Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


on tap

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RATINGS: 698   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Beautiful golden color with a mildly bitter taste and cheerful character.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2006
Not bad, better than Heineken - slightly more hoppy, sweet and tasty. Cool bottle too. A typical "holiday" beer: tastes good whence drinking it by the bucket load on your hols; tastes like shit when you have a pint at home. I enjoyed this when in Amsterdam though: always nice to slip a pint in when you’re in between rattling prostitutes, seeing sex shows and taking drugs!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DanBerg (59) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2006
Best selling beer in the Netherlands *crying* such an average boring beer. Very popular at parties and festivals. I only drink Amstel if there isn’t anything else.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2006
30 cl bottle: not bad at all for a mass produced lager. If I lived here in Holland I could get used to drinking this as a fridgefiller maybe, but then again there are pleanty of amazing beers here. This beer contians some flavorful cereally type malts and some nice bitter hops. I can’t bad mouth it at all for what it is. Macro brewed accepatbility

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2006
Draft, Golden yellow coloured, with some light carbonation and a small white head. Sweeter malty aroma. Medium body. Finish is sweet, very little bitter. Normal sweeter pale lager, nothing to special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3753) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2006
In the Netherlands most selled beer. A golden sweet lager with a nice head. A duller standard than Heineken.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mansquito (5106) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2006
I think that this beer is actually better than Heineken. It has a more full flavour and tastes more like a real beer than a cheap beer. I kind of wonder why they don’t really sell this in America and instead sell only the infereor light version of this. The Dutch are scoffing at us right now.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borup (11009) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2006
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Hoppy aroma and flavour of hops and malt as well as flavour.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2006
A very ordinary lager that is at best good for thirst-quenching in the sun. Not very exciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2006
You can’t move for crates of this stuff in the Mediterranean. Or Albania. No idea why. OK, it’s a sweet, malty, candyish clear gold lager with a hint of hop bitterness. But certainly nothing worth importing by the shipping container load. But if Vergina’s the alternative, mine’s an Amstel. (Re-rate 13/10/06. Draught UK half. Crisp, bready, malty refreshment. A touch of almost smoky dryness. Different beer to the GK version, and a different class.)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
LeoN (26) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 2, 2006
Bottle (330ml & 500ml) and Tap. Not bad, reminds Heineken, you can find it everywhere. Drinkable

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