Amstel Light

What a weekend. I’m trying to get a bunch of errands done before I go on vacation. I met up with my buddy Joey for lunch and he picked this beer for me to review. I haven’t had this one in awhile. I think the last time I had this was a bunch of years ago at a concert. I really don’t remember how I felt about it because I didn’t have much to compare it to.

ABV: 3.5%

Style: Light Lager

Trivia: According to, “The brewery was founded on June 11, 1870 in Amsterdam and named after the Amstel River, the waters of which also served for refrigeration. By 1872, Amstel was annually producing 10,000 hectoliters. For the purpose of storing the beer, winter ice from canals was kept in special double-walled cellars. Originally, the beer was mostly drunk in Amsterdam. From 1883, it was also exported to Great Britain and Indonesia.”

Random: I wonder if the regular Amstel is any better than this. They don’t export that to the U.S.

This brew poured with a half finger of pure white head that actually took awhile to dissipated. The body was a clear, straw yellow with moderate visible carbonation. The nose was very mild with a hint of grain and nothing else. The taste was…well…pretty terrible. I got a hint of grass, grain and metal. The body was thicker than expected with moderate carbonation. The metal lasted until the finish that was luckily pretty quick. Nothing about this beer was very pleasant. I would definitely avoid this one.

Untappd Rating: 1.0/5.0