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Sundance Amber Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Sundance Amber AleSundance Amber Ale

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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.85% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Quaffer on 06-12-2003)
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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

07-01-2012 06:04:00 | More by mtrain237
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3/5  rDev -12%

05-30-2012 01:27:19 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Man, it's tough to rate Amber Ales because everyone on this site dogs them. This was an above-average amber ale. It had a nice roasty malt, carmel malt sweetness. The carbonation was just right and it poured with a little off-white head. I like traditional amber ales and I'd rather have this one than a Fat Tire any day.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 15:48:10 | More by TSJ4000
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

04-22-2012 20:30:27 | More by DrFunkenstein
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3/5  rDev -12%

02-12-2012 03:16:11 | More by Tyrawlings
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

01-16-2012 03:24:46 | More by tclapper
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3/5  rDev -12%

01-05-2012 00:07:20 | More by Huffaroma
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5/5  rDev +46.6%

01-02-2012 03:12:30 | More by niceonebro
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3/5  rDev -12%

12-28-2011 07:47:36 | More by Grebdioz
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3/5  rDev -12%

12-09-2011 23:25:14 | More by nmann08
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

11-15-2011 15:16:38 | More by kkrez
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

11-14-2011 16:25:54 | More by bpfrush
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3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a firm head that persists nicely and delivers a smattering of lace

Smell: Biscuity, with a hint of caramel

Taste: Lots of biscuity caramel up front, with a modest metallic, but spicy, hop element that emerges by mid-palate; after the swallow, the malt bill takes over and provides a rather sweet finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Really for those who prefer a malty amber, this beer is easy to consume but not particularly memorable

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2010 04:35:58 | More by brentk56
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3.05/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

High carbonation brings thick but lacy head atop a deep auburn colored brew. Sweet malt aromas are strong on the nose. The flavor is very malty, sweet, and slightly toasted. Very little hop presence. Somewhat out of balance. Sweet malty finish. Nice and fresh off of the tap.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2010 14:43:04 | More by manahansf
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2.8/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From my notes of Oct 25, 2009:

It poured a clear dazzling reddish gold with over a finger's worth of foam. No lacing to speak of.

The smell was very bready and had some toastiness to it that made for a rather sweetish nose overall.

The taste brought the bread, light roasted malt, and a lot of sweet tones that was only offset by a very mild showing of some hops. I didn't enjoy the flavours much as there wasn't enough complexity, even for a simple Red Ale.

The body was between light and medium and the carbonation was medium.

Drinkability? I bought this as part of Boulder's Sampler pack and I'm glad I only have 3 more bottles to drink rather than 5. ;^) This just isn't my kind of Red....

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2009 17:44:43 | More by Bitterbill
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2.68/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I am not sure if this beer is intentionally boring or if this was just a terrible offering. I say "intentionally boring" with the intent of conveying mild, bland, dumbed-down beer that will appeal to the drooling masses.

A: This beer is an amber red, with negligible head with a wee bit of lacing. Nothing special there.

S: Grainy, but without depth. Other than a minimal spice, this is a ver boring nose.

T: And the tast follows suit... Though this beer was on tap, I swore I could taste the aluminum of a can. A dose of malt and a whisper of hops give you only enough of a glimpse to see what this beer could have been.

M: Smooth enough to merit finishing the glass.

D: Nothing offensive about the beer that would make me cut out my tongue...but nothing about the beer that inspires me to even get the bartender's attention for another.

