North Star Amber - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by genaro:
1.6/5 rDev -54.9%
I had this at the Braintree, Ma. location. The color was dark amber with traces of gold. The head was small and vanished rather quickly. There was no lace.The carbonation was good. The aroma was yeasty, citrusy, and a bit sour. The taste was yeasty, sour, and astringent with some caramel taste. The finish was bitter and dry. There was almost a complete lack of sweetness and mellowness that I expect in an Amber ale. It seemed to be a case of "We all put the yeast in". It was an unpleasant beer.
03-09-2004 15:17:26 | More by genaro
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3.8/5 rDev +7%
Poured a straight clear amber color with medium head that left some lace.Very roasty chocolate aroma with some spice to it,I liked the complexity to the aroma.Taste was of roasted malt and milk chocolate to me almost lactic aftertaste wich wasnt bad.This intensly roasted amber for me is good to have one or two but more than that may be a litle overpowering for my taste.Real well made beer though,I also had this cask-conditioned and ejoyed it even more.
04-19-2003 12:42:19 | More by oberon
4/5 rDev +12.7%
On cask at the Boston location ... the cask version is incredible in comparison! Very akin to a traditional Enlgish ale. Sooo smooth, malty and full-bodied. I enjoyed the fact that the wheat flavours where subdued, allowing the malt to shine. Nice underlining bready character too. We need more cask ales like this.
08-10-2002 08:45:11 | More by Todd
3.5/5 rDev -1.4%
Deep amber hue with a wispy off white lace, Malt sweetness and toasty overtones mark the aroma and flavour. Moderate body and meek in any kind of whole flavour. Shy hop bitterness rounds out more towards the end. Faint wheat twang from start to finish. Decent but probably not something I’d order again.
08-06-2002 07:32:55 | More by Jason
3/5 rDev -15.5%
On tap 1/31 at the Boston location
Appearance: clear, amber, minimal head, medium carbonation
Smell: toasted malt and caramel
Taste: toasted malt, caramel, and some hops towards the end..some grains
Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation, medium/light body, semi-sweet
Drinkability: very average amber in every way. Nothing is offensive about this beer, but nothing jumps out either. It is balanced and hits the marks. I will probably look for other beers there.
02-01-2010 17:22:59 | More by tigg924
4/5 rDev +12.7%
Nice deep amber color with a foamy off-white head. The aroma is malty with a small hint of spice. The flavor is mellow and smooth with malt being the predominant characteristic. A light bitterness and spice comes out toward the end of the barrel it was served in. Quite drinkable and well balanced.
01-17-2003 09:03:45 | More by beernut7
3.43/5 rDev -3.4%
This is not a style I normally drink..amber just doens't sound all that exciting, but I thought what the heck. The pour was...dark amber. The aroma was of alcohol and grain. I found the taste to be a mix of malty sweetness, with some slight bitterness. It had a medium mouthfeel and tight carbonation. Nothing to get excited about, but not horrible either. pat
10-12-2003 16:06:24 | More by PatandDavid
4.03/5 rDev +13.5%
Drank in Braintree, MA. It pours a deep amber with nice sturdy off white head and loads of sticky lace. A really malty aroma with hints of pears and citrus is quite pleasant. Sweet caramel is upfront, while fresh baked bread and hint of fruity flavors linger in the background. A light lime-like bitterness and faintly metallic tang offer some balance. This amber is a bit drier than most. A very good session beer.
09-25-2003 14:06:33 | More by BeerResearcher
3.53/5 rDev -0.6%
Sampled on tap at the Harvard Square brewpub.
This amber ale poured a clear, reddish amber color with white foam. The smell was weakly malty. The taste was mostly caramel malt and some hops. The mouthfeel was clean but flat. The drinkability was OK. With a bit more carbonation, this one would be improved.
04-01-2003 21:21:27 | More by UncleJimbo
3.28/5 rDev -7.6%
Appearance: Dark amber with a small, slightly off-white, slowly diminishing, thin-feeling head. Good lacing.
Smell: Moderate to heavily malty with scents of molasses and caramel up front. Hops are a bit lighter, adding a citrus spiciness to the aroma. But its the very good malts that take center stage here and are most noteworthy.
Taste: A little more grainy that I expected, but still quite good. Caramel, citrus rind, and hints of charcoal (that wasnt expected!). Different.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation.
Drinkability: This was a pleasant beer but it was also a little bit lacking. Too thin and weak in flavor. But highly sessionable. Not one of my favorites, but I appreciate how it is different from your average cookie-cutter amber.
08-11-2005 15:57:37 | More by ski271
North Star Amber from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.