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Scuttlebutt Amber - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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Scuttlebutt AmberScuttlebutt Amber

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76
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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 15.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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Reviews by jayhawk73:
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jayhawk73

Maryland

3.13/5  rDev -4%

Pours an orange color with a massive three finger off white super dense head. Decent lacing on my New Belgium glass. Appearance is slightly cloudy, w/ lots of bubbles from the bottom. In the nose, I get apple, bread, caramel, fruity esters. Not bad at all. The taste is very sweet, with the same profile as the nose. Esters are a little too present for my taste. Feel is medium, with a ester bite on the back end. Mellow edge on it as well. Overall, a decent, but not spectacular brew. Cheers.

02-20-2012 01:04:32 | More by jayhawk73
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.18/5  rDev -2.5%

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.

09-17-2003 00:29:22 | More by RoyalT
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Carissa


3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

06-21-2012 08:09:07 | More by Carissa
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masikon

Washington

3.18/5  rDev -2.5%

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.

12-12-2005 02:30:44 | More by masikon
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-17-2012 22:15:34 | More by stereosforgeeks
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tdm168

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

06-13-2014 00:46:59 | More by tdm168
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cjgator3

Florida

3.18/5  rDev -2.5%

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.

03-08-2011 03:44:49 | More by cjgator3
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jmccraney

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +15%

08-26-2012 08:49:04 | More by jmccraney
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GoodFellaBeau

California

3/5  rDev -8%

05-22-2013 03:53:47 | More by GoodFellaBeau
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cyrushire

Florida

3/5  rDev -8%

03-22-2014 05:12:12 | More by cyrushire
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senttochris

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +22.7%

11-13-2013 08:13:39 | More by senttochris
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

09-30-2013 16:13:45 | More by Segelstrom
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deansellers

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

09-28-2013 03:25:43 | More by deansellers
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wollefdoogylloj

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

11-26-2013 00:34:39 | More by wollefdoogylloj
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rkcrozier

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -8%

01-03-2012 15:15:42 | More by rkcrozier
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ninaturner

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

05-18-2013 02:22:17 | More by ninaturner
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Sweenz


3/5  rDev -8%

07-12-2014 12:20:06 | More by Sweenz
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zacharius

Washington

3.13/5  rDev -4%

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.

02-21-2005 22:25:25 | More by zacharius
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bubseymour

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-24-2013 02:20:49 | More by bubseymour
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -38.7%

06-16-2014 16:41:41 | More by Dougwillhike
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sendsilk

Florida

3.48/5  rDev +6.7%

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.

09-29-2011 03:02:49 | More by sendsilk
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

12-24-2013 02:46:30 | More by JamieDuncan
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xoqx

Washington

3.23/5  rDev -0.9%

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.

10-24-2005 02:08:05 | More by xoqx
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TeachChefs

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +15%

10-30-2013 02:55:29 | More by TeachChefs
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -2.5%

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.

06-17-2011 22:05:25 | More by Rifugium
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Scuttlebutt Amber from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.