Amstel Light - Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-30-2002 20:07:57 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
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.