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Amber Ale - Double Take Brewing Company

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Amber AleAmber Ale

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72
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 19.45%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Double Take Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John on 06-29-2011)
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BucannonXC5

California

3.35/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass. Color was light amber. About an inch of head. Decent amount of lacing on the top. Good looking film on the sides as well.

A surprisingly good smell. Had a mix of chocolate, grains and citrus.

Not much like the nose. Initial taste was grain with a watery aftertaste. Pretty bland overall.

Medium body. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. Somewhat watery.

I’d say the smell is the best part of this beer. I had high hopes after getting a sniff, but the taste was just too plain.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 06:28:54 | More by BucannonXC5
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Joe805

California

2.95/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I'll be honest, I bought this for the price. That being said, I wasn't expecting much, just something different to try while I washed my car and lounged around on a Sunday.

I did do a double take after a few sips however. I was expecting this to be pretty bland, but it surprised me by being more average than I anticipated. It's a pretty thin beer but the taste is just complex enough to let you know you aren't drinking a Coors or Budweiser. It's got a slightly malty taste that lingers as you're drinking then gives way to a metallic aftertaste. Not too pleasant but I was drinking lots of water in between bottles so it didn't bother me.

Overall it's not something I'd recommend to friends but if you need a sixpack of low ABV "craft" beers that don't taste like mineral water, it's worth the price.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 10:02:10 | More by Joe805
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Smarty_Pints

California

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

03-11-2014 02:52:20 | More by Smarty_Pints
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RHVC59

Oregon

3/5  rDev +2.4%

02-08-2014 23:58:57 | More by RHVC59
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Eighty

Washington

3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

12-05-2013 18:47:29 | More by Eighty
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GeorgeH

California

2/5  rDev -31.7%

12-05-2013 00:14:53 | More by GeorgeH
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Caskaway

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

09-23-2013 01:59:01 | More by Caskaway
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nearengine

Arizona

2/5  rDev -31.7%

08-07-2013 03:54:43 | More by nearengine
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SocalKicks

California

3/5  rDev +2.4%

07-13-2013 03:39:18 | More by SocalKicks
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Shanop1288

California

3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

07-04-2013 17:56:34 | More by Shanop1288
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Sweffin

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +28%

06-26-2013 01:20:16 | More by Sweffin
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zaptone

California

3/5  rDev +2.4%

06-24-2013 00:21:27 | More by zaptone
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elglueckert

Montana

3.75/5  rDev +28%

06-23-2013 23:33:42 | More by elglueckert
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GraduatedCashew

California

3/5  rDev +2.4%

06-11-2013 16:39:42 | More by GraduatedCashew
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flooshmander

California

2.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought this 6 pack with high expectations. Poured two bottles in a chilled 24 oz glass, looked awesome! First sip was really a disappointment. Crummy after taste. From 50 degrees down to 32 the taste didn't change. Better than some beers I've had, but no means a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 07:26:35 | More by flooshmander
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +28%

05-28-2013 18:05:11 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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dwagner003

California

2/5  rDev -31.7%

05-08-2013 00:42:50 | More by dwagner003
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Murrhey

Montana

2.65/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a standard pressure-cap 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Finger-thick white head. Medium retention. Caramel colored body with extremely high clarity.

S- Rosy, caramel, and warm malts. Surprisingly nice.

T- Caramel, distinctly soda-like flavors. Kinda weak.

M- Heavily carbonated, but relatively light body. It's alright.

O- Not a good example of the style, nor is it very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 03:56:17 | More by Murrhey
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The Double Take Amber is OK...its a bit bitter. The beer poured a very nice Amber with 1/2 finger thick foam that is leaving some lace. The smell is really non-distinct. Maybe some malt. The taste as mentioned above is a bit bitter....some more sweet caramle malt balance is needed. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is ok...decent session beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 03:06:40 | More by WoodBrew
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Medium brown, copper amber, good lacing and retention, colour appears a bit dead/muted.

Smell is earthy roast hops, dry citrus edge, some floral malt, with slightly bitter overtones, some coffee.

Taste is initially refreshing malty notes, lingering caramel sweetness, roasted chestnut aftertaste, decent.

Mouthfeel has moderate carbonation, medium body, with pleasant dryness, decently refreshing though a bit warery.

Some faults, it is a decent beer but could definitely improve a fair bit, better ones to try first.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 19:45:25 | More by mick303
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cliff1066

Virginia

3/5  rDev +2.4%

12-27-2012 20:30:11 | More by cliff1066
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

12-27-2012 04:31:46 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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jmccraney

Washington

3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

12-18-2012 04:06:48 | More by jmccraney
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rbthuffman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +28%

10-18-2012 19:12:29 | More by rbthuffman
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tgoldian

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

05-01-2012 05:34:16 | More by tgoldian
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Amber Ale from Double Take Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.