American Amber Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by jkrich:
3.85/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz. undated bottle poured a clear, dark, reddish brown with a slowly receding off-white head.
The aroma had a very nice, inviting biscuity malt presence that lingers a bit before some faint hop aroma surfaced - somewhat restrained.
The initial flavor profile would indicate a solidly malt forward amber as the sweet and slightly butterscotch like flavor dominates before a refreshing, sharp bitterness comes forth and lingers on the back of the tongue before the malty flavor returns. Overall, rather balanced though the hop profile can be deceiving.
The body is solidly medium with a nice, bittersweet mouthfeel. The carbonation is perhaps a little too high but overall keeps this amber refreshing.
When at the liquor store, I often pass up Rogue because of the cost and refusal to use freshness dating. This ale tasted fresh; maybe those "oxygen-absorbing" caps advertised by Rogue are the difference. Rogue's American Amber is a good representative of the style
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2011 23:48:46 | More by jkrich
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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
86 out of 100 based on 1,219 ratings.