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Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A sturdy, full-flavored beer with a definite taste of fruit and hops


2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Duvelfan (139) - Getxo (Basque Country), - MAR 18, 2013
De barril. Esta es la mejor versión de Amstel Lager que he probado. Color ambar oscuro, espuma abundante y cremosa al principio pero poco duradera. No supe reconocer el aroma pero en boca resulta mejor que su prima Heineken Lager...al menos sabe a algo...artificial pero algo

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
worldbeertaste (1720) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
First of all I didn’t know this was 7% until I looked it up, thus giving some respect to the beer for hiding it well. Clear medium gold with a thin, disappearing, white, lacy, head. Smells of toasted malt, grain, caramel, with a light chemical compound like a glue and some light grassy hops. Medium very oily body with soft carbonation. Sweet taste of malt, toasted malt, pepper with a dry bitter, chemical alcoholic finish that is not too powerful. Though it has high booze it masks it well but it becomes more noticeable as it warms up.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ads135 (3290) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 30, 2013
the "better" version of the Amstel lager lives up to its billing, but still doesn’t rise above low expectations. The high alcohol of this one at least makes you feel like you’re getting your money’s worth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shaney (2426) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 19, 2012
#580 Leicht bernsteinfarbener Bock mit viel Schaum. Malzaromatisch im Aroma. Im Antrunk ziemlich heftig, primär alkoholisch, dann kommt das Malz durch. Hopfen ist nur im Abang wahrnehmbar. Ordentliches Amstel! Test vom 12.3.2010, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,10,9,9,10,9 - 9,50

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
kiwianer (3425) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 3, 2012
The head is ok , the body gold-brown. It smells sweet, sugary, The taste is sweet, alcoholic, bitter, metal, watery. 6/5/5/6/5/6

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2978) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle of 300 ml at home, poured into a standard type of glass. Very deep golden yellow colour, with a two fingers of soapy head, quickly dissipating. Activity in the glass is minimal. Light lacing left behind. Aroma is of roasted malts and very slighty of hops. The roasted malts are also to be found on the taste, making this beer more sweet than bitter, although some bitterness lingers on the aftertaste. The alcohol of 7% is very well hidden. On the body is medium thick and is highly carbonated. Alcohol gives a warming feeling which becomes stronger once the beer has warmed up itself. Dry on the palate. Overall a good beer, maybe it would be even better in the winter. I consider it to be the "premium"sister of Amstel Sterk (Strong) 7,5%.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansjelaah (1629) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2012
Gedronken bij dutchdrebus, het heeft een mooie goudgele kleur, helder met een mooie witte schuimkraag. Ruikt naar gewone pils, alleen wat sterker naar alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (4515) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle @ home. Clear yellow with a decent white head. Smells malts, grains and some hops. Tastes like a pilsener but a bit stronger. I quite like it, being a strong but not too heavy pilsener, but its not really special or anything. Not as sweet as some other beers in this style. Nice balance. Medium body, lovely carbo.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thanatosti (1077) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2012
30 cl. bottle shared with Bart. Old yellow with a white head. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet taste with some hops. Sturdy pils taste with a strange short aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
vipinvelp (2620) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2012
Clear darker yellow with high white foam head. Lasting quite a while. Good aroma, and somewhat thick pilsener taste, not too bitter. Not bad.


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