials flavor. It blows my mind as to how the brewers of this beer could possibly find it acceptable.

I mean, at least you can swallow other light beers without really tasting anything - just like water down the throat - and then forget about them, but Amstel Light makes sure to rip a blazing trench through your tastebuds, assuring you that you wont forget it's abhorrent "taste" any time soon.

Photo of Lazaro
3/5  rDev +24%

Photo of DWolf
2/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of generallee
3.5/5  rDev +44.6%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Doomcifer
2.25/5  rDev -7%

Photo of iemailjack
3/5  rDev +24%

Photo of Beerswag
2.25/5  rDev -7%

Photo of petewheeler
3/5  rDev +24%

Photo of Jason
1.83/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle, no freshness date.

Appearance: Pale straw in colour with a minimal white lace.

Smell: The usual imported lager aroma plus a touch of skunk or DMS a.k.a. cooked veggies.

Taste: Light bodied with a thin malt palate. Crisp and grainy ... husk flavours also. A little astringent grain in the middle. Hops are evident with a slight bite of bitterness. After taste is clean and seems to be the best part of the brew all together.

Notes: Not much of a beer to hoot about, just an other "run of the mill" light lager. At around $20-24 a case ... you are better off buying a domestic light lager for around half the price. Great marketing and riding with the imported lager trend have made this less than decent brew a big seller in the US.

Photo of tigg924
3.43/5  rDev +41.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: big head, light yellow, high carbonation, and clear

Smell: lemon and wheat

Taste: lemon and wheat

Mouthfeel: sweet, smooth, and watery

Drinkability: For a light lager I think this is highly drinkable, especially in warmer weather. While not the first thing I would go for, it is more sessionable than a lot of beers in its class.

Photo of olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Byeast
2.93/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear pale gold, mild carbonation. Smell is of light grains and a hint of lime like smell, almost light struck. Taste is of course very light, but there is some light strawish grain and a hint of citrus zest. Its not a bad beer, quenched my thirst and did not offend. I probably won't be buying it though because of the price, and the low ABV.

Photo of ryancl
2.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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Amstel Light from Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
59 out of 100 based on 1,312 ratings.