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Sunset Amber Ale - Grand Canyon Brewing Company

Sunset Amber AleSunset Amber Ale

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.06%


Brewed by:
Grand Canyon Brewing Company visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gavage on 07-02-2009)
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Reviews by RoyalT:
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - This beer is a gorgeous reddish-brown in color with an awesome, full, brownish-white head that left nice clumps of foam on top of the liquid.

Smell - The darkish, caramel malts come out big at the nose and have some light toasty notes. The hops are AWOL in this malt monster.

Taste - The burnt caramel comes out nicely on the tongue and the raw sugar is very light, not cloying.

Mouthfeel - This is a solid medium-bodied if not bigger with a smooth texture and no bitterness.

Drinkability - This is a biq but quaffable beer that lacks balance but tastes great.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 00:08:47 | More by RoyalT
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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ONUMello

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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
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O: Not very complex but pleasant & easy to drink; would make a nice session beer

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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.

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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.

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Sunset Amber Ale from Grand Canyon Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.