Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 2%
This week’s Malt Monday features an Amstel Radler beer review. Amstel Radler combines the full flavored taste of Amstel with lemon juice and other natural flavors. Available regionally, Amstel Radler is a very light beer in terms of alcohol content, coming in at just 2% ABV and easily putting it into the low strength category of beers. Amstel Radler caters to the rising demand for lower strength beers that are particularly popular in the summer months when people are looking for something light and refreshing to enjoy.
Inspired by the long-standing European tradition of combining beer and lemon juice, Amstel Radler will be available in select markets from mid-March – August 2014 so if you want to give it a try, you better start seeking it out now before it is gone for the year.
If you like shandy style beers, you may like Amstel Radler. While I thought it tasted fine, if I had to pick between a hard cider or lemonade and a radler-style beer I would easily pick the hard cider or lemonade over the radler.
Would I drink an Amstel Radler if it was offered to me a party or BBQ? Yes.
Would I actively seek out Amstel Radler and spend my money on this brand? No.
For this Amstel Radler beer review I had to go with a GGG pass. I am a true beer girl and like to keep my beer and my fruity drinks separate as much as possible. I could see how Amstel Radler could be appealing to a non-beer drinker but I tend to like a little strength to my beer and have an affinity for darker styles.
Samples of Amstel Radler were provided. Samples did not influence my opinion and as always, opinions are my own.
This article was written by beer and food blogger Linda Arceo and Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps