Family Pale Lager Style Light Beer
Country Netherlands ABV 3.5%
Price $$ Packaging 12oz/355ml bottle
Overview Amsterdam’s Amstel makes several pale lagers, but only Amstel Light is currently distributed in the United States. It’s absolutely iconic, especially at hotel bars and velvet-rope nightclubs, where it’s particularly popular amongst skinny-and-wanting-to-stay-that-way women. It’s the low-calorie alternative to the Cosmo—seemingly more sophisticated than Corona or Bud Light.
Flavors and aromas A creamy, softly malty nose and a bare touch of hop character lead into a light, thin palate. There’s not a lot here, but there is a modicum of bitterness, which is a pleasant surprise. One taster called this an ideal pairing for chicken strips and a football game, while another thought it lacked “beerness.”
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