Amstel Light | Amstel Brouwerij B. V.

Amstel LightAmstel Light
BA SCORE
2.43/5
1,548 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#44,055
Reviews:
499
Ratings:
1,548
pDev:
27.16%
Bros Score:
1.81
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
251
Trade:
0
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look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Drank from a bottle, several times unfortunately.

This is the one beer I absolutely do not like. Sometimes I order it out of spite, just to remind myself why I don't like it.

I don't mind light beers, but this one tastes awful. I can't tell you why. It's bitter and disgusting.

I'd rather have a no-taste Coors or Bud Light than an Amstel.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that completely faded away.
S: There are aromas of cooked corn and other adjunct malts in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has notes of rice.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink but the aroma and taste are not very appealing.

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Someone handed me an ice cold bottle of this at the end of a very long, very hot day of work, so don't be surprised if my review is a little skewed towards the positive here. I was struck by how refreshing and clean drinking it is and how much more palatable it is in comparison to most other commercial light beers. That being said, that's damning with faint praise and I wouldn't be shocked if my reaction was quite different upon returning to this at another juncture. I certainly wouldn't buy it and don't feel the need to have it again, having had more than enough of these in my early beer drinking days when any import was a step up from Buds and Millers.

Anyways the pour is golden amber, good clarity, slowly settling cream-colored head, a little patchy lacing here and there. Appearance is pretty solid. Very bland aroma with a hint of grainy adjuncts, some kind of faint corniness, very vague floral hops. Not much here.

The flavor is similarly bland but mostly inoffensive; again there's that cereal grain/corn thing going on, a touch of honey sweetness, and a suggestion of floral hops. Very little actual bitterness, little in the way of an aftertaste, dry, clean finish. A touch of oxidized cardboard but it's not overwhelming.

Good mouthfeel, medium light body, crisp carbonation, not too watery. Look, this isn't a good beer by any means but it might get the job done on a sweltering day and it's your first and you're not expecting much and you're really thirsty and you can't have too much alcohol cause you have to drive soon and so on and so forth. Or you could just have water and wait for something better to come along, I don't know.

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Amstel Light from Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
Beer rating: 2.43 out of 5 with 1,548 ratings
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