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Sin City Amber - Sin City Brewing Co.

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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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:
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!

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 03-01-2005)
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Dithyramb

Maryland

2.28/5  rDev -33.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2005 15:03:30 | More by Dithyramb
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eandolina

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%
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

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2011 01:06:19 | More by eandolina
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brandoman63

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

11-05-2013 03:51:25 | More by brandoman63
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

04-06-2014 21:54:59 | More by nmann08
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -12.5%

11-03-2013 17:13:26 | More by GRG1313
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -12.5%

09-04-2012 22:12:49 | More by DelicateDelirium
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paulriccio

Nevada

3/5  rDev -12.5%

10-29-2013 22:55:10 | More by paulriccio
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Marty30

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Vegas airport. Poured into A pint glass.

A. A dark ruby red color witha offwhite 1 inch head.Good lacing.

S. Not much but a bit of toffee and some biscuit.

T. Same goes with the taste,a good bit of toffee and a deecent bit of earthy notes,a little hop bite in the end.

M. Feelis a little light but not bad. Decent carb. A little dry in the finish.

Overall nothing special an easy drinker.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2011 00:36:20 | More by Marty30
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markgugs

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12.5%

04-20-2014 16:49:33 | More by markgugs
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oneeyedhoolie

Maryland

3/5  rDev -12.5%

04-01-2013 20:42:34 | More by oneeyedhoolie
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Half finger head on a golden copper body. Good lacing. Aroma of caramel malts, breads and sweet syrup. Flavor is way too sweet for me with caramel malts, syrup and candy sugar. Light body especially for the style with moderate carbonation. Too sweet, under hopped. Just it very good but also no off putting flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2012 05:08:54 | More by kylehay2004
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JBogan

Nevada

3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had this at the Sin City Micro Brew bar at the Miracle Mile shops at Planet Hollywood Hotel/Casino here in Vegas.

Pleasant but somewhat watery looking amber color with a one finger head which stayed for a little while.

Smelled mainly of malts, perhaps a hint of orange peel in there too.

Taste was a bit better than expected considering the somewhat watery appearance. Again, malts were most prominent with a slight citric aftertaste. Mild bitterness.

Not much going on here as far as mouthfeel. I didn't detect much carbonation, and the mouthfeel matched the somewhat thin appearance.

Overall it was an alright beer, although it's not worth going out of your way for. If it's a hot day in Vegas and you've been out shopping with the little lady and you want something cold, then it's worth a stop here to try this or one of their other brews on tap. You can find a lot better than this one, but you can do worse than this too.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2007 20:14:24 | More by JBogan
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kimcgolf

Georgia

3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Ho-hum.

Serving type: on-tap

12-01-2008 01:34:07 | More by kimcgolf
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Bobhoya

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

03-18-2013 23:15:01 | More by Bobhoya
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SocalKicks

California

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

06-22-2012 20:57:02 | More by SocalKicks
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

06-06-2014 02:37:38 | More by Haybeerman
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at Burger Bar in Las Vegas.
Crystal clear with a reddish hue and an off-white collar of fine bubbles. Slight lacing. Malty aroma with some grain husk and light toastiness. Mild to moderate bitterness with a fair bit of sweetness, light caramel character. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, smooth with a decent texture. Pretty easy drinking, but nothing that really stood out.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2011 02:46:15 | More by DrJay
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theboozecruise

Louisiana

3.28/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at The Pub at the Monte Carlo.

Typical amber appearance, clear and obviously filtered, small head.

Not much aroma at all, just some faint Munich malts it seems.

The flavor is a little better... the malt comes through more and the hops show their face. Not bad.

Easy to drink refreshing amber... an alright beer and worth trying to experience the local beers.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2011 18:24:38 | More by theboozecruise
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AdmiralDiaz

Minnesota

3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a copper body with a large off-white head with great retention and some lacing.

S: Strong caramel maltiness with some hop and earth characters.

T: Same as the smell, nothing big or amazing just strong caramel notes. I didn't find it to be that strong of a representation of the style.

Overall: Mouthfeel was well carbonated but could have used a bit of a bump. Very drinkable, low alcohol and mellow flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2009 23:23:58 | More by AdmiralDiaz
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2006 22:33:40 | More by Gavage
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2012 15:58:41 | More by dbrauneis
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charlzm

California

3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2008 17:30:25 | More by charlzm
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The Sin City Amber is probably the best of the three beers that I had while waiting on the family to explore the Miracle Mile shops.

The beer begins with moderately malty, caramelly note true to German Vienna Lagers, but with a hop intensity that is quite pleasurable though a bit high for the style.

The aromas transfer nicely to the taste with the emphasis on the bready, carmel, toasty malts while the floral, herbal hops balance the sweetness and contribute flavors as well. No fruitiness, phenolic, or sulfery character to note. Nothing fancy, just a simple and straight forward taste.

The beers texture is where it may sacrifice a bit. Though clean, crisp, and refreshing, the beer falls a bit thin and allows a touch of graininess to come in late. No real alcohol impact on the palate.

Finishes with a clean malty note followed by a shallow lingering of hop flavor.

Certainly a pleasurable beer even if a bit plain and under matled.

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2008 19:27:02 | More by BEERchitect
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CWVegas

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev +2%

07-03-2013 02:53:22 | More by CWVegas
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zonker17

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

01-26-2012 14:22:41 | More by zonker17
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Sin City Amber from Sin City Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.