Amstel Light | Amstel Brouwerij B. V.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
ABV in the USA is 4.1%

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#47,471
Reviews:
506
Ratings:
1,573
pDev:
27.05%
Bros Score:
1.81
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
264
Trade:
0
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Photo of pat61
2.38/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

L: bright straw gold permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a 1" frothy white cap with fair to poor retention

S: has an almost pungent earthy hop smell that approaches skunky

T: flavors are low, featuring a light grainy sweetness, very light green apple and hints of fruit and traces of spicy hop flavor

F: highly effervescent and the body is very light

O: light and thirst quenching but is very low on flavor and character

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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3/5  rDev +23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cholla
4.25/5  rDev +74.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorites. Refreshing light beer that’s inoffensive and easy to drink. The only thing I don’t care for is the price point. About 7.99 for a six pack around here. Shouldn’t be so high. Cheers.

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Photo of WTFReport
3.75/5  rDev +53.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VivaTheHate
2/5  rDev -18%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

Photo of Libeertarian
3.15/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From notes taken 07/04/17:

Straw gold, extra pale, clear, bubbly. Fluffy, smooth, hilly head of bright perhaps slightly off-white foam. Fairly tall but weak retention. Aromas of grain, honey, faint floral and metallic hops, with a hint of lemon and cucumber. Palate is much more subdued, just a mellow grassy grainy flavor, barely any honey or fruit, besides again some semblance of cucumber. Following is a standard lower tier “Pilsner” or Pale bitterness. Imagine a slightly less sweet Miller High Life, or slightly less robust Miller Genuine Draft. Refreshing as can be though on this hot Fourth of July, even as it approaches midnight. Light-bodied, active carbonation that is fine, spritzy, and sharp.

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Photo of Marcgrams
2.19/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Schlitz74
1.5/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a typical light beer color, with a soapy white head, and a decent amount of carbonation. There is no lacing left on the glass. This is just an over priced Euro light beer and nothing special. I personally do not like light beer.

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Photo of craigbelly
2.99/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beersampler6
2.52/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Disappointing as I remember a time I enjoyed this beer more when I was younger. Pale yellow color, no real lingering head or lacing. Smells slighty funky, mainly grain and corn. Tastes of corn, grain, malt, biscuit. Slight hints of that metallic taste I think of with these kinds of light lagers. Slightly bitter finish, no real mouthfeel, mild carbonation.

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Photo of npdevil27
2.25/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Chilmer
2.1/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of eppie82
1.85/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Jbalintjr
2.15/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.06/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Gajo74
2.51/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

There is an Italian restaurant I frequent with a great wine selection. Their beer selection....not so much. Feeling like a beer and for lack of better options, I chose Amstel.
Pours a crystal clear straw color. A tiny wisp of head dissipates within seconds.
Clean aroma with hints of grain and sweet corn adjuncts.
The taste is similarly clean, with a light sweetness, bready malt, and light bitterness.
Light bodied, crisp and dry enough fur easy drinkability.
It’s not that bad. It’s basically watery and inoffensive. However, I don’t see myself having it again anytime soon.

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Photo of dcbeers
2.87/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
3/5  rDev +23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sparx1100
2.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rspauldi
2/5  rDev -18%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of ADKbeerguy
2.74/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of gandres
2.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Bottle 12 ounce poured to tulip glass very cold beer
Sight: Golden amber light yellow head, big white foam
Smell: Aroma of malt
Taste: low bitterness, some sweetness
Mouth feel: good carbonation, sudden drop, bready
Overall: good beer, not to repeat look for

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Photo of gardner254
2.11/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BenHoppy
1.89/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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Amstel Light from Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
Beer rating: 2.44 out of 5 with 1,573 ratings