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Tap Room No. 21 Amber Ale - World Brews

Not Rated.
Tap Room No. 21 Amber AleTap Room No. 21 Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
65
poor

162 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 2.72
pDev: 27.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
World Brews visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 05-17-2007)
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1/5  rDev -63.2%

NickyBox, Sep 13, 2013
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1/5  rDev -63.2%

sendbeer, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of rspauldi
1/5  rDev -63.2%

rspauldi, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of imaguitargod
1.02/5  rDev -62.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured to a medium head out of a bottle that was adorned with a nicely designed label. Yellow/copper in color but those things are the only good points about this beer. This thing tastes like artificial sweetener. Horrible! There's no hop presence and it's terribly flat. I don't know what else to say, this is a very one dimensional attempt at "beer". DRAIN POUR!

~Jonathan Passow

imaguitargod, Jun 15, 2009
Photo of Timbo86
1.25/5  rDev -54%

Timbo86, Mar 01, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -54%

khargro2, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of Dubbercody
1.38/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Glad I only picked up one bottle of this...ye-sh! I gave it a vigrous pour resulting in a off smelling quickly fallen, but lacing head.

I do have to say that the taste grows on you....or maybe it’s just my taste has been deadened. I never gets to good, but it does taste, less gross....sorry, but not good...my FIRST homebrew was better than this.

Dubbercody, Nov 22, 2007
Photo of PintOHops
1.48/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a mug.

Appearance/Smell - Appears clear amber with 1/3 an inch of lite, fluffy head, and it had very good retention. Lite carbonation can be seen, and it left spotted & broken lacing. Smells of lite caramel & molasses, mild nuttiness, pretty grainy & bready. Has an almost dominate, if not bright tart fruitiness to it, grape & apple, kind of a stale aroma, and this one was still fresh.

Taste/Mouthfeel - Tastes of mild graininess, molasses & caramel, semi tartness from fruity grape & pair notes, and finishes with lingering malts, molasses & caramel notes, and very very subtle hop bitterness. Needs complexity, All the flavors are pretty boring and flat, almost stale tasting. Mouthfeel is a little crisp, smooth, somewhat creamy, medium bodied, around average.

Drinkability/Final thoughts - Well this one is pretty boring and very mediocre, I really didn't like the overly grainy, molasses flavor profile, and the aroma wasn't great, it was kind stale. All in all this beer was seriously lacking and it really needed complexity, The thing that kind of turned me off was that it reminded me of Negro Modelo, which I could of got allot cheaper. Easy to drink a few, but why bother, this one is a pass, they do make a decent Pale Ale though, so don't back away from the entire brewery.

PintOHops, Jul 03, 2009
Photo of TexAggie011
1.5/5  rDev -44.9%

TexAggie011, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of commanderc00l
1.58/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I should have listened to the reviews on this site. This beer is absolutely disgusting. No flavor, no personality. It's like drinking water. I wouldn't bother with this one, there are plenty of other pale ales out there that taste better.

Stay away from Tap Room 21.

commanderc00l, Nov 09, 2009
Photo of ThreeWiseMen
1.6/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Purchased by Wiseman Zach, but reviewed by Wiseman Nick.

Poured into a "Cheers" (same as the TV show) mug.

Appearance: Ew. Sounds like Rice Crispies. Looks... nasty. Fizzy white head disappears in a matter of seconds. Color is light copper, and body looks very watery. After about 45 seconds, there is no head left - absolutely none. I've only seen one amber this bad before (Wingwalker) and it was made by the same brewery. Go figure.

Smell: Smells like stale bread and sweat. I guess you could call that caramel. Really not looking forward to this.

Taste: Not nearly as bad as anticipated from appearance and smell. Caramel and bready yeast, but there's still that sweatiness to it. Definitely not enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Watery, with medium carbonation and a ton of chewiness. Chewiness is so high I would classify it as fuzzy. Imagine licking a wet carpet.

Drinkability: Borderline drain pour. May still end up a drain pour. Wiseman Zach said it was average - I should've known [slow head shake]. Wiseman Zach is far from wise...

Looking back at my review of R.J. Wingwalker Amber Ale, I think I should review these two side-by-side. They come from the same brewery - they should both be equally as bad right? Two worst ambers I've ever had.

