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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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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

07-16-2012 01:09:23 | More by Alberta_Beer_Guy
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A well-crafted, eclectic brew. It's like an Alt beer married to an English bitter... not what you'd expect in an American Amber.

A: Bronze with a white head, ring of retention, great lace.

S: Floral and steelie, grassy hops, hint of citrus rind, earthy (almost sulfury) mineral, sponge toffee,

T: Surprisingly hop-forward, plenty of grassy, floral, peppery & steelie hops, earthy-orange, sponge toffee, biscuity malt, solid bitterness.

M: Well-attenuated, moderate body has a crisp, dry finish.

D: Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2010 03:58:27 | More by Derek
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DoctorStrangiato

Alberta (Canada)

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
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is now called Thirsty Beaver with a stupid cartoon on the label. AArgh marketing . On to the beer. Mid gold with red overtones this looks nice in a pint glass. The nose is malty which goes with the smooth hit of malt in the first sip. A perfect counterpoint to the very hoppy Hophead. This is food friendly, easy drinking beer with a real deep finish. Along with Lighthouse amber this is BC's best representation of this style.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2005 00:47:21 | More by canucklehead
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Undated 500 mL can poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: The pour well exceeds my unlofty (is that a word) expectations... Clear, red-orange-brown with a gorgeous white (with a touch of brownish hue) head that almost comes out of the glass. Laces well at first and the head retains well

S: Aromas are fairly one dimensional, with a sweet and somewhat bready caramel/toffee malt coming through. A bit of earthy hop is apparent too. Later some american hop aroma plays through ir a more assertive way.

T: Biscuity and bready malt comes through first with a bit of a weak and watery finish. I love the initial hit of flavour though, and wish it stayed. Some toffee is also apparent,though little hop flavour is apparent, much to my surprise.

M: Carbonation is a little weak (especially since I poured moderately, and received an aggressive head) leaving a mouthfeel thatis not strong enough for me to consider it cask-like. A little watery...

D: All things considered, I really enjoyed this beer. I have seen it many times and avoided it after seeing the reviews, picking up more anticipate beers in its stead... Sorry Tree! I will seek you (and perhaps your compatriots) out again...

Serving type: can

01-05-2011 23:31:28 | More by kjyost
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13%

09-28-2012 11:03:42 | More by beerhunter13
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Idrankthat

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13%

02-16-2013 01:42:59 | More by Idrankthat
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This delicious beer came at a sweet price and a free Tree Enviro-bag. Sweet deal!

A - A red caramel colour. Visibly carbonated pouring a nice thick thumb of head and leaving a considerable amount of lacing.

S - Very unique scent, a sweet bready malt with bitter citrus undertones. A bit of a butter scent on the the nose as well.

T - The sweet malts come off the very top, like a light butter toffee flavour, and it finishes with a bitter hop. Very nice balance.

M - Looks are deceiving. Although it appears to have a lot of carbonation, it is quite smooth on the palette. Not too light, but not too heavy.

D - Very drinkable. Perfect for someone who's looking for a bit more flavour in their beer, but isn't wanting something too heavy.

Serving type: can

04-10-2010 00:18:30 | More by andrenaline
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EskimoDave

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13%

12-01-2011 06:41:50 | More by EskimoDave
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13%

11-29-2012 05:27:29 | More by KalanM
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indiapaleale

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour - dark amber with a great looking inch of head. Carbonation looks spot on and the appearance is clean and clear. This looks lovely and won't last long - I can already tell.

Aroma - biscuity malt, bread dough, caramel, brown sugar, burnt sugar, ice cream cones.

Taste - sweet and malty with a bit of toastiness, almost reminds me of a brown ale as its got a lot of character. So smooth and clean and quite thirst quenching at a very reasonable 5%. Love the malt profile of this beer, its sweet but not too sweet and brings about so much flavor. When beers taste like this I'm okay that there isn't a whole lot of hop presence. Great beer. Wish I had more.

Overall - it's no wonder this is their most popular beer. It's smooth, easy to drink and very tasty. Amber Ales tend to be the go to brew for many a beer drinker that has yet to really test their palate with something uber-hopped, barrel-aged or strong enough to be served in a snifter. Regardless of where you are with your beer drinking this is a beer you won't be sorry you tried. You may even try a few more...just to make sure. As amber ales go, this is better than most.

Serving type: can

09-07-2011 01:17:46 | More by indiapaleale
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w00ddy

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13%

02-11-2012 18:25:36 | More by w00ddy
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OskarL

Sweden

3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper color with a two finger off white head that has some retention and leaves some lacing.

Smell is biscuty malt, bread, toffee and little hops.

Tastes toffee, biscuty malt with hints of roasted malt with hoppy, grassy, lemon-like bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is creamy with a medium body and lots of carbonation

Serving type: can

06-01-2010 01:13:57 | More by OskarL
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: This was more coppery than amber. It poured with a thin, off-white head.

s: Nice lemony, citrus hops in the nose, plus a little caramel.

t: Crisply hoppy, tasting of earthy grapefruit along with some caramel notes.

m: Gentle, fizzy carbonation.

d: Surprisingly flavorful amber, very nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2009 15:48:20 | More by DIM
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CrazyMike

Alberta (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber brown appearance with thick head. Has a bitter caramel smell with strong hint of malt.

Taste is grassy, very thick and sweet like toffee. Has a hint of fruit. Body is moderate and creamy with decent carbonation. Aftertaste is bitter and almