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Sin City Amber - Sin City Brewing Co.

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24 Reviews
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Reviews: 24
Hads: 67
Avg: 3.38
pDev: 25.74%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sin City Brewing Co. visit their website
Nevada, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 03-01-2005

Full-bodied and proud, this amber hued lager may be an Oktoberfest-style beer, but it is available to be enjoyed year round. A robust micro-brewed lager made with imported and specialty malts, Sin City Amber balances a full-bodied malt character with imported German Hallertauer hops. 5.7% alcohol by volume!
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Photo of talbotjf99
2.98/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of socon67
3.77/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at BLT burger in Vegas at the Mirage.

A - Pours amber to red with a thin creme color foam. Some carbonation, and slight lacing.

S - Scents of caramel, toffee, and fresh malt are present. This is clearly a Marzen.

T - Smells carried over to the taste. Has all the flavors of a traditional Marzen. Caramel flavor, and malt with some fine grains.

M - Very enjoyable. Smooth, light bodied, and a perfect beer to hang out at the bar drinking. Was pleasantly surprised that this was so enjoyable.

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Photo of CWVegas
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of zonker17
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of DJoe
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of philbe311
3.51/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - A pure copper color with one fingers worth of light tan head which quickly fizzes away... Loads of big bubbled, medium paced carbonation rises throughout...

S - A fairly mundane aroma... Only very minor gain, malt, caramel, and nut scents were noted.

T - Loads of malty goodness... Robust caramel flavor... Biscuit... Orange zest... A vague nuttiness... A small hint of hoppiness

M - Medium bodied with loads of prickly carbonation... Clean and crisp... Fairly smooth... Quite refreshing...

D - Quite drinkable and refreshing... Far from the top tier, or even second tier for the style, but a respectable interpretation of the style and quite enjoyable all the way around...

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Photo of BeerSox
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-Tap @ The Burger Bar in Vegas.

First beer from Nevada. Not sure what the turnover on this beer is since most people were drinking the standard domestics. The beer was well presented with about a finger head. The flavor was very bread-like, common for the style, with a little bit of sweetness and only a touch of hop flavors. Rather drinkable.

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Photo of bigbeers84
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of BeerZombies1
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of markjarema11
4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Dithyramb
2.33/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Saw this one in a couple of places in Vegas, actually sampled in the airport while waiting for our delayed flight. Pours a pretty amber with a light tan head. Slight hoppy aroma with some malt backbone.
Ew, this one isn't good at all. Some light hop bitterness in the front, following by the hint of chalky malt. Extremely light and useless mouthfeel. Not sure if this one was an amber or an O'fest. Either way, not worth the effort.

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Photo of meigs3
3.44/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Sin City Brewing (Venetian) in Las Vegas, NV

A: Pours a crystal clear dark ruby red in color with some light visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall foamy off-white head that reduces to a thick ring at the edges of the glass with a thin film over the majority of the surface and a thicker patch towards the center. Significant lacing is observed.

S: The smell is dominated by the toffee sweetness of the toasted malts. There is a light earthy hop presence as well.

T: Like the smell, the taste is dominated by the rich toffee and caramel malt sweetness with just a hint of earthy hops present.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: An enjoyable beer that was very easy to drink. This beer is quite sessionable and I would certainly get it again if I was at Sin City Brewing in Las Vegas. There is enough complexity to the flavor and smell to make this one enjoyable.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.11/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Sin City, Las Vegas. Pours amber with white head. Aroma is bready malt, cinnamon and some hops. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is of bready malt, caramel, spices and some hops. Finish is medium, semi-dry. Drinkable and not much more brew.

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Photo of charlzm
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 05/09/08 @ The Burger Bar, Las Vegas.

Crystal clear medium amber color. Fine white foam head, less than one finger thick.

Sweet caramel malt aroma.

A very mild floral and spicy hop bite appears first thing, with sweet caramel malt carrying over onto palate. Some nut notes thrown in for good measure. A little oxidized on the aftertaste. No bitterness.

Not in line with what I'd expect from a traditional marzen, but smooth and drinkable.

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Photo of eandolina
2.46/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Las Vegas NV. is not only a desert in the literal sense; but it is also a desolate tract when it comes to craft beers. Sin City was about the best I could get; without traveling miles from the strip.
I tried most of their beers, and they were pretty much all the same; not that they were a poor quality, but they were all blasé .
Decent quality; but nothing special

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Photo of bluetrevian
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent amber that is better than the light beer.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.73/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap at the Sin City bar in the Venetian in Vegas. The beer was a very deep copper-red color, with a nice foamy 2" head. Aromas of sour mash and malt. The flavor was malty and crisp, and the finish reminded me more of a lager than an amber. The beer was light and smooth in the mouth, and very pleasant to drink.

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Photo of Gavage
3.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: clear orange in color with a 1" head that quickly falls. No lacing develops.

Smell: no discernable aroma, only a whiff of citrus.

Taste: a mild malt level is matched with some citrus, caramel, and a decent bitterness level. This amber has a good hop level to bring it up a notch.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp at the start. Finish leans towards smooth. Medium bodied.

Drinkability: not bad, slightly above average. This beer beats the Monte Carlo equivalent for the Strip beers, so have this if on the Strip.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of brandoman63
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of kimcgolf
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the New York-New York. Nothing much to this beer. Reminded me of a macro amber....reddish orange color, thin off white head and medium bodied. Little aroma or actual taste, and the finish was okay. Nothing wrong with this beer, just nothing that stood out either.


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Sin City Amber from Sin City Brewing Co.
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