American Amber Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by ccrida:
3.68/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. bottle poured into a nonic, the American Amber is clear bronze with a large, fluffy off-white head that leaves heavy lace. Even as it recedes, it stays really thick and creamy, a quick swirl rouses it easily.
Smell is soft, semi-sweet crystal malt, slight gingerbread spice and grassy hops.
Taste is bittersweet toasted malt with a firm bitter backbone. Plenty of hops but not a ton of flavor from them, somewhat floral.
Mouthfeel is a bit watery and slick, medium light body.
Drinkability is not to bad. A pretty good PNW amber with no flaws and pretty light for a decent ABV. Not my personal favorite but a good tranisiton to the hops out here for the uninitiated.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2008 07:52:51 | More by ccrida
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3.7/5 rDev -3.6%
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
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