American Amber Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Presentation: 22 oz brown bomber with a silk screen painted on label, and oxygen cap is fitted for a longer shelf life. No freshness date to be found.
Appearance: Dark and tawny amber in colour with a light tan lace that does not want to recede.
Smell: Rich caramel and toffee aromas mingle with a whiff of pungent hop.
Taste: Smooth mouthfeel and medium bodied with a battle between malt and hops. On one side is the malt with its deep caramel and roasted malt flavour from the highly kilned crystal malt. Then there is the hops ... a nice blend of Cascade and Kent Goldings to give this brew the ying for the yang in bitterness and flavour. The after taste is of fading roasted malt and some residual sweetness.
Notes: This brew could also be considered as a brown ale due to its deep colour and roasted flavours. Great cold season session brew with a hot pot of beef stew.
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2002 22:12:40 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
3.7/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
I absolutely love the color of this amber with its bright brassy highlights and sturdy hue. It loses points, though, with an unimpressive head of this thin fleeting fizz and a ton of clinging carbonation bubbles.
The nose is malty, nutty, maybe pecans and a bit of grain. There's hints of roast and a bit of tea leaf.
The flavors are more roasted, more nutty, and filled with pecans. The roasted flavor is dry and the malts are filled with barley, tea leaf and grain.
The feel is exceptionally dry but also thin and watery.
This is a good example of the style with all the profile pieces I want in an Amber. My only regret, and it's small, is that the thin watery feel doesn't allow the flavor to truly blossom.
Serving type: can
07-11-2014 22:22:56 | More by KYGunner
American Amber Ale from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 1,220 ratings.