Sunset Amber Ale - Grand Canyon Brewing Company
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Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
3.69/5 rDev +7.9%
Had a cpl on tap in Payson, AZ during a daytrip, paired with jalapeno peppers and prime rib.
A - On the lighter side of craft beers, even for an amber. Garnet reddish body with a watery ring of bubbles that dissipates away to nothing.
S - Nothing stands out really, theres some hops there and some nutty smells but it all washes together, no prominence at all.
T - Surprisingly nice. Lacks any real showcase but its mildness lends itself to pairing with foods well and theres just enough of a nice mix of piney/nutty so you dont get bored.
M - A bit on the watery side, but nothing offensive about it and it doesnt wear you out.
O - Love have alot of these on hand next time I'm hanging around the campground in warm weather.
04-01-2013 05:40:00 | More by bambam2517
3.43/5 rDev +0.3%
12oz can poured into a plastic glass
A: Clean amber color with a one-finger head
S: Lightly toasted grain, not much else going on
T: Lightly toasted grain again, a hint of caramel. Simple but nice
M: Light-medium bodied, crisp
O: Not very complex but pleasant & easy to drink; would make a nice session beer
03-14-2013 01:11:20 | More by ONUMello
3.81/5 rDev +11.4%
Pours a clear amber caramel color with a small light tan head that quickly settles into a pretty decent lacing.
Sweet roasted-toasted caramel grain malts that is very noticeable and pleasant.
Lightly roasted caramel grain malts dominate a sweetish light amber beer taste.
A light toasted caramel malt aftertaste that has a light sweetness to it on this medium bodied beer.
A decent lighter amber ale that is more my style amber with the totally overbearing caramel malt taste yet it has a very drinkable and present taste.
02-27-2013 00:18:18 | More by LXIXME
3.43/5 rDev +0.3%
poured from the bottle into a pint glass
A - Pours a hazy amber with slightly burnt orange highlights. Very little carbonation rises to the one finger, off-white head. Head falls apart about half way down the glass. Leaves behind a few splotches of lacing on the lower portion of the glass.
S - Mostly toasted caramel malt with a hint of dark rum and chocolate.
T - Caramel malt sweetness upfront. The body is a nice combination of toasty carmel malt, dark rum and a light red apple fruitiness. More red apple and rum as the beer passes over the back of the tongue gives way to a toasted caramel apple finish.
M - On the weaker side of medium bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Felt lackluster overall.
Sunset amber is a middle of the road amber ale that has a somewhat interesting and complex flavor profile, but the boring mouthfeel belays any attempt to bring this brew much above average. I probably would't get this again except for a laugh the next time I visit the Grand Canyon. Still it's drinkable enough to satisfy your average macro tourist....
01-16-2013 06:02:49 | More by Bockrules
Sunset Amber Ale from Grand Canyon Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.