Amber Ale - Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
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Reviews by Yetiman420:
3.48/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Picked up a couple of single bottles of each Mt. Carmel brew at my local (Biggs) Cincinnati grocery store that sells mix and match singles.
Pours copper with a thin tan head that subsides to mostly the rim and stays present during consumption.
Aroma is sweet and bready malt. Expecting more from the aroma based on the label's claim to "aroma of fresh hops." A mild musty, dirty sock aroma that may be attributed to said hops.
Taste is tarnished by aroma. If I keep my nose closed, the taste is a fairly pleasant sweet and malty combination. Can't detect the "complex hop finish" as described on the label. Perhaps a bit too much malt is overpowering the hops in this amber. Finishes clean and a bit dry for being malty which improves taste and drinkability.
Other than the problems with the aroma, this beer drinks ok
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2009 23:58:33 | More by Yetiman420
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3.78/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into frosty pint glass. Bottle label seems very premium and well designed.
A - A vigorous pour yields a 2.5 finger head which sticks around forever and leaves decent lacing. After settling, only a small ring remains around the edge of the body. Body is amber in color.
S - Very hoppy. Not expected from amber ale style.
T - Perfect balance of hoppiness and sweetness.
M - Carbonation takes some bite off of the hop bitterness.
O - A very well balanced amber ale. In a world where amber ale is generally a malt bomb, its good to see one with some hops.
Serving type: bottle
08-16-2013 20:13:25 | More by Dave128
3.86/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A - Poured a deep amber with a quick to dissipate head.
S - Roasted malts, caramel and faint hops.
T - Malt forward, like the smell it has a roasted character and slightly sweet. The hops come out on the end, on the earthy side, with a bit of citrus. Just a bit of bitterness.
M - body is on the light side and is well balanced and pleasant to drink.
O - Solid Mt. Carmel brew that isn't going to blow you away, but enjoyable to drink.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2013 23:48:32 | More by patpbr
3.44/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
On-tap at Mellow Mushroom in Wilder, KY. Served in a pint glass.
Pours an appropriate slightly hazy amber color. Topped by a frothy off-white head that leaves splotchy lacing down the glass. The head has some staying power to it and the beer is well-carbonated.
In a field of hop-centric ales, MC's amber seems rather restrained. Filled with scents of toffee, caramel, and freshly milled grain, this beer showcases more malt presence than hop presence. There is some earthy/floral hops to contrast the sweetness, but this is a more malt-forward amber than what most may want. It smells perfectly smooth and aromatic, though.
The taste is on par for the amber style and is quaffable without being bland. Starting off with a grainy sweetness, the malt rules into the middle of the palate and evolves into notes of toffee, caramel, and maybe just a hint of coffee. Some hop presence, though mild comes in on the finish with some tea-like and earthy bitterness. Balanced, drinkable, and simple. Can't ask for much more in an amber ale.
Mildly carbonated (but not flat) and medium-bodied, this beer is definitely refreshing and - dare I say - sessionable. Some fruity sweetness lingers in the finish and complements the other flavors in the beer.
While not an exciting style overall, this beer hit the spot for me during lunch. It's simple, drinkable, and still flavorful. Don't think you can ask for more than that in an amber ale, honestly.
Serving type: on-tap
05-25-2013 20:07:12 | More by Groomsy
Amber Ale from Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
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