American Amber Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by marcobrau:
3.6/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A very dark red ale that pours with a lot of carbonation and a bright white head that dissipates to nothing. A dirty glass? Perhaps. The aroma is a mix of hops and roasted malt. Quite a bit of roasted malt, with a touch of coffee-like character that mixes well with a good dose of spicy and bitter hops. Certainly enough of the resiny "flowers" for some "hop burps." The mouthfeel is a bit thin and most of the carbonation seems to have left this beer as it was poured. Could use some more body and some head retention, but this is still a fairly robust ale and I do like it. The roasted character is unique and might put off some amber ale drinkers, but I like it -- add some black patent malt and you'd have a hoppy dry stout!
Serving type: bottle
11-08-2004 03:18:10 | More by marcobrau
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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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