Amstel Light - Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
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1.75/5 rDev -27.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
The guy who runs the local macro joint gave me a six of this as thanks for buying a lot of beast for a party... free beer :)
Pours with a sizable head full of ugly large bubbles that drops fast, although it leaves a good layer on top of the beer. Color is yellow with a hint of green or brown. This is one of the clearest beers I've ever seen (not in terms of color, but opaqueness).
As soon as I opened the bottle the nasty smell hit me. Smells strongly of skunky lager... eww. This bottle was definitely in the light at his store, and sat out in my room for a bit. The nose is stinky rice, maybe other adjunct grains, and a hint of hops.
Tastes first of sourness, then reveals rice and corn graininess. Faint, faint hops on the finish. Yup, sour grains... that's about all I'm getting. No aftertaste really.
Mouthfeel is really weak. Undercarbonated for a light lager, needs a little boost to compensate for the pure water of the texture. The watery feel probably correlates with how clear this beer is.
I don't know what the pricing on this is like, but I imagine it's more expensive than macro light lagers. I'd take Miller Lite over this anyday. Maybe it wouldn't be skunky under other circumstances, but I feel that enough of these taste this way that I'm not rating an "off" sample. Even rated within the style this still has problems. Even though it's watery and low-alcohol, I couldn't drink many more due to the sourness.
Serving type: bottle
10-18-2005 21:27:13 | More by semihobo
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