MacTarnahan's Amber Ale - Portland Brewing Company

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MacTarnahan's Amber AleMacTarnahan's Amber Ale

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223 Ratings

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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | 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:
32 IBU

Malts: 2 Row Pale, Caramel
Hops: Cascade

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001)
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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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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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.13/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Rich copper color with a thick head. I didn’t pick up much on the aroma, light floral hop notes. Taste was not overly hopped and definitely not too sweet but a bit thin, watery. Unfortunately, it just across as mediocre at best. Not a real standout in aroma or taste. Incredible lace that absolutely decorated the glass. Mouthfeel was average, light body. No horrible aftertaste but also nothing that pulls you back for another sip. The low abv and average character make it a sessionable contender but not on a regular basis.

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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 223 ratings.