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Amber Ale - Mt. Carmel Brewing Company

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Amber AleAmber Ale

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BA SCORE
84
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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Mt. Carmel Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beejay on 02-06-2009)
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Dave128

Kentucky

3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
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
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OHBridgeGuy

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-16-2013 18:39:45 | More by OHBridgeGuy
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-30-2013 11:34:48 | More by Cynic-ale
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moodyxc9

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-21-2013 22:03:09 | More by moodyxc9
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patpbr

Ohio

3.86/5  rDev +4%
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
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Groomsy

Kentucky

3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
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
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J10Jordan

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-23-2013 01:21:42 | More by J10Jordan
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mattsucks

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.1%

05-20-2013 03:43:22 | More by mattsucks
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athesing10

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-17-2013 14:04:37 | More by athesing10
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

04-18-2013 00:06:07 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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ONUMello

Ohio

3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Appropriately enough, a hazy amber color with a two-finger head that slowly settles
S: Lots of toffee, some malt and a hint of coffee grounds
T: Toffee again up front, some malt - tasty but nothing distinct
M: Medium-bodied, smooth
O: Very solid, not particularly memorable but I would buy it again

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 22:15:34 | More by ONUMello
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XavierMuskies

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-05-2013 00:27:08 | More by XavierMuskies
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cproioi

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

03-15-2013 00:40:52 | More by cproioi
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Mtooman

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.1%

03-02-2013 03:47:41 | More by Mtooman
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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-19-2013 14:46:10 | More by Chris77McGrath
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-03-2013 10:36:55 | More by RedneckBeerz
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davemathews68

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.1%

01-27-2013 22:13:29 | More by davemathews68
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Lukass

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

01-03-2013 01:27:07 | More by Lukass
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-03-2012 23:55:46 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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whodeyvols

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

11-17-2012 14:17:49 | More by whodeyvols
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well apparently this is pretty easy drinking as I got wrapped up in writing something and forgot to be focusing on the review. The flavor on this one is pretty good, though it seems to be a bit tight. It could be a bit more open and free instead of somewhat restricted. Still is pretty good though. Don't get to see too many nice ambers. Or so it seems.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 02:16:00 | More by RblWthACoz
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AwYeh

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into nonic pint.

A: Pours a slightly foggy, bright, reddish amber color. Two fingers of frothy, off-white head top the beer off, leaving a great amount of lacing behind.

S: Quite a strong smell for the style; there are a lot of thick, sweet malts, as you might expect, bring forth flavors of caramel, bread, nuts, and toast. There's a nice hop balance too, with a moderate herbal/grassy flavor which is nicely complemented by light orange peel and a soft resinous flavor.

T: Sweet toffee, caramel malts, a grainy flavor, and a bit of toast balance this beer's hop flavors perfectly. Those flavors themselves are earthy, piny, and slightly citrusy, and leave a light-moderate bitterness behind. It's hard to say enough about how well Mt. Carmel nailed the balance of this beer.

M: Clean, smooth, and creamy; moderately bodied and carbonated.

O: This is a great amber ale, and may be my favorite example of the style. Love the hoppier than usual approach. My glass of this went quickly, and I wish I had picked up more than a single of this at the store.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 03:35:24 | More by AwYeh
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JustinWhipple

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-10-2012 11:29:43 | More by JustinWhipple
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks dakkon54!

It looks like a good beer. Deep amber body with a small white head. Nothing special, but looks not bad. Smells very sweet, lots of toffee and caramel here. A bit of earthy grassy notes to it as well, but still dominated by sweetness. In terms of malt ambers, its actually pretty good.

Lots of dry cereal grains, a bit of metallic feeling, and a hint of toffee as well. Very balanced and drinkable, yet still bold.

Not going to blow your mind, but you will enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 17:03:45 | More by VncentLIFE
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another beer received in a recent BIF.

Pours a medium-dark amber color, not quite clear, with one finger of yellowish tan head. Decent retention, some lacing. Not bad, not great.

Smells fairly nutty, heavy on the malts, with some faint herbal hops. Nothing exciting going on, but not bad. Low sweetness, low bitterness - rather woody. Malts and hops, you know the drill.

Taste again is pretty malty, though the bitterness picks up through the second half. Mildly bitter finish that gradually fades away. Malts are, again, rather nutty and woody.

Mouthfeel is fine, just like most things about this beer. Fine. Medium-bodied, a little heavier than expected, with enough carbonation.

This beer is fine, but it's pretty blah. It doesn't wow me with anything - no big flavors, no subtle complexity. It's just okay.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 01:42:29 | More by zeledonia
Amber Ale from Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.