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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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88 Ratings

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Ratings: 88
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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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

jwps214, Mar 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

PatGreer, Feb 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

PaulD, Feb 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Rekrule, Feb 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

Benjaminwileketchum, Jan 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

ColdOneKev, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of shigg85
4/5  rDev +19.8%

shigg85, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of Davepoolesque
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Davepoolesque, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

DrinkSlurm, Jun 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Gregwa, Mar 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

gleeky99, Mar 31, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

tenacioustomato, Mar 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

JMCrocker, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of GarthDanielson
2.83/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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 VelvetExtract
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a dark hay color. Head is well put-together. Head retains and laces sporadically. Head is smooth and creamy. Fairly clear.

S-Sweet and light. Caramel aroma. Faint overall aroma. Not unpleasant. Barely any hops. Nothing offensive.

T-I actually enjoyed this more than I expected to. Sweet of course, but the finish is addictive. Light floral hops. Smooth flavor. Polished off my glass quite quickly.

M-Lighter bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth and a bit creamy. Alcohol hidden.

O/D- I am not a fan of this style. This was actually one of the better one I have tried from this style. Sweet and simple. Less coarse than other Irish Reds I have had. Nowhere near bad.

VelvetExtract, Mar 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

AJD1201, Jan 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

mbs11, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of MoreThanWine
3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a pretty 1.5" custard head with decent lasting power. The body is a clear radiant orangy amber, which doesn't exactly look like an Irish Red Ale to me but it still looks nice. There's not much smell, just some malt. The taste has malt, it's creamy, and a little sweet. Body is pretty light weight. This strikes me as a decent everyday workhorse beer alternative to BMCs.

MoreThanWine, Jan 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

BigCheese, Jan 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

bakeith, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

j89de, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
3.03/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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

mikesgroove, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

Burt, Nov 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

ZacharyJ, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of Duhast500
3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Blue Hills pint glass.

The color is a clear golden/amber with a half finger of foamy 0ff-white head and some nice lacing left on the glass.

The smell is giving off a sweetness that is all malt right now. There is a slight toffee or butter-crunch aroma that is a little sugary.

The taste is bready with that same caramel malts giving off some nutty flavor that was a bit surprising. There is a bit of a bitterness toward the end as expected but is just there briefly.

The feel of this beer is somewhat smooth. It does feel pleasant but there is a lingering aftertaste that was a little tough but a decent beer.

Duhast500, Mar 26, 2011
Quinn's Amber Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.