Dark Horse Amber Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by Duhast500:
4.22/5 rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.
The color is a dark, cloudy copper with a thin brownish head with no lacing.
The smell is sugary with a caramel flavor. There is a nice hop bittereness hiding in the background but is slightly muted.
The taste is a bit peppery and sweet with a good malty flavor. There is some bitterness there mixed in but this is not the most hoppy of beers. There is a nice clove flavor that spices things up a bit which was really nice.
This beer is medium bodied and has a really nice drinkable feel to it. It goes down easy and was pretty impressive for a relative new brewery to me so I was happy to discover Dark Horse breweery.
Serving type: bottle
08-11-2010 04:00:03 | More by Duhast500
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3.53/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Bottled a decent while ago -- October 22nd 2013. Poured January 21st 2014. Poured into a shaker pint.
Appearance: Pours a hazy as hell orange/brown sort of color. Only a bit of light gets through. Two finger head or so goes away after a few minutes, with only a bit of wispy foam on top after that. No lacing that I can see. Great color, but that's it.
Smell: Smells like a Wit or something. Has that banana and spice sort of aroma that a Wit or Hefe would offer. Slightly sour. Quite Belgian. Not what I was expecting. Doesn't smell bad, but it's strange coming from an Amber.
Taste/feel: The banana and spice flavor is definitely there in the flavor as well. It drinks like a darker sort of Wit or Hefe. Fairly mild beer overall. Nice body on it with a good amount of carbonation as well. Drinkable. Not at all bitter. Slight tang on the finish from the yeast.
Decent brew, but I can see why people would be disappointed in it, going in and expecting a beer that doesn't taste like, well, spiced bananas. I actually enjoy this beer. I'm not a huge fan of Wits or Hefes, so those flavors blended with some "darker" flavors is nice.
Interesting for the style. Good, not great.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2014 17:59:45 | More by Alextricity
Dark Horse Amber Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.