Rib Eye (148) - USA - JUN 10, 2002
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
This is basically Heineken light; skunky and bitter. But because everything is less intense than the incredibly offensive Heiny, Amstel is actually slightly better. It is very light bodied and easy drinking. For dog piss.
Dogbrick (11066) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2002
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Let me put it this way, I had a free bottle at a reception and dumped it. If I dump out a beer that I didn’t pay for, you know there is a problem.
IneedAbuheer (69) - Ingleside, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2002
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Similar to a typical american light lager like bud light or miller light - with an additional characteristic of more skunky bitterness. Unfortunately, it doesn’t add to the expierence. Drinkable, but not pleasurable.
adamcbowman (57) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2002
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Possibly the worst experience I’ve had in a beer. Bought it because it always looked like a good beer, but boy was I wrong. Bitter, skuny, and I couldn’t even finish it. Not for my tastes but hey, I like the cheap american standards.
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amstel Light is an odd beer for 2 reasons: 1- It was created soley for the American market. and 2- Although American ’Lights’ don’t have any hop character, Heineken felt they needed to add some. In my opinion, the hop character that is there just doesn’t work. I’d much rather have a Bud Light, Miller Light or Coors Light.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nothing too exciting. Why does this beer smell so bad? It’s a light beer, so I couldn’t expect too much, really. 95 calories! A typically bland and unremarkable flavor.
JohnDo2000 (99) - Metairie, Louisiana, USA - MAY 31, 2002
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Doesn’t have the bite of heineken, but the taste is kind of bland and run of the mill.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2002
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
One word to describe the flavor: SQUID. It tastes like liquid squid thats been carbonated and added to some dirt and water. Cheaper than red lobster.
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