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Quinn's Amber Ale - Wachusett Brewing Company

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Quinn's Amber AleQuinn's Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

85 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wachusett Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
An easy drinking Amber Ale with low bitterness, a subtle malt profile and a balanced finish.

Availability: Jan-Mar

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-01-2001)
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Jason

Massachusetts

2.93/5  rDev -12.3%

Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck bottle,Freshness date on the side of the label.

Appearance: Crystal clear bright amber hue, big frothy off white head that subsides very slowly.

Smell: Thin wet caramel and toasted malt, clean nose that seems a bit on the light side.

Taste: Semi-crisp and slick, medium body. Simple one-sided malt flavor seems a little watered down. Odd mineral, steely, grainy flavors in the middle. Touch of hop flavor and bitterness.

Notes: This beer has lost something over the years, very pedestrian and certainly does not stand above any of the traditional Irish Reds.

02-21-2007 03:04:36 | More by Jason
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oberon

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +9.3%

Poured into a standard pint glass a more of a lighter copper color than an amber a thin wispy white head atop,toasty aromas along a touch of butter and caramel.Light to medium mouthfeel but quite crisp it went down quite well,quite toasty a lightly sweet and caramelly with a hint of mineral.A basic amber here not much hop presence but it drinks easy.

05-02-2007 22:06:38 | More by oberon
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +13.8%

Pours from the bottle a clear, brilliant orangish red color with a small bubbling off white head on top. Amber undertones. Aromas of caramel and sweet bread along with a well placed dirty, citric resin hoppiness that lingers in the background. A touch of nuttiness rounds it out.

First sip brings a well managed caramel maltiness upfront with hints of sourdough. A melding of fruit and nut follows and mixes in well. The crisp, slightly bitter finish features some herbal green hops. A nice Irish Red overall.

Mouthfeel has a strong, chewy body that exhibits easy drinking smoothness with mellow carbonation. This one goes down easy. A well built ale that I wouldn't mind drinking more often. Thanks to MuddyFeet and BIF20 for this one!

07-06-2005 02:04:16 | More by orbitalr0x
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -10.2%

08-01-2014 14:26:10 | More by Doomcifer
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -0.3%

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, clear, amber in color, medium/high carbonation

Smell: toasted malt and light floral hops

Taste: bread, caramel, and light floral hops

Mouthfeel: light bodied, high carbonation, clean

Drinkability: Nice sweet sessionable bready flavor that is barely above average for the style. This one is pleasant to drink but does not jump out the way some other beers from this brewery do.

01-20-2010 13:49:40 | More by tigg924
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ADR

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev +1.8%

Clear copper appearance. Pale yellow head, creamy in texture, lasts at 1/4 of an inch for just over a minute. Spare lace, crown-like rings. Spicy aroma, light grape astringency with some nutmeg. Flavor starts easy going but oddly slick, a fruity sense with some pear flavors, honeyish as well. Keeps its texture but the flavor pans out to mildly watery mid mouth, the hops could step up to the plate more as well. Toward the end of the glass, I was picking up weird aftertastes, something like parmesan cheese. Good appearance and start, decent overall drinkability, the close was a little off for me. Thanks to Liza P. for bringing a bottle back from a short Easter break in Rhode Island.

04-15-2004 14:48:39 | More by ADR
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T_rizzo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +19.8%

12-18-2013 15:59:47 | More by T_rizzo
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tenacioustomato

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-30-2012 02:19:00 | More by tenacioustomato
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rjm0715

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

02-03-2014 22:27:39 | More by rjm0715
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -10.2%

10-03-2013 18:36:15 | More by Kmlund
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.14/5  rDev -6%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on November 15, 2013.

The pour is orange to amber with a quick burst of white fizzy head that dissolves by the count of three.

On the nose there are toasted breaded malts, sweetness, butter, and vague earthy notes. But everything is subtle.

The body is light to medium.

The taste is like the nose in that toasted bready malts and butter kick in right off but there is a low to moderate earthy bitterness hanging around at the end to add just the slightest bite. Easy to drink but pretty ordinary.

11-16-2013 01:02:32 | More by puboflyons
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -8.7%

(A) Pours with a nice, frothy head then settles to the outside of the glass. Visible carbonation. Copper colored and transparent.
(S) Bready aroma with a mild sweetness, liken to caramel.
(T) Starts creamy, moves into a sweet, earthy taste then fades into a slightly dry, finish.
(M) Smooth and creamy. Medium bodied.
(D) A decent beer. Follows the form for an Irish Red, but not a stand out ale.

