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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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nmann08

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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

Kentucky

3.48/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

12-28-2008 19:27:02 | More by BEERchitect
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -11.8%

11-03-2013 17:13:26 | More by GRG1313
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kylehay2004

Florida

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
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SocalKicks

California

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

06-22-2012 20:57:02 | More by SocalKicks
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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
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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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brandoman63

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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

Massachusetts

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
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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.

12-08-2010 02:13:34 | More by GarthDanielson
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

08-15-2014 14:32:43 | More by tommyguz
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +3.8%

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...

07-23-2009 14:12:52 | More by philbe311
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

12-07-2011 00:06:17 | More by JohneHoodlum
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zonker17

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

01-26-2012 14:22:41 | More by zonker17
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markgugs

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11.8%

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

California

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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BeerSox

Virginia

4/5  rDev +17.6%

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.

07-04-2010 19:21:06 | More by BeerSox
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

03-31-2012 02:13:22 | More by bigbeers84
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socon67

New York

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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.

02-14-2012 14:35:31 | More by socon67
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kimcgolf

Georgia

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.

Ho-hum.

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

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -11.8%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

03-26-2009 16:03:38 | More by IronCitySteve
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ColSanders123

Georgia

4/5  rDev +17.6%

11-15-2011 16:35:45 | More by ColSanders123
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ZimZamZoom

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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!

11-07-2009 04:10:40 | More by ZimZamZoom
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Sin City Amber from Sin City Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.