Amstel Light | Amstel Brouwerij B. V.

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2.43/5
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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:
#46,239
Reviews:
502
Ratings:
1,562
pDev:
27.16%
Bros Score:
1.81
 
 
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10
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1.85/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Jbalintjr
2.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.06/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Gajo74
2.51/5  rDev +3.3%
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 +18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
3/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of rspauldi
2/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of henrycjones4
3.03/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Amstel Light is very watery, typical for a Light Lager, with a slight grain taste. Has an aroma of malt. Is carbonated slightly more than most Light Lagers. Is surprisingly refreshing and feels/tastes great in a bottle.

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Photo of ADKbeerguy
2.74/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of gandres
2.39/5  rDev -1.6%
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 -13.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BenHoppy
1.89/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.08/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerAndFilm
2.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of insouciantx
3.03/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I kind of don't understand why this beer is too underestimated here but it is quite clean and refreshing which would be good for starting in nightclubs or bars.

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Photo of DaveCash
2.35/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of paulish
3/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Matthew_Phoenix
3.27/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of dwarren1969
2.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Scott17Taylor
2.16/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours light straw with fluffy white head.
The aroma is light grain with a bit of skunkiness.
It's just not a good beer, it's got that mild grainy sweetness with a very light bitterness, it would be a good example of the style if it weren't skunked.
It's a watery beer, but this style is supposed to be watery.
Overall don't buy this beer, it's bad even by light lager standards.

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Photo of BergBeer
2.12/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Wrigfen
2.35/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Laxlyon
3.89/5  rDev +60.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkblr
1.94/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

12oz bottle with no discernible dating poured into a pils glass at fridge temp. No ABV indicated on label. The beer pours a bright light straw yellow and yields about an inch of white head. The head recedes to a film and slightly thicker ring around the glass. Aroma is very subdued revealing only a hint of light malt. Taste is almost nothing on the front end transitioning to a nasty, slightly bitter and tangy finish. I could be wrong, but I believe it's a seltzer water taste from the carbonation and there's not enough malt to cover it up. Mouthfeel is water thin, lowly carbonated and dry. Overall, poor. Michelob Ultra is a far better choice if you're watching carbs this close.

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Amstel Light from Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
Beer rating: 2.43 out of 5 with 1,562 ratings