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Amstel Wheat - Amstel Brouwerij B. V.

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BA SCORE
73
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Amstel Brouwerij B. V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheManiacalOne on 01-28-2012)
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Reviews by OWSLEY069:
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a small hazy, pale yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, a small lemon citrus and quite wheaty. In the taste, sugary lemon citrus, but very mellow. A small bite and a lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry small lemon to wheaty flavor in the aftertaste. Kind of sugary, and a domestic like wheat beer, eh!

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2012 19:04:13 | More by OWSLEY069
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3.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

If you're someone who enjoys wheat beer this is up there with the best of them. It's essentially Hoegaarden but cheaper. Great unfiltered wheat flavor and easily recommended. But like I said, you have to like wheat beers. Great full bodied flavor with the wheaty finish.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 03:23:03 | More by mikethebeerguy
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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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06-01-2013 22:47:12 | More by Miha
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.29/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

One and a half 12oz bottles poured into a weizen glass. Looks a cloudy ochre color with a thin ring of foam and some fine bubbles on the surface. Looks decent.

Wheat grain, banana, clove, light tangerine, and more citrus. A little muddled, but still nice. A bit grainier than a typical hefe nose, but decent.

Features a lemony banana with some spicy clove and a whole heap of extra wheaty grain. Clove swells a bit in the tail, like a spice drop. Has a bitterness upfront that is a bit accentuated, although it doesn't particularly hurt the drinkability. Late on the palate comes nuances of red apple. Carbonation is busy for the style, too. Body is wet, but not quite satisfying enough. Nearly medium.

It's okay. I'm impressed because the only other beer I've had from Amstel is Amstel Light. I was even doubting this to be a true hefeweizen, but it is, in fact. Not bad, either.

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -1.6%

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2.69/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

More from local, in-person trader, tone77's big box o' beer! I was awaiting approval of my picture before opening it and here we are!

From the bottle: "A taste of Amsterdam brewed in every bottle"; "Pure Hefeweizen 100% Malted Wheat & Barley"; "Amstel Wheat is a classic European Hefeweizen, brewed with the craftsmanship that Amstel has been known for since 1870, to deliver its uniquely smooth and crisp taste."

I will tell you that it has a tendency to settle, so unless you are planning to review a krystalweizen, which this is not, I recommend agitating the bottle a little before popping the cap. I got a brief finger of soapy, bone-white head with limited retention from my pour. Color was a cloudy orangish-yellow. Nose had a faint orange/banana/clove ester scent, but it was fairly light for the style. Mouthfeel was kind of thin and watery and while it had the banana-forward taste of a hefeweizen, I just felt like it was lacking any Ooomph. Finish was semi-dry and the clove esters really hit after the swallow, but it was a case of too little, too late. I will cop to not being a fan of the style, but this was a shoddy example to begin with.

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ChicagoNick

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +23%

03-10-2013 00:04:48 | More by ChicagoNick
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magine

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured into a Franziskaner glass.

Pours a cloudy pale yellowish orange. Finger width of white head bubbles cascade. Minimal lace and head retention. Average looks.

Brew smells of lemon, wheat and light coriander. Pretty good nose.

Brew is very light in body and especially flavor. Faint in spice, banana, orange and wheat. Carbonation and a dry finish. Almost like a light wheat beer, cant even call this one a hefe (to me anyway). Most underwhelming hefe I have tried. A non offensive wheat brew. Makes the macro Blue Moon seem world class.

If you were hanging with a macro brew drinking crowd at a bbq, bring a case of this to let them see there is something else out there besides bud, miller, corona or coors. It may at least turn the macro crowd into trying something else, then maybe they will try craft brews.

Serving type: bottle

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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a number on the label that reads: 227052-R0533. Sampled on February 8, 2013.

The pour is pale yellow with a full, puffy white head and very cloudy to the point that it is difficult to see through to the other side of the glass.

The aroma highlights the grapefruit, citrus character more than the wheat and there is a slight skunky note despite the fact that it came from a brown bottle.

The body is light to medium.

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Serving type: bottle

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garymuchow

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3.54/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A little out of season, but I suppose anytime can be a good time for a classic style.
Poured into weizen glass.
This beers starts off quite nicely. Nice fresh aroma with bubblegum and mild spice a bit of banana at times and a solid yeast.
Large white head caps a cloudy yellow body. Some nice lacing.
Starts to fall off with taste. It's not bad. Banana, wheat, mild drying, slight spice flavor.
Body is a bit light and carbonation is kinda' prickly.
The many solid aspects start to fade in time. Body seems to get thinner and flavors seem to fade off. Nothing goes to bad, but just not as good. If offered, esp. in the summer and it is hot, this will work, there are just so many that are much better.

Serving type: bottle

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Darkmagus82

Virginia

2.86/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance –Pours a yellow-straw color with a light orange glow. Upon pouring there is a medium level of haze and a big white head. The head fades fast at first, but then leaves a persistent and relatively thick white head on the brew. Over time this fades and leaves a light level of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is heaviest of a grainy wheat smell. Mixed with this are aromas of some lemon and light citrus hop as well as a somewhat papery smell.

Taste – The taste begins of a smooth wheat bread flavor with a light lemon flavor. Both flavors get stronger as the taste advances while the smoothness of the wheat diminishes to a more grainy and rough taste. At the end, the lemon gets even stronger and moves more toward a dry side, leaving a dry lemon grainy wheat taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is rather low in its creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is light to average. The thin body suits the easy drinkability and light abv. of the beer well, although a bit higher carbonation may have been more appropriate for the style.

Overall – Ah nothing too exceptional, but not too bad. Average overall I would say and nothing to go out of our way for.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 02:34:13 | More by Darkmagus82
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of mild banana, a touch f spice. Taste is good, banana, wheat, easy drinking and refreshing. Feels light in the mouth and overall not the best hefe I have had, but not bad.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 12:10:36 | More by tone77
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blake58

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

12-23-2012 02:12:13 | More by blake58
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Amstel Wheat from Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
73 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.