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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

86 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 86
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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Photo of russwilliam
2/5  rDev -40.1%

russwilliam, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of Gtreloquence
2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

Gtreloquence, May 05, 2013
Photo of Reagan1984
2.48/5  rDev -25.7%

Poured this bottle into a pint glass and was greeted with a foamy 2 fingers head that was off white to beige in color. The light copper color was very clear with no visible carbonation.

Almost no lacing at all.

A slightly assertive nutty/caramel malt flavor up front that fades to no real finish what so ever. Some noticeable hop presence up front but again fades to a dry flat finish.

I almost note a light cocoa or chocolate flavor to the malt up front. Nothing to obtrusive.

Of course this is common for this style.

Probably an average example of this style, but one I admit I'm not that fond of.

Mouthfeel was pleasant and drinkability was good.

I will not seek this brew out again. I never choose this style to be honest.

Reagan1984, May 31, 2008
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

rorjets, Jan 11, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

AJD1201, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of acarroll413
2.53/5  rDev -24.3%

poured for a 12oz bottle into a mug

A- not as amber or red as i would have liked. in fact it was quite dull amber, but the head was big, off white and beautiful

S- hops, not wheat surprisingly, but alcohol and a slight slight slight bit of wood

T- vile. bitter up front and not at all refreshing or satisfying in the back end. its like youre expecting a smooth, hoppy, crisp red ale and you get a nasty old wheat flavored ale.

M- not smooth AT ALL, well carbonated, and a medium-light thickness.

D- eeeh.

acarroll413, Apr 18, 2006
Photo of gonzo000
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

gonzo000, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of WesWes
2.7/5  rDev -19.2%

The beer pours a golden/light amber color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is average. It has a pale and light crystal malt scent along with a fruity/sour yeast aroma. There is something wrong with the aroma. The taste is not very good. It has a real yeasty flavor that overpowers the weak malt bill. It seems almost past it's prime. The malt bill is simple and consists of pale and light crystal malts. Hops are faint and probably English noble varieties. The mouthfeel is average. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is the worst beer Wachusett makes. It's back to the drawing board with this one.

WesWes, Jul 12, 2007
Photo of Jayli
2.73/5  rDev -18.3%

This beer pours a nice deep, clear amber color. The head is an offwhite color, relatively decent retention and slight lacing left on the sides. The nose is very weak, almost no scent at all. There is a touch of breadiness and pale malts, but other than that - not much to the nose. The taste is also very blase but a little more to it than the nose. Starts off with a malt flavoring, slightly sweet, slightly bready. Touch of hops but not enough or well blended to work well off the malt and sweetness. Medium bodied beer - decent carbonation, but a bit of a sour aftertaste to it. Overall, it's drinkable, but I would certainly pick something different. It's an ok beer but nothing really stood out.

Jayli, Mar 23, 2009
Photo of Rekrule
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Rekrule, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
2.83/5  rDev -15.3%

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, muddled, copper-yellow coloring with a frothy, white, small bubbled foam of head about half an inch tall. Aromas are light and smooth, with a light sweetness atop some toasty and bready tones. Flavors are off-balance a bit, with a decent, strong roasted caramel malt backbone and some subtle fruit highlights overpowering any of the toasty and biscuity qualities that were present in the nose. The beer is light to the point of watery in mouth, which makes it easy to drink, but not overly rewarding. The aftertaste is cloyingly sweet, with a slight floral twist. The finish is a bit watery, and leaves a slight film behind. Like I said, it's easy to drink, but there are better beers worth your time and focus out there.

GarthDanielson, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of TheTrevor
2.88/5  rDev -13.8%

This beer poured a copper-color with a two-finger head. The smell is caramel and toasted malt with a bit of nuttiness. The taste starts off with a slightly grainy sweet caramel taste that gives way to a metallic taste and a tiny bit of hops. The mouthfeel is slightly thick with a some crisp carbonation. I'm not a fan of the metallic taste, but this isn't a horrible beer.

TheTrevor, Feb 08, 2009
Photo of Jason
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.

Jason, Feb 21, 2007
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Doomcifer, Aug 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Kmlund, Oct 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

ZacharyJ, Nov 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

jmlewisjr, Jan 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

oldthumpah, Jul 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Davepoolesque, Aug 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Kruja5, Nov 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

BigCheese, Jan 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

tbonci, Mar 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Nichols33, Jun 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

thufflife, Aug 19, 2014
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Quinn's Amber Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.