Newest Review: ... decided to take the plunge and try an Amstel. To be honest, I haven't looked back and Amstel is now my first choice beer whenever it is ava... more
Member Name: flyingdutchwoman
Advantages: It tastes good
Disadvantages: I can brew better myself
Amstel is one of those Lesser known beers to people from outside The Netherlands.
However, I feel it is particularly underrated. I am yet to find it on tap here in the UK though.
I do enjoy a glass with my family when I go home to visit. It has a nice malty taste, but the hop bitterness comes through as well. It is, as lagers go, rather nice, but you need to be careful, because it is rather strong, and many people underestimate it's strength.
I do not feel it is the best beer that The Netherlands has to offer, but it is certainly better than some of the other large commercial, "typically Dutch" brews!
As a brewer myself, I feel this is a good example of how you can make a beer taste good, even when it is mass produced. Many other breweries throughout Europe could learn a thing or two about how to produce a beer that is respectable, from Amstel.
Summary: Een Lekker Beirtje!