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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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Beerme5

Oregon

1.85/5  rDev -36.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 21:39:01 | More by Beerme5
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GeorgeH

California

2/5  rDev -31.7%

12-05-2013 00:14:53 | More by GeorgeH
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dwagner003

California

2/5  rDev -31.7%

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

Washington

2/5  rDev -31.7%

12-13-2011 06:56:39 | More by twelveinches
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nearengine

Arizona

2/5  rDev -31.7%

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

Washington

2.35/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is light amber golden in color with a thick stable head leaving fair lace. Smell of biscuity malt and light floral hops. Taste follows the aroma with a bitter that doesn't balance with the malt leaving a bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium - light with good carbonation. Not the best amber out there, not one I'd shoot for again.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 23:30:17 | More by Bookseeb
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daliandragon

North Carolina

2.48/5  rDev -15.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 05:18:51 | More by daliandragon
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kojevergas

Texas

2.48/5  rDev -15.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 01:13:48 | More by kojevergas
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strongaf

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

01-17-2012 17:12:33 | More by strongaf
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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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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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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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Caskaway

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

09-23-2013 01:59:01 | More by Caskaway
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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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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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cliff1066

Virginia

3/5  rDev +2.4%

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

California

3/5  rDev +2.4%

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

California

3/5  rDev +2.4%

07-13-2013 03:39:18 | More by SocalKicks
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RHVC59

Oregon

3/5  rDev +2.4%

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

California

3/5  rDev +2.4%

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

Virginia

3/5  rDev +2.4%

04-04-2012 10:11:15 | More by nwatson
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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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jmccraney

Washington

3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

12-18-2012 04:06:48 | More by jmccraney
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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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Amber Ale from Double Take Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.