Saturday, 3 September 2011

Amsterdam Natural Blonde Lager

I don't often buy beer that I don't think I'll like.  However, I brought home a 6-pack of Amsterdam Brewing Co.'s Natural Blonde Lager because I suspected that my partner might enjoy it.  She is interested in pale lagers and pilsners, plus she enjoys trying local products.  She found the brew acceptable, but not sufficiently enjoyable for me to ever stock my fridge with it again.
 The Natural Blonde Lager hails from Toronto, Ontario.  It is sold in clear, 355mL bottles and it checks in at 5%.  It is a relatively nice looking pale lager; a very clear yellow-gold colour, with a small amount of pale white head.  The head dissipates to a white ring around the glass quite quickly.  So far, so good, right?

The aroma is sorta skunky, but with notes of grains.  The flavour is uncomplicated.  There is a slightly sweet, malty taste that gives way to a bready, slightly bitter aftertaste.  The beer is crisp, it is refreshing, but it is not particularly enjoyable.
This is definitely not a connoisseur's beer.  I would recommend it to those who prefer mass-produced American lights.  It is thin and plain, approaching the texture of a light beer, though with slightly more body.  It is refreshing, but has little flavour.  It got me drunk, but it didn't make me particularly happy.

Rating: 5.5 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. I like it alright though. Like I don't want you to make people think they can't buy me this. I wouldn't kick it out of...fridge.