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Scuttlebutt Amber - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
76
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95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 15.55%
Wants: 2
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2003

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Ratings: 95 | Reviews: 39 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of sprague808
1.5/5  rDev -54.3%

Photo of troutmask96
1.93/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I just busted my first bomber of this brew, and I don't know if this bottle is past its freshness date or not, but this might be the worst beer I've ever tasted. No, seriously. InCREDIBLY sour, with no redeeming flavor quality at all. Pretty mahogany color, and I like the label, but I'll definitely be avoiding this one in the future...

Photo of Dougwillhike
2/5  rDev -39%

Photo of Raziel313
2.25/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of Kiwano
2.28/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - orange - yellow - tan - starts with a frothy head but then thins out

S - somewhat sour apple

T - Strong sour up front with some apple in the back bitterness on the sides

M - fizzy with tight bubbles

O - a little too sour and funky without other complexity to balance the sourness - Maybe needs some strong cheese to go along with it? not sure if this is what it should taste like - maybe it was an off bottle? Don't think I would have this again.

Photo of Jamstone714
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of Keithandandrewdotcom
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of bicyclesnbeer
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of unklesyd
2.55/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a muddled umber with a quickly dissipating head.

Thin medium-dark crystal grain aroma. Some very slight, non-identifiable hop combines in the aroma to provide a little cut to prevent overwhelming sweetness.

Thin, acidic flavor, just shy of metalic. Some bitterness, no discernible hop flavoring on the tongue, but very slight cascade in the aftertaste.

Much too cutting, not easy to drink. Best thing this beer has going for it is the mermaid on the label.

Photo of canucklehead
2.63/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Not one of their best beers since there seems to be a off note in the finish that consists of a metallic taste and a slight feel of thinness. This is a malt forward beer but the hops are still around however I could barely finish the glass due to the off flavours. Try their IPA instead which is pretty good

Photo of tdm168
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of ninaturner
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of MonkeyBread
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Nicole_deB
2.83/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

It was…bland? Boring? It’s not BAD. You can drink it. Light malt, bittersweet finish. But I get the feeling if it wasn’t for the overabundance of carbonation, this would have been really bad. It wasn’t just light carbonation—it was exploding out of the bottle, making you feel like you were going to explode, too, carbonation. I wouldn’t seek it out again.

Photo of tbeck
2.91/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought this at the Beer Shoppe in Yakima, WA.

Pours a dark amber/purple in color with little to no head. Little clarity. Little to no aroma, what little you can smell is malt. Very sweet and malty, has a bitter aftertaste. Light in texture with a bit a carbonation. I was not excited by this beer, the taste was off but not offensive. I do not care to have this one again.

Photo of GoodFellaBeau
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of cyrushire
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of rkcrozier
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Sweenz
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of ROGUE16
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Erik-P
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of foghornleghorn22
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Afortiz98
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Chelsea1905
3.01/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter from a 22oz bottle. Appearance of a dark amber colour, with a think off white head that dissapeared quickly and didn't leave lacing.

Smelled as if it was straight from a can! Seriously, this smelled more metalic than the tin man's underpants! Some malt, and some caramel, but that really is taking good deep whiffs to get past the metalic smell

The taste was a little better than the smell, but if you'd have blindfolded me, I'd ahve said this was from a can. Some sweet malt, and a little bit of caramel aftertaste. Shame, as I like some of their stuff, but this was disappointing

Mouthfeel is medium to light, and not effervescent, so that is about the best part of the beer

Photo of DoubleJ
3.02/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

One more brewery from Washington to make its way to SoCal. 22 ounce bottle, and on to the beer:

It's a show of tiny bubbles inside this orange amber colored beer. Thick lacing of froth stays around on top, soapy lacing around the glass....she's looking pretty. But looks can be deceiving, she smells a little odd. Steely, odd esters, bread crust, oktoberfest-style maltiness all in the nose.

Based on the nose, I thought that there would be a chance that I grimace, but that fate has been avioded. Leaning towards the malt, cookie dough, caramel, esters, and minerals take the show. The mineral aspect is far dominant, which is a visual buzzkill for those who are reading along with this review and were taken on a sweet ride from the first three flavors. The touch of sulfur is also present. Light in the body and nearly watery at times.

Decent overall and somewhat refreshing. I wouldn't go crazy nor be fearful if I were to meet with Scuttlebutt Amber a second time. Still, the chances of a second meeting in my life are slim.

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Scuttlebutt Amber from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.