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Scuttlebutt Amber - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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Scuttlebutt AmberScuttlebutt Amber

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BA SCORE
76
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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 15.85%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2003)
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

deansellers, Sep 28, 2013
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3.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Reddish-orange in color with a small head that went down rather quickly.

Smell – The aroma of malt and balancing hops is very tight and proved difficult to locate.

Taste – This isn’t bad. The hops pick up a little more at the taste. They are nice, moderate, floral, and dry. The malt is toned down but still there. There’s also a tartness in there that I can’t pinpoint and a slight mix of buttery smoothness.

Mouthfeel – I thought the carbonation was a little on the cheap side. It crackled in the mouth more like a soda than a beer. Otherwise, this ale was medium-bodied and dry.

Drinkability – Smooth and drinkable. I probably won’t stock up on it, but I’ll have one from time to time.

RoyalT, Sep 17, 2003
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Carissa, Jun 21, 2012
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3.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is becoming a staple here in northwest Washington and seems to have really caught on in the last few years. True to the name it comes out an honest amber color with a somewhat fizzy head and active carbonation. Nose is sweet, rich, and malty. Taste for me is heavy on malty sweetness and quite syrupy, Not quite balance by the hops which come in late but don't quite take out that sweet mouthfeel completely. Overall i'd say this is a fair effort but I found its too sweet to sit and drink as a session beer, and not really unique or interesting enough to make me want to drink it on a regular basis.

masikon, Dec 12, 2005
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

DruC4, Sep 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

tdm168, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of cjgator3
3.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle

A- Pours a clear amber color with an off-white head with good lacing.

S- The aroma is sweet malt, a lot of caramel and some hops.

T- The taste like the aroma starts out with a good dose of sweet toasted malt with a mild bitterness in the finish from the hops.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, I would have like some more hops to balance out the nice malty sweetness in the aroma and taste but this is a pretty decent amber overall that is worth a try.

cjgator3, Mar 08, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

jmccraney, Aug 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

GoodFellaBeau, May 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

cyrushire, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +22%

senttochris, Nov 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Segelstrom, Sep 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

wollefdoogylloj, Nov 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

rkcrozier, Jan 03, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

ninaturner, May 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Sweenz, Jul 12, 2014
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3.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This beer pours true to it's name, an amber color. The head goes down dissapointinly fast. Not much aroma but was there smelled ok. This beer has a mild bitterness with flowery hop flavor, fruitty esters from the yeast and a slight caramal malt sweetness. This medium bodied beer is too fizzy and overcarbonated. Drinkability is ok, the taste is above average and would make a great session beer if there was less fizz.

zacharius, Feb 21, 2005
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

bubseymour, Dec 24, 2013
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2/5  rDev -39%

Dougwillhike, Jun 16, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled purchased from Total Wine per recommendation of the manager. I think ut was $4 for the 22 oz. Was a little hesitant to purchase this.

Let me start by saying that I bought this several days ago and it has been refrigerated since so I was surprised that when I opened it the beer gushed forth and spilled everywhere.

It looks pretty cloudy and orange like a pumpkin beer. Smells boozy and sweet with a distinctive scent of clove. The taste is pretty malty and sweet witha definite clove taste. Well carbonated and very easy drinking. A nicely rounded easy drinking beer. If BMC distributed and sold this it would be a big hit.

sendsilk, Sep 29, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

JamieDuncan, Dec 24, 2013
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3.23/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance – A barely-clouded medium amber colored brew has a irregular offwhite head that deteriorated unnaturally quickly.

Smell – Not a whole lot in the smell here. Hints of some hops, but not enough to determine the characteristics of the flower.

Taste – The hops are the focus of this amber ale, which is not the standard for this style. If it were not this heavily hopped, I don’t think it’s malt structure would be enough to hold the beer up. It tends toward a watery taste. All that said, I would rather drink this than any sort of macro lager. I recommend trying this beer once to see if you like it. Don’t expect anything wonderful.

Mouthfeel – A little flat. This could stand more carbonation… more malt for the yeast to work on.

Drinkability – This beer’s drinkability is hindered by its not being very good altogether. I would enjoy it as a hop-heavy Amber Ale, which could be an interesting interpretation of the style, but it simply doesn’t have the malt contribution needed to balance the beer. It makes me wonder if the brewery is compensating for a weak, poorly constructed beer by over hopping it.

xoqx, Oct 24, 2005
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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

TeachChefs, Oct 30, 2013
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3.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at their brewery

Poured a clear amber with a modest white head that receded to a thin ring. Basic toasted malts in the aroma, nutty, and slightly earthy. More basic-ness in the taste: toasted malts, honey-roasted peanuts, with some earthy hops for balance. Medium mouthfeel, and pretty easy to drink, though nothing unique.

Rifugium, Jun 17, 2011
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Scuttlebutt Amber from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.