Amarit NB | Thai Amarit Brewery Co., Ltd.

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Thai Amarit Brewery Co., Ltd.

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2004

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by fisherman34:
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2.38/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Green bottled sample. Light gold in colour with strong carbonation. Mild grassy hop aroma, along with notes of rice and aluminum. Somewhat malt forward in the mouth with a semi-sweet element. Hints of corn sugar. Watery texture and under hopping make for a poor feeling on the palate. A pretty poor showing overall. Yet another gross Asian macro lager that the MLCC has decided to import.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
2.73/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

In April of 2004, San Miguel Corp. (SMC) bought the Thai Amarit brewery in Central Thailand, about 30 kilometers north of Bangkok for the purpose of gaining a foothold in the fastest-growing (and already) largest beer market in South East Asia. They sought the brewery as a hub for production and concentrated on other products besides beer, but some quality control within the brewery has obviously been put into place.

Amarit NB pours an absolutely crystal-clear, light gold body beneath a short lid of bright white foam. The head quickly dissolves to just a thin veil across the surface, and it leaves only minor spotty lace about the glass.

The nose is light-struck, or "skunked", due to the lack of protection from light's UV rays offered by the green glass bottle. What's there beyond that, however, is clean and fresh smelling.

In the mouth it's delicately crisp with a moderate carbonation level and light-medium body that leaves it smooth across the palate.

The flavor delivers a delicate, light, mildly cereal-like maltiness that's balanced nicely by subtle floral, grassy, and spicy hop flavors. A flicker of yeasty fruitiness enters as well, and gives it an interesting twist. The bitterness is balancing in this delicate lager, but becomes more solid and apparent at the finish. Unfortunately, it takes on a medicinal harshness, and there's some astringency as well. Still, it's not anything that your average consumer would readily perceive.

Overall, it's a refreshing and somewhat interesting beer with enough hops to keep it memorable. It may pair well with lighter Thai foods (and especially anything wtih lemongrass) but I think it would be completely lost against anything spicy (in which case water might be a better option).

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.65/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a clear, bright, macro-gold with a 1 finger, soft, creamy dull white head that surprisingly enough slowly settled only after several minutes. Visible carbonation was fairly strong and rapid.

S: fresh corn and soft scents of spicy lemons which gently faded and gave way to a grassy herbal hopping.

T: The initial flavor was sweet with some fresh lemons, and grains. There was a strong lemony nature with some white rice as well detected. There was however a slight soapiness to the flavor, not enough to tarnish the flavor but just enough to be noticeable and distract.

M: thin, oily and slick with but a tiny effervesce felt.

D: If not for the slight soapy nature would of faired as a half-way decent drinking macro-lager but falls short. Ok enough to finish but really no incentive to have another.

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Photo of Zorro
2.49/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Looks pretty good in the glass, a clear yellow beer with a tall white head that lasts quite a while.

The smell is cooked vegetables and herby hops. There is a corn flakes and a little lemon.

The taste begins a little sweet with a strong grain husk astringency for a moment and then a long lasting sweet aftertaste. Typical Asian Lager, sweet with a grassy or hay like flavor. Less astringent as you drink it but there is a definite over heated grain husk flavor here.

The mouthfeel is good.

Not a bad beer but I don't see me picking this over a San Miguel or a TsingTao at the local Asian restaurant.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.05/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a pale yellow color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of grain and light malts, along with a touch of hops.

T: The taste is bready with a mild adjunct & malt sweetness. There's a very mild hops presence that provides a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp with a little smoothness, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Not very flavorful, goes down easily enough, not filling at all, mild kick, this just another less than ordinary "fizzy yellow beer", not really something that I'd want to drink again if I had another choice.

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Photo of cfalovo97
5/5  rDev +96.1%

Photo of Gavage
2.54/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: clear golden yellow in color. A fluffy two finger heads falls relatively quickly. Plent of carbonation bubbles rise to the surface.

Smell: no discernable aroma - a touch of grass is all you can get by sticking your nose as close to the surface without get wet.

Taste: grass, corn, green grapes, and a hint of bitterness make up a pretty tasteless and unexciting beer.

Mouthfeel: very crisp and clean. Almost refreshing. Thin bodied beer.

Drinkability: personally I couldn't imagine having more than the one I had. Pretty lame beer here.

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Photo of DogFood11
1.42/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Six pack picked up for watching the golf tournament this weekend. Poured into a pils glass it has loads and loads of carbonation. Pale yellow body and a foamy loose white head.

Wow, I've had my fair share of macro lagers but this has to be the corniest, husky, grainy, grassy version I've had to date. Tons of fresh husky grain, a mild hop bitterness is swallowed away by some metallic astringency. The worst part is I can't blame this on age or treatment as this is as fresh as I have ever seen it and it shows no signs of maltreatment. Drink this baby 1 degree above freezing.

Notes: Keep this in Thailand.

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Photo of oOSupremeOo
1.75/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of Foxman
2.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It pours a clear and pale straw yellow. A finger of pithy white head drops away quickly. Pips of lacing pop the inside of the glass.

In the aroma, there's a sparse duet of spare malt and almost medicinal adjunct. The hops comes across as grassy and metallic, and minorly skunked.

Upon sipping, there slips in a sweet and vegetal combo os rather bland malt, and hints of both corn and rice, or perhaps my imagination runs unfortunately away. A funkified "offness" suborns the middle. The finish is a final flash of vegetality followed by a listless but somewhat crisp bitterness. It's not flavorless, but that's not a ringing endorsement.

Light bodied, the rapid, almost watery nature flies across and off the palate, and that might be fortunate, really.

Sometimes I'll try a beer because I've never had one from a specific country. This is one of those cases. I'm thinking I should choose more wisely in the future. Sure, it goes down simply and is pretty fundamentally refreshing, and after a few the flaw are less distinct, but that's not the way I like to do things, drinking more to mask a beer's failings. So, Pad Thai, yes. Beer Thai, no. At least, not this one.

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Photo of trevorwideman
2.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Sampled at the Flatlanders Beer Fest, Wpg.

Average looking lager, pours with a generous fizzy head that subsides quickly. Highly carbonated. Mild corn odor, and a little skunky. Floral hop notes and some herbs in the background.

Apples and pears dominate the flavour, seems very juicy. Maybe even a little white grape juice. A bit too sweet, slightly cloying. There's a mild sourness and the hops appear in the finish. Mouthfeel is thin and a bit over carbonated. Bites a little too much. Not dreadful for a lawnmower beer, and better than most Southeast Asian brews, but not exciting either.

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Photo of kjyost
2.1/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Undated green bottle served to me at a local Thai restaurant.

A: Beer pours nicely, and unlike most adjunct filled lagers its head isn't fizzy, rather a little fluffy and laces way more than I ever expected.

S: Downhill at this point. Strong vegetal aromas dominate above everything else. Not worth investigating this one any further.

T: The body is a bit thin, with a clear residual sweetness from the adjunct they use (wasn't spending time pinpointing it at this moment, I was trying to enjoy my food - which was delicious FYI). No hop flavours.

M: Finished clean & crisp.

D: Never again.

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Photo of tmoneyba
2.61/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5


Poured light pale color with an average frothy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Light grassy aroma. Light body with a thin texture and soft texture. Light sweet flavor with a light sweet finish of short duration.

Worth trying once.

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Amarit NB from Thai Amarit Brewery Co., Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.55 out of 5 with 13 ratings