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Amber - Jefferson St. Brewing Company

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15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 16.19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jefferson St. Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: on 04-19-2009)
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Reviews by cyclonece09:
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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Photo of Kegatron
3.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ the Jefferson St. Brewing Company (Lynchburg, VA) on 2/6/10.

Pours a clear coppery amber, with a smooth covering of bright-white head. This stays fairly frothy around the edges, leaving a nice looking creamy cascade of lacing back. The aroma is floral and a touch spicy smelling, with a lightly toasted tanginess to it from a combo of roasted caramel malts and fruity citrus.

The taste is more sweet and tangy up front with toffee and citrus, before getting a bit more roasty feeling towards the back. A moderately spicy hop presence offers up some balance, then lingering past the finish with an earthy feel. The mouthfeel is medium bodied (maybe a bit lighter) with some sharpness up front to it but this gets much more smooth and creamy across the palate as you swallow.

This was a decent stab at an Amber. This seemed rather pedestrian at first but I have to admit that the roastiness of it won me over a bit the more I worked on it.

Photo of GFish
3.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Wmbolling
2.25/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of Kevin55
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of PGVG
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of RyanAU
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of AgentMunky
3.35/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 2L growler into a nonic pint glass. The growler was filled five minutes earlier at Fry's Spring Station. From notes. Reviewed July 2011.

A: About one finger of head which fades quickly. Very reddish brown. High clarity.

S: Beery and lightly fruity. Neutral grain.

T: Malt is startlingly chocolatey. Some light initial fruit before the drying maintaste. The aftertaste is toasted, bready, and dry. Very malty.

M: Full, round, and dry. Little carbonation.

O: Mediocre beer. Very forgettable. Neither recommended or unrecommended. Probably won't have again.

Photo of UncleAddie
4/5  rDev +27%

Photo of illeagle05
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of bmjivi221
2/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.54/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

64oz growler, filled 8/4/13, drank 8/11/13
Bruery tulip

A: Pours a nice "amber" color. Vibrantly clear. Thin layer of bright white head. Sticky lacing bits. Still has come carbonation after a week in clear growler.

S: Smells lightly hopped and nutty. Definitely pulling those caramel malts.

T: You get a touch of bitterness up front. Very mild. Nutty malt character comes in. Sweet caramel touches. Finish is fairly dry.

M: Light medium bodied.

Photo of CrellMoset
2.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Amber, on tap at Jefferson St. Brewing Company, as part of a tasting flight. This review is a few months old, but I'm just now catching up on my backlog from this particular period.

Appearance: A filtered pale amber, appropriately enough, more of an orange caramel than red, really, capped by half a finger of lightly tanned head with surprisingly good retention that in turn leaves surprisingly good lacing and a nice, thick dusting. A solid beginning.

Aroma: Bready and husky notes dominate, insofar as anything dominates in this aromatically distant brew. Slightly roasted, but largely empty and minerally.

Taste: Very hollow again, and almost sort of musty. Faint, distant husks of caramel malt, faint toast, and dry bread crusts accompany a distant citrus hop twinge - probably pelleted Cascades - and a definite chemically aftertone. Very dry.

Mouthfeel: A little overcarbonated, but on the whole a fluffy, bold mouthfeel, bright, and inoffensive. Moderately bodied and dry enough for this to not be problematic.

Drinkability: A step up over the Honey Wheat, that's for certain. Not a standout amber, but a drinkable brew that I could see myself going back for if I was here to eat.

Photo of mjaggers
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Amber from Jefferson St. Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.