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Amstel Light | Amstel Brouwerij B. V.

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2.43/5
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1,552 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:
#44,827
Reviews:
500
Ratings:
1,552
pDev:
27.16%
Bros Score:
1.81
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
253
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,552 |  Reviews: 500
Photo of mmilyko
2.75/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chriswjr
2.26/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
2.75/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nater919
2.33/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of hendryxdp
2.77/5  rDev +14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of FBarber
1.95/5  rDev -19.8%
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 -14.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.09/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Iamjeff6
2/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of AfricanPete14
2.38/5  rDev -2.1%
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 +34.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of SGR1220
3.1/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dms1767
2.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TeleGraff
2.28/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

A fine 4.1% ABV beer. Better than Bud Light. Sometimes has skunky smell. It taste better from a can I haven't had this on draught.

I thought this was 3.5% beer but actually is a 4.1% ABV

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
3.38/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried a 6-pack of these. Heard about this beer and have known about it for awhile and had to try it, supposedly this is the beer that is recommended for beer drinkers that want a light beer. Overall, it reminded me of a much better tasting version of Bud Select-- the feel was light of course, but I could actually taste hops in this one along with grass and corn. Feel was good, not overcarbonated and has a clean finish. I will say that this beer is not bad at all, and would not be a problem to drink another one in the future.

I do have a couple of issues with this beer however. For starters, this beer is priced like a good quality craft beer-- if the price was more in line with, say the Bud/Coors/Miller line of beers, I'd consider it when I want to drink a light beer. $9.99 a 6 pack is a little steep for light beer IMO.

A second issue is that the alcohol level is only 3.5%, not the typical 4%+ of other light beers. The way I see it, there are 3 reasons to drink this beer, 1)refreshment, 2)to manage calories in a diet, or 3) to get drunk. So, it is only 100 calories which is in line with other light beers, and has a very good taste, so reasons 1 and 2 are upheld-- but if someone is looking at reason #3 to drink this beer, they will be disappointed and are better off going with other mass-produced light beers.

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Photo of EMH73
2.94/5  rDev +21%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

In my opinion, Amstel Light has far more flavor than all the macro lagers out there and I'm not just talking about the light versions. When limited by poor selection this is a quite drinkable choice that goes down easily, is crisp and clean and is less likely to be skunky than many others.

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Photo of jschott75
3/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
1.25/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of WickedBeer
2.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of BrysonMingione
1.9/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Tigerbrau
2.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mpt2222
2.74/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of EdgarGerik
2.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Holderness
1.81/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of VeganUndead
2.22/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Amstel Light from Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
Beer rating: 2.43 out of 5 with 1,552 ratings
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