Amstel Wheat | Amstel Brouwerij B. V.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
Netherlands
amstel.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TheManiacalOne on 01-28-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
45
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.1
pDev:
14.84%
 
 
Wants:
1
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3
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Nolster
3.11/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dentist666
2.7/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Amstel Weiss - russian market localisation. 5,1% ABV, 11,4% Plato.
Visually not bad, nice retention. Sediment poured into glass. Aroma is rather weak. Taste is too sweet.

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2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +37.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of generallee
3.64/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. There is a short description of the beer on the back label but it has no abv.

Appearance: It has a bright golden yellow body with lots of lively carbonation and a light foamy head. The head fades quickly.

Smell: The aroma has some bright lemony citrus and light white bready maltiness with just a slight touch of spice.

Taste / Palate: The flavor brings some mild lemony notes with light spice to its white bready base. The body feels light and refreshing and it finishes with very mild citrus hop bitterness. Overall it is a bit simpler than most Hefe Weizen beers but it is well balanced and quite drinkable.

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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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2/5  rDev -35.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of mikethebeerguy
3.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

If you're someone who enjoys wheat beer this is up there with the best of them. It's essentially Hoegaarden but cheaper. Great unfiltered wheat flavor and easily recommended. But like I said, you have to like wheat beers. Great full bodied flavor with the wheaty finish.

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of thecheapies
3.29/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

One and a half 12oz bottles poured into a weizen glass. Looks a cloudy ochre color with a thin ring of foam and some fine bubbles on the surface. Looks decent.

Wheat grain, banana, clove, light tangerine, and more citrus. A little muddled, but still nice. A bit grainier than a typical hefe nose, but decent.

Features a lemony banana with some spicy clove and a whole heap of extra wheaty grain. Clove swells a bit in the tail, like a spice drop. Has a bitterness upfront that is a bit accentuated, although it doesn't particularly hurt the drinkability. Late on the palate comes nuances of red apple. Carbonation is busy for the style, too. Body is wet, but not quite satisfying enough. Nearly medium.

It's okay. I'm impressed because the only other beer I've had from Amstel is Amstel Light. I was even doubting this to be a true hefeweizen, but it is, in fact. Not bad, either.

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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2.68/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

More from local, in-person trader, tone77's big box o' beer! I was awaiting approval of my picture before opening it and here we are!

From the bottle: "A taste of Amsterdam brewed in every bottle"; "Pure Hefeweizen 100% Malted Wheat & Barley"; "Amstel Wheat is a classic European Hefeweizen, brewed with the craftsmanship that Amstel has been known for since 1870, to deliver its uniquely smooth and crisp taste."

I will tell you that it has a tendency to settle, so unless you are planning to review a krystalweizen, which this is not, I recommend agitating the bottle a little before popping the cap. I got a brief finger of soapy, bone-white head with limited retention from my pour. Color was a cloudy orangish-yellow. Nose had a faint orange/banana/clove ester scent, but it was fairly light for the style. Mouthfeel was kind of thin and watery and while it had the banana-forward taste of a hefeweizen, I just felt like it was lacking any Ooomph. Finish was semi-dry and the clove esters really hit after the swallow, but it was a case of too little, too late. I will cop to not being a fan of the style, but this was a shoddy example to begin with.

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3.75/5  rDev +21%

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2.96/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured into a Franziskaner glass.

Pours a cloudy pale yellowish orange. Finger width of white head bubbles cascade. Minimal lace and head retention. Average looks.

Brew smells of lemon, wheat and light coriander. Pretty good nose.

Brew is very light in body and especially flavor. Faint in spice, banana, orange and wheat. Carbonation and a dry finish. Almost like a light wheat beer, cant even call this one a hefe (to me anyway). Most underwhelming hefe I have tried. A non offensive wheat brew. Makes the macro Blue Moon seem world class.

If you were hanging with a macro brew drinking crowd at a bbq, bring a case of this to let them see there is something else out there besides bud, miller, corona or coors. It may at least turn the macro crowd into trying something else, then maybe they will try craft brews.

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Amstel Wheat from Amstel Brouwerij B. V.
3.1 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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