kiwianer (3380) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 3, 2012
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
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
Douberd (2585) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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%.
ansjelaah (1505) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gedronken bij dutchdrebus, het heeft een mooie goudgele kleur, helder met een mooie witte schuimkraag. Ruikt naar gewone pils, alleen wat sterker naar alcohol.
DutchDrebus (4288) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
thanatosti (970) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
vipinvelp (2354) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear darker yellow with high white foam head. Lasting quite a while. Good aroma, and somewhat thick pilsener taste, not too bitter. Not bad.
bierbeek (97) - Beek, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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
erickok (3790) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 12, 2012
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
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)
Benzai (8910) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
deanso (5694) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle from Albert Heijn.
decent head. Golden colour. Not bad. Better than I expected from Amstel