Dark Horse Amber Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by scruffwhor:
3.25/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a medium mahagony and sandpaper sienna with very mild mild carbonation and n even milder head. Quickly disappears to nothing. The aroma hints at more of an American red ale than anything Belgian. Except for mayabe some more yeasty banana notes. The taste seems to be more American than Belgian as well. In fact, I wouldn't know this was a Belgian style beer unless BA and the Drak Horse website told me it was. Very malty with some light hops here and there. Tastes like an American had a one night stand with a Belgian. Pretty smooth and clean on the palate with some odd to place sweetness from the malts. And pretty light in complexity or flavor for that matter. So it could lend itself to be drank in massive quantities.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2007 05:53:08 | More by scruffwhor
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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 301 ratings.