Dark Horse Amber Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by brentk56:
3.95/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a one finger head that retains nicely and leaves dots of lace
Smell: Tart apples and caramel; rather yeasty
Taste: Tart fermenting apple flavor, with hints of caramel underneath; perhaps some apple pie spice (cinnamon and clove) in there as well; not much flavor progression, however
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; a bit chewy
Drinkability: When I first tasted this beer, I thought something had gone wrong; as I realized this was a different take on the style, I started to enjoy it more and more; perhaps a different name would have been a good idea as this certainly doesn't fit one's expectation of an Amber
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2009 22:46:40 | More by brentk56
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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.