Native Amber - Coop Ale Works
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2.6/5 rDev -33%
Thanks to AmericanBrew for sharing this can. My first beer from COOP.
The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is toffee, grass and iced tea. The flavor is toffee and some very bitter vegetable flavored hops. I don't really like the interplay of the malt and hops in the beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
12-23-2010 06:04:17 | More by Mora2000
4.64/5 rDev +19.6%
Appearance: not great clarity, a little murky, brownish red and with a nice creamy tan head
Aroma: definite caramel and bready ness that is cut by delicious pine notes.
Taste: a deceptively malty taste that carries strong caramel and bready flavors, a slight toastiness, and some delightful pine notes to balance. Very well balanced and with a strange complexity that american ambers seldom can achieve. I truly enjoyed this beer
Mouthfeel: smooth, slightly creamy, mouthfeel with medium carbonation
Overall: Great and surprising complexity of caramel and bready flavors complemented by nice piney hop character. One of the best amber ales I've ever had.
08-27-2013 23:36:40 | More by dwren89
3.95/5 rDev +1.8%
16oz can, Bruery tulip, no freshness dating.
This beer is absolutely amber like a pair of earrings I have bought in Prague. The appearance is very promising, with a deep, red-influenced amber spilling out into the glass and a tight knit, creamy, classy, off-tan head forming up. Really excellent; attractive packaging, delicate lacing and a jewel-like glow. Just put a damn date on it, everybody, not just Coop!
Crisp but fruity hops were also immediately apparent and pleasing. A brisk overtone of pine becomes soapy and then citrus and berries join in. There is an obviously robust dose of malt, with graham cracker and caramel.
The flavors are possibly more basic; caramel malts dance with yellow grapefruit and pine. The finish is wonderfully bitter and lingering with a bit of soap.
Feel is very thin for a 6.2% Amber Ale. The flavors stand up very well for a watery and gently carbonated beer. Some more bubbles might just do the job.
Quite an impressive entry from this relatively new brewery into an all too often mundane category. I love that they can and in the 16oz format. The price point is on par with Sierra Nevada on a per ounce basis and for this beer seems worth it.
08-28-2011 18:29:42 | More by brewerburgundy
3.93/5 rDev +1.3%
A: Deep reddish/brownish copper hue with a huge, bready, thick, tan-colored head and fairly fantastic lacing
S: Light citrus hops with a subtle bready malt base--toasty with some subtle toffee notes; pretty subtle but pleasant
T: Great balance of a piney, grassy bitterness with a chalky roastiness; the sweet bready malts and bitter grassy hops play well off each other
F: A creamy full bodied, chewy beer
O: This is one of my favorite ambers--just a solid everyday beer
06-04-2013 17:49:28 | More by dbossman
4.05/5 rDev +4.4%
Pours a very effervescent amber with 3+ fingers of rocky tan head. Average lacing & head retention
S: Herbal hops, breadyness, a slight nuttyness. Biscuitty malt really picked up once warm
T: Much toasty malt, some biscuitty malt, herbal & woody hops, some dryness & caramel up front. Some flinty hop notes as this warms, biscuitty malt & dryness once warm, some toffee & a touch of grapefruit. Finishes with woody hops, citrus & slight sulphur tinge & more biscutty malt
MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation & good balance
Super drinkability, great take on the style. This kicks fat tire in the booty. This one will be in the rotation as long as I can score it...
11-03-2010 05:24:34 | More by russpowell
3.53/5 rDev -9%
Big thanks to pittsburghkid66 for sending this one as an extra! No freshness info. Enjoyed on 08/03/11.
A - Poured from a 16oz can into a snifter. Pours an almost clear dark orange/red color with a one finger white head. Leaves pretty sticky lacing down the sides.
S - Very bready, biscuity malt aroma with a light citrus and grapefruit hoppiness. Just average.
T - Quite balanced with that bready malt flavor and some nice crisp hoppiness. Leaves a balanced sweet and hoppy aftertaste.
M - Mouthfeel is quite good. Pretty creamy with some prickly carbonation.
O - Overall, this is a good, easy drinking, above average amber.
08-03-2011 18:33:16 | More by Janderson91
4.58/5 rDev +18%
Pours to a thick buff-colored head with lots of froth and lace. Color is a clear medium amber. Aroma is exceptionally hoppy and malty with earthy-spicy dominating over resinous-citrus to make it interesting. Low yeast ester contribution to the flavor. Flavor is a very well balanced explosion of caramel and toasty malt and earthy/spicy hops. Finishes malty and bitter. Mouthfeel is light-medium with generous CO2.
WOW. Overall, I'd say this is the best U.S. style Amber Ale I have ever had from this region, and possibly anywhere else.
11-23-2010 02:25:41 | More by EagleTalon
3.65/5 rDev -5.9%
The can man, woodychandler, comes through with another canned beer,my first from OK. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a pretty deep amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is full of both hops and malts. Taste is considerable hops up front, some bitterness, malts showing up at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.
06-19-2012 21:36:52 | More by tone77
4.03/5 rDev +3.9%
Thanks to ILikeBrew for this extra.
A: It pours a deep amber color that reveals a beautiful red hue. There is a two finger off white that displays excellent retention and tons of lacing.
S: It smells of toasted malt and caramel with the hops creeping in at the end. The more it warms the more fruity and hoppy it smells. Some notes of vanilla and biscuits are also detectable.
T: The flavor is big an juicy with the hops asserting themselves followed by a solid malt backbone. The malts are full of caramel and biscuit goodness. It has a savory aspect to balance the hops that I really dig.
M: medium bodied with just enough carbonation to get the point across. It finishes dry and bitter.
O: I really enjoyed this for an amber. I is not my favorite style per se, but I would seek this one out again if it was available in my area. Cheers!
05-08-2011 21:16:08 | More by Neffbeer
3.88/5 rDev 0%
Nice honey amber colored body and floating bone head.
Nose starts with sunflowers, then honey wheat bread and earthen chamomile. Brightens as it warms. Well done.
Wonderfully creamy up front, but just for a bit... eventually leading to an equally executed bitter finish. In between is the real treat - what a malty, bready body! Copper, ashen & chalky, staying grounded but still finding an arc. Made more complex with notes of honey and ginger. This beer peaks beautifully, then cascades to that piney hop finish.
Light in body and perfectly crisp... the show moves quickly but is still filling and satisfying.
05-13-2011 23:53:59 | More by Philabeerphia
Native Amber from Coop Ale Works
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