Amber Road Amber Ale - Baxter Brewing Co.
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4.05/5 rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pour - fills the glass with a nice, deep mahogany color. Has some of the same colors as a nice bourbon. A thin white head splashes on top. Clean and clear with solid carbonation.
Aroma - first whiff and I get lots of caramel malt. This is followed by some toffee and hints of cider. Definitely some malt complexities in this one. Ten different malts in one brew is impressive.
Taste - smooth, sweet and crisp. Lots of that caramel maltiness coming out on the tongue as well as raw sugar and candied orange peel. Loving the way this isn't too sweet, it isn't too light and it isn't just another run-of-the-mill amber ale. This one has some character and a very solid flavor. Also, the IBUs may be low at 35 but this has an edge to it, perhaps not a citrusy hoppiness but some bite in the finish.
Overall - definitely a well made amber ale. A great addition to the growing Baxter can family. Amber Road is a very drinkable beer with actual character and not the type of amber ale you hardly notice while you're drinking it. This should appeal to the masses and to those that really, really like beer as well. Well done Baxter!
Serving type: can
10-29-2011 00:34:22 | More by indiapaleale
Amber Road Amber Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.