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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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Reviews by brewerburgundy:
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brewerburgundy

California

3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz CAN, Sam Adams Perfect Pint, and I really appreciate that Baxter is making the effort to provide a canning date, but the dot printing on the bottom makes it hard to interpret. It looks like 10/27, no year.

Quintessential amber color for, who knows, what may become a quintessential canned American amber ale. On top is a nice little creamy head a shade darker than the normal off-white tan. It appears to stick well.

While the nose is pretty calm, there are zings of orange zest and a broad palette of pale malt smells to choose from (grain, bread, biscuit) with a dash of caramel.

The flavors are more lively; orange mixes with more herbal and spicy hops against complex pale malts. Biscuit battles with stolid American 2-row, gloriously grainy. Shots of sweetish caramel candy, but not too much.

Well rounded and satisfying weight with medium carbonation. Rough and supple in turns.

I normally don't take to Ambers that don't try and be an IPA, but this one isn't and I love it. It's the second super good canned Amber that I've found, Coop Ale Works' Native Amber is hoppier. Don't pass this one by.

Serving type: can

12-23-2011 22:44:13 | More by brewerburgundy
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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.