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North Peak Siren Amber - North Peak Brewing Company

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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 18.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
North Peak Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A deep kiss of liquid lust that will caress your tongue, thanks to an array of toasty Pale, Crystal (30 and 70) wheat, Carapils and roasted barley malts balanced by the subtle bite of Willamette and Fuggle hops.

48 IBU

(Beer added by: adamette on 12-20-2009)
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

02-28-2012 00:47:30 | More by mtrog313
Photo of Blueribbon666


3.75/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes.
North Peak's packaging and squatty retro bottle caught my eye and I grabbed a couple singles to try. I'm a sucker for the old school brown squatty bottles.
Poured into dimpled mug with little to no head retention at all. A light amber honey colored hew.
Smells grassy, light and biscuit-like not much else.
Taste/Mouthfeel clean, very smooth feel with a back end bit of hops to dry the initial taste of malt.
Overall better than expected flavor is original enough to recommend especially in the summer time; flavor and drinkability did not disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 22:55:54 | More by Blueribbon666
Photo of Tyrawlings


3/5  rDev -7.4%

02-16-2012 15:16:13 | More by Tyrawlings
Photo of durwood64


2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

01-25-2012 00:49:19 | More by durwood64
Photo of buddyvelt


3.5/5  rDev +8%

01-11-2012 03:17:03 | More by buddyvelt
Photo of schultzm


3/5  rDev -7.4%

01-06-2012 02:15:21 | More by schultzm
Photo of adamant1912


4/5  rDev +23.5%

12-14-2011 20:13:57 | More by adamant1912
Photo of Gtg642


4/5  rDev +23.5%

12-07-2011 14:00:40 | More by Gtg642
Photo of nukem5


3.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Never heard of North Peak before we dont get it in Western Pa so when I saw it said yep another new brewery for me to try!

Upon pouring this I noticed a great amber color a bit cloudy and hardly any foam or head retention.Very little in the way of smell, light malts and that's sadly it.Taste has a light malty grassy feel about it with a slight hop taste mostly of floral but also some citrus in there.The mouth feel is a bit watery with very little carbonation.While not exactly a drain pour this is a week example of the style, would try it again but probably would never be a regular seeker of. Overall an OK beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 00:47:51 | More by nukem5
Photo of leinie13


3/5  rDev -7.4%

12-04-2011 23:02:35 | More by leinie13
Photo of CogSciBierNut


2.38/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served from bottle into Bell's pint glass.

Appearance is a dark caramel tone, a little bit of bubbles, and a half finger head.

Smell - Probably turned me off the most about this beer. Doesn't really smell like anything, except maybe an old shoe. No depth to the smell.

Taste - Bits of caramel, citrus, and a woody aftertaste that doesn't linger for long. Overall, I found the taste lacking for its decent appearance.

Mouthfeel - Not much going on here either. The bubbly I saw in the beer dissipated once it hit my tongue. Doesn't have a kick to it, and is neither smooth nor hoppy.

Overall, I was very disappointed in North Peak's Siren Amber, despite having other good beers from this brewery that measured up to expectations. Sorry, North Peak. Not a fan.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 23:53:11 | More by CogSciBierNut
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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

11-17-2011 04:02:25 | More by MacStinson
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

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11-15-2011 03:02:49 | More by
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2.08/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Two full fingers of soapy head. A clouded orange/amber color. A slight caramel brown.

Smell - Light spice and malt but not much else.

Taste - Very malty for sure. Full of autumn notes and light spices. Slight lemon in the front with a bit of a sweet-tart taste. Smooths out into malts in the finish.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability - Easily drinkable. Tangy on the tongue and slightly bittersweet. Sort of flat and forgettable. Nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 21:20:34 | More by Jesse13713
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3.78/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

An amber color with a thin white head that disappears shortly after it is served. The retention and lacing is good on this and the smell consists of grains, caramel and grapefruit. The taste starts out with a little sweetness followed by some grapefruit and than more malts come in at the finish along with a hint of floral hops. The mouthfeel is a smooth and very easy to drink and overall this is a nicely well balanced and well made brew.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2011 02:19:13 | More by DannyDan
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3.93/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a single of these at Market District for 1.50. Good price to try something new from a brewery I've been reading about.

A - Rich amber, ruby color. Pours with almost no head, a quick white foam whisp that vanishes. Looks slightly thin.

S - Crisp, clean caramel malt with grassy sweet hops in the background. A pleasant, refreshing nose.

T - Clean caramel malt followed by juicy sweet hops with a twist of grass. Dies on the finish leaving a slight heat in the back of the mouth.

M - Thin, with very little carbonation.

O - Despiste it's faults it's a very drinkable amber ale particularly suited for hot summer afternoons due to the refreshing, clean sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2011 19:46:23 | More by Trystero
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West Virginia

3.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Copper/tan dark brown. 1/2 creamy head. Lots of lacing.

Smell - Floral hops, malts, some carmal, not much more

Taste - FIrst taste is very malty, with a grassy, bland yeast flavor. SOme grapefruit and sugars are present but overpowered by the yeast flavor. Not much going on for it otherwise. Rather one dimentional and light on amber qualites like spices, pungent malts and hops.

Mouthfeel - Thin, bland, coats tounge with malts, not much bittering and certainly easy to recover from.

Overall - Not impressed, too bland, not enough flavors. Hops are weak, malts are overpowered and nothing about this is worth a repeat drink. ALot better ambers out there.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 23:09:54 | More by wvsabbath
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3.43/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, dated May 6 2011.

