Amber Ale - Durango Brewing
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Reviews by intensify:
3.55/5 rDev +3.8%
Poured a thick and creamy 2 finger head which stuck around for an impressive amount of time. Copper like color with medium visibility. A hint of hops on the nose, honey, and caramel which blends together to create a very smooth and drinkable beer. Medium mouthfeel with a clean refreshing finish. This beer is both refreshing and satisfying those cravings of a good beer one gets at times. I can't see one reason why I wont have one of these in my fridge at all times. Solid brew by the Duranco Brewing Co.
03-03-2012 05:40:54 | More by intensify
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3.53/5 rDev +3.2%
12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.
LOOK: Clear amber, bubble top
SMELL: Caramel, toasted grain, herbal hop, vague fruit, yeast, vegtal
TASTE: Caramel, toasty, buttery, grainy, yeast, raisins, hop bite, earthy, herbal, peppery
An all around solid Amber Ale, nothing that is going to wake the dead but not every beer needs to be that kind of beer. Good drinking.
01-03-2012 02:34:04 | More by Jason
3.9/5 rDev +14%
Part of a six-pack purchased from Derk's Filet and Vine in Montgomery, AL.
Pours a clear amber color with a half-finger tan head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving decent lacing.
Smells of lightly toasted caramel malts with hints of citrus and floral hops. As the beer warms the caramel aromas intensify.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Caramel and toasted malts - skewed more toward caramel flavors than toasted ones - are met midway through the sip with hints of citrus hops. These flavors carry through to a slightly biscuity and mildly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is good. It has a solid thickness with moderate carbonation.
Drinkability is good. I finished my bottle without a problem and could have a few more.
Overall this is a fairly sessionable amber and one that I could have again. Worth a shot.
09-04-2009 01:58:49 | More by glid02
3.05/5 rDev -10.8%
Pours a clear amber with a medium sized off white head.
Lacing has nice staying power through out drinking a 12 oz bottles worth.
The smell and taste of this amber ale is stock roasted caramel malts with hints of citrus and maybe some light hops sticking around.
A light dry caramelish aftertaste with staying power.
The standard amber ale you won't be disappointed and I wasn't really excited either, It's a beer you'll definitely finish if you like ambers.
11-18-2009 20:08:55 | More by LXIXME
3.28/5 rDev -4.1%
Pours peach/caramel with with 2 fingers of pillowy sand colored head. Very good lacing & above average head retention
S: Slight breadyness
T: Caramel & toast up front. Hints of diathechytl, honey malt, light smokeyness, citric hops & dryness as this warms. Finishes dry with hints of butterscotch, a little grainyness, caramel & a little bit of piney hops
MF: Light/medium bodied, with moderate carbonation, skews too sweet balance-wise for me
Drinks alright beside personal dislikes, cautiously recommend this if you like your ambers sweet, dry & very simple
08-17-2007 07:13:39 | More by russpowell
3.05/5 rDev -10.8%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a goblet.
A: Colour's spot on - nice clarity, and a nice finger thick head, which receded quickly.
S: Candy. Sweet roasted malts, almost a caramel-like scent. Hops are somewhat noticeable, pleasantly so.
T: It's an amber. No more, no less. Malty backbone that was a little too much for me, but that's personal taste. (I like a little more bite)
MF: A little thicker than expected, nicely carbed.
O: As I said, its an amber. If someone handed you one, you'd drink it, but you probably wouldn't make a point of noting it down and seeking it out at the store.
04-20-2011 00:02:23 | More by ubermick
4.18/5 rDev +22.2%
Had this on-tap at the tiny but cool little tap room attached to the brewery.
A- It is a pretty beer, a perfectly clear dark amber with a decent head. It looks great in a glass and very inviting.
S- a hint of toast and carmel with some good hops as well, smells like a more hop centric Amber, yet still well balanced by the malt.
T-Great Balance! One of, if not the best Amber I have had. Sweet and bready yet had the hops that I smelt in the nose. Crisp as well, almost like they used a lager yeast.
M- A little better than average, nice carbonation and a light mouth feel.
D- a great session beer, much better than Fat Tire in terms of repeat drinkability. As it warms up it gets a lot more complex as well which is fun, a lot more toast and hops come out.
06-10-2009 23:55:13 | More by SeattleBeerBlog
3.83/5 rDev +12%
Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a weak head.
Beer smells very malty, bread like, and a bit sweet.
Flavors are sweet, but not over done. A definite caramel quality to this one, with a dry and tangy bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is pretty decent on this one. A tad weak up front, but this beer finishes and lingers nicely.
A drinkable American Amber ale. Nothing special, but a very sessionable..
01-07-2007 23:38:09 | More by flexabull
3.55/5 rDev +3.8%
Purchased this date at the Corner Mkt. in Laurel, MS.
Head exploaded when pored into glass. Avery hazy amber in color. Head must have been 4 full fingers, and I only poured half the beer. Slowly settled, leaving some abundant side laceing.
I get some lemon scent with some faint citrus orange. Getting some maple brown sugar but not really picking up the caramel that others on this beer review take note of.
Taste, not what I had hoped for but not bad. Maltiness come in to play and balance aromatic hops
Mouthfeel is fizzy and on the thin side.
