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Amstel Light | Amstel Brouwerij B. V.

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2.43/5
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1,551 Ratings
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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:
#44,609
Reviews:
499
Ratings:
1,551
pDev:
27.16%
Bros Score:
1.81
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
252
Trade:
0
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Photo of DarkStar75
2.99/5  rDev +23%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I always considered Amstel to be the 'Heineken Light' before Heineken Light existed. It always has a slight hint of skunk to it in my opinion, but definitely not as strong as a Heineken or even a Stella. Looks slightly darker than Bud, Coors.etc...way more flavor too and definitely on the high end of the 'light beer' category. I do prefer an Amstel to any other light beer I've tasted...very good for its category/style.

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
2.05/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of kdivers
2.89/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of COR8RFAN
4/5  rDev +64.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
2.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
1.75/5  rDev -28%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of cunning_stunt
3.45/5  rDev +42%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HeartofMiami
2.24/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Guppy314
2.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Well chilled from a bottle, pours a pale straw color with quickly dissipating thin white head. Fairly crisp and refreshing with carbonation but with tastes of boiled corn and only very slight hops taste. Yes, it's drinkable as a beer, but it's kind of "why bother".

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Photo of bwood06
3.02/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass

A - Moderate pour produces a 2 finger head in height that is a bright white in color and light foam in appearance. The head dissipates quickly to an ultra thin lacing. The beer itself is clear with high carbonation in the form of moderately sized bubbles rising quickly toward the surface. The beer is a light straw in color. 3.5/5

S - The aroma is typical of a light lager with corn, light malt, unmalted barley, and hops that come across as grassy, herbal, and noble. The aroma is really fairly sweet with just a bit of hops to balance things out. 3.25/5

T - The flavor follows the aroma dead on with corn and light malt leading the way with their accompanying sweetness. A bit of graininess from unmalted barley shows up as well before the hops kick in feature grass and herbal notes and a very clean flavor from Noble hops. Very light lingering bitterness. Flavors are all more undertones than anything and the beer is fairly watery. 2.75/5

M - Light and crisp. Mainly a thirst quenching beer so it is very drinkable and sessionable. Somewhat drying and this dryness lingers on the palate for a bit after swallowing. 3.25/5

O - Decent offering, especially for such a light beer. Good beer to drink on an especially hot day or with really heavy food. Not a beer that I would approach for the sake of flavor and complexity. 3/5

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Photo of edthehead
2.09/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mikr
1.75/5  rDev -28%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of CrimeDog
3.08/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AZBeerDude72
2.24/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Very light color, typical lager you find in any store. Smell is faint like soapy beer, pours clean with little head that fades fast. Taste is average, nothing special nothing great but it is easy to drink. Has a light feel and just your typical generic beer. I would say this is a better choice than other beers in the class, least it has some better taste than your typical mass market guys.
If you want average you found it.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.99/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A light beer with some color beyond pale yellow, I can dig it. Aroma was like, nothing.

Taste is mild hops, light malt, lots of water, refreshing carbonation. Already know my rating is gonna be above the average because there are no off flavors and it seems like it is 100% barley.

Pairs well with other stuff from the region (dank). Good on a hot day for what it is. Used to love these, was kind of a segue to craft for me 20 years ago.

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Photo of thoglund
2.02/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.04/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Squire123
3.35/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Banana yellow color with quickly disappearing cap and lace.

Aroma of bright, floral, spicy hops with a mild malt cracker following.

Taste is first rate for a light beer. The malt presence is there in a dry sense but the sensation is primarily one of floral hops. Flavor is malt (or grain) forward and pleasant. It tastes like a beer as opposed to a number of light brews who's taste is hard to describe due to their elusive, fleeting natures. Like trying to describe the color of fog.

Light medium texture.

I can see how this one is popular. Enough flavor to say it has flavor, low cal (85), food friendly and comes with the cache of being an import. Decent, unobtrusive, like soft background music. Doesn't ring any bells in my tower though.

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

Photo of JLK7299
2.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of brokenlaunchpad
2.21/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Peaches13
2/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of 54V4G3
2.73/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of axel_bd
2.29/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of AD17
2.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Amstel Light from Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
Beer rating: 2.43 out of 5 with 1,551 ratings
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