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Amsterdam Natural Blonde Lager - Amsterdam Brewing Company

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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 14.97%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Amsterdam Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Crisp and clean, our flagship lager is a golden coloured beer brewed in the tradition of its continental cousins. Using Canadian pale barley, our brewers craft this beer by infusing the malt wort with only the finest aromatic noble hops. After a controlled fermentation with our Danish yeast strain, the beer is chilled and aged until being cold filtered prior to kegging or bottling. The finished product is a very clean and well-balanced hoppy beer without the astringent bitterness of some other European styled lagers. This Blonde is 100% all natural. If you don't believe us, just look under the cap.

14 IBU

(Beer added by: Derek on 10-26-2007)
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +35.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.16/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not a bad beer. Not worth much more then the minimum in Ontario though....

A- Clear, yellow beer goodness

S- Ok not much else to say

T- Pretty good. Nothing to write home about but pretty good. Refreshing

M- Dry. Mild after taste

O- Ok beer. Nothing to write home about. Not worth going out of the way and if there are other choices please do!

Thx for reading

DaveBar, Nov 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

andrenaline, Nov 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

KeKeKumba, Nov 02, 2013
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3.09/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this on-tap with a friend on October 30 ,2013.

Appearance - Yellow /golden color with plenty of apparent bubbles. Less than a finger of head but it lasted awhile which was a very pleasant surprise. Good lacing as well.

Smell - Very mild with some minimal malt presence, but virtually nothing in the way of hops. Nothing distinguishing for better or worse.

Taste - Quite sweet, a bit more than I was expecting, otherwise there's again a mild malt presence, but the absence of any strong flavors one way or another. Not unpleasant, but nothing that stands out.

Mouthfeel - While this style is generally on the light side and the taste is light, there is a fullness and richness to this beer that makes you realize that this is definitely not a light beer, but something more substantial.

Overall - A fine beer, but as one of the two craft selections on tap that night, it was merely the best available beer. Wouldn't hesitate to get it again, but with other watering holes just around the corner offering over 20 craft selections, I probably won't be back to try this anytime soon.

DenisKolkin, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

ZachT, Oct 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

valianes, Oct 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Serving: On-tap in Toronto
Served: 3 August 2013

Appearance: Light yellow and effervescent. Lots of carbonation coming up from the bottom. Small white head that leaves a shimmer of foam on the top. Good lacing down the sides of the glass. For the style, this beer looks great. I especially am happy to see a head stick around for a while and the superb lacing.

Smell: Doesn't smell like much. Some light malts and next to no (if any) hop presence. There are no offputting smells though.

Taste: Extremely simple. Sweet, almost like a PBR. A clean, easy drinking lager that isn't meant to be something crazy. Extremely drinkable due to absence of strong flavors. Tastes like "beer".

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation gives the beer some body. Doesn't feel watery despite the lightness associated with the style.

Overall: This isn't a great beer but it isn't bad either. For a craft lager, I'm pleased. It's easy drinking and something you could sit down with for a long time. Probably a step up from LaBatt and Molson Canadian (though I've not tried either of those), but not notably so.

Beric, Aug 05, 2013
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3.51/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a tall boy into a true pint, the beer is a bright, yellow-gold coloring with a ton of carbonation bubbling through the body and a thin, frothy, bright white head. Nose of toasted grains, floral hops, and a touch of honey sweetness. Flavors of toasted bread, honey and caramel subtle sweetness, and a pepper spiced and floral hops character at the end of the palate. Very balanced and very clean. The aftertaste is roasty and bitter, with some buttery highlights. Clean, smooth finish, which is slightly effervescent due to the carbonation. Decent, and very drinkable.

GarthDanielson, Jun 29, 2013
Amsterdam Natural Blonde Lager from Amsterdam Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.