Kirkland Signature Amber Ale - Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
3.31/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear amber color with a small white head. The head fades rather fast to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is rather light overall with some light breadiness, caramel sweetness, and a tiny amount of nut.
Taste – The taste begins a little on the sweeter caramel side with a nice bready backbone. As the flavor advances more some of the sweeter flavors fade as a light nutty and toasted malt flavor comes to the end. At the finish of the taste, the sweetness comes back with a light citrus hop joining the rest to leave a lightly sweetened and moderately roasted flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer was average in terms of thickness with a carbonation level that was rather average. Both are appropriate for the style. But nothing too extraordinary.
Overall – Not too complex in flavors, but it is a fairly easy drinking and slightly sweeter brew. For ~ 80 cents per bottle it is well worth it.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2013 02:47:19 | More by Darkmagus82
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3.28/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear amber colored head with about an inch of an off white head. Doesn't seem to be a lot of carbonation going on.
Smell is a bit nutty, hints of caramel and bread as well.
Taste starts out a bit sweet, like a caramel type of sweetness. Little bit f nuttiness and bread, finishes with a bit of hop bitterness that lingers a bit.
Nothing too special about the feel, nothing bad either. Could use a little more carbonation.
Not a bad beer, not a great beer, kind of an inoffensive one that is still several cuts above mass market beers. When you consider the price, as I spent roughly 50 cents per bottle, it is actually a really good value. This would be a great beer for a party when you have people timid about craft beer, and want to give them something a bit better than the usual mass markets, and don't want to spend a lot.
Serving type: bottle
10-20-2013 18:30:27 | More by Vixie
Kirkland Signature Amber Ale from Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation
73 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.