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Amstel Light - Amstel Brouwerij B. V.

Not Rated.
Amstel LightAmstel Light

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BA SCORE
58
awful

1,336 Ratings
THE BROS
46
awful

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Ratings: 1,336
Reviews: 477
rAvg: 2.42
pDev: 28.1%
Wants: 7
Gots: 97 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-07-2001

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,336 | Reviews: 477 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of bschmidt_37
2.9/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beardskii
2.22/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Photo of CJNAPS
1/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This only being reviewed so i have a complete list of beers I've tired, and it's sad but this is on it.

Photo of noproduction
1.43/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Essentially this is carbonated water. Also, I shouldn't be forced to review this beer because I gave it low scores.

It should also be noted that this is being reviewed solely for the sake of being a completest.

Photo of Sergioelijah
2.44/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AdrianRP
4/5  rDev +65.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was surprised to see how this beer got such low ratings! I think people need to understand that this is a LIGHT beer! There is no way it can compete with a full bodied lager..just no way. BA should start creating classifications for beers to be review.

However, this beer in the light category has no peers..none that I know of anyway...and feel it pretty closely is brewed in accordance with the purity law.

I certainly CAN NOT say that about any of the other light beers we all know of: Miller Light, Bud Light, etc...which is made with corn and GMOs... Amstel Light is real beer...

It maintains a head, decently all the way down, and laces the sides of the glass just like a real beer. It's flavor is pretty typical Euro-Lager, but just a lighter version with less taste. It also can be spoiled by light as well..even more illustrating it's close proximity to the purity law...

Be sure you buy fresh supplies as you would with any import beer that is brewed in accordance with the purity law!

Always remember: 'If it's skunk, it's junk'...

Photo of ruzzal
2.83/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of namanjoshi23
2.76/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

An average beer. Nothing special.

Photo of ovaltine
2.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Pete_Ale-man
4.18/5  rDev +72.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

As lager, I really like it. Much more than some of the other light beers. Tastes great and isn't as filling as the others.

Photo of BoljaBoy52
2.02/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
3/5  rDev +24%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

when i am on a diet this is my go to light beer. not bad for a light beer but thats not saying much..

Photo of SkiBum22
2.25/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of bobbyhands
2.8/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of almostjay
2.57/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cryptic_jester
1/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Its just bad all around bad

Photo of nathanmiller
1.93/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
2.26/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Johncnh
2.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Quietflightxv
3.23/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Had Amstel LIght for the first time over the weekend, was ok, at best

Photo of DeanBB
1.81/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Awful. Really couldnt drink this beer.

Photo of Baltimore_Adam
2.67/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I will usually pick this up to serve at parties. I won't serve any of the big 3 light beers, this one at least has real beer pretensions (however limited), and swill drinkers won't complain that there's no "normal" beer if this is in a cooler on the back porch. Not horrible, not great, pretty much right down the middle with perhaps a bit stronger nose (mild skunk) than expected. Thin on the palate, straw color, and limited aftertaste. Amstel is also my preferred golf course beer; it’s available from the drinks cart at most courses, isn’t terrible, and you can drink 6 of them without losing your putting stroke.

Photo of danlib21
2.02/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of JNForsyth
2.5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Amstel Light from Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
58 out of 100 based on 1,336 ratings.