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MacTarnahan's Amber Ale - Portland Brewing Company

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MacTarnahan's Amber AleMacTarnahan's Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
79
okay

226 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Portland Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001

32 IBU

Malts: 2 Row Pale, Caramel
Hops: Cascade
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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2.97/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.05/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.32/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 6/21/2013. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toffee, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops and dark/bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toasted biscuit, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Light floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toasted biscuit, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and solid robustness of citrus hops and dark/bready malt; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and fairly thin mouthfeel that is okay. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a pretty solid amber ale. Well balanced citrus hop and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. Could use some more flavor and body, but pretty enjoyable otherwise.

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3.27/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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MacTarnahan's Amber Ale from Portland Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.