Wisdom Amber Ale - Big Hole Brewing Company
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2.93/5 rDev -5.2%
When poured, it was a very deep amber color, with very little foam and no lace. The smell was of a strong malty nature with a hint of hops. The taste was very disapointed in that it did not live up to the aroma. I will not waste my money on this beer again!
10-26-2003 17:27:54 | More by BeerManDan
2.63/5 rDev -14.9%
Presentation: The fourth and last of my mixed packs of Big Hole beers that I recently picked up from Trader Joes. A tall thin neck 12 fluid ounce brown glass bottle. The label on the Big Hole beers appears to be generic in appearance. The Wisdom Amber Ale has a picture of a horned Red Indian dude on a milky coffee colored label. Listed as 5.0% ABV with no freshness date.
Appearance: A lovely chestnut amber hints of polished copper when backlit. Nice large beige head that laces well; thick and creamy it can leave with you one of those beery moustaches at times. The head reduces in depth, but it stays all the way down the drink and leaves the glass walls with plenty of thick crusty lacing. Good levels of carbonation.
Nose: Some burnt brown sugar odors, which are quite invasive. Apart from that there are malts, caramel, Devon toffee, some sweet molasses and wholemeal bread.
Taste: A sweet malt taste is the ice-breaker. Bready at times. The sweetness persists though, and it supports the toasted malts, chewy dark toffee middle and sweet ending. Sweet, but yet, an astringent finish.
Mouthfeel: Overall it is fair to say that this has an average mouthfeel. Light body aided by the sweet malt aspects. Carbonation helps.
Drinkability: Well I had a few bottles of this. I drank two for the purpose of this Review, because it took me a while to tune into this one. Could I drink anymore? Certainly not, it is a tad too sweet for me & slightly sickly after the second bottle.
Overall: Another beer that I felt I either did not understand, or I was not concentrating hard enough. Like some of the other Big Hole beers, I found it difficult to nail this one down. Is it poor? NO, certainly not but it is average. Would I buy it again probably not.
10-14-2003 03:57:53 | More by TheLongBeachBum
2.83/5 rDev -8.4%
Found this at my latest trip to Trader Joe's. Presented in a 12oz brown bottle. Poured a clear dark amber color with a minimal fizzy white head that vanished down to a tiny cap. No lace.
Smell was all malt; a mix of buttery caramel and toffee with notes of brown sugar and molasses.
Taste was pretty much one-sided in favor of grainy malt and sweet of brown sugar and molasses. Virtually no hops throughout. Had a vague veggie aftertaste.
Feel was light- to medium-bodied, smooth and slick.
A truly average amber ale. Completely leaning toward a malt character with a minimal hops presence. Nothing I'd return to unless offered to me.
10-11-2003 17:47:54 | More by Boilermaker88
3.35/5 rDev +8.4%
Reddish brown color. Small white head. Aroma is fruity and sweet. A medium bodied amber ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are spicy and slightly bitter. For an amber its a little sweeter and a little drier than the average. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is bitter.
10-07-2003 02:25:43 | More by beerguy101
Wisdom Amber Ale from Big Hole Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.