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


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RATINGS: 112   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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
kiwianer (3380) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2585) - 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%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansjelaah (1505) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (4288) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thanatosti (970) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
vipinvelp (2354) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bierbeek (97) - Beek, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2012
33 cl bottle. Yellow to Golden colour. Minimal white head. Very little Aromas, just soms sweet malts. Taste is grain, sweet malts. Finish is very mild bitter. Soapy mouthfeel. Extra percent alcohol not predominantly present. Not special, lack of flavour. I prefer regular Amstel pilsener or Amstel 1870

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
erickok (3790) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 12, 2012
Golden fizzy body with bubbly white head. Darker than the normal Amstel pilsner and the head lasts much longer. Very grassy, hay, white bread dough and even some juniper berries. Could be much worse. Drinkable sweet, sticky body with an equally sweet malty taste. Underhopped big time. Leaves a dryish feel. Underdeveloped or something. Strange. Disappointed after the hopeful aromatic start. Cheap. (33cl bottle)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (8910) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle @ home. Clear yellow / golden color, large white head. Don’t smell much more than a little malty and a slight weirdness underneath. Taste a weird light bitterness, some malts and alcohol. Low to medium carbo, medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
deanso (5694) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2011
33cl bottle from Albert Heijn. decent head. Golden colour. Not bad. Better than I expected from Amstel

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