imdownthepub (10662) - 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.
bwanasafari (11) - Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA - MAR 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I enjoy drinking Amstel, as i live in Tanzania. It is a very grainy beer and is very smooth.
JorisPPattyn (8041) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2004
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
(draught) Pale chromate yellow; yellowish tinted head, dense and retreating lacey. Vaguely malty and grainy nose. Duff, suppressed malt taste which would becoming cloying sweet if there had been enough malts deposited. There seems to be some maize - wonder if anything else. Absolutely watery mouthfeel. Phouaaagh. Can't imagine how the New World is managing worse than this.
ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The beer is perfect on a hot day at the beach, but has very little substance or complexity. the beer is better than your standard American pilsner.
Winefly (60) - KEW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2004
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not as good as its Dutchy relations and no wonder it sells cheap here at Dan Murphys. They must bring it in by the container load as the Dutch most probably can't hack it too much. The only thing I liked about it was its appearance.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not good, but I rather drink it than Heineken lager though!! A normal pilsner, no description nessesary....!!
DanielBrown (3927) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2003
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottled. This is a really unpleasant lager, with a sweaty, rancid quality. Each gulp provides a mouthful of disappointment.
jonas (5849) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thin, boring, pale straw color, overcarbonated, watery body. Only a minimum of the necessary flavors.
lasonovich (151) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It's ok, for some reason every time I drink amstel it feels really heavy. A bit of malt in the flavour but european chemical after taste