Epicenter Amber - SanTan Brewing Co.
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4.41/5 rDev +26.7%
Dined at Cork in Chandler last night and ordered this as we awaited our seating time. I've been home-brewing Ambers of late as I seem to enjoy this type of beer the most. I found Epicenter to be extremely enjoyable. It has lots of flavor and very little bite. It is one of the smoothest Ambers I have enjoyed that wasn't brewed by me.
The color was good. The taste was better. I ordered a second one to enjoy with dinner. My father-in-law did the same, as we both found our beer to be very pleasant and worthy of a second purchase.
Like many beer aficionados, I can't often describe a particular flavor or "velvety overtone" but I know a good beer when I taste one. This is one. I'll buy this again.
01-27-2014 22:15:08 | More by MacHammer
3.9/5 rDev +12.1%
This one pours from the can a nice cherry-amber color and almost perfectly clear. The one-finger head of grayish tan bubbles is rather filmy and oily-looking, fizzling away slowly to a pocked top layer. Thin lines of horizontal lace are left in its wake.
Strong nuttiness in the nose. Almonds, caramel, a bit of peanut, crackers, some earthy hops. It's a very warm scent.
In the taste: caramel-coated peanuts, popcorn, almonds and biscuits. It's sweet mid-palate before a rather dry finish.
Medium light body with medium carbonation that's prickly and lightly painful. The beer fizzes up a bit as it moves about. Smooth and super crisp.
The teeter-totter of this beer's flavor leans a little toward the sweet side, and I like that about it. It's a lovely mix of nutty malt and earthy hops. Very crisp and easy-drinking.
12-22-2010 18:18:15 | More by Phelps
3.88/5 rDev +11.5%
Had on tap outside in 100+ AZ heat Served in a pint glass.
Amber color with small head, leaves no lacing in the glass. Not much to the smell on this one I get a little malt but not much else. Taste is of malts and caramel. Don't get any sense of hops. Mouthfeel provides decent carbonation and alcohol with some sweetness on the end.
Overall this is a refreshing beer that is relatively light for a hot day.
05-15-2012 01:19:41 | More by duceswild
3.85/5 rDev +10.6%
Big ups and major props to my fellow CANquistador, indiapaleale, for sending me this and one other in support of my version of The CANQuest (TM)! I love where it hails from (Chandler, AZ) and I look forward to trying it out.
From the CAN: "Craft Beer For Beer Drinking".
It came in a RexAm CAN with a wide-mouth opening, which is always good for an interesting Crack & Glug. My nearly inverted pour resulted in some cascading action as well was two foamy fingers' worth of tawny head with good retention. Color was a deep coppery-amber with NE-quality clarity. BUPGOO! Nose was very sweet with caramel malt. Mouthfeel was medium with a caramel sweetness offset by a molasses flavor, which I found both interesting and enjoyable. I am usually not big on sweet, malty beers, but this managed to strike a nice balance. Finish was sweet but not cloying. I would not want a steady diet of it, but I also would not be averse to putting it in my cooler.
02-21-2011 21:11:18 | More by woodychandler
3.83/5 rDev +10.1%
A - Pours a bubbly, light-yellow head that fades quickly. No lace on the glass. A nice amber hue.
S - Sweet, toasted malt. Some alcohol. Bready.
T - Delicious malt with a very slight hop presence to balance it out. Alcohol is there, too. Toffee.
M - Clean, crisp. A bit cloying.
08-31-2011 10:57:34 | More by Gatch
3.75/5 rDev +7.8%
Enjoyed on tap in a 32 oz stein.
A - Rust colored with a two finger pure white head. Clingly lacing lasting well past the half glass point. Cloudy. An unfiltered amber? Hmmmm.
S - Some sweet malts and little hops. Not much else really. A decent "beery" smell.
T - Tastes of toasted grains followed by a slightly spicy hop balance. Segways into a bitter and slightly acidic aftertaste. Everything just working well together, with each taste complimenting the other.
M - Slick, and decently full to the point of being borderline "chewy".
O - A very solid amber offering by San Tan Brewing. Decent enough that I ordered a second versus trying something different. A little more bitter/acidic and cloudy than I would expect for an amber, but it all comes together well in the end. I'd have another.
12-16-2011 02:31:43 | More by TempeBeerMan
3.75/5 rDev +7.8%
Had a pint off the tap at their Chandler brewpub.
Pretty much as advertised. They describe it as follows:
"Deep garnet amber hue with a firm toasted malt character, lightly sweet with a crisp, dry finish."
Pretty accurate. There's mostly crystal malt off of the top. It's balanaced at the end with a touch of hop bitterness. Nothing phenomenal but simply a nice, balanced drinkable beer.
I had the beer while sitting on thier patio, and I have to say, it complements a warm night in Phoenix nicely.
06-03-2011 03:32:35 | More by AlleywayRover
Epicenter Amber from SanTan Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.