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Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 616   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.19   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Beautiful golden color with a mildly bitter taste and cheerful character.


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Garrat (1303) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2005
From a bottle.Light gold in colour,small head,usual gassy,weak flavours.Not for me these days.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Eructoblaster (3117) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2004
Bottle - 500ml. Limpid gold body topped with a thin bubbly head. Average and unidimensional malty/hoppy aroma. Boring malty taste with some bready hints. Short aftertaste. Rather boring, but one step above Heineken Lager.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tplindler (37) - California, USA - DEC 4, 2004
Fairly standard lager. Golden colored, relatively light. Nothing terribly special. Interestingly enough, I can’t seem to find this in America. Amstel Light, yes. The standard stuff, no. Not that it’s any great loss...

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chokehold (20) - cape town, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 30, 2004
I would only drink this beer, if i could not afford or find guinness. Yellow in color, not the most pleasing beer out there. good if you are planning in on getting pissed.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 28, 2004
Brewed under license in SA by SAB. Seems to have inherited the traits of the local beers here. Fairy bitter, water with no body. Light yellow colour, with a stale smell to it. Very different to the Amstel i drank in Europe.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - NOV 23, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2007 sweetish weak taste, very watery, very thin, boring, not much of a beer, too light, really not my taste, who drinks this stuff?, maybe little girls?

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dorqui (2113) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 21, 2004
Shining yellow. Aroma does not introduce particular characteristics having weak person. Escaping.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2004
Very weak aroma. Crisp, hoppy, slightly sour taste ending in a medium dry finish. One-dimensional, but drinkable.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2004
Pretty light and thin with no real faults but there is a distinctive Cascade hop flavour to it. There’s no Cascade aroma and the flavour is mild, but definitely there. I must have been imagining things though - there’s no way such a beer would use American hops like that. It did make it a bit interesting though.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2004
Did I taste soap? Or was it beer? Looks like a normal Pale Lager, but phew...I think they took water out of the river, added soap and hoppy notes et voila...


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