Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 1273   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.88   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
A special light beer containing only 3.5% alcohol and approximately 35% fewer calories than regular lager beer. But every bit as thirst-quenching and refreshing.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2002
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

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Diego (79) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2002
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 didnít 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 íbeerí, this is a leaky condom on a warm Sarasota evening. Totally unrewarding. I donít know how they made it look so good but donít trust the beautiful golden brown color. This is just wrong. Worried about calories gentís? Try GMD.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
DuffManOhYeah (133) - USA - MAY 14, 2002
Just terrible

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
aracauna (3252) - Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2002
First thing you notice when you lean in for a sniff is that itís 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 skunkís ass. Then the skunk high-tails it into the flavor. After a few sips you get used to olí Mr. Skunk and donít notice him as much and you realize that the commercials are right: it doesnít really taste as bland as most light beers. Itís 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 canít place it exactly. Basically, I wish it was more like a light beer so it wouldnít be so damn hard to drink fast because it becomes near undrinkable when it starts to approach anything resembling warm.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2002
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 ílightí should be avoided.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcom99 (3) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2002 does not count
Hey its a light beer. Definitely a light beer for someone who enjoys beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2002
Nothing special. Not much aroma, very very tiny hop flavor, barely detectable. No real flavor to speak of.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
parkerman (13) - New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2002
The [experienced] beer drinkerís [ígettiní bombed tonightí] light beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2002
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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
olympian (107) - USA - APR 15, 2002
This is not nearly as bad as most light beers, in the same way that a rainy day is not nearly as bad as a sleety one. Actually has some flavor (not much). Itís honest to the companys basic product though - it tastes exactly like watered-down regular Amstel. If you insist on light beer, and run across this - order it. Youíll be pleasantly suprised. If you insist on real beer - pass. Trust me.

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