Nuffield (3713) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2004
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I had a bottle of Amstel today that was brewed under license in Burundi. There are no native Burundian beers as far as I could find. Pale yellow, grassy aroma, fizzy body, metallic aftertaste. No surprise there.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2004
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Minimal aroma. Quite sweet with refreshing bitterness. A bit thin but better than average cheap lager.
Pimgref (86) - Gorinchem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good pilsener but nothing special about it. Especially the actions in combination with the Champions League I like.
hAl (10) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amstel is brewed locally in a lot of countries. This show in different tastes for several different countries. The dutch pilsner variant is common on taps and from bottle both. Quite a tasty pilsener with a bit more taste than most but still easy to drink. Always drink it well chilled. Great for an evening out drinking in a bar. Quality draft pilsener. However I have met some much poorer local variant during travels. On rating this beer please mention it’s origin !!!
miko (32) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2004
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2005 Not the best of beers i have tasted...Don’t be fooled by the European name and brand. Quite refreshing though and goes down well.
chriso (7416) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled, Vue Pointe Hotel, Montserrat. The source of the beer was not stated on the bottle and I would not be surprised if it was brewed under license somewhere in the Caribbean. Just another bland lager - nothing too objectionable, but not much to say either.
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Compact white head on top of a pale golden body. Aroma of malt and then some grains. Sweet metallic taste with a slight touch of hop bitterness. Not bad but a little thin.
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
One of the better macro lagers. Its on par with the rest of the average 'premium' beer market. Pale yellow and thin with hints of grain.
imdownthepub (10579) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2004
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled. Pale yellow, heavily carbonated. Yeasty, pale lager, acidic and sweet. Pretty poor flavours.
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2004
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
hmmm, had a bit more life in it than the castle lager that i had before it, however i would agree with Daniel Browns "sweaty" description. Could have a cleaner mouthfeel for a lager. Not too too bad.