American Amber Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by davidchollar:
4.3/5 rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Dark cinnamon color with a thick, light beige head. Decent retention. The last amber ale I had was Santa's Private Reserve, around Christmas time, so it's been a while. But after taking one whiff, I recognize and remember the style well. Such an amazing balance! It's hard to say what exactly I smell first. The crisp citrus hoppiness and the smooth caramel maltiness blend beautifully.
The taste is a little more bitter than I expected, but overall it matches the smell in its great balance. I would describe this beer as having a unique but totally accessible flavor that even the uninitiated should appreciate. Nice, medium mouthfeel, highly drinkable. I haven't had a bad Rogue beer! I'll definitely be getting this again.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2008 12:53:59 | More by davidchollar
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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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