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Rathskeller Amber - Sun King Brewing Company

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Rathskeller Amber
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87
very good

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: mynie on 07-06-2010

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Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 5
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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mynie
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

"Rathskeller Amber is a smooth, malty American Amber Ale. It has a rich caramel malt character that is balanced by German Noble Hops. It is brewed exclusively for the Rathskeller Restaurant, which is Indianapolis' premier German Restaurant and Beer Hall."

And by "exclusively" they mean "really, totally exclusively," since you can't even get growlers of this at the brewery. That's a shame, too, since a growler refill cost 50 cents less than a 20-oz draw at the Rathskellar, but that's neither here nor there.

Pours brown for an amber, a very gimlet-looking body with that nice, delicate foam.

Smells fruity, medium malty. Like a cross between a light, bready amber and a slightly sour brown.

Tastes starts with large, juicy sourness, like a pink Starburst candy, and this dissolves quickly into a profile that's more traditionally beery, mostly medium-roast malt with some light nodes of ash. Nice, complex, and highly quaffable.

Photo of JamesS
4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured an excellent deep orange with some nice head and a bit of nice lacing. Great deep malty scents with caramel tinges and a bit of spiciness from the hops. Very nice flavors, with excellent crystal malts that gave it a great thick and sweet caramel flavor with hints of toffee, as well as a nice light spicy noble hop finish. Went down very well, if slightly thick. Had on tap at the Rathskeller, 20 ounce pour.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.9/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of robwestcott
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

big thanks to my buddy kent for grabbing me a growler during the (apparently) one-time, two-day holiday allowance for growler fills on this one.

poured cold and a bit too aggressively from a 12 day old growler a crisp translucent copper to a sun king shaped pint glass with a 2+ finger long lasting super foamy head with nice lace.

nice sweet malty aroma, slightly fruity after.

wow. big brown sugars way up front, dark caramels, subtle dark nuts and a hint of smokiness in the wayback.

big bodied, smooth and creamy, super sweet. great big malty beer.

drinkable - yep, very, however much you have.

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Rathskeller Amber from Sun King Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.