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Sin City Amber - Sin City Brewing Co.

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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.98%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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 BEERchitect
3.48/5  rDev +3%
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.

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.

Ho-hum.

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.

Photo of JBogan
3.15/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Photo of tonistruth
4.01/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap at the burger bar

A- golden orange in color, with a cream colored 1" head, left some lace on my glass.

S- crisp and clean is the best way to put it. Some sweetness hits the nostrils also.

T- Starts out with a smooth and malty, then crisp with a taste of grain, and finshes incredible with a clean malty sweetness with a touch of grain to balance it out. Some lingering aftertaste, not much though.

M- impressive medium body, some roughness from hops. enjoyable, overall smooth.

D- very very drinkable brew here. Delicious, only gets better as the glass empties. Went very well with the burger i was having. I'll be seeking this out again.

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.

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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Sin City Amber from Sin City Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.