Amber Ale - Double Take Brewing Company

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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 18.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
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:
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(Beer added by: John on 06-29-2011)
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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.

Photo of AleHunter805
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of DavidHume
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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.

Photo of Smarty_Pints
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of GeorgeH
2/5  rDev -31.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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2/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of SocalKicks
3/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev +28.9%

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3/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +28.9%

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3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of flooshmander
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +28.9%

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2/5  rDev -31.3%

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.

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.

Photo of mick303
3.23/5  rDev +11%
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.

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3/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

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Amber Ale from Double Take Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.