Nice, darker amber color, but with very little head which quickly dissipates to zero foam or lacing.

Scent is malty and fruity with a tart overtone.

Malt-bath flavor, with toffee and sour apple notes. Bitterness balances out the malt, leaving a mix of sweet, sour and bitter in the finish.

Body is full, but overall mouthfeel suffers from lack of carbonation (though the brew is not completely flat).

Unique offering, like everything else I've tried from this little brewery. Perhaps the flavor would be off-putting to some, but I liked it; only criticism is the aforementioned lack of head & carbonation to go with it.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 02:26:27 | More by Natural510
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4.45/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice, crisp amber color. Not much of a head. Just one smell has you knowing you're going to be in for something different. There is a ton of flavor in this Siren. Lots of malt, caramel, toasted bread, some hops in the finish. Big, round mouthfeel. There's a bit of a dry, bitter finish.

Tons of flavor, well balanced, and a bigger feel than you'd expect. A very good amber ale.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 02:08:40 | More by McNealc31
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3.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled May 6, 2011.

Siren's color is good--caramel core with amber highlights and bursting with carbonation, but unfortunately the crackling head disappears so quickly I can't even remember what color it was. Decent aroma with a flash of juicy, tropical hops amidst sweet amber malt. A bit of vegetal (dare I say, adjunct-y?) notes in the background keeps this from being a really special Red Ale aromatically speaking.

Nutty flavor is backed by a touch of bitter and floral-tasting hops. Again, adjunct flavors in the finish are husky and grainy with a bit of metallic twang. Mouthfeel detects a nicely carbonated, medium-thin body with a crisp finish. Overall, a decent amber ale, but the corn/rice adjunct flavors (even if they came from barley husks) are a little too strong for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 02:29:01 | More by wagenvolks
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2.83/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The Siren Amber Ale, as to be expected, is perfectly amber in color. This amber has a real faint smell to it, maybe a hint of molasses. Flavor-wise, she's pretty drinkable with only a medium to light body and a malty flavor, but the faint effervescence gives her a little bit of a stale presence. There wasn't a lot of head to speak of and because of that little lace as well. Overall she was pretty boring and didn't keep my attention, but the bottle was brilliant with a silhouette of a farm girl with love from Traverse City.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 23:22:37 | More by DamaDeBeer
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3.35/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Oddly shaped bottle with a stamped date on label - as another reviewer noted, it is unknown if this is best by or bottled on date. Poured a clear, brownish copper with no head or lacing.

The aroma was malty and slightly syrupy; just a hint of hop.

The flavor was rather light with some refreshing maltiness this is detracted by a slight, stale-like cardboard taste. This could use more malt and certainly more hops.

The body was thin and the mouthfeel watery. The lack of complexity and watery body made the ale feel overcarbonated.

This was a decent enough offering, but when compared to so many other ambers I have tried, it falls short.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 23:01:47 | More by jkrich
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2.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

11.5 oz. stubbie bottle. Jan. 04 11 on the label (I assume the bottled on date).

Amberish dark copper. Clear. Small, fizzy off-white head. Not much retention. Lightly toasted, caramelly malts on the nose. Maybe a whiff of herbal hops, but mostly the caramel and cereal malts.

Starts with some faint toasted malt notes. Becomes more caramelly, with light herbal bitterness around the edges. Caramel malt turns more fruity and even a touch cidery. Some singed malts and lingering faint hop bitterness in the finish. Moderate body with a slightly watery feel. Not terrible, but definitely the weakest North Peak offering I've had to date.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2011 21:49:49 | More by alexgash
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West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dull copper amber hue with a khakie colored head forming thick bands of speckled lacing. Aroma has a faint nuttiness/bready malts with a faint citrus/herbal hop quality. Flavor wise this one isn't my dream Amber, much like a Yuengling amber with a bit more maltiness and underlying citrus/herbal hops. It's filling the void of a new beer in a stubby bottle from a quirky craft producer from Michigan. As it warms a bit more caramel/biscuit malts with some assertive bitterness for an amber, solid and much more flavorful as it warms up. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied evenly carbonated, nothing heavy or too filling here. Overall thoughts are decent but not as creative as the other two offerings I had from them, so far. I liked the Diabolical IPA and the American Wheat IPA they put out, for the style it's batting just above average.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2011 03:13:41 | More by WVbeergeek
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2.8/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a beer taster (4 oz.) for premium enjoyment.

Appearance: Beer pours a light-golden color with just a pinch of amber thrown in for good measure. Head is fizzy, and immediately shrinks from about 1.5 fingers to a thin layer of foam on the surface of the drink. Heavy lacing is left as it recedes; some gentle carbonation visible through the glass.

Smell: Pretty good! Hops here are mostly floral; also detectable at first sniff is a grapefruit-like sweetness. It appears to have a thin malt base, and not much else going on; I suspect it's supposed to be that way.

Taste: Oooh...wow. Primarily grapefruit. The malt base is fairly light as was suspected. Ugly bitterness (like bark of a tree bitterness) pervades this brew. Not entirely undrinkable, but way too pungent for my tastes (and for the style).

Mouthfeel: Creamy, rich...beer quickly bubbles forth into a foamy cavalcade of carbonation...and then, nothing. No further development...beer slides down the throat uneventfully and leaves behind almost no aftertaste (except for a mild pungent bitterness).

Overall: If it weren't for the taste, this wouldn't be a bad beer; but then, isn't beer enjoyment all about taste?

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2011 23:26:24 | More by Lauthaha
North Peak Siren Amber from North Peak Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.