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Thirsty Beaver Amber Ale - Tree Brewing

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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | 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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Reviews by santa109:
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santa109

Quebec (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served at 42 degrees. Received as part of CanBIF4 courtesy of seldomseen. Thanks!

A: Poured an orangey-golden with about half a finger of off-white head into a pint. A swirl brings back a thick layer of foam, nice.

S: Aromas are sweet, mostly consisting of malts, a bit of honey and some earthy smell I can put my finger on. There is also a cooked vegetable smell there which I though seemed a bit odd.

T: Mostly a biscuity malt character up front with mild sweetness. Then, a faint but balancing hop finish comes up without being bitter. Surprisingly better than I expected from the smell.

M: Medium-light body with a creamy feel. Carbonation is fairly mild and fits well with the creamy feel.

D: Goes down real easy due to its rather non-aggressive characteristics in the taste and smell departments. I wouldn't mind having 2 or 3 of those.

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by this beer and it's goofy label. I came in not expecting much and I was left with a satisfying feeling and a glass that became empty too quickly.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2008 01:30:27 | More by santa109
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Ericbeech_87

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.3%

06-23-2014 21:50:16 | More by Ericbeech_87
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 08:08:13 | More by thehyperduck
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flagmantho

Washington

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.

Serving type: can

05-21-2014 22:21:03 | More by flagmantho
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timsoder

Utah

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-25-2014 03:55:32 | More by timsoder
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McBastard

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-01-2014 23:11:18 | More by McBastard
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.3%

02-24-2014 17:11:14 | More by rogerdandy
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HarveyBerger

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-22-2014 01:33:58 | More by HarveyBerger
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

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
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

11-18-2013 07:15:42 | More by Erik-P
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

11-04-2013 13:59:36 | More by DamageCase76
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

10-29-2013 18:14:47 | More by YamagamiTravis
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sclitch

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-19-2013 23:45:23 | More by sclitch
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Mr_Rocca

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

10-12-2013 22:30:15 | More by Mr_Rocca
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

09-23-2013 20:27:26 | More by Exeter
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Olek4374

Alberta (Canada)

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
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

08-27-2013 02:53:25 | More by ZachT
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JoshRosario

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

08-20-2013 00:12:34 | More by JoshRosario
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-18-2013 16:41:38 | More by FadetoBock
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-23-2013 00:32:32 | More by RedAleMan
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1stOffender

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-18-2013 06:44:46 | More by 1stOffender
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Long813

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-03-2013 23:47:56 | More by Long813
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

06-12-2013 14:31:09 | More by KStark
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-21-2013 04:48:31 | More by Kmat10
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

04-11-2013 03:14:02 | More by CurtisD
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Thirsty Beaver Amber Ale from Tree Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.