Amsterdam Natural Blonde Lager | Amsterdam Brewing Company

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Amsterdam Natural Blonde LagerAmsterdam Natural Blonde Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Amsterdam Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
amsterdambeer.com

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Crisp and clean, our flagship lager is a golden coloured beer brewed in the tradition of its continental cousins. Using Canadian pale barley, our brewers craft this beer by infusing the malt wort with only the finest aromatic noble hops. After a controlled fermentation with our Danish yeast strain, the beer is chilled and aged until being cold filtered prior to kegging or bottling. The finished product is a very clean and well-balanced hoppy beer without the astringent bitterness of some other European styled lagers. This Blonde is 100% all natural. If you don't believe us, just look under the cap.

14 IBU

Added by jlervine on 06-28-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
141
Reviews:
46
Avg:
3.13
pDev:
15.02%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 141 |  Reviews: 46
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4.4/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Well, this is truely a gem of a beer from Toronto! It reminds me alot of Brick's Red Baron, anyway onto the review! Beautiful golden yellow color, with a 1-2 inch head, that sinks down to a .5 inch head, and leaves rings of laceing all down the glass. Smell is great, smells really fresh, malts, and nice hop aroma. Wicked. Taste, well I really like these Blonde Lagers, like really like them. So to me this is perfect. Goes down smooth, carbonated, with a nice crisp hop finish, with little after taste. Great. Mouthfeel is full, carbonated, and satisfying. Drinkability is through the roof, when cold these can be consumed in excessive quantities, and even when warm still very drinkable. Overall my secong favorite blonde lager, next to Red Baron. If you liked that beer, you will definatly like this beer! this is HIGHLY reccommended!

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4.25/5  rDev +35.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +35.8%

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4/5  rDev +27.8%

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4/5  rDev +27.8%

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4/5  rDev +27.8%

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4/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +27.8%

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4/5  rDev +27.8%

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4/5  rDev +27.8%

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4/5  rDev +27.8%

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3.9/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Golden clear filtered with moderate carbonation, huge 4 fingers of chunky sea foam like head with slight yellow tinge.

S: Malt, offal, boiled cabbage, slight fragrant laundry detergent.

T: Depth of light fruitiness, then a slight lime water, followed by a long bitterness much like the taste you get when you bite into a lime seed.

M: Medium bready body, medium low carbonation.

O: Taste exceeds the nose by far. Labeled a Euro Pale Lager, this stands out in uniqueness and flavor. Enjoying it, the new can style is really hip as well.

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3.87/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

tap at the brewery

Pours a clear light gold with a white lacing for a head.

Smells of barley malts and crisp dry hops.

Crisp, dry malt flavor, fresh and clean, with a light lagery hop finish.

Medium body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Solid, highly drinkable lager. Goes down easy, beats big brand macros any day. Very nice to pair with food as well.

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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

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3.59/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type: 500 mL can

A- Pours a clear, light golden colour. White 2 1/2 finger head that goes down to a few whispy patches fairly quickly. No lacing on the glass.

S- Very malty with a little mild hint of crisp hops.

T- Barley malts with a dry finish of hops (very mild).

M- Medium-High carbonation with a thin, typical Lager body.

O- Crisp and light like an American Adjunct Lager but with an added burst of hops, although rather mild. Easy drinking and pretty tasty for a lager. Better than any adjunct for sure. This would be a beer a would drink with a nice steak.

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Photo of staubot
3.59/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pale gold, a bit too much carbonation at the start for me. Decent head with likewise decent lacing
Smokey yeasty blend of hops and malts
A lighter malt flavor with a subdued hops and citrus blend turns to an alcohol flavor at the end. The taste lets down what one is expecting form the scent of the beer
To much fiz for me but not a light a taste for this type of beer. Alcohol aftertaste a bit too much
Still overall a nice beer I would not hesitate to try again if I had the chance.

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3.59/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.55/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Last of a six-pack brought over by a friend a couple of months ago. Although not a lot stands out in this beer, notable items for the style (at least around here) are a) lack of any adjunct flavours, and b) a really solid body and smooth mouthfeel. Other than that, a good, straightforward light-tasting lager that's widely available in Toronto, and therefore often a good option next to the macro selections.

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3.52/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a tall boy into a true pint, the beer is a bright, yellow-gold coloring with a ton of carbonation bubbling through the body and a thin, frothy, bright white head. Nose of toasted grains, floral hops, and a touch of honey sweetness. Flavors of toasted bread, honey and caramel subtle sweetness, and a pepper spiced and floral hops character at the end of the palate. Very balanced and very clean. The aftertaste is roasty and bitter, with some buttery highlights. Clean, smooth finish, which is slightly effervescent due to the carbonation. Decent, and very drinkable.

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Amsterdam Natural Blonde Lager from Amsterdam Brewing Company
3.13 out of 5 based on 141 ratings.
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