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Amsterdam 416 Local Lager

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Brewed by Amsterdam Brewing Company
Style: Pale Lager
Toronto, Canada

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 125   ABV: 4.16%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Unfiltered local lager brewed with toasted wheat and 2-row malts with Cascade and Sorachi Ace hops. Citrus aromas with a light body and full finish.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AtronSeige (562) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 27, 2014
Aroma: Malt: Medium-light, Grainy, sweet, sweetcorn. Hops: Light spice, citrus. No diecetyl Appearance: Clear golden body. Large, white, frothy head. Good retention. Flavour: Malt: Medium light, bread, sweetcorn. Hops: very light, spice. Slight fruitiness, probably hop derived. No diecetyl. Medium-light bitterness, medium-light sweetness. Balanced towards bitterness. Mouthfeel: Light body, High carbonation. Dry finish. Crisp, slight bite. Overall: A refreshing beer. Quaffable. 473 ml can, poured. Thanks Wimpie and Amanda! 1B. Standard American Lager

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (4477) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
On tap at the Amsterdam Brewhouse, Toronto waterfront. Straw with a ring of white head; grainy aroma; grainy in the mouth and quite full-bodied; with a light grassy bitterness to finish. Refreshing.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PilotLibrarian (8) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014 does not count
There is a sharpness of grass that I find overpowering. It’s almost metallic and has this grassy aftertaste like I’m drinking a farmers field. Is it made from grass? I just taste grass.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Clear pale malt character dominates this generic lager’s very mild herbal, citrusy hopping.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam sits atop the clear gold.
-The finish is rather forgettable.
-Drinkability is very high.
-The prickly carbonation adds a mineral tinge.
-This may be generic, but it remains a well-made entry level ale with distinct malt flavors.

On tap at The Saint Tavern, Toronto.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ametras (377) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
473ml can. Clear dark golden with a thin white head. Flavors are cereals, biscuit, honey, grass and cardboard with light citrusy notes. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RhetoricalAns (234) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
Can. Pours straw yellow, thin white head that does not last long. Aroma is of damp grains, hay. Thin, light body, light grain taste with a prominent herbal hop bitterness. A bit of unexpected funkiness as well.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Helsdon (149) - Toronto, CANADA - MAR 20, 2014
Amsterdam makes some darn tasty beers. This one is just Meh. Pours a clear golden with thin white head that disappears but quick! A good representative of lagers with lots of malt notes both in the smell and the taste, hay and bread. Clean finish. A sessionable kind of beer, but really not my bag.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RxForHealth (152) - - SEP 27, 2013
Wow. This may be my new favourite light lager. Grassy aroma and a tiny head. But the hops on the palate are what's really interesting here. Really enjoyable with a lung pleasant finish. Nicely done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bendrixian (1098) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
Can. fairly clear darker yellow colour with a decent head. I find the aroma not pleasant, with a dank wet cardboard aroma and something soured; light roast, some citric hops and a bunch of funk that i associate with pilsners. medium bodied brew(which to me was surprising), some bite and a fast flavour profile. It is different, maybe a bit bigger and more flavourful than other brews in its class but does that make it a good beer...probably not.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2357) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2013
On tap at the Amsterdam Brewhouse. Pours a clear orange colour with average-sized white head and steady light bubbles. Aroma is toasty cracker, modest herbal character and gentle citric hops. Flavour toasty wheat, modest herbal bitterness and hints of citrus. Average carbonation. Average body. Stunningly good lager.


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