Hello My Name Is Amber - Flat 12 Bierwerks
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3.78/5 rDev +5%
"Well thank you Amber, it's a pleasure to meet you. My name is Kevin. May I say, you taste marvelous tonight!"
Upon her pour, Amber gets deeper and deeper as I dip into her bottle. But her anti-feminine darkness is deep with ruby-amber at first but gets darker as the last of the bottle decants and brings with it a verbose sediment character. Her rocky head structure is sand-stained in its slight tan hue. But strong retention and clumped lace seems more of Belgian-esque territories than it does American Ambers.
Heavily toasted, the grain character of Amber shines with a "sun kissed" character of medium toast, pumpernickle and burnt sugars. Dryly scented, hop components soon abound- Grapefruit peels and pine needles round out the scent in a balance that favors the hops ever so slightly.
Its light and toasty taste is grainy, sweet, and caramelized as the dry graham cracker early taste morphs into dry molasses, buckwheat, and medium toasted bread. A high grain taste favors wood spice, broad bitterness, and citrusy influence from American hops. Bitter to finish, the ale is crisp and quick with its aftertaste, with a late peppery bite.
Light bodied and somewhat grainy in feel- the beer is airy and spicy in texture before diving into quick toasty mouthfeel that picks at the tongue before fading into peppery bite and mild hop and grain astringency.
Amber is an inquisitive bitch as she puts on the appearance of femininity and grace, but then probes at you with a spicy and dry prickle that nags at the mouth with an unforgiving brashness. I lover her and hate her in the same breath.
04-12-2013 07:10:34 | More by BEERchitect
4.08/5 rDev +13.3%
Something with the pours of these Flat 12 bottles,just gushers.Pours a hazed medium amber with the large gushing slight off white head,a smack of citric hops is very nice with some brown sugar and caramel notes underneath.Love the flavors going on here a big dose citric and herbal hops over top of caramel and toffee maltiness,I even dectect a little nuttiness.Well the pours and feel of their bottled beers leave a little to be desired the flavors of this amber is top notch,the hop and malt profile is top notch.
05-10-2013 23:43:19 | More by oberon
3.98/5 rDev +10.6%
(Served in a globe glass)
A- This beer pours full glass of light tan head that last a good bit and settles into a clear amber brown body with a strong carbonation.
S- The lightly toasted dry biscuit malt flavor has just a hint of spice to it in the finish.
T- The biscuit malt has a nice lightly toasted quality to it but it stays dry with a cinnamon quality to the dry green hops in the finish. The hops turn a bit more like green wood as the beer opens up.
M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle fizz texture and no alcohol heat noticed.
O- This is a nice full malt flavor that is a bit 1-dimentional but the hops support it nicely. The carbonation is way too big but there was no sign of infection.
01-08-2013 15:52:35 | More by rhoadsrage
4.03/5 rDev +11.9%
12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear reddish/amber color with about an inch frothy tan head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. The brew smells like toasted and bready malt, caramel, nuts, and some herbal/spicy hops. Taste is mostly like the aroma, but with the addition of some citrusy hops and dark bread flavors. There's also a good amount of hoppy bitterness in this brew. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth and has low/moderate carbonation. Also easy to drink. It's one of the better amber ales I've had recently. I wouldn't mind trying this one again in the future. $2.49 a single.
05-17-2013 22:35:07 | More by bluejacket74
3.98/5 rDev +10.6%
This beer was bottled for the first time a couple weeks ago. Flat 12's Amber pours a medium bodied dark ruby red in color with little carbonation and no true head. It smells like an amber. There is a touch of sweet malt and a slight hop bitterness in the nose. It plays the part. The flavors are very approachable and on par for the style. There is slightly sweet amber malt with a touch of hoppy bitterness. As with all ambers it isn't overly complex but for an amber, this one is pretty good and very sessionable and easy to drink. If you like the style this beer will be right up your alley. It's an upgrade over Bells, Flying Dog, and Fat Tire.
