Amstel Lager | Amstel Brouwerij B. V.

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2.62/5
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388 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
Netherlands
amstel.com

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 10-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#47,413
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
388
pDev:
23.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of igl
3.5/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A 440ml can with a BB of Aug 2018. Brewed in the UK under contract; ABV is stated as 4.1%. Purchased a while back from Morrisons. The label states that this is brewed according to the Amstel tradition.

A: Poured into a straight pint glass. A crystal-clear golden colour with light carbonation and some vague floating sediment. Forms a decent head of creamy white foam that lasts for a moment or two before collapsing and dissipating.

S: Aroma of faint pale malt with whispers of earthiness and stewed leaves. Almost non-existent. Not flawed but not really beer either....

T: Tastes of very light malt with faint notes of grain, stewed leaves/veg and a twinge of earthiness. Very dry, with little bitterness to speak of. Underwhelming would be an understatement.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with prickly carbonation and thin body for the style. Mildly astringent. Aftertaste of harsh stewed leaves and faint malt.

O: A subpar industrial lager. Unimpressive on all fronts. Average looks and body, while the aroma and flavour are bland yet punctuated by subtle off-notes. Barely worth the effort of drinking - give it a miss.

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

Photo of Acocar
3/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ironmark666
1.29/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of goopy
3.5/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dataslal
2.31/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BKotch
3.06/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of georgeanthorpe
2.44/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dcbeers
3.05/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of TheCrowsEye
2.22/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DeutscheAfrikaner
3.89/5  rDev +48.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deep gold, no head, no fizzle. Hops, grainy. Bitter-sweet. Full.

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Photo of BenHoppy
2.09/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of dandy14
2.94/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Metalsnota
3/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DutchGermanguy
1.93/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Yoann
2.76/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ajdemma
2.25/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of TCP2017
4.04/5  rDev +54.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Amstel has always been synonymous with 'quality lager' in my opinion. This beer is bold flavored, hearty, and goes well with just about anything. The only noticeable downside is a bit of an aftertaste, but it still holds a special place in my heart.

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Photo of crob3888
2.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of fthegiants
2/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Cristoph
2.53/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of monkist
2.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Been ages since I last had this beer - it is not on sale anymore in Hungary.
There was a time when this was second to Stella Artois, well that is about what it is. As much as I remember it was a lager with a strange yeast overtone that always seemed "rotten" to me...
Not quite sure if I would want to have it again even if I could.

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Photo of slufsar
2.76/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Golfontap
2.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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