Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 668   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Beautiful golden color with a mildly bitter taste and cheerful character.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
guinness59 (2) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2005 does not count
This beer just goes to show what a name will bring a beer, if the name on the can had been Miller or AB, this beer wouldn’t rate higher than a 1. A pretty, light golden color, slight aroma, but hardly any flavor, with a metallic finish. Got a case as a gift from a trip to Curacao.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marko (4418) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 15, 2005
Beer no. 18 of my Slovenian beerhunt.
I finally found this. This used to be available in Croatia for some time, but they stopped importing it before I got into rating beer. There are still Amstel signs, and listings in menus to show it, and I asked in vain every time if they had it. I finally found it in a Spar in Slovenia, after finding its n/a version the day before.

It poured a huge fluffy white head that went away at a medium pace. Darker yellow colour. Slightly acidic malt & dust nose. not that bad for a standard international lager. Taste was ok, metallic, fruity malt, lemon., dust, some unimpressive hops and hints of alcohol (!) showing sometimes. Bitter aftertaste that stayed for a while. Better than Heineken without a doubt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oldrtybastrd (3370) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Pours a nice light golden yellow. Aromas of hops, grass, and maybe corn. Taste is crisp with a nice mellow hop flavor. Kind of bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JonMoore (2033) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2005
I used seek this out years ago on The Continent; no more. Seems to have deteriorated since Heinekin took over. Golden, slim white head, slight hoppy aroma. Euro taste. Not truly bad, just truly average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2005
This beer is not very special or complex. It´s drinkable. A very average lager. If you drink more then 4 a headache kicks in.. be warned..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2005
I had this on holiday a year ago and just found a place i can get it on draught. Very lagery tasting and quite sweet. Goes down well and many bottles can be quaffed, preferable cold. nice enough

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (7259) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2005
This is great everyday beer! Its one of those beers that you always have in your fridge because if you offer it, it never gets pasted on!..clean that is.. A SOLID brew through and through! but a average beer all around

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Pours out that bmc looking golden color, with white frothy head. Nose of light hops very light, grass. Little to say but that its like youre average pale lager. Uninteresting.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlfaMale (2) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2005 does not count
My least favourite Dutch beer. It is much too sweet and it has this typical Amstel aftertaste, wich I don’t like at all. Also it has a slight metally taste, not as strong, but comparible to the metally taste from white beers. I would never drink Amstel to enjoy beer, only when I’m already slightly filled up from better beers it becomes drinkable. Another point of criticism is that its sweetness and weird aftertaste make Amstel about the only beer that can make me loose my lunch.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2005
This seems to be as common as tap water in Western Europe, though it is a bit better. It is standard pale lager faire with a small white head, a strong, skunky flavor, prevalent grainy malts, and weak, light hops.

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