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Brewed by Heineken Nederland
Style: Pale Lager
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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1.Schenk 3/4 van het bier uit in het glas 2. Laat het overige bier in de fles ronddraaien 3.Schenk de rest uit unfiltered version of Amstel.

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2.5
MelvinKalksma (1625) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2017 Aroma: 5 Slight aroma of malts, caramel, fruit, grain and hops. Appearance: 4 Turbid yellow/golden beer with a slight/medium off-white head. Taste/Palate: 7/3 Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel and fruit; ends slightly bitter and dry with grain and hops. Overall: 10 This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. Superb idea to create a rather unfiltered Pilsener as a large brewer. Still just a regular beer that could have been so much better. Great appearance and a decent palate, but the aroma coule have been stronger.

2.8
EugeneStraver (307) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2017
Home. 30 cl bottle. BB sep 2017. A clear yellow beer with a nice white head. Aroma is somewhat malty and light fruit (apple, grape, peach) Also some yeast. Taste is a little hop bitter at the end. For the rest normal pils taste. Not a really an added value the unfiltered version.

3
vipinvelp (4505) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2017
Light opaque, white lacing foam head. Nice barley aroma, fresh taste. A very drinkable beer when thirsty. (Velp 201708)

1.4
tderoeck (10002) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2017
18/VIII/17 - 30cl bottle from a Dutch supermarket @ Taste and Waste session 2 (home) - BB: IX/2017 (2017-1259)

Clear pretty orange beer, (sorry, only read the instructions after drinking) irregular white head, unstable, falls down quickly, non adhesive. aroma: grains, malty, cow fodder, cardboard. MF: ok carbon, medium body, smooth texture. Taste: very very sweet and sugary start, some banana cardboard, bad, pretty bad yes. Aftertaste: bit metallic, sweet, hint of banana, slightly bitter, bad stuff, really...

2.9
blariacum (172) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2017
Fles. Toch deze nieuwe trend maar geprobeerd, ongefilterd om te suggereren dat het bier natuurlijker, zuiverder, eerlijker is. Smaakt overigens goed, sterk van smaak (ook iets meer alcohol dan het gewone pilsje), maar niet schokkend. Wel beter dan het (saaie) origineel.

3.1
DijkBier (480) - AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2017
Cannot really compare with regular Amstel, but seems a little softer/smoother and more fruity/sweet. Golden hazy pour with only at the end the yeast coming out the bottle, small white head. Soft aroma, malty, light fruity. Taste rather sweet, soft bitter. Low carbo. It’s OK, not really special.

3.3
dutchdarthvader (267) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2017
Eerste indruk dit biertje stijgt niet boven de standaard broer "Amstel Bier" uit. Goeie schuimer en gele wat troebele kleur en je ziet duidelijk de gisting onderaan. Smaakt naar malt beetje zoetig maar niet de yes lekker we gaan bieren wat ik bij de normale uitvoering wel ervaar. Komt in mijn ogen toch wel een beetje over als de een ongerijpte versie van het origineel. Terwijl het idee hier achter is dat dit juist nu de nieuwe stap in de evolutie moet zijn. Ik hou het wel op de wel bekende rode kratten. Zelfs het logo van het origineel is mooier dan deze met al dat extra goud erin ziet er nu best lelijk en rommelig uit. Maar goed daarvoor kennen we geen punten toe. Maar toch echt geen slecht biertje. Het verdient zeker een 1 op 1 uitdaging met zijn grote broer.

2.5
MrHangover (4690) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2017
Bottle. Pours a hazy straw yellow beer with a quite small white head on top. Aroma is grainy and lager-ish, slightly skunked though. Flavor is bittersweet and grainy again, not sure what the murkyness is, could be yeast of wey powder. Doesn’t add much to the flavor anyway. Soft mouthfeel and soft and easy aftertaste. Decent.

2.7
Alengrin (5535) - BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2017 Bottle from a Jumbo supermarket in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. An unfiltered edition of that awful Amstel lager, I can’t help being a bit curious about this. Foamy, thick and frothy, snow white, ’papery’ lacing, fairly stable head over a warm ’old gold’ coloured beer, a tad darker than usual for an industrial pale lager, clear initially but already showing a thin ’consommé’ of yeast bits throughout, turning equally hazy ’darkish’ gold with sediment - I’ve seen many a Pilsener-derived pale lager looking way worse than this. Simple, ’grainy sweet’ aroma of sugar corn, popcorn even, damp kitchen towels, banana candy and chewing gum, soggy as well as old white bread, hand soap, ’textile’ dust, freshly ironed cloth and something vaguely iron-ish. Same simple, straightforward story in the mouth: a lot of sweet graininess including a lot of corn starch-like sweetishness, no esters at all (as expected, of course), clean, thin, strangely soapy and a bit metallic mouthfeel, with spritzy carbonation, though perhaps a tad less spritzy than is custom for this dreary style. Simple pale malt sweetishness in the middle with a very vague sourish, but equally grainy undertone; the sweetness, in a ’corny’ but also somewhat doughy kind of way, dominates. Minerally aspects on the sides of the tongue carry this boring grainy sweetishness to a rather indifferent finish - though admittedly some very faint notes of baker’s yeast and potato starch are to be found there, albeit in a ’microscopic’ way; this minute yeast effect brings some weak bitterishness, luckily so, as hops remain all but absent. Goes down a bit watery, but a bit bready as well due to this subtle yeast effect. Nothing worth seeking out, as expected, but if you look at this product in its industrial context and compare it with nothing else than its ’regular’, filtered and utterly bland self, this is clearly a small step forward. I never expected to say this about a pale Amstel lager, but this is clearly a much better option than the regular, for carrying a bit more flavour and body, though the nose is still teeming with industrial, non-beery aspects no serious beer afficionado could ever enjoy. But then, nobody expected a Franconian-style Kellerbier here, right?

3
mike_77 (6876) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2017
I tasted before pouring the entire bottle and without the yeast from the bottle of the bottle it does taste just like regular Amstel. With the yeast there does seem to be a lightly spicy element and a smoother, creamier mouthfeel.


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