Amstel Light | Amstel Brouwerij B. V.

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Amstel LightAmstel Light

Brewed by:
Amstel Brouwerij B. V.

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

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A: Pours a crystal clear pale straw yellow in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy white head that dissipates almost immediately leaving just the thinnest of rings at the edge of the glass. Minimal lacing is observed.

S: Extremely mild aromas of adjunct malts (corn and grain) along with some subtle hints of grassy hops.

T: The beer has some flavors of bready malts with some additional corn sweetness to it, there is a light amount of bitterness.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Thin and watery.

O: Easy to drink and sessionable but not one of my favorites and not one that I will have very often. At the open bars at many receptions and conferences, this is often the best choice but otherwise I might avoid it.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a very pale straw color with a small white head. The head faded fast giving almost no lacing.

Smell - The smell is almost non-existent with just the tiniest aroma of corn and wheat cereal.

Taste – The taste is quite light and is of a little bit of breadiness as a base. At the start, there is a light corn taste that mixes with the bread. This sweetness diminishes some as the taste goes on and in the end just leaves a light cereal taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The beer has a very thin body with a high level of carbonation – very fitting more the light tastes and body.

Overall – It is somewhat refreshing, but not flavorful at all. Possibly good on a very warm day, but otherwise not worth the time.

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Amstel Light from Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
2.42 out of 5 based on 1,535 ratings.
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