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Dark Horse Amber Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Amber AleDark Horse Amber Ale

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336 Ratings
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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.61%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, 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: Mitchster on 08-10-2002)
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brewdoc75

Minnesota

3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a copper amber color. Absolutely no head. It tries initially but goes away immediately. A little cloudy too, despite my careful pour. Doesn't look like a solid amber ale.

S: Some caramel mixed with apple and pear notes. Some spiciness as well. Smells a bit more like a Belgian beer than an American Amber. From reading about it, I guess this is brewed with a pseudo-Belgian yeast. The aromas aren't solid for either style. Very muted.

T: Tastes better than it looks and smells. Some caramel flavors from the malts with a light, grainy sweetness. The yeast adds some apple, pear and even a hint of raisin. There is a little spiciness too. The hops really are just there for bitterness. Maybe a hint of spiciness from the hops but thats about it.

M: Light bodied. Slightly undercarbonated. A bit watery. Finishes dry.

D: A really, meh beer in my book. The flavors and aroma were lacking. On top of that the beer was undercarbonated, watery, and looked relatively unappealing. Not going to pick this up again any time soon. Definitely not an American Amber. Definitely not a Belgian Pale. I'm not sure what this is.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2010 20:27:55 | More by brewdoc75
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Dark Horse Amber Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.