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Amstel Light - Amstel Brouwerij B. V.

Not Rated.
Amstel LightAmstel Light

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BA SCORE
58
awful

1,356 Ratings
THE BROS
46
awful

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Ratings: 1,356
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 2.42
pDev: 27.69%
Wants: 6
Gots: 125 | 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

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Ratings: 1,356 | Reviews: 485
Photo of Andrew041180
2.51/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of 5EKF
2.27/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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

Photo of Adaminski818
2.5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
2.58/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Golden, clear, short head.

S - Faint grain. Sour notes.

T - Minimal. Very weak nondescript grain notes. Slight sweetness.

M - Very light on the tongue. Gone before you notice.

O - Meh. I think it is not terrible to drink, but I don't see the point. Almost no flavor, and what is there is not terribly appealing.

Photo of SD-Alefan
2.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Foyle
3.6/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in pilsner glass.

Appearance: pours a thick, pillowy white head that drops slowly with little to no lacing. Color is clear pale straw with moderate streaming carbonation.
Aroma: surprising bit of aroma for the style. There is a definite breadiness and some grass as well.
Mouthfeel: very light and watery, with a quick, drying finish.
Flavor: mirrors the aroma. Breadiness and some sweetness from the barley, a mild bit of grassy hops.
Overall: for light beers, probably the best I have tried. It actually has flavor and aroma. Essentially tastes like a watered down Euro lager.

Photo of Mdez
2.43/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Winston3737
2.25/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Silke_Neryn
2.31/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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

Nice enough for a 3.5% abv sessionalble lager

Photo of DoctorZombies
2.84/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Ok lager. Hint of floral on the finish.

Photo of puboflyons
2.97/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

From the bottle. Sampled on February 24, 2015.

Kind of surprised I had not reviewed it before now. Medium golden yellow pour with a fuzzy white head that fades back.

The aroma smells of toasted barley malts and a clean, sort of grassy hop note. But thin all around.

The body is thin and watery.

The taste highlights a more grainy character with a clean hop finish. Light beers are light beers are light beers. This one is a little better than some.

Photo of Yalcin
2.46/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jooler
2.44/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of smbslt
1.9/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Wow and not in a good way. Color is not bad but head fades moments after pouring.
The smell is not pleasant - wet grass and black pepper.
Taste - more grassiness here
Finish is not bad - clean with minty aftertaste.
Overall - It's been around for years so there must be a market for it.

Photo of drews240
2.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DarkBeerSux
3.65/5  rDev +50.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yet another beer that snobs love to rip on. I tend to like beers that I don't have to chew on, taste like coffee or chocolate or fruit. Amstel Light fits my tastes. A tasty refreshing beer I can drink anytime. This beer does not deserve so many terrible ratings, get over yourselves people.

Photo of Grogsky
2.29/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

It's not bad if you're sitting in the sun on a hot day with a 200ml bottle. Wouldn't serve with dinner, wouldn't decline one, however.

Photo of nigeldazooman
2.16/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

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 smb
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

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Amstel Light from Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
58 out of 100 based on 1,356 ratings.