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2009 19:54:28 | More by DeathbySexyBT
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3.65/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Dark copper color with a light head. The nose has a strong malt presence but still stays pretty light and leads you to expect an easy drinking and refreshing beer that won't fill you up. I think I saw a beer commercial like that once. The attack is pretty refreshing, but has a rich maltiness about the flavor. There are some hints of nut towards the finish. This beer has a rich malty character from start to finish.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2009 04:56:25 | More by Ragingbull
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4.38/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a dark gold amber color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a grainy pale and roasted barley scent. It is also dry and mildly hoppy. The taste is good. It has a decent malt base that is composed of pale and light crystal malts. It's smooth and hoppy on the finish. The floral hops stand out; very nice. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low/medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2009 21:51:13 | More by HopEnthusiast
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2.78/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

First off let me say...eehh- not awful, not impressed either. Very average & I honestly expected more from Boulder. I really enjoy many of their other offerings especially those of the looking glass series. But this one lacks the flavor I'm looking for. Hardly any hop flavor here, low bitterness- which is OK, but no hop flavor or aromas, just a simple Amber Ale brewed with a fair amount of English malt (?) for residual earthiness (and/or its a lil long in the tooth?- wouldn't know no date!) & cardboard/fat off flavors. There resides a small amount of caramelized Maple sticky sweetness coats the tongue- & finishes ok but in general I ask, wheres the flavor? Are my standards set too high? don't know but Ballast Point, Bell's & Stone Levitation (not in order) are definitely better beers and do a lot better job of putting together a "package" this one is just a bit bland & of moderate character. a C+ at best because this is a pretty looking beer, nice head retention & bright copper/amber hue.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2009 03:23:47 | More by InandOutBeerGuys
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1.78/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This beer poured out of the bottle to reveal a small head and a meduim amber color. The aroma was mildly sweet and had a slight maple component. The mouthfeel was very thin and watery. There was a mild maple taste to the beer and it finished with a slight dryness, but overall the beer was very watery and poor.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2009 02:08:30 | More by strengthdoc
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2.93/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: This beer was a good looking orange amber in color and had an off white head.

S: I did get the carmel smell from the beer and the hops.

T: It started sweet and the flavor turned bitter and lingered with the taste I could only describe as plastic.

M: The beer tasted best really cold. It seemed to loose something as the beer warmed up. The carbonation was not too bad and the beer was actually refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2009 07:38:09 | More by cmaloy
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3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle to pint glass.

A: Pours a reddish orange body with a big off-white head with great retention that eventually becomes very rocky. Leaves lacing all the way down the glass.

S: Smells caramely with a strong bready malt background accompanied by floral hops.

T: Sweet caramel turns a little earthy before the hops kick in, which give it a warm bread taste with a bitter finish.

M: not very good. Very thin and watery, the only plus is that you could drink it like water...i guess?

Overall: I could drink a lot of these, they have enough flavor to keep me entertained. It's a good cookout or football watching beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2009 20:03:55 | More by AdmiralDiaz
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3.9/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this beer into a pint glass at 45 degrees.

Appearance: A dark amber color with copper hues. There is an ivory head that is foamy. The head is one finger thick and has some retention to it. There is some effervescence in the beer. The clarity of the beer is clear and brilliant. Another surprise is there is some lacing on the glass.

Nose: A malt aroma with some caramel hints. There is some citrus and floral esters in the back ground of the beer.

Taste: A malt flavor with a moderate amount of caramel in flavor. There is however a little bit of floral and citrus.

Overall: The mouth feel of the beer is carbonated and smooth. The body of the beer is medium to medium light. The finish is slightly bitter. The finish is clean and a tad bitter. For an amber ale this one is not to bad. I was really expecting the beer to watery and not very good. The beer I feel could have a touch more flavor to it, but overall it is not too bad. I was a bit surprised.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2009 02:41:52 | More by colts9016
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3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber colored beer with a small tan head. Fairly strong orange tint to this beer, but not really IPA Orange.

Smell is sweet and malt with a distinct sweet tea aroma. Toasted bred and faint herbal hops complete the scent profile.

The taste starts out sweet and bready with a mild bitter aftertaste. Just a mild middle of the road ale, quite a bit like Budweiser American Ale in flavor.

Mouthfeel is light.

An OK middle of the road type of ale good for an intro to ale. Experienced beer lovers may find this one a bit boring.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2009 22:47:59 | More by Zorro
Sundance Amber Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
78 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.