Amstel Light | Amstel Brouwerij B. V.

BA SCORE
59
awful
1,531 Ratings
THE BROS
46
awful
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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:
1,531
Reviews:
495
Avg:
2.42
pDev:
27.27%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
242
For Trade:
0
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Photo of metter98
2.53/5  rDev +4.5%
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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Photo of banger7
2.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of brbrocc
2.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of tobelerone
2.54/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.24/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small blotches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain and some skunky vegetal aromas. Taste is pretty watery and is mainly of grain and a mild grassy note. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and thin mouthfeel. Overall, this is a poor beer that is watery and thin.

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Photo of sendbeer
1.75/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of bobojuice
2.25/5  rDev -7%

Photo of Cardmarauder
2.25/5  rDev -7%

Photo of 08Deltadawn8
2/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Bierwolf
3.33/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pilsener glass.

Appearance: Very nice...darker, more golden yellow. Clear although I noticed some very small "floaters" suspended in the beer. A nice white that faded off slowly leaving some nice lacing for a light beer. A few carbonation bubbles rising up from the bottom.

Smell: A fair amount going on...some malt, some hops, dry piney citrus aroma, fruity and floral.

Taste: Nice hop bitterness for a light beer. The finish lingered after going down. Very pleasant taste. Crisp and semi-dry.

Mouth Feel: Thin to medium body with a semi-dry finish. Nice carbonation bite.

Overall: This is a very good light beer. It exceeds expectations, for me anyway, for a light beer. Pleasant tasting and easy to drink. I have tried a number of light beers and to date this was the best. Until i find another light beer to be better this would be my favorite.

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Photo of Kyrojack
2/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of tmars13
2/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
2.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of alesaram
2/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of maynard713
2.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of bzach
1.75/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of Chucker17
2.5/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of KevieJames
1.25/5  rDev -48.3%

Photo of BeerMeBrah
3/5  rDev +24%

Photo of braican
3.25/5  rDev +34.3%

Photo of Jimboe
1.75/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of EUFTG
1.5/5  rDev -38%

Photo of Fatehunter
1.52/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Into a pint glass. Light straw color with not a bit of head.
Weird smell of burnt wood and metal.
Taste like fizzy water with burnt wood in it. How to they do this?
Light and fizzy body, moderate carbonation.
It is truly amazing that this beer is literally nothing. The wonders of science.

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Photo of videofrog
2/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Molnar
3/5  rDev +24%

Amstel Light from Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
2.42 out of 5 based on 1,531 ratings.
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