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Blueline Series: No Equal Amber Lager - Redhook Ale Brewery

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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Redhook, the official craft beer sponsor of the Seattle Sounders, knew from the moment he heard the Emerald City Supporters chant “We came to drink” that he was in good company. Responding to their call, Redhook teamed up with the loudest and proudest of Seattle Sounders fans to express their mutual adoration of sport, beer and the Emerald City. Available in 22-ounce bottles and on tap throughout the Pacific Northwest beginning March 2nd, No Equal Amber Lager is a sessionable beer brewed specifically for Seattle Sounders fans. No Equal Amber Lager is a well-balanced beer with the perfect combination of rich malts and hop bitterness. The beer’s color comes from the generous use of Munich and Caramel malt, while its medium bitterness comes from the addition of noble hops.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: flagmantho on 03-24-2012)
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GNWBC

Washington

2.85/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bomber
Pours an awesomley clear dark amber
Smell is really weak and lacks body
Taste is pretty basic malt lite hop and some sweetness I think I may have gotten a skunked bottle because the after taste is gnarly....not a good gnarly
Mouthfeel is nice and bubbly goes down smooth
Although I am a sounders fan and Seattle native I was pretty let down by this. Should of gone with Boston lager

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 21:21:29 | More by GNWBC
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Food Pairing: Fresh orange was quite nice with this. Ate it alongside, rather than putting it in the glass, but that might have worked just as well.

A - Clear nutty-brown with nice bubbly head which left some good lacing
S - Caramel and nuttiness, some estery sweetness too.
T - Very similar to Newcastle, but cleaner and a little bit better balanced in my opinion. Pecans and walnuts. Some caramel and citrus echoes without being overt about it. A bit of bread on the end.
M - Very nice. Refreshing without feeling too thin. Bitterness is well in check here too.
O - Redhook is so great at making solid beers you just can't argue with. Good balance here, and an excellent session brew which could fit just about any occasion.

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Blueline Series: No Equal Amber Lager from Redhook Ale Brewery
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