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Dead Horse Amber Ale - Moab Brewery

Dead Horse Amber AleDead Horse Amber Ale

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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.54%


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Utah, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Mild Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dead Horse Ale is named after the scenic overlook near Canyonlands. A traditional english mild ale with a well-balanced malt-to-hop ratio. The perfect beverage to compliment all foods

(Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-29-2002)
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warmstorage

California

3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle, no dating, no ABV stated, but since it's Utah beer sold in grocery stores, by definition it's 3.2% ABW (~4% ABV) or less.

Pours into imperial pint glass a bright clear medium copper, a little carbonation shows.

Aroma is minimal, bready fruit and slight fruity sweetness.

Taste is limited, a little sweet malt, some bread/biscuit, and moderate floral hops. Nothing stands out. In that sense, it's well balanced, but well balanced mediocrity isn't anything to brag about.

Thin bodied, average mouth.

Overall, a vaguely drinkable lawnmower beer, with no huge flaws other than the lack of interesting flavor or body. I certainly won't spend much more money on it, if any.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2006 23:19:10 | More by warmstorage
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alexgash

Connecticut

3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

You can't beat a dead horse, eh? We'll see about that. Pours a lazy orange copper into a pint glass. Small, dense head of off-white, that sticks around. Nose has hints of crystal malt caramel and toasted grain. Solid hop aroma, on the ganja side with resinous bitter notes. Taste is very similar. Weak malt strives for sweetness but comes across toasted and caramelly. Can't quite balance the resinous, bitter hop flavors. Moderate bodied amber/pale ale. Leans toward hops for sure. A nice, UT-constrained hop ale that is a nice session beer for those who like there hops.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2006 22:29:17 | More by alexgash
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Wasatch

Utah

4.15/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew is 4% ABV. Pours a orangy/golden, nice carbonation with a small head. Leaves some lacing around the edges. Scents of hop, malt, and dry fruit. The taste is great as with most UT beers. Light body with a great sweet after taste. Many of these can be had, it's a very nice micro for a UT brew. Would recommend.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2005 00:48:36 | More by Wasatch
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donnebaby

North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy rich amber with a small hazy white ring. Floury sweet rice malts, light.

Taste is amber ale, with big notes of apples and some ricey flour accents as well. Aftertaste is mild, faint hops.

Mouthfeel is the best part of this brew, utterly smooth with the carbonation coming through as a follow-up. Medium body, comes across as heavy.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2004 23:32:52 | More by donnebaby
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Fabric8r

Montana

3.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just a little above average, this beer is best as a summer ale. Light in body and color, somewhat sweet at first, then finishes very dry and bitter. Overall, the flavor is average for a beer of this style. This beer goes well with pizza, for instance, but not much else. They say "you can't beat a dead horse", but I think you can if you wanted to....

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2004 18:34:40 | More by Fabric8r
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tavernjef

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewpub: Color is a stained orangish-yellow, clear bodied, thin whitish head and spotty lacing. Smell has a stale malted fruity sense, kinda like dried peaches or apples. Sweet and dry on the nose. Taste is moderately sweet with some fruity tones of dark orange and mild hops giving a nudge of citrus and spice. Feel is shy of medium bodied, closing in on thin with a loose front and lacking in the finish some. A bit bland and plain but refreshing enough I guess.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2004 17:05:41 | More by tavernjef
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fattyre

Georgia

3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer pours a hazy very slightly reddish golden wit a large white rocky head and a moderate to thin mouthfeel. The smell was slightly malty/breadlike with a light citrus undertone. The taste was very much like the smell with a light maltiness fading to an increasing hop bitterness. This was overall a very decent amber ale that I enjoyed but probably wouldn't seek out.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2003 18:46:42 | More by fattyre
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Bunnyhop

Georgia

4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A hazy, very slight reddish, golden Amber Ale with a large white rocky head. The smell is sweet and of fruit of some sort (grapefruit). The taste is light malty with a mild-mild bitter end. It feels light in my mouth. a very drinkable Amber Ale. To quote the label, "You Can't Beat a Dead Horse.

(source: Beers Across America)

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2003 19:52:21 | More by Bunnyhop
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mjohn27603

Michigan

3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 fluid oz bottle. Poured with such a big head that the whole glass was foam. It took several minutes for the pillowy foam settle down. From the label: "Named after the scenic overlook near Arches National Park. A traditional english mild ale with a well balanced malt to hop ratio." Slight chill haze in the bottle, it looked a bit copper in color. Being an amber ale, the most obvious taste is the hops bitterness. Not much taste until after you swallow then the hops kicks in on the tongue. I don't pick up much on the maltiness promised on the bottle. I had this on draft at the brewpub and it seemed a bit better. I had to transport this bottle by car a long distance - maybe the beer suffered. I pick up a slight sulfur smell. A bit fresher and I can see this as a refreshing beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2002 19:33:48 | More by mjohn27603
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beernut7

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This light amber colored brew presents first with a sweet grassy aroma and a lacy white head. The brew is quite hoppy on the spice side with the perfect amount of bitterness. The body is light than many ambers, but with the perfect hop profile this brew comes off as quite refreshing. "You can’t beat a Dead Horse."

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2002 14:34:43 | More by beernut7
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Dead Horse Amber Ale from Moab Brewery
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