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Amstel Bright | Amstel Brouwerij B. V.

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Brewed by:
Amstel Brouwerij B. V.

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-15-2002

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Reviews by eb003:
Photo of eb003
4.2/5  rDev +44.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'll agree with gorilla19 in that this is the best beer on the island of Aruba. My only disappointment with this brew is that I have not been able to find it here in "the states". I was told by a local bar tender that they don't sell it here. I'm hoping a liquor store will prove me wrong.

The appearance is very bright and clean. I like the taste. They serve it up with a lime... but I tasted it without the lime squeeze and thought it tasted fantastic. I added the lime for "flare" and didn't think it affected the overall flavor. The mouthfeel is very light and crisp. I rate this pretty high on drinkablilty because no matter what time of year, I could see myself putting a few of these back. Some people on here say it reminds them of Corona. The only thing that reminded me of Corona was the way they serve it with lime. I do not drink Corona and am not a fan of it, but this Amstel is fantastic. I'm not surprised that I enjoyed this because I enjoy most Amstel products. It's very crisp, very clean, very refreshing. It's just a darn good brew, in my humble opinion.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tbryan5
2.22/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

This must be a Amstel's version of Corona but it wasn't as good. Comes in a clear bottle and is very light and easy to pound. Not a bad beer but America is not missing out on anything. Had in Curaçao.

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Photo of aquazr1
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of RemcoVerhaar
4.73/5  rDev +62.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Amstel Bright is a perfect beer for the summer. The taste with the lime and ice cold makes him perfect.

In The Netherlands we buy our Amstel Bright at https://www.amstel-bright.nl/. I've heard they send it over the world.


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Photo of Griffith
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Dave128
3.65/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at casa tua restaurant in Aruba from bottle

A. Don't have a glass to pour it in so it's hard to judge appearance. Perfectly clear golden color. Head is white and seems to stick around in the bottle. Unable to judge lacing

S. grAiny but not incredibly grassy. Slightly skunky but not as bad as I expected. No hope on the nose.

T. 4
Very refreshing when enjoyed cold. The skunky smell doesn't really carry through on the taste. Sweet up front and slightly bitter and grainy on the finish. Even As the beer warms it remains inoffensive as a cerveza

M. 4.

Crisp and refreshing. Light body with medium carbonation. The medium carbonation is refreshing compared to the heavy carbonation of light lagers

O. 4.

A good shot at the cerveza style. Does well to stand up to the task.

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Photo of BeerZack
1.61/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

9.3oz (275ml) bottle from Aruba.

Pale yellow gold with small white ring of head.

Smells almost entirely of skunked hops. Bit of sweet corn-like adjunctiness there also.

Wow, lots of "dirty" and skunky metallic taste for how little taste is here overall. Nothing "clean" about it at all. Sweet corn tortilla chips. Corona Light.

Rough, stingy carbonation, almost no body, ultra-light feel overall. Hard to finish all 9.3 oz.

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Photo of contika
4.07/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Amstel Bright was invented and brewed on Curacao by Amstel. After Amstel closed the brewery on Curacao, Bright is now brewed in the Netherlands. And as I was told it's still being brewed using original Curacao water to preserve it's unique taste.

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Photo of mikerems
4/5  rDev +37.5%

Photo of bonbini26
3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of ThinkAgain
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of MKorn
3.75/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of Noelito76
2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of Billybrewboy
2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

Similar to Corona but bottle is smaller. I'm bringing my own cans of real beer at the end of this month. Aruba was great wasteland for Craft beer 2 years ago when I went last.

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Photo of kevgod
2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of bsm80x
3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of ovaltine
2.5/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of schaffer9252
2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of pavpav12
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of MartzMimic
2.59/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a clear bottle that says "Drink it Ice Cold." Yes, to avoid having to actually taste it. Pours a clear light golden with only the slightest white head that disappears quickly. The nose consists of skunky grains. The taste is marginally better, with biscuitous bready notes. The mouth is light, and goes down easy. Roughly equal with Corona or any of the mass-produced pale lagers/cervezas. I can say it's any worse than they are, but neither is it better.

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Photo of Lifit
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of everlong353
1.5/5  rDev -48.5%

Photo of GarthDanielson
2.59/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker, the beer is a pale, copper-gold coloring with a steady flow of carbonation and no substantial head. Aromas of tangy floral and sweetness, with a toasted grain backbone. Fairly muted, and fairly standard. Flavors are extremely muted, and the increased carbonation provides a sharpness that makes the drinkability dip a bit, which is surprising for an island style lager. Toast, with buttery notes, and that's about it. Sharp, light, crisp bodied, but too much so. The aftertaste is more of the tangy sweet and floral, with that buttery character still kicking around. Light, effervesced, clean aftertaste. I can see why this has never come stateside.

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Photo of chefduff2
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Amstel Bright from Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
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