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Indian River Amberjack Alt - Florida Beer Company

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Indian River Amberjack AltIndian River Amberjack Alt

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BA SCORE
69
poor

37 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 27.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Florida Beer Company visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-09-2002)
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Photo of DosBeerigos
1/5  rDev -63.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

C. Clear
H. Copper in color
N. Malty and biscuity, very light odor if any at all.

Damn, I feel bad, I have my friend in town get excited about doing some tastings with him, and I serve him this...damn this beer is horrible. In my defense it was given to me a "gift" from friend, well now I think I understand why they gave it to me and didn't have me buy it myself. The beer has little to no flavor at all. I almost feel like I am drinking water the color of beer. Just bland from the minute I poured it into the glass. I support local breweries but this was a huge dud for the Florida Beer Company.

This is a beer that gives Florida Beers a bad name. Please stay away from this beer at all costs!

DosBeerigos, Mar 31, 2010
Photo of Georgiabeer
1.15/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Pours a somewhat dark golden with a sloppy head and some spotty lacing. The head fades quickly to a loose ring. Smells of cooked corn and soap, and perhaps some other boiled vegetables. The corn and boiled vegetables are also heavily present in the flavor- and not much else. Soapy mouthfeel. Quite slick and not pleasant. If you like creamed corn with a topper of overboiled brocolli you'll love this beer!

Georgiabeer, Apr 30, 2008
Photo of mhewes
1.18/5  rDev -57.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Beer of the month club selection for April

A : Pours a hazy golden color with a thin white head that disappears quickly

S : There's some citrus, malts, hops, and metallic aromas. Some skunkiness to it also

T : It's a malt flavor with a huge metallic flavor to go along with it. Nasty

M : Medium bodied

D : This was just a bad beer. Never again.

mhewes, Jul 12, 2008
Photo of hyland24
1.35/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

Poured from a bottle into a Pilsner glass and drank with Moxley while taking her bank roll in Hold em'. Poured clear dark gold. But thats the last positive thing I got from this swill. The smell was similar to the water left behind after you make sauerkraut(not exagerating). The taste was of metal flavored water with hints of old sauerkraut water. The mouthfeel was thin and thats about it. If you do decide to buy this beer make sure you roll down the driver side window on your way home, look both ways for passing traffic and then rifle it out onto the highway.

hyland24, Apr 20, 2008
Photo of Moxley
1.68/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A - Poured a hazy butterscotch with a bubbly ½ inch white head that dissipated quickly.

S - Strong metallic smell (nuts 'n bolts) with a strange smell that my drinkin' buddy picked up on - reminiscent of dirty sauerkraut water.

T - Strong metallic flavor. I felt like I was eating a weird hot dog that was cooked in sauerkraut water with dollops of liquid metal in place of ketchup. Gross.

M&D - Gross. I am so disappointed in Melbourne, Florida...you'd think they'd have more to offer than the shuttle. Clearly that's where they're spending all their time and $$$.

Moxley, May 03, 2008
Photo of Jdecarol
1.85/5  rDev -33%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Now flies under the name Palm Beach Brewing Company Amberjack.

Looks good. Orange with only a slight haze and a nice 1 finger white head that dissipates quickly, leaving absolutely zero lacing.

Smells good, biscuity and sweet maltiness. Almost reminds me of a bock with the smell. Also a little booze and some hops and some skinniness.

Taste is pretty much not worth it. Its EXTREMELY metallic tasting until it warms just short of room temperature. Then it loses the metallic taste and picks up a fruity, almost apricot and banana flavor. If this beer could get that flavor cold and maybe a touch more hops it would be good.

Nice and carbonated, slips down the tongue. Almost a little too sweet once it warms.

Drinkaibility is not there. I don't mind drinking beers at the proper temperatures, but just shy of room temperature to get this thing down doesn't cut it.

Jdecarol, Aug 09, 2009
Photo of AlaskanYoung
2/5  rDev -27.5%

AlaskanYoung, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of Sammy
2.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle sampled at the brewery. Medium yellow, carbonation bubbles, and some head. Basic beer,malt job and a bit of taste though a beer smell. Light mouthfeel, overcarbonated. Redkneck beer again. I don't really want this on a hot day unless the water supply is infected.

Sammy, Feb 22, 2009
Photo of krisandajt
2.33/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Light golden color, little head

Smell: Smell? Very mild, almost didn't notice it.

Taste: Very plain, had very little taste. Reminded me of a light beer you would drink in college on a budget.

