coachmark34 (39) - central Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Well, I had hoped for better, so my evaluation may be a bit clouded by my high hopes. I had heard good things about Amstel light, but I just wasn’t that impressed with it. No bite, and a little watery tasting for my palate. I didn’t like it’s aroma all that much, either. but, hey, it IS a light beer, y’know. I guess for a light beer I could handle it again.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2002
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
slightly skunk aroma,could detect small amounts of hops,but genrally pretty bland. one of the better light beers, but is still overall its pretty bad
Diego (79) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2002
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The right beer for the wrong time. I think of Jewish American Princesses and irresponsible evenings doing things my mother would have cringed at. The only reason I drank Amstel was because I didn’t want to get too drunk and puke on my Tretorns (Plus I got a sad case of flabby abs). This is not what one would call ’beer’, this is a leaky condom on a warm Sarasota evening. Totally unrewarding. I don’t know how they made it look so good but don’t trust the beautiful golden brown color. This is just wrong. Worried about calories gent’s? Try GMD.
DuffManOhYeah (133) - USA - MAY 14, 2002
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
aracauna (3162) - Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2002
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
First thing you notice when you lean in for a sniff is that it’s kind of skunky. If you can keep your nose close enough long enough, you start to notice a little maltiness and hops peek out of that skunk’s ass. Then the skunk high-tails it into the flavor. After a few sips you get used to ol’ Mr. Skunk and don’t notice him as much and you realize that the commercials are right: it doesn’t really taste as bland as most light beers. It’s got some definite malt presence with some citrusy notes but it also has that unpleasantness (separate from the skunk) that Heinekin also has, but I can’t place it exactly. Basically, I wish it was more like a light beer so it wouldn’t be so damn hard to drink fast because it becomes near undrinkable when it starts to approach anything resembling warm.
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2002
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I hated this beer. I was really expecting something better, although I am not sure why. I guess it is true that anything with the word ’light’ should be avoided.
jcom99 (3) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2002 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hey its a light beer. Definitely a light beer for someone who enjoys beer.
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2002
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Nothing special. Not much aroma, very very tiny hop flavor, barely detectable. No real flavor to speak of.
parkerman (13) - New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2002
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The [experienced] beer drinker’s [’gettin’ bombed tonight’] light beer.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2006 If you enjoy the likes of Heineken and Becks, and are looking for a light beer, this one is for you.