River Rat Amber Ale - Main St. Grille & Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
3.3/5 rDev -11.3%
Number two in my flight at Main Street. River Rat was awarded "Best Amber Ale" at the 4th Annual OH Brew Week (2009).
A: The amber ale is, well, amber although a much darker amber that you may first think off. This amber verges on brown ale territory. Again, it was served sans head.
S: The aroma is nutty, very malty with an earthy hop backbone. Aroma is intriguing...
T: Unfortunately my first sip revealed a so-so amber ale. The nuttiness, a warming toffee/caramel malt base, is a nice start that quickly turns hoppy with a leafy, vegetal finish. The maltiness works at times but generally the ale fails to go anything exciting. The only other '-' in my Main St. book.
M: The mouthfeel is that of an amber, malty with just a dash of hops. The flavors don't break new ground.
D: A good average amber ale, drinkable because it won't lay you out. But, as they say, the best is yet to come.
06-10-2010 01:08:32 | More by akorsak
3.48/5 rDev -6.5%
Pours a dark amber color with a slight white head which gives way to skim and spotty lacing. The aroma is of nutty malt and caramel malt with a slight hint of hops. The taste is of caramel malt and toffee malt as the backbone. The is also a presence of hops in the middle of the beer to the back end. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. Overall its an okay beer, there is a decent flavor but nothing to make you demand more, but nothing to dislike.
06-21-2010 21:36:28 | More by goblue3509
3.48/5 rDev -6.5%
Main Street River Rat Amber..hey, my first "added" beer, after 5 years! It poured a soft head, pillowy, little lacing down the glass. Taste a bit off. Kinda pumkin-like and cinnamon spiceness, almost like a winter ale. Light to medium bodied, pretty easy to drink. Not the best ale ever but a decent red ale.
05-07-2010 11:44:33 | More by bigdeuce
3.78/5 rDev +1.6%
Note: the beer menu states that this is an Irish red ale.
Bazam! Funny, I just had an Irish red by Flying Dog last night and it was, eh. This is what I call an Irish red. Great malty tone. Minimal leafy and peaty thing. The malts come back with a sweetness that just massages my taste buds. A very, very nice beer.
03-05-2013 22:43:30 | More by RblWthACoz
4.47/5 rDev +20.2%
I typically feel that an amber ale is an amber ale. But this one stands out. It has a unique malty character, almost bready, but very smooth and balanced with the hops, with a slightly fruity aroma. What impressed me the most was the drinkability. I have to say I just found myself a favorite amber ale. Very well done!
06-13-2010 22:26:53 | More by reese
River Rat Amber Ale from Main St. Grille & Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.