Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 1295   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.88/5   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kaser (5640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Had a million of these but finally decided to rate it for some reason. It was the only beer in the fridge at cubs suite. Yeah. A shitty version of shitty Heineken. The good thing is it only takes about 37 of them to get you drunk.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rolfc81 (145) - - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle after CFA golf outing...pretty decent...........................................

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
joe19612 (2594) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Can. Pours with a bright golden colour, a moderate amount of carbonation, and a white head, some hop in the aroma, and with little bitterness in the taste.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
gopherfan99 (1248) - CROATIA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle, pours a pale, clear yellow white a thin white head, aroma is light corn, taste is slightly sweet malt, thin and watery but not really bitter beer, finishes dry, overall not very good

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
Tasted under its alias Amstel Lite. Typical ’light pils’, with a snow white, finely structured, sticky but not very stable head and brightly golden blonde, cristal clear colour. Aroma faintly hoppy, in an aromatic, flowery kind of way, pale malt and a vague honeyish sweetness, but not much else. Taste a thin graininess and malt sweetishness, smooth, otherwise very neutral and very watery as usual in this type of low-alcoholic lagers, only a very weak hop bitterishness in the tail. Basically tastes like the common Amstel Pilsener diluted with mineral water. Maybe that is exactly what is was.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 28, 2014
33cl can served on a BA flight. Clear yellow, quite pale, loads of bubbles, huge frothy white head, lasts a reasonable amount of time. Decent lacing. Citrus and lemon in the aroma, some grain and hints of banana. The expected pale macro lager flavour, light maltiness, a touch of sweetness. Quite dry, very light palette, fizzy but not too fizzy. Short sweet finish. Not the worst of the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Darkmagus82 (2266) - - JUN 19, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 6-2-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a very pale straw color with a small white head. The head faded fast giving almost no lacing. Smell - The smell is almost non-existent with just the tiniest aroma of corn and wheat cereal. Taste – The taste is quite light and is of a little bit of breadiness as a base. At the start, there is a light corn taste that mixes with the bread. This sweetness diminishes some as the taste goes on and in the end just leaves a light cereal taste on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The beer has a very thin body with a high level of carbonation – very fitting more the light tastes and body. Overall – It is somewhat refreshing, but not flavorful at all. Possibly good on a very warm day, but otherwise not worth the time.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bulk_Carrier (3722) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Oh yeah this beer. Ok, well here’s my take on it. It was poured into a pilsener most of the time and a couple times poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a super light yellow color with not much of a head staring back at me. Lacing, uh...there wasn’t any. The smell, it seemed to me, it was a bit corn/rice adjunct like if I could even pull that out. The taste was basically bland and tried to bring back those corn/rice adjuncts to sweeten it, but they really weren’t there either. On the palate, it sat super light and showed a great deal of sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed a bit harsh for the style, but it actually wasn’t too off. Overall, hmmmm....another Light Lager, ho hum. Next, please.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
jrodooo5 (1486) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Light is the optimal word here. Transparent gold pour w/ a rapidly fading white head that leaves no lacing. Aroma may have a hint of malt? Taste is a notch above water. Goes down easy but at 3.5%, why wouldn’t it? Not really offensive but not really anything going on here at all!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Draft. Completely terrible. Lowest of the low. At a wedding with 3 draft options do I quickly switched to Stella. Amstel has zero flavor and a harsh finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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