Native Amber - Coop Ale Works
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Reviews by tobelerone:
3.61/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
16 oz can courtesy of Bradley R. Thanks pal!
Pours an opaque, dark and somewhat dull amber with a finger of slowly settling cream-colored head. Sticky lacing remains clinging to the glass. Aroma is malty up front, caramel sweet, with a light toasty aspect, followed by some citrusy, resinous hop notes. Overall fairly subdued in the nose - it's not exactly what you'd call deeply aromatic.
This beer tastes like it's a lot bigger than it is; there's a much more assertive hop bitterness in the flavor, again citrusy and with piney resin notes, and there's a distinct booziness that fools you into thinking this is more in the 9% area than the 6% it actually is. Lots of full-bodied malt flavor, with caramel and toastiness, but the sweetness is very much held at bay by the ample bitterness. Moderately lingering aftertaste has a vaguely aspirin-like quality.
Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation.
Pretty decent, but not exactly easy drinking. Ideally this would have a little more overall sweetness and hop character rather than simply a whole lot of that aspirin bitterness. The hints of toasty bread and pine are both subtle and appealing notes in both the aroma and the taste but unfortunately they're stomped on a bit, robbing the beer of added complexity. Glad I got to try this but to be perfectly honest I wouldn't be running out for more if this was available in the northeast.
Serving type: can
05-19-2013 05:02:14 | More by tobelerone
More User Reviews:
3.8/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Received as an extra in a trade and poured into a Duvel tulip.
A - Poured a nice darker red/amber hue with a thin one finger head that faded to leave a light quarter inch off white head and light lacing.
S - Aromas are heavier on the biscuit and caramel, though there is some Cascade hops tucked behind it. Lightly fruity malts, faint faint pine.
T - Taste is rather malty sweet and caramel heavy, bread/biscuit, floral hops, faint faint citrus with more sweetness towards the end. Very, very light pine bitterness.
M - Mouthfeel is a bit on the stickier side, decent carbonation, just drinks heavy.
O - Overall these guys wanted a malt/biscuit heavy Amber ale and well, the succeeded. That being said, this is not my kind of amber...I like much more hops in it. Not my thing.
Serving type: can
07-04-2014 20:50:58 | More by rudzud
Native Amber from Coop Ale Works
87 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.