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Sin City Amber - Sin City Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 13.24%
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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Photo of Dithyramb


2.28/5  rDev -32.9%

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.

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


2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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

08-17-2011 01:06:19 | More by eandolina
Photo of tommyguz


2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

08-15-2014 14:32:43 | More by tommyguz
Photo of brandoman63


2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

11-05-2013 03:51:25 | More by brandoman63
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District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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


3/5  rDev -11.8%

11-03-2013 17:13:26 | More by GRG1313
Photo of BeerZombies1


3/5  rDev -11.8%

08-27-2014 17:43:14 | More by BeerZombies1
Photo of DelicateDelirium


3/5  rDev -11.8%

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


3/5  rDev -11.8%

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


3/5  rDev -11.8%

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.

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

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11.8%

04-20-2014 16:49:33 | More by markgugs
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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


3.03/5  rDev -10.9%

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.

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


3.18/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

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


3.23/5  rDev -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.


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


3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

03-18-2013 23:15:01 | More by Bobhoya
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

06-22-2012 20:57:02 | More by SocalKicks
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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


3.28/5  rDev -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.

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


3.28/5  rDev -3.5%

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.

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


3.3/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

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

New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

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

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev +0.9%

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.

05-02-2012 15:58:41 | More by dbrauneis
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3.44/5  rDev +1.2%

08-16-2014 18:06:36 | More by meigs3
Photo of charlzm


3.45/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

05-12-2008 17:30:25 | More by charlzm
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Sin City Amber from Sin City Brewing Co.
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