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Empire Amber Ale - Empire Brewing Company

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Empire Amber Ale
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78
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | 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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david18

New York

1.25/5  rDev -62.7%

12-29-2013 15:28:06 | More by david18
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CBPAS

New York

2/5  rDev -40.3%

03-04-2012 23:32:42 | More by CBPAS
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

2.7/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Light colored body with an off-white head. Solid retention, and a little bit of lacing stays behind on the glass.

The aroma has fruity notes with sweet malt.

An ugly bit of sourness pops up in this one, and it is quite unpleasant. Besides that there is a ton of fruity ale yeast in this one, with some bread and toffee from the malt. A good bit of toasted malt also. There is also a low to moderate hop bitterness in the finish.

Light body, the carbonation is a little bit low.

The sourness killed this one. Without the sourness it would be passable; Empire makes good stuff for the most part.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2011 19:49:36 | More by Hojaminbag
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

05-22-2014 20:14:24 | More by NJBeer265
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prisdefer

New York

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

02-20-2014 15:20:10 | More by prisdefer
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travishardy929

New York

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

05-26-2013 18:17:45 | More by travishardy929
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

03-21-2014 03:24:46 | More by tommyguz
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JohnQVD

New York

3/5  rDev -10.4%

06-03-2012 16:47:48 | More by JohnQVD
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mitch3114

New York

3/5  rDev -10.4%

07-13-2014 17:40:16 | More by mitch3114
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -10.4%

07-13-2012 18:05:05 | More by rolltide8425
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Belittle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -10.4%

01-10-2014 18:49:54 | More by Belittle
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Lambocalrisien

New York

3/5  rDev -10.4%

12-06-2013 00:51:40 | More by Lambocalrisien
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AMCimpi

New York

3.25/5  rDev -3%

04-17-2014 17:50:39 | More by AMCimpi
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2007 01:55:34 | More by tempest
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Off tap at the brewery this beer was a clear amber color with some copper highlights around the meniscus. The one finger of beige head retained itself decently and left lacing in decreasing bands. The aroma was very light, a combination of grains and nuts was all I could get. The flavors were very understated as well, mostly crystal malt with almost no hop profile. A total session beer but too boring to be objectionable. The mouthfeel was smooth, the body medium and the carbonation good.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2010 18:58:29 | More by thekevlarkid
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

oddly enough this was on tap at smokey bones near great northern. the pours is clear and very light red for an amber, no dark caramel color or anything, an inch of white foam rests on top. the nose is really quite boring, a little malt sweetness, generic and plain, but not much more. the flavor is good though, balanced, with a little hop kick on both the front and back, a very american style amber. the malt profile is as light as it lookes, subtle and semisweet, with some toffee and biscuit notes on the finish. feel works well, light as hell in body, would like to see more, especially in the winter months, but the carbonation is ample and the finish is delicate and quick in a quiet way. overall better than average but not the first choice when at the brewery. a servicable amber, but not a good illustration of what empire can do.

Serving type: on-tap

11-25-2012 07:08:14 | More by StonedTrippin
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UDbeernut

New York

3.45/5  rDev +3%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2012 19:49:26 | More by UDbeernut
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

07-11-2013 02:37:55 | More by WoodBrew
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lzepplin01

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

03-21-2014 18:54:22 | More by lzepplin01
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nyrblue2

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

03-14-2013 17:20:08 | More by nyrblue2
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Bustersuess

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

07-08-2013 00:26:46 | More by Bustersuess
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M16storm

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

09-01-2013 17:06:41 | More by M16storm
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jeffbrew

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

02-17-2012 19:12:16 | More by jeffbrew
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BeerBucks

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

10-17-2013 00:19:09 | More by BeerBucks
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citylifelover

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

09-09-2012 00:54:13 | More by citylifelover
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Empire Amber Ale from Empire Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.