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Amber Ale - Double Take Brewing Company

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Amber AleAmber Ale

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BA SCORE
71
okay

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 18.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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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Reviews by flooshmander:
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2.69/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

flooshmander, Jun 01, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of WoodBrew
3.21/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

WoodBrew, Jan 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

cliff1066, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of jmccraney
3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

jmccraney, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of GeorgeH
2/5  rDev -31.3%

GeorgeH, Dec 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

AleHunter805, Jul 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

DavidHume, Jul 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

Eighty, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of alexaedita
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Drank this after I had a bottle of Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - so you can imagine where I'm going with this. Now, I'm not a snob when it comes to brews. And this one is not that bad. It's not a sipping ale by any means, quick draw and pick up the bodies later type of beer. No after taste what so ever. Which is not a bad thing to be honest. But, it's not bad. It's fair. It was 5 bucks in Vons - so , pardon me.

alexaedita, Oct 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +28.9%

leprechaunandfatman, May 28, 2013
Photo of daliandragon
2.48/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Okay, I have no idea how this apparently obscure, totally random amber from Rochester ended up in my beer fridge on a vacation to Arizona but here we are. Apparently, "it's a head snapper".

Light brown in color with a finger of creamy head. Basic sweet malt nose but nothing out of the ordinary. Malt also in the taste but also strongly hopped. Unfortunately the whole shebang is torpedoed by an overbaering metallic tinge. Possibly a bad bottle, but being the first to review this, there is little to compare it to. Nothing to travel twenty four hundred miles for.

daliandragon, Jul 03, 2011
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

zaptone, Jun 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

lilsmizzul1225, Dec 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +28.9%

Sweffin, Jun 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +28.9%

pclose, Apr 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

SocalKicks, Jul 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

RHVC59, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of kojevergas
2.48/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a generic hefeweissbier glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a five finger head of good cream, nice thickness, and pretty good retention. Colour is a dark copper (not an amber, as expected).

Sm: Light indistinct amber hops, caramel, cream, and barley. Maybe some nuts. A mild strength aroma.

T: Caramel, amber hops, too much malt, and bland barley. Built decently, but rather imbalanced (especially in terms of the malt). It's just too simple and bland.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with slight cream on the open. Not really complementary of the flavours of the body. Sharp.

Dr: Drinkable enough, but the sharpness and overdone malt definitely turns me away. It's priced low, but that reflects its quality.

kojevergas, Oct 14, 2011
Photo of Murrhey
2.65/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

Murrhey, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of Joe805
2.95/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Joe805, May 05, 2014
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1.85/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a frosty pint glass. Color is a dark yellow, closer to a pilsner than what you'd expect from an amber. Slight head dissipated in less than a minute. Smell is very flat, almost skunky. Very pleasant but ever so slight malt flavor with an average mouthfeel of other domestic beers. Overall assessment: This beer was cleverly disguised and priced in the craft brew section, but should be placed in the domestic section as it tastes much, much closer to a light domestic lager than an amber. It's not a balanced beer that's starving for flavor!

Beerme5, Aug 01, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

strongaf, Jan 17, 2012
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2/5  rDev -31.3%

dwagner003, May 08, 2013
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2/5  rDev -31.3%

twelveinches, Dec 13, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +28.9%

elglueckert, Jun 24, 2013
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Amber Ale from Double Take Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.