04-02-2009 23:34:29 | More by u2carew
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -9.3%

brown color, hazelnut highlights are riddled throughout with a wonderful mix of colors. A smallish head of light tan then pops up from the bottom of the glass and reaches about a half an inch before settling back down again.

Aroma is of light caramel, roasted nuts, light touches of butterscotch like sugary notes. Warming brings out a very earthy and pronounced flavor to it. Really nice done but a touch light. This is my only complaint as it did not have the pop I was really looking for at the time. Smooth, even flavor really did not deviate much from beginning to end as the overall impact was nicely put together. A bit light on the feel

12-11-2011 03:10:54 | More by mikesgroove
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Shakydog68

New York

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-17-2014 01:56:17 | More by Shakydog68
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

11-23-2012 18:34:24 | More by kjfinnerty
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plaid75

New York

3.6/5  rDev +7.8%

Poured a light copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light and sweet caramel malt with hints of grassy hops.

The taste consisted of an upfront sweet and nutty malt with a slow to arrive drying hop.

The mouthfeel was a bit toward the lighter side for the style.

Overall a tasty and easy drinking Irish Ale.

11-30-2007 01:50:57 | More by plaid75
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.23/5  rDev -3.3%

Poured from bottle into tulip. Pours a copper color with some white foam and a lot of carbonation. Malty and bready fruity lager aromas. Taste is slightly below average, but its close enough to a 3...Crisp malt flavors, slight sweet fruit notes and a hint of yeast. its not bad, but there are better options out there. Mouthfeel is over-carbonated and dry. Again, give it a try but dont seek out.

06-12-2012 23:37:00 | More by DrinkSlurm
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russwilliam

New York

2/5  rDev -40.1%

03-20-2014 03:59:15 | More by russwilliam
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ZacharyJ

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -10.2%

11-20-2011 22:04:34 | More by ZacharyJ
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jmlewisjr

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -10.2%

01-28-2014 12:43:15 | More by jmlewisjr
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gonzo000

Massachusetts

2.65/5  rDev -20.7%

A - Amber Ale, really? THis looks like bud with a drop of orange food coloring

S - Smell is mellow, nothing offensive, nothing stands out

T - Very disappointed in this beer. Would call it a pilsner. Taste is not amber like in the least.

M - Okay, again, nothing offensive, nothing outstanding.

O - Weak

02-20-2014 01:24:58 | More by gonzo000
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.65/5  rDev +9.3%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color with a thin white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of apples, light malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out malty and sweet with flavors of fruit (apple & apricot) and caramel. There’s a very mild hops presence that comes in, but doesn’t stick around very long. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, slightly sticky finish.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not very filling, not the best representation of style, it’s a decent beer to keep drinking for an evening.

07-26-2007 02:06:31 | More by TheManiacalOne
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gentlebubbles

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +8.7%

on tap at O'Connor's

This was an amber beer, topped by a bit of fluffy whiteness that died quickly. Lightly fragrant, I found a bready maltiness to chew on amid the fine bubbles. With the clean bitterness in the hops, I could have a couple more. Very nice.

03-07-2004 18:25:57 | More by gentlebubbles
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +20.7%

Enjoyed on tap at Brew City, Worcester, MA.

Pint glass presentation. Fluffy off-white head on deep golden-brown brew. Malt outpowers the hops a bit on this one, but they have obviously worked hard to get both constituents in balance for this brew, in preparation for their prime St. Patrick's Day window of sales. Taste, mouthfeel, and drinkability are all great on this brew, and I would recommend to anyone for a "with-dinner" beer. Enjoy...

02-20-2004 00:49:02 | More by ppoitras
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ant5431

Rhode Island

3.35/5  rDev +0.3%

Bottle poured into pint glass the one I had last week at the bar on tap was slightly better.
Nice reddish/brown amber color nice white head with a light sweet roasted hops smell.
Tastes much like the smell, slight sweet roasted hops!
Mouth feel was ok taste lingers on tongue. Like most of the Wachusett beers Ive tasted drinkable but not delicious.

03-23-2011 20:53:51 | More by ant5431
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Quinn's Amber Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.