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Amber Road Amber Ale - Baxter Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

130 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baxter Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A malt-accented amber ale which features a rich toastiness and a balanced hop flavor that lingers through to the finish. This wickedly smooth beer refreshes year ’round. Amber Road is brewed with pure, soft Maine water from Lake Auburn; as well as 10 different malt varieties, 3 different hop varieties and a clean, well attenuating, top-fermenting American ale yeast. The beer is then cold conditioned for a smooth, clean and crisp flavor. Drink up!

35 IBU

(Beer added by: indiapaleale on 10-29-2011)
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a murky orange brown from the can, with a nice lightly white-sand head on top that leaves quickly, leaving a sticky bit of lacing behind. The beer looks very well carbonated judging by the bubbles in the glass, and is murkier than swamp water, with just a slight glimpse of the other side of the glass when you gaze through it. Of course, this beer is meant for the can so a majority of the sampling will be from there, but a sample from the glass is also in order. In the glass it smells like sweet caramel and toffee malts with a slight roasted flavor. There is a lot of biscuit in the smell as well which makes the beer smell like a sweet bread. There is also a slight citrus like lemon or unripe orange coming from the hops, but they are backseat to the malts. From the can the smell is pretty much the same, with a little of a metallic taste unsurprisingly added in. From the glass the beer tastes sweet with a tremendous balance between the caramel and biscuit malts and citrus bitter orange of the hops. The hops bitter does a good job of lasting throughout the taste and into the aftertaste where it overpowers everything and becomes slightly cloying. From the can the taste is very similar, but strangely mellows the citrus aftertaste considerably making it far more pleasant on the palate. Flavors are quite mellow, making this a nice beer to sit back and sip wherever you might be. There is an owe so slight aspirin flavor that builds from the bitterness over time, but it is not overpowering in the beer. Mouthfeel is cool and crisp with just a slight bite of carbonation on the tongue, and a slight chewiness to the feel. The mouth is left with a sheen of spittle and bitter ichor on the tongue. Overall this is a nice pretty much sesssionable red that sits nicely in a can and is easy to knock back. It’s definitely more malt centric, but does a good job of balancing that with the hops. This beer will not knock your socks off, but is a solid go to for any craftbeer lover looking for something with taste to stock up on and knock back. Another solid beer from the Baxter Brewing Company.

Serving type: can

09-22-2012 19:54:56 | More by Maxwell
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3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. can which is dated 11/26/13. I bought the single can and neglected to check the date so it may taint my review which I am doing on July 12, 2014.

The pour is amber brown with a slight fog and a tremendous cream colored head that slowly settles back.

Roasted malts are on the nose with a feint earthy hop sensation. Lightly sweet.

The body is light and somewhat smooth.

The hops bring themselves forth more so in the taste than in the aroma but the toasted malt character remains in command. Lingering bitterness at the end though.

Serving type: can

07-12-2014 17:32:06 | More by puboflyons
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12 oz. can poured into a Libby glass.

Appearance: Pours a nice amber color with a big off-white head that sticks around for a good while. Lacing between moderate and heavy.

Smell: Aromas of toffee, malt, toast and some hops.

Taste: Taste follows the nose, and it's quite good. It's very malt and toffee heavy. Some hops on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Pretty good heft for an amber ale. Easy on the palate.

Overall: Very nice red ale. I love a good red ale, and this is a very good one - nice balance of malt flavors and toffee notes. I've been told by my friendly neighborhood store manager that this beer will soon be discontinued - a bummer, because it's a really solid offering.

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05-20-2014 23:35:34 | More by illpass78
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Amber Road Amber Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.