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Sin City Amber - Sin City Brewing Co.

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

nmann08, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

BEERchitect, Dec 28, 2008
Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -12.3%

GRG1313, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.03/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

kylehay2004, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev -5%

SocalKicks, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of Gavage
3.33/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Gavage, Mar 19, 2006
Photo of dbrauneis
3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

dbrauneis, May 02, 2012
Photo of brandoman63
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

brandoman63, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of DrJay
3.28/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

DrJay, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

GarthDanielson, Dec 08, 2010
Photo of Haybeerman
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Haybeerman, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of tommyguz
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

tommyguz, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of markgugs
3/5  rDev -12.3%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

zonker17, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of philbe311
3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
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...

philbe311, Jul 23, 2009
Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of charlzm
3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

charlzm, May 12, 2008
Photo of BeerSox
4/5  rDev +17%
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.

BeerSox, Jul 04, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

bigbeers84, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of socon67
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

socon67, Feb 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

DelicateDelirium, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of kimcgolf
3.23/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

kimcgolf, Dec 01, 2008
Photo of IronCitySteve
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this at the airport while waiting for my layover flight.

A: An amber color, slightly darker amber, with a decent white foam head.

S: A faint hint of caramel malts. the faint smell is rather sweet. Not much happening here.

T: A malty sweet taste, mostly caramel, citrus?, and some bready. Better tasting than the smell.

M: A decent medium body beer. Does not leave much on the palate, sort of a dry sweet taste.

D: Not my most sought after beer, but easy to drink.

IronCitySteve, Mar 26, 2009
Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev +17%

ColSanders123, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of ZimZamZoom
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice deep amber color with a light tan head. Head is pretty thick and tight, fading slowly but lacing is not evident in this clear plastic cup.

Malty sweet aroma, subtle yet pleasant. It is inviting for sure. Taste is some nice caramel malt, sweet with a touch of hops in the middle and a very nice clean finish. There is a subtle spiciness here as well, orange zest or something.

Fairly light bodied, not thin but not substantial in the mouth. It's a nice drinker though and I followed the first with another to accompany me back out onto the strip.

Like the story of this brewer and I love the location of their pub in the Flamingo!

ZimZamZoom, Nov 07, 2009
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Sin City Amber from Sin City Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.