ThreeWiseMen, Nov 19, 2008
Photo of Aldebaran
1.63/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I have been curious enough to sample this. Curiosity can lead you to some excellent finds...or in this instance NOT. Flat tasting no distinguishable characteristics at all unfortunately. Was looking for something along the lines of some nice NY flavors like Saranac. No Body at all. Like a home Brew that hasn't been allowed the proper time to "get there" Sorry cannot make it out to be more than it is, serve it really cold after working up a sweat doing yard work and it might satiate your thirst but that's about all. Sneak it in an iced down cooler at you next Summer BYOB fling maybe someone else will drink it !

Aldebaran, May 09, 2009
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1.75/5  rDev -35.7%

avisong, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
1.75/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a thin-looking, pale amber-hued body with a thin, white head.

Smell: Good heavens! This is, regrettably, is my third beer and Tap Room certainly saved their worst for last. Bargain bit malts stirred up with adjuncts and plastic shavings. It's only the sick, depraved masochist in me that presses onward.

Taste: Minimal malt character with a noted dusting of aspartame for added, if unpleasant sweetness. Almost no hop character or bitterness, instead you're treated to some repulsive plastic overtones. This is inexcusable and one I can't throw down the drain fast enough.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Avoid. As was the case with the pale ale and the lager, this is unenjoyable and wholly unrewarding. It's pretty understandable this horrid thing rolled out of the doors of a major malt liquor producer.

ChainGangGuy, Aug 22, 2009
Photo of bnorioles
1.83/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Ok this beer is really bad. It tastes like domino sugar was thrown in during the late stages of brewing. Very fake flavor. Characteristics of this brew are poor brewmaster(s) and cheap ingredients. Blow chunk city on this beer. I guess thats what you get for $5 a 6 pack, although that is expensive for a 6 pack. You know what I mean?

bnorioles, Dec 09, 2007
Photo of Mosstrooper
1.88/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from 12oz bottle into nonic pint glass.

Appearance: Looks more like a pale ale- a darker straw color with only a hint of amber to it. Two finger white head, dissipates slowly with a nice lacing.

Smell: Mild aroma. Sweet malt with hints of grain and grassiness. Expected a lot more in this area.

Taste: Sweet through and through, but it's a weird corn-glucose sweetness. The taste of this is so odd, I can barely tolerate it.

Mouthfeel: Thin and watery with balanced carbonation.

Drinkability: Avoid this beer- it doesn't look like an American Amber, let alone taste like one.

Mosstrooper, Sep 25, 2009
Photo of hackmann
1.9/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: clear amber colored body with ¼ inch white head that leaves no lacing behind.

Aroma: dusty grains and muted spice mingled with some sweet bread

Flavors: a strange sweet note (if that is the honey – I don’t like it) – I think that sweet note is coming from the corn, stale caramel malt, flat dusty grains – old corn, dainty non-descript spice on the back

Mouthfeel: light in body and just a bad taste on the palate, strange, strange and strange, good thing it has a weak nasty aftertaste.

To the Point: a first time home brewer can do better making it out of their bath tub. Yes, this is terrible, save your money, save your taste buds, save the future of mankind -

hackmann, Feb 05, 2013
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2/5  rDev -26.5%

RealCoolHand67, May 21, 2013
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2/5  rDev -26.5%

Rod_J, Oct 13, 2013
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2/5  rDev -26.5%

JasonTaverner, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Mardukk
2/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours an amber color with little to no head or lacing.

Smells predominantly of adjuncts and oddly...apples, not good.

This has a thin mouthfeel with medium carbonation. The taste is malty with an offtasting adjunct flavor in the finish. Also mixed with the adjunct finish is a metallic bitterness. Little or no hops to speak of. This just has that macro sour coating it leaves in your mouth, throat and stomach.

Thin, sweet and offtasting would be the three words to describe this beer.
This is a very poor attempt at an amber ale, I wouldn't drink this again if it was free.

Mardukk, Jan 07, 2010
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2/5  rDev -26.5%

Pmorel, Apr 23, 2014
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2/5  rDev -26.5%

buckyp, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of collander
2/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

What the hell did I just drink?? The best thing about this was the color. Aside from that it was thin and uninteresting. Lean in flavor and complexity. Some malt, some hop, but not enough to warrant a revisit. I gave it to my yellow beer drinking neighbor.

collander, Mar 21, 2010
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2/5  rDev -26.5%

Chuffbomb, Jul 23, 2014
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Tap Room No. 21 Amber Ale from World Brews
65 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.