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Thirsty Beaver Amber Ale - Tree Brewing

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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tree Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our most popular beer! A smooth amber ale. Medium bodied and bursting with flavour, this beer is clean to the finish.

(Beer added by: IronDjinn on 07-11-2004)
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

olradetbalder, Nov 18, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +10.2%

Kenmac19, Oct 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

mattsander, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Metalbrew, Aug 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Ericbeech_87, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of thehyperduck
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330 mL bottle from a six-pack picked up at a London TBS; best before Oct. 21 2014. This is the last bottle (served slightly chilled), as I let a friend drink the remainder of this sixer a few days ago.

Pours a clear copper-amber colour, topped with one finger of frothy, relatively short-lived off-white head. It soon dissipates, leaving behind a soapy film, narrow collar and a ring of lace. The aroma is definitely on the saccharine side, with bready malts, caramelized sugar and ripe plum being the dominant facets. A little grassy, but the malt bill steals the show here for sure.

The flavour is of toasted grains, caramel, and doughy bread initially, with some vaguely nutty notes to complement. Mildly grassy toward the finish, with an earthy feel to the hop bitterness that completes the profile. Malt sweetness carries into the aftertaste. On the lighter side of medium-bodied, with restrained carbonation and a surprisingly smooth, satisfying feel on the palate. This is a well-balanced amber that would be easy to drink in large quantities.

Final Grade: 3.65, a B grade. Tree's Thirsty Beaver Amber Ale isn't quite a stand-out, but it's still a respectable malt-forward session amber in its own right. This is not complex or extreme enough to turn off the craft beer uninitiated, but remains a balanced, well-brewed beer that is easy to appreciate. A worthy effort, and a quality amber that I'll probably return to again at some point.

thehyperduck, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 500mL can into a pint glass.

Appearance: deep, rich amber hue with no haze and a pretty strong effervescence. Head is a finger of pillowy tan foam with OK retention. I really like the color.

Smell: toasty and caramelly with a light hop element. Pretty low-key, but well-enough composed for an amber.

Taste: more caramelly than toasty; the element of biscuit is minimal which I like. A bit on the sweet side, but again that's a plus for me for amber ales. Not particularly hoppy, but I like this beer anyway -- it gives me caramel and without too much astringent biscuit.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a very well-integrated carbonation and a nice creaminess. Good stuff.

Overall: I'm not always a fan of this style, but this beer suits my palate pretty well.

flagmantho, May 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

timsoder, Apr 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

McBastard, Mar 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

rogerdandy, Feb 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

HarveyBerger, Feb 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed a bottle at one of the many Hudson's locations in Calgary. Poured into a pint glass. This brew is darkish cola brown with a reddish tint, including a decent quantity of light tan foam. The aroma needed some additional time to warm up before revealing its true capabilities and wasn't too bad at this point. Smells quite fruity, I get some red apple and fermented plum, along with the expected brown sugar and less expected faint molasses. The aroma is a nice balance of dark malt and fruit. Little in the way of hops on the nose. Quite a fizzy beer with a semi-chewy, almost buttery mouth feel. Tastes of brown bread, the aforementioned fruit, honey, caramel, faint molasses, brown spice, and black tea-like earthy hops, the latter figuring more prominently on the palate than the nose. Does not taste of west coast citrus or pine. Finish is semi-dry, with some nutty bitterness and a little booze that recalls rum extract. All in all, a tasty amber ale in a style space that can be awash with mediocrity.

CalgaryFMC, Jan 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Erik-P, Nov 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

DamageCase76, Nov 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

YamagamiTravis, Oct 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

sclitch, Oct 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Mr_Rocca, Oct 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Exeter, Sep 23, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into my sam adams glass that I recently acquired from my store. This is a pretty popular offering from Tree Brewing in my locale.

The beer is a brown colour with a tinge of red to it. The head is beige and stands about 3 cm. It takes a good deal of time to settle - good sign of things to come?

Aroma is rich in caramel malts with a touch of what almost reminds me of nutmeg. Seems pretty standard for an amber ale.

Very full bodied taste - not shy on the hops either, which is nice to see in such a beer. Still, the beer is noticeably malty, yet is not sweet. Really nice balance. Touch of booziness in the aftertaste.

Fine beer; standard stuff, but well done.

Olek4374, Sep 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

ZachT, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

JoshRosario, Aug 20, 2013
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RedAleMan, Jul 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

1stOffender, Jul 18, 2013
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Thirsty Beaver Amber Ale from Tree Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.