Amstel Light | Amstel Brouwerij B. V.

BA SCORE
59
awful
1,539 Ratings
THE BROS
46
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Amstel LightAmstel Light
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
Ratings:
1,539
Reviews:
497
Avg:
2.42
pDev:
27.27%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
249
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,539 |  Reviews: 497
Photo of Laxlyon
3.89/5  rDev +60.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkblr
1.94/5  rDev -19.8%
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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Photo of choll
2.78/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Was able to finish a six pack with no problem. So yeah, try it.

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Photo of JAB1978
4.78/5  rDev +97.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jbehlar
2.94/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Very little taste and overcarbonated.

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Photo of Brew_ski
2.71/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of poisoneddwarf
1.43/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Backlog. 12 oz bottle. Smells of cheap grain, cardboard. Pours no head, terrible lacing. Tastes just like the aroma. Nothing truly offensive here. It’s just an extremely boring beer. Tastes like your average American macro lager; has no European distinction--odd, I wasn’t expecting that.

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Photo of Turbo
2.65/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Pianoblook
1.8/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
2.5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of godawgs
1.34/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of mamaraza
2.76/5  rDev +14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mmilyko
2.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chriswjr
2.26/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
2.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nater919
2.33/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of hendryxdp
2.77/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of FBarber
1.95/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a light dehydrated golden color. Watery in appearance. Thinnish white head dissipates steadily leaving no residual foam. Bit of a slick on top of the beer.

Smell is so subtle its almost non-existent. A touch of skunk, some grain, maybe some gentle hops, but mostly a subtle skunk and grain come through.

Taste is very watery with almost no flavor whatsoever. Some grass, corn, grain, come through. Mild bitterness is noted, but not very noticeable.

Feel is very carbonated, refreshing, but in the same way carbonated water is refreshing.

Overall this is a poor example of a light lager. Watery and flavorless. Anything else would be better than this.

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Photo of joemama76
2.07/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.09/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Iamjeff6
2/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of AfricanPete14
2.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

This beer definitely is on the higher end of light beer, this has a somewhat darker color compared to most light beers, it has a light malt scent. The malt flavor seems to follow throughout the beer with a highly carbonated finish with a hint of european hops.

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Photo of porters4life
3.26/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of SGR1220
3.1/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dms1767
2.5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Amstel Light from Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
2.42 out of 5 based on 1,539 ratings.
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