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Scuttlebutt Amber - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Scuttlebutt AmberScuttlebutt Amber

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39 Reviews
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Reviews: 39
Hads: 106
Avg: 3.33
pDev: 24.32%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | 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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2003

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Reviews: 39 | Hads: 106
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.53/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 10/16/08. Bottle courtesy of scrizzz. Pours a clear amber/orange with a small ring of white head. Aroma of buttery popcorn and sweet malt. Flavor of sweet sugary fruitiness, strawberry, and nice malt. Pretty tasty and drinkable. I'm surprised at these low ratings because this is a good amber!
7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5)

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Photo of canucklehead
2.63/5  rDev -21%
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

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Photo of tbeck
2.91/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

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Photo of froghop
3.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a clear amber-red with a small light beige head, and some lacing.

smell of caramel, malt, some nuts, and a few hops.

taste is creamy, caramel, sweet malt, earthy, a touch of citrus, and some nuts, end is bitter and slightly sour.

overall just an average brew.

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Photo of kosmoraios
4.1/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one in Everett, nice and fresh.

Pours a deep bronze colour with ample carbonation and a lasting white head. Aroma is of light, sweet malts and some lavenderish floral tones.

Taste is of lightly toasted malts, well-balanced with hops. More hops than I'm used to in an American Amber, so I'm pleasantly surprised. The hops are quite floral and just bitter enough to add a nice balance to the sweet malts.

Not a bad Amber at all, drinkable and sessionable for sure. Nice for a Seattle Summer day.

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Photo of piclee
3.45/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was not able to pour this beer into a glass because it was handed to me by the brewer directly off the bottling line. There were no glasses in sight. Foam could still be seen in the neck of the bottle before twisting off the cap. Aroma leans toward the malty sweet side, subtle earthy/herbal hop notes can also be found behind the malt. Tastes just like it smells, the caramel malty sweetness is followed by the herbal hops flavors with just a touch of spiciness. Medium bodied in feel with wonderful carbination, probably linked the fact that it was so fresh. I would have another and would recommend giving this beer a try. For now I'm going to go have the other bottle I was given so I can drink both before they are even a day old (in the bottle).

This review may have been slightly affected by the fact that I was mesmerised by the bottling line filling numerous 12 oz. bottles one after another without ceasing, while I was enjoying my beer.

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Photo of RJLarse
4.07/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I bought a bomber of Scuttlebutt Amber at a grocery store, while on a business trip last month. Poured in to a pint tumbler.

Pours a rich copper/bronze color and is slightly hazy. A bubbly beige head forms atop the brew, and produces some lacing while it lasts.

The smell is fairly strong with a sweet malt aroma. Some earthy floral notes as well.

The taste is a toasted biscuit flavor, with some caramel malt taste along side. There is a peaty flavor, and very little bitterness. A lot of malt and grain, very little sweetness or bitterness in the flavor.

Mouthfeel is full-bodied and smooth but light and crisp.

Probably one of the more drinkable amber ales I have had. Very drinkable, very sessionable, and it would be good most any time. I would have this again for sure.

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Photo of unklesyd
2.55/5  rDev -23.4%
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.

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Photo of masikon
3.18/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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Photo of beertaster13
4.1/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a magnificent red sap with a nice off white head that dissolves as the session goes on. The smell is a very light but pleasant floral and hints of pine trees. A butter cup molasses is slightly detected. The taste has a nice citrus ping to it, light enough so non-hop lovers will like it, but also hop fans will be happy as well. Perfectly rounded, a nice plum taste goes nicely with the caramel malts. Lighter than many Amber's but still tasty. Very drinkable, good session beer.

Note: also reviewed this under Amber

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Photo of xoqx
3.2/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Photo of troutmask96
1.93/5  rDev -42%
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...

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Photo of zacharius
3.1/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.13/5  rDev -6%
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.

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Scuttlebutt Amber from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.