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Liquid Amber - Prescott Brewing Company

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Liquid AmberLiquid Amber

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16 Reviews
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Reviews: 16
Hads: 43
Avg: 3.53
pDev: 21.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Prescott Brewing Company visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

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Reviews: 16 | Hads: 43
Reviews by MisterFuzz:
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Photo of chinchill
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Prescott Brewing in Prescott.
Crystal clear amber with a durable off-white head. The glass is left nicely coated after each sip.

Aroma: Sweet and delicate with light malts and herbal hops but no strong malt note.

Flavor: clean and delicate, with less malt flavor than usual. Some Hops come out in the finish and aftertaste

Feel: Near medium body and medium carbonation,

O: pleasant, easy-drinking but light version of this style.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very small, maybe an half inch of light tan head quickly settles into a decent lacing above a clear caramel copper colored beer.

Lightly roasted caramel malt with a light sweetness fill the light aroma of this Arizona made drink.

Light almost sweet caramel taste of lightly roasted caramelized malted barley.

A light aftertaste with barely any dryness and just a bit of the caramel malts taste left behind with this medium bodied beer.

A lighter tasting amber taste with no other drawbacks other than a lighter taste, sometimes you find amber with a light burnt taste or a slight weird taste to them, not this one. But, having said that it would be nice if the taste of this beer was just a bit more full or bolder.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to James for this AZ beer!

A: Pours a hazy orange with a bit of brown to it. Small off-white head with minimal retention, quickly reducing to a thin ring on top. Not really any lacing.

S: Very bready with a mix of molasses, honey, and caramel.

T: The initial taste is quite malty with some bread and molasses with a bit of caramel in the middle and a candy sweet finish. Has a slight iced tea like flavor to it.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Definitely a malty amber ale, not bad at all. Easy enough to drink.

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3.52/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Mtadder
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Flagwanderbrew86
4.54/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A malty, flavorful but clean finishing medium-bodied amber ale. It's an amber, what more do you want?
Approachable, full-flavored, and in CANS! Solid beer from N AZ.

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Photo of dexterk1
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSamKuehn
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of BellsFan
4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.29/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A very true amber hue—replete with fairly vivacious, medium-sized effervescent—prove, along with its liquid nature, that this beer is at the very least aptly-named. The aroma is extremely malt, and surprisingly potent, even from the mouth of a can; it smells of grains fields and mills, a sitting-around-a-bit sweetness, and subtle hints of both the yeast's work and its output. The appearance and odor are quite nice: the best aspect of the ale, for sure.

Once Liquid Amber hits the mouth, however, the results—while hardly offensive—are decidedly less nice: it's very robustly malty, as one might expect, with a heavy milled-grain valence that's at least offset well-enough by the effervescent activity and with a mild bitterness imparted from light-handed early-boil hopping. It's definitely quite drinkable, as such: but "drinkable" in that way that it's also very forgettable, unremarkable, and otherwise unimpressive.

It's a big step-up from, say, Michelob's Amber Bock, in the slam-an-amber arena; but, while it's in the upper echelons of that arena, it's still within it. If you're in Yavapai County and want a canned six-pack of something mild that's really local (instead of just local to Arizona), you could do worse—generously, it's an alright, "unpretentious" amber. One can, however, also do better in the valleys south of Flagstaff (Oak Creek, if one is willing to buy bottles; THAT Brewery, if you're packing growlers), so there's that—though I hold out hope Prescott Brewing's other offerings rise above mere decency.

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Photo of cbcrunch
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ygtbsm94
1.5/5  rDev -57.5%

Photo of Tertullian007
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of woodychandler
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yet another CAN from bennetj17 and I will be in touch soon as I have discovered more ArizonCANs that I am interested in acquiring for The CANQuest (TM).

From the CAN: "Liquid Amber Ale is Prescott Brewing Company's best selling beer. With a copper to light brown color and medium malty flavor, Liquid Amber is never bitter. Brewed with added caramel malt for that rich character, and lightly hopped with Pacific Northwest hops to help round out this flavorful beer."

The auditory portion of tonight's program, otherwise known as the Crack & Glug, was once more a success. I ended up with two thick, full fingers of tawny head with excellent retention. Its color was a coppery-amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a red raspberry sweetness that was unexpected along with a nutty quality and the whole package reminded me of one of those breakfast bars to be eaten on the go. Mouthfeel was medium and the berry flavor was prevalent on the tongue. It may seem odd that I am going to like that flavor, but as opposed to its being a malt bomb as so many of the style are, I found it to be a welcome change. Finish was fruity, smooth and very pleasant to drink. One or two might be plenty, but it might make a nice alternative.

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Photo of OtisinAZ
3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Craft beer from a can, here we go....

Pours a light amber body with no head and very, almost not even noticable carbonation.

Smell of malt and caramel no hop aroma noticed.

Very easy drinking wished it was cabonated more to bring out more body in the beer. Refreshing on a 105 deg Arizona day.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Aclucari
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.32/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Prescott Brewing : Liquid Amber Ale

Pours amber with a chill haze and fizzy foam that bubbles to the surface. Aroma of creamy malt, cereal grains, honey and distant hops. In the taste, sweet malt, green apple fruityness, toffee, and mild husk flavors. Little to no perceivable hop character.
Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a lingering apple sweetness.
Overall, an American Amber ale without any bitterness, as advertised. Could appeal to those not fond of bitters or just looking for an easy drinker.

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Photo of sunsjammer
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap at Charley Clark's, Pinetop AZ, on 7/12.

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Photo of dannycohen62
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of vader06
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucklys
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my snifter, it shone a dark honey-amber color with golden-copper highlights peeking through the slightly murky/cloudy liquid. The off-white head gradually built to an inch thick at the rate I poured the beer, and just as gradually dissipated to a thin ring. There was quite a bit of initial carbonation sticking in rings around the glass under the liquid, but as the beer sat, it quickly disappeared. There was little head retention and little to no lacing left behind.

Sticking my nose in the glass, I immediately came away with something woody, but nothing I could put my finger on. The overall smell of the Liquid Amber was quite subtle and it took me a few good sniffs to pick out everything confidently, but as the beer warmed, the different aromas became prominent enough to attend to. There were some burnt caramel and honey notes smothering a lightly sweet malt at the forefront, closely followed by caramelized brown sugar mixed into a thick molasses. Hiding way in the back, something reminiscent of a wet, earthy bran brought up the rear and dismissed anything that might have resembled hops. Only after a bit of research did I find out that this beer is supposedly brewed with Tettnang hops, which are an original noble aroma hop from the Tettnang region of Germany that provide a light spicy, woody nose and soft bitterness to the flavor that is normally ideal for lagers and wheat beers.

My first taste of this brew was utter shock at the thin and watery texture. Before I could knock it down for mouthfeel, I realized my mouth felt like it had been coated in a slick, wet film that lasted for a good while after each swallow - keeping the beer very smooth with very little dryness. The taste was just as subtle as the smell, even with the liquid backing it up, and I had to take two or three swigs before I really tasted anything. I found that letting it warm a little enhanced the flavors and mouthfeel as well as the smells, and it turned out to be much more enjoyable when it wasn't fresh from the fridge. At the beginning of each sip, I enjoyed a quick tingly zest right at the back of the roof of my mouth for a short second before my tongue was flooded with the slightly oily, wet wave of caramel and honey. I'm not sure what kinds of malts were used in this brew, but I found light hints of sweet bran and maybe a touch of rye leaking through the early caramel.

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Liquid Amber from Prescott Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.