Wednesday, July 23, 2008

100 Beers in 100 Days - Day 7

Well folks, here we are in the Netherlands capital of Amsterdam. A city that derives it’s name from the dam on the river Amstel, which is course also the origin of the name of today’s beer.

Amstel Light

Amsterdam was founded as a small fishing village somewhere around 1000 AD, and quickly boomed into a large city due to the importance of it’s port. Today the bustling metropolis is home to more than 750,000 pot heads citizens. And of course in order to fill the beverage needs for all the people with the munchies, a large brewery with the capacity for mass production was needed. The brewery opened it’s doors in 1870, and has since provided Amsterdam with a common everyday/ everyman’s beer. And that folks is my review of Amstel Light. It’s not bad, I like it whole lot better than Stella Artois, but unfortunately common is all that is. It poured well, it was relatively smooth and the taste was not too far behind more refined pilsners. Iron Chef said it had a slight “musty” taste to it which wasn’t good and wasn’t bad, but “just was”. I will rate Amstel Light a 5.

Now go tie one on with all your old friends at

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