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Empire Amber Ale - Empire Brewing Company

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Empire Amber Ale
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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 14.41%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Empire Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John on 08-19-2002)
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Reviews by JStans12:
Photo of JStans12
3.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Red orange amber hue with a finger or twos worth of off-white head that sticks around. Nice lacing too.

S - Not a lot in the nose. Slightly malty sweet and some hints of fruit.

T - Biscuits and toast. A subtle and complex malt body. Goes in with a slight caramel sweetness and down with a slight hop bitterness.

M - Light to medium body. Crisp and extremely drinkable.

O - An excellent amber ale. I've been disappointed with this style lately. I feel that many are over hopped which retracts from malty complexities that should be most prominent. This beer is to style and also to my specific taste as it is more toasty and less sweet.

JStans12, Feb 16, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed at the brewery.

A - clear brownish amber. Off-white head with medium retentino

S - aroma was mild but good.

T - Surprise! A very fine taste that starts a bit sweet and finishes bitter. Malty/hoppy finish.

M - full for style; good, perhaps slightly high, carbonation.

D - an easy-drinking and inviting beer. Excellent session beer.

chinchill, Nov 04, 2010
Photo of Trashcat
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Trashcat, Friday at 07:34 PM
Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Griffith, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A good cask for the style. Peachy colour, with some lace and white head. AN average mouthfeel,a smooth drinker. Its flavourful and a bit fruity.Pacific northwest hops were well used. A surprise of the Syracuse Real Ale Fest.Brewer Tim Butler is spreading his wings.

Sammy, Oct 27, 2009
Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

WoodBrew, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of tempest
3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It was a good beer, but just too light to be an amber. It weighed in on the heavy end of golden ale. It tasty mostly of lightly roasted grains, like a sweet biscuit cookie. There was really no hops profile and maybe only a little balancing bitterness. It's not that anything tasted bad, it was just a little too mellow to be an amber ale. It was quite drinkable and wouldn't make for a bad session beer, but stack it next to Sackett's Harbor Amber and it's no contest.

This doesn't seem to be the same amber previously reviewed.

tempest, Jun 23, 2007
Photo of grahuba
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

grahuba, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of TheBCrew
3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

4 oz. sampler poured into a tasting glass. Pours an amber-hazlenut color with an off-white head that slowly dissipates leaving some lacing. Aroma of hazlenuts, malty sweetnes and a hint of hops. Taste to match the aroma, but the malt is rather subdued - I was expecting a little more malt complexity. Well balanced nonetheless. Medium-light body leads to easy drinkability. Another good session beer.

TheBCrew, Mar 29, 2008
Photo of lzepplin01
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

lzepplin01, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of PaleAleWalt
4/5  rDev +17.6%

PaleAleWalt, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of nyrblue2
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

nyrblue2, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of buzzy
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

buzzy, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of ChipChaight
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

ChipChaight, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of Niedzws
3.84/5  rDev +12.9%

Niedzws, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of JohnQVD
3/5  rDev -11.8%

JohnQVD, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of plaid75
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, New York.

Poured a medium amber hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a nutty malt, caramel and an herbal hop spice.

The taste offered round malts, some caramel and a balancing drying hop.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a typical ho hum amber ale here. Serviceable.

plaid75, Jun 27, 2011
Photo of Bustersuess
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Bustersuess, Jul 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

M16storm, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of david18
1.25/5  rDev -63.2%

david18, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of spinrsx
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft

Appearance - The beer pours amber colour with an average size frothy head. There isn't much carbonation showing and there is an average amount of lacing. The head didnt last for very long.

Smell - hops, toffee, malts

Taste & Mouth - There wasn't a whole lot of carbonation and the beer had a mild flavour. There was lots of malts and some light hops mixed with faint caramel/toffee. It finished with a lightl malty aftertaste.

Drink - This would make an excellent session beer. Not overly flavourful, but a pleasant taste.

spinrsx, Nov 19, 2010
Photo of jeffbrew
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

jeffbrew, Feb 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

BeerBucks, Oct 17, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

NJBeer265, May 22, 2014
Photo of UDbeernut
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on tap at the dutch poured into a cheater pint. Amber hue capped by a foamy slight off white head. Head has little retention, very light lacing cap. Nose was clean with very light hints of caramel, slight pine. Taste was caramel and malt centric pretty well balanced by light flower and citrus. Hint of slight chalkiness. Mouth is medium bodied and compliments the chili I am it pairing with. Overall not a bad choice, If given the Empire IPA I would surely choose that over this. Cheers!

UDbeernut, Jan 29, 2012
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Empire Amber Ale from Empire Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.