Irresistible Amber Ale - Madison River Brewing Company
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1.83/5 rDev -47.1%
Appearance: pours with a 1" off white sudsy heads that recedes quickly. Faint lacing only. Color is a slightly cloudy amber with small amount of carbonation streaming.
Aroma: sweet barley malt syrup, toasted wheat bread, some earthy hop spice as well.
Mouthfeel: light and watery with a dry finish.
Flavor: mild flavor, I expected more in the taste based on the aroma. Bland is the best way I can describe the flavor. There is not much of the expected caramel sweetness from an amber ale. Hard to find something good to say about this one.
04-27-2014 17:53:13 | More by Foyle
2.89/5 rDev -16.5%
Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: lightish amber hue with a moderate haze and a pretty light effervescence. Head poured a finger of frothy ivory foam but dissipated pretty quickly. Nothing special here.
Smell: sweet and caramelly malt with a bit of breadiness. Stylistically appropriate, but a bit cloying for my preference.
Taste: overly sweet, bready and biscuity. I'm not usually a huge fan of ambers, but I like to try them because sometimes they really surprise me. In this case -- no. Too sweet, too biscuity and too blah.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation. Not super creamy, but there's something here into which I can sink my teeth.
Overall: this beer isn't terrible, it's just too sweet to suit me.
10-08-2013 01:12:56 | More by flagmantho
4.2/5 rDev +21.4%
Plucked from the brewery's 12-bottle sampler. Poured into a pint glass.
A: A very pretty golden red. A decent head to start quickly fades away to some impressive lacing.
S: Not a whole lot there, but what is there is good. Rich caramel and roasted barley.
T: Quite good, and led by the nose. A wonderful balance of barley and caramel. Roasted but not overly so. Finishes with a relatively hoppy, mild spice. Much more potent than the smell would indicate, yet quite sessionable.
M: Syrupy to be sure, but the hoppy spicy finish dries it up quite a bit. Not particularly full-bodied, but I don't really think it's supposed to be anything more than a good-timesy hot weather refresher.
O: I was in the middle of giving the brewery's honey rye ale a negative review, but it was so boring and bland I lost interest in doing even that. This is more like it. A well-bodied, solidly crafted amber that strikes a nice balance between being a beer to drink while grilling, and a beer to appreciate while eating what you grilled. Not half bad.
07-20-2013 23:33:46 | More by The_Mancannon_of_Slothrop
3.55/5 rDev +2.6%
Appearance- Pours a copper-amber with two fingers of fluffy creamy head.
Smell- Caramalts, citrus hops, wheat/grass, orange.
Taste- Similar to the aromas with a mild tartness and biterness.
Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall- A nice amber ale by Madison. This doesn't stand out as the star of the style but is still enjoyable nonetheless.
04-07-2013 02:51:12 | More by leaddog
3.9/5 rDev +12.7%
12oz bottle - available in Alberta in the Madison River variety pack.
This beer pours a clear, somewhat glassy medium gilded copper hue, with a thin cap of fizzy beige head, which dissipates in the time it took to appraise the situation, leaving a low-slung ring of lace around the glass.
It smells of nutty caramel, kind of biscuity malt, a bit of burnt sugar, and leafy, woody, earthy hops. The taste is good and malty, the biscuit and oily nuttiness really pushing to the forefront, that brown sugar undertone still sticking in there, with some softened earthy, forest-floor hops keeping things mostly in check.
The bubbles are actually rather supportive and surprisingly sprightly, after that anemic introduction, the body a lower-percentile medium weight, and generally smooth. It finishes moderately off-dry, the consistent maltiness not all that sweet to begin with, and the edgy, leafy hops far from giving up the ghost.
A pretty decent amber ale, one which strongly resembles a nice American brown ale, all nutty and hoppy as it is. Whatever is it academically, practically, I wouldn't mind having another few on the deck, as summer shifts into third gear.
06-03-2012 01:13:11 | More by biboergosum
4.03/5 rDev +16.5%
Sweet maltiness. Reminds me of being tickled by a pirate.
One time on my birthday, I was playing left field in one of those pre-little league leagues. We were taking some fielding practice before the game, and I took a nasty hop to the face. I sat out the whole game until the last inning, when the coach put me in to pitch. I gave up a hit, hit a guy, and then got out of it. That's what this beer is like.
05-23-2012 04:05:42 | More by guytyping
3.6/5 rDev +4%
Picked up as part of a random Montana brewers 6-mixer at a store in Whitefish
A - clear burnt orange, thumb of off white head retained at a consistent thin covering with healthy lacing
S - big malty aromas of molasses, cherry, and a woody earthy quality
T - malt flavour much like the nose with a prominent cedar woodiness along with light grassy hops and a buttery finish
M - medium body, lowish carbonation, sticky finish
O - a quality amber with a cedar character that gives it something unique
04-28-2012 02:55:39 | More by joemcgrath27
3.48/5 rDev +0.6%
Poured from 12oz bottle to pint gladd. Beer has a very attractive dark color with a thin foamy head. Very little lacing on glass. Beer smells like a typical amber. Tastes like one too, which is in no way a bad thing. Overall a very solid beer, but nothing sets it apart from the crowd.
04-02-2012 04:02:11 | More by ryanclicks
Irresistible Amber Ale from Madison River Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.