Not great but it is worthy.
08-14-2011 01:47:06 | More by jadpsu
2.33/5 rDev -31.9%
12oz bottle poured into pint glass. No date.
Appearance - Light tan/off-white head. Clear, deep amber body.
Smell - Faint chocolate malt. Even fainter hop presence. Mild and mostly scentless.
Taste - Bland. Watery. Vague hop and malt presence.
Mouthfeel - Watery. Light. Some stickiness.
Overall Drinkability - Balanced. Too mild. Too boring. Might be a decent session brew for newbies, though.
11-07-2011 22:58:01 | More by ZenAgnostic
3.6/5 rDev +5.3%
Pours with pretty big and foamy and lingering head, good carbonation, clear amber color. Lacings are very distinct and sticky. Looks great.
Aroma is nice with some toasty (muncih?) malts, sweet caramel and citrus hop notes.
Nice medium mouthfeel with some astringency both from hops and toasted malts in the finish.
Taste is typical amber ale, nice smooth caramel malt with some classic buiscut maltr flavors. Sweet but well balanced with bitterness and a dry mouthfeel.
Overall not a bad amber ale. A bit dry but quite drinkable. Not as much "depth of flavor" as some other well know ambers but it looks good and drinks very well. If your in Durango or somewhere close by that has it, give it a shot.
10-18-2008 04:14:01 | More by kgotcher
3.45/5 rDev +0.9%
Another one bought for my son's bottle collection. Pours from the 12 ounce bottle a clear amber color with a rocky tan head. Sweet malt on the nose, along with a little caramel and some floral hops. Fairly sweet on the palate as well, with brown sugar and some balancing hoppiness. Wasn't expecting much here, but I enjoyed it.
06-16-2010 22:58:01 | More by emmasdad
3.13/5 rDev -8.5%
Poured very aggressively into a tumbler
Appearance-Extremely aggressive pour and still only yielded about a 2 finger white head and a copper body. Carbonation slowly coming up to the top.
Smell-Caramel malts, pretty sweet. Some subtle floral hops. Smells like a year old malty IPA.
Taste-Sweet caramel malts, bready as well. Very weak in flavor. Barely get any hops at all. Some subtle chocolate. It's missing a little kick to it
Mouthfeel-Drinkable, but just really thin and bland. Flavors instantly go away after a sip. Carbonation is pretty high.
Overall-A few months ago I may have given this a higher grade, but I've been drinking some Ambers lately, and this one doesn't really hold up to any of them.
10-11-2011 02:05:09 | More by SWMeyer4141
3.03/5 rDev -11.4%
A- Great amber color. Pours with about 1/4-1/2 off white, slightly tanish head.
S - I get a toasted malty sent. Definitely not off putting.
T - A rush of malty flavors at the beginning fallowed closely by a slightly sweet taste then a lime hoppy taste, finishing slightly toasty (with strong hops). Lingers for a while.
M - Small amount of carbination. medium body.
D - could drink a six pack in one night.
Overall, Its a good amber ale, Nothing really stands out to me though, making it a slightly above average beer for me.
02-07-2011 19:46:58 | More by MWinterweb
3.5/5 rDev +2.3%
A - Pours a cloudy amber color, no head, some carbonation, some lacing afterwards.
S - Scents of sweet malts, and caramel, slight hops.
T - The taste is of sweet malts, with a slight caramel taste, there's a nice slightly bitter finish.
M - Light-Medium body.
D - Drinkable. Not too bad of an amber, but I would not go run to the store for it. Recommended.
04-25-2006 01:23:03 | More by Wasatch
3.88/5 rDev +13.5%
Amber and clear with a slight amount of carbonation. Light beige head with below average retention. Malted caramel aroma. Faint hop oiliness. Slight amount of bitterness up front with the caramel coming through in the middle and end. Mild hop bitterness after the finish. Medium-heavy mouthfeel. Reminds me of a less malty version of what Bass Ale use to be like.
09-19-2010 21:57:35 | More by LittleDon
2.63/5 rDev -23.1%
Poured a copper amber with a small, thin, light head. Nose is of brown sugar, malts and some caramel. Taste is follows the nose. Toasted malts with a sweet caramelly flair. Not very hopped and the afyertaste is rather blah. This Beer needs some work.
02-29-2008 12:39:22 | More by barleywinefiend
3.63/5 rDev +6.1%
Appearance: Pours a clear...(you guessed it) Amber color with a dense ½ inch head at first pour that was aided by quite a few rising bubbles. After drinking, there was considerable Belgian lace on the glass.
Aroma: Pretty malty aroma for an Amber Ale. There are some floral hops in there, but it makes it come across as perfumey rather than citrusy. It is a subtle blend with the caramel grains. I dont really pick up any roast here at all
Taste: The floral character is in the flavor a lot more so than in the aroma. It has an interestingly light character for a red ale. If I close my eyes, I can even pick out a hint of Jasmine if you can imagine that. It is definitely a malt balanced beer, and I would imagine that its IBUs are pushing the lower limits of the style. This is no Red Seal, but it is a very flavorful beer in its own right.
08-05-2005 03:17:34 | More by SkeeterHawk
Amber Ale from Durango Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.