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North Peak Siren Amber - North Peak Brewing Company

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124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 17.13%
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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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

2.65/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Eh. I declare this a miss. Strikes me as too much like a cider and not like an amber. I mean, sure, it's drinkable. But this is nowhere near where an amber should be. A disappointing offering. Especially from a brewery I now like, based on their other beers.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 17:46:57 | More by RblWthACoz
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Beejay

Virginia

4/5  rDev +22.3%

08-03-2012 23:07:16 | More by Beejay
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ribby

Michigan

3.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium-dark brown, very clear. A lot of carbonation, but the head dissipates quickly. The aroma is mostly sweet malt, with a hint of yeastiness. The taste is predominately malt. This would get a better rating, but for just a little too much bitterness. I do not know if this is a lack of freshness in the hops, or a little bit of overcooked malt.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 01:24:24 | More by ribby
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Pat316

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +7%

06-29-2012 13:06:44 | More by Pat316
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madeofsteel

Michigan

3.38/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a clear mahogany with a sturdy-looking off white head of about a finger. Decent retention, sparse lacing.

S - Modest mixed citrus, with some bread dough and caramel.

T - Yep, it's an amber alright. Caramel malts, with a balancing, yet slightly understated hop presence. Citrus, and faint dark fruit.

M - Almost as though it's confused as to which way to run with it. Prickly carbonation, but very fine creamy foam about halfway through the drink. Light bodied, albeit kind of messy.

O - This is a pretty average amber, but I do like that it isn't as sweet as the style usually is. Far more balanced.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 22:29:32 | More by madeofsteel
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear copper, with a couple fingers of foamy off-white head. This maintains a frothy ½ finger, which leaves back a heavy cascade of foamy lace. This eventually peters out though, with a head retention that maybe only lasts half way through the glass. The aroma smells leafy and citric, which is mixes in with notes of caramel and soft doughy character to impart a ripe earthy tang in the nostrils.

The taste has a green citric bitterness, which is set against that same tangy mix of caramel and buttered toast from the nose. The finish is dry and bitter with a little too much of a lingering rawness on the tongue. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a soft crispness on the tongue and then more of a creamy presence on the edges. This is a drinkable feel.

This was a pretty run-of-the-mill Amber Ale with decent enough flavors and drinkability but not really enough to set it apart from the pack in any way. I doubt I would pick this up again.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 16:42:11 | More by Kegatron
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bigkingken

North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours perfectly amber with a nice head that lingers around a good while. Slight haze. Not a lot of aroma coming from the brew, and what little there is speaks to the malt bill more than the hops. First taste is crisp, light and refreshing. Not overly sweet, just a little bit up front before mellowing into notes of biscuit and brown sugar. Straight forward beer that serves well for its purpose, but nothing to write home about.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 18:35:14 | More by bigkingken
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KATramp


3.5/5  rDev +7%

04-04-2012 19:11:31 | More by KATramp
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Shmantha


3.5/5  rDev +7%

03-15-2012 06:46:23 | More by Shmantha
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mtrog313

Michigan

3/5  rDev -8.3%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
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
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3/5  rDev -8.3%

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

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

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

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +7%

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

Michigan

3/5  rDev -8.3%

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

Michigan

4/5  rDev +22.3%

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

Michigan

4/5  rDev +22.3%

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

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -7.3%
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
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leinie13

Ohio

3/5  rDev -8.3%

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

Pennsylvania

2.38/5  rDev -27.2%
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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MacStinson

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

11-17-2011 04:02:25 | More by MacStinson
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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Jesse13713

Ohio

2.08/5  rDev -36.4%
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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DannyDan

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev +15.6%
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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Trystero

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +20.2%
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
North Peak Siren Amber from North Peak Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.