American Amber Ale - Rogue Ales
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United Kingdom (England)
3.8/5 rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Purchased from the Beers of Europe, a UK-based beer shop; coming in a 355ml bottle, BB 08/09, served mildly-chilled in a straight pint-size glass.
A: pours a lightly translucent reddish amber hue, coming with mild carbonation featuring sporadic large bubbles and a thick but fluffy light beige head to settle down gradually.
S: initially the aroma comes dense and pleasant on the side of caramely malts and lychee-flowery US hops, but soon the nose is overtaken by some rustic as well as flat sugary notes, sweetened black tea, and sweet citrus. While a swirl would still give rise to the deeper flowery hop alongside creamy malts, these seem to dissipate just as quickly.
T: the bitter-sweet caramely and burned-sugary malts upfront are followed by a rough-textured hop bitterness of aromatic citrus-fruits and lightly roasted tea-leafy aroma. The relatively simple caramely malt profile is consistently backed and balanced by the bitter hops that highlight pretty much the major part of the tasting, while the citric and a lightly dried longan-fruit edge in the mixture gives the hoppy theme a nice edge to remain refreshing as well as aromatic. The finish carries plentiful hop "tannins" to render a cheerfully chewy palate.
M&D: the texture comes rather soothing and never OTT on carbonation, while the body remains also moderate to go smoothly with the overall flavour. All in all, this is a likeable and truly drinkable ale, not far from a hoppy example of English Premium Bitter, albeit with a bit more hop aroma in dominance and thus less harmony or complexity.
Serving type: bottle
05-14-2009 19:22:02 | More by wl0307
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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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