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Alleycat Amber - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

Alleycat AmberAlleycat Amber

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BA SCORE
82
good

293 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.19%


Brewed by:
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-15-2002)
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tyanow

California

2.83/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A somewhat clear strawberry amber color, is a foamy tan head that dissipates quickly and leave surprisingly little lacing.

The aroma is not much to speak of. It's kind of a bland biscuit.

The taste is also nothing to get excited about. Not offensive but disappointing. Oddly there is almost no complexity to the flavor but also there are no stand out tones worth mentioning.

I keep reading that this is a medium body beer. I disagree. I get a watery, lighter body highly effervescent mouthfeel.

Some of the ambers from California are quite remarkable and delicious i.e. Boont Amber and Hop Head Red (although this is a bit of an amber IPA to me).

Some of Lost Coast's Beers are memorable and exciting i.e. 8 Ball Stout and Winterbraun.

Alleycat is none of these things. If I was served it at a party I wouldn't complain but I wouldn't reach for one of these again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2009 17:16:26 | More by tyanow
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We did a blind taste test between this beer and 4 other amber ales to objectively determine which one was best. The beers were Full Sail Amber, Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale, New Belgium Fat Tire, Lost Coast Alleycat, and Alaskan Amber. You can watch the video here to see who won:

http://youtu.be/RaXcBiJExus

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Alleycat Amber from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
82 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.