Mouthfeel: Since it had no distinct features, flavors, smells, etc. it was very smooth and plain on the tongue.

Drinkability: If you are looking for a beer that reminds you of water...here you go. It was smooth, but had no distinct offerings for the palate. Very simple.

krisandajt, Nov 23, 2008
Photo of CGMLS3
2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

CGMLS3, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of bigbeerfan
2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

bigbeerfan, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of Gambrinus1184
2.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into an Erdinger weizenglass, just for kicks:

A: Poured a yellow-tinged amber with a two-finger head of bubbly white foam which fizzled to nothingness within a few moments. Zero floating carbonation, but a big whoosh was seen after every sip. Strange.

S: Smells very non-descript, but a little malty, a little grainy, a little zesty and a lil' metallic.

T: This is the let-down department. There is a slightly watery sweet malt taste, backed with a little metallic bitterness. Some toasted grain and what could be orange zest, but it's very, very thin.

M: Mouthfeel is light and rolling, not necessarily crisp.

D: A lawnmower beer for sure. Could session it well, I'm sure, but the flavor is such a letdown, you probably wouldn't want to overextend it.

Best part about this brew is the label artwork and interesting effervescent effect of carbonation under the foam after a sip. Then again, the glass could have been working harder than the brew on this one.

Gambrinus1184, May 21, 2008
Photo of harpus
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

harpus, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of Weas
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

Weas, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of nsmartell
2.78/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I enjoyed this beer from the comfort of my own living room. From bottle to a standard pint glass. From the April microbrew of the month that has been in my fridge for about 5 weeks now.

Appearance: Pours a nice light, golden orange color with a decent head that didn't last long.

Smell: Sweet malt, light coriander and something else I can't place, maybe citrus?

Taste: Very sweet, in a good way, and citrusy. But the aftertaste is a little too bitter and metallic. Not much good going on here.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and a little soapy.

Drinkability: Too bitter and lacking in taste to be a session beer for me.

nsmartell, May 28, 2008
Photo of tmitch75
2.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Monthly club selection for April. The label is yellow unlike the blue label in the photo.

Thick soft white head that drops to just a dusting. Cloudy yellow color, the lightest "amber" I've ever seen (note: I didn't know this was an Alt until I got on BA... it's WAY too light for an Alt).

Grainy grassy smell with a hint of citrus.

Sweet grainy malt flavor, but there's not much going on here.

Nice medium- to full body. Smooth.

Pretty disappointing beer all the way around. I'll save the rest for when I can't taste as well.

Tasted on 5/16/08.

tmitch75, Jun 23, 2008
Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
2.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a cloudy dull copper in color with a thick dose of white head that quickly died away. Still, a nice ring of lace circles the glass. Aromas have a distinct malty sweetness to them. Lots of caramel. Flavor is strange. Low amount of caramel sweetness (which, given the aromas, I would have thought would have been more pronounced) plus a huge amount of metallic flavor really put me off. Mouthfeel is low-medium in the body department. Drinkability takes a major hit due to the metallic flavor and aftertaste.

Thanks to AKSmokedPorter for this one.

OldFrothingSlosh, Jun 25, 2004
Photo of 11thFloorBrewing
2.98/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance - very light copper orange-yellow color, little head that quickly fades, lots of small bubbles

Smell - sweet malt, very light, food aromas in the room may be covering up some of the aroma

Taste - definite sauerkraut taste, hard water flavors, sweetness on the finish

Mouthfeel - rather watery

Drinkability - not horrible, but disappointing. Lacked any particularly great qualities. It's drinkable but there are a lot of other beers I'd choose over this one.

11thFloorBrewing, May 29, 2008
Photo of Shafaegalo
3/5  rDev +8.7%

Shafaegalo, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of nitter
3/5  rDev +8.7%

nitter, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of animal69
3/5  rDev +8.7%

animal69, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of djtomain
3/5  rDev +8.7%

djtomain, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of jabo134
3/5  rDev +8.7%

jabo134, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of macrosmatic
3/5  rDev +8.7%

macrosmatic, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of Drew966
3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Indian River Amberjack Beer pours a light copper color with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. The flavor is very mild, leaning toward the malt spectrum. Light and easy drinking, but not especially compelling. Tasted at the brewery, this is being reintroduced, with a tweaked recipe (the label no longer refers to this as an alt either).

Drew966, Jan 30, 2008
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Indian River Amberjack Alt from Florida Beer Company
69 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.