07-25-2012 02:56:04 | More by aasher
3.9/5 rDev +8.3%
Smallish growler, courtesy of one of the brewpub's employees, who was in line with me at DLD, poured into a wine glass. Thanks!
A: Clear russet body with a hint of ecru head that disappears quickly, leaving just a touch of floating foam. Ok.
S: Clean, nutty, and smooth, with light grassy hops and some dry, biscuity malt. Solid.
T: The hops are more assertive here, lending some grassy and earthy bitterness before the nutty, drier malts take over. Cleanly malty finish. Tasty.
M: Smooth medium body with a solid amount of soft carbonation. Great.
O: Pretty standard amber here, with nothing that really stands out; that's not at all a bad thing, as all brewpubs need a strong flagship beer or two that can please a broad range of palates - this, I'm sure, will be one such beer. I'd gladly quaff a pint or two over a meal.
05-22-2011 22:48:47 | More by woosterbill
4.08/5 rDev +13.3%
Pours an amber red color with a really attractive head. Nose is cookie, caramel, and grain malts with a little bit of hops. Taste starts off with a lot of malts - a combination of caramel and cookie with a touch of toasted malts. Ends with some bitter pine and citrus hops. Not assertively hoppy, but the hops aren't subtle either. Pretty well balanced. Overall, solid amber ale, I was pleasantly surprised by it.
06-29-2012 17:18:26 | More by birchstick
3.83/5 rDev +6.4%
A-When opened it was a gusher. Translucent deep amber one finger off white head.
S-Caramel and toffee, some earthy malts. Not much of a hop presence.
T-Good deal of malt, caramel and toffee dominate, tad bit of earthy notes with slight bitterness.
M-Light to medium bodied with nice carbonation.
O-A decent Amber, the style is relatively boring and this a slightly above average version of the style.
10-21-2012 17:54:51 | More by rlee1390
3.68/5 rDev +2.2%
12 FL OZ. bottle
Served in a tumbler
A - This beer pours a deep amber color. A normal pour produced a ton of tan head.
S - The aroma is sweet caramel malt, and I get a berry scent. There is a little floral hop aroma, and a tea-like smell.
T - It has a floral tea taste to it. At first I got some bitterness.
M - Moderate
O - This was a random pick up in Indiana. I had little expectation. It had a little more going for it than I anticipated, but I wouldn't buy it again mostly because of the millions and millions of beers that I have yet to try.
12-15-2013 00:28:03 | More by buschbeer
3.74/5 rDev +3.9%
Pours a clear copper color more on the reddish side. Head is rocky tan colored that falls slowly and laces well.
Aroma is toasted malts some good caramel notes with some over ripe fruit notes. Light hops citrus mostly tangerine like but malt defiantly dominates.
Taste is big on malts caramel/ toasted malts with good over ripe fruit notes. Finish is lingering toasted malt with a descent hop finish stronger then the nose, grapefruit rind and pine needle sprinkles.
Mouthfeel is lighter medium with lightly peppy carbonation. Fits amber ale nicely.
Overall pretty good amber ale.
07-25-2013 00:13:34 | More by mntlover
4/5 rDev +11.1%
Attractive cloudy amber (not a surprise), with a thick head of off-white bubbles. Substantial 2-3 finger lacing, too. Good.
Nose is rich caramel malts. Sturdy and alluring.
Taste is brisk, with tones of roasty caramel. toasted grains, and a bit of a sharp citrus hops kick near the finish. Quite enjoyable, and a surprisingly tasty amber ale.
08-15-2012 15:10:16 | More by secondtooth
3.8/5 rDev +5.6%
Pours a deep hazy brown. Head is thick and yellow-tan, dissipates very slowly.
Smells of biscuit malts, walnuts, and dry bitter hops.
Tastes of biscuit malt with a hint of grape sweetness over pecan and walnut with a flavorless bitter hop finish.
Medium body with soft tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.
A nice solid ale with some good flavor and body, drinks pretty easy and is worth trying.
02-09-2014 23:53:42 | More by Cylinsier
Hello My Name Is Amber from Flat 12 Bierwerks
82 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.