Thirsty Beaver Amber Ale - Tree Brewing
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Reviews by DoctorStrangiato:
4.18/5 rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured a 500-ml can into a pub ale glass.
Appearance - copper colour with a 1/4-inch white foam head that eventually settles to uneven surface bubbles of various size. Some dry lacing along the sides of the glass.
Smell - fresh toffee with a soft barley foundation. Gentle roasted malt, very subtle in its presence.
Taste - very well-rounded taste profile with some sweetness up front, giving way to a creamy, dreamy, smooth malt flavour. A little fruitiness in the finish, just slightly waxy throughout.
Mouthfeel - smooth and not too carbonated, balanced nicely. There's a little waxiness that I could do without.
Drinkability - this would rank high on the drinkability scoreboard. This is not a boring beer. It has enough of what you want, and barely anything that you don't want.
Serving type: can
01-11-2010 02:59:18 | More by DoctorStrangiato
More User Reviews:
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.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2014 15:50:20 | More by CalgaryFMC
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.
Serving type: can
09-17-2013 04:46:11 | More by Olek4374
Thirsty Beaver Amber Ale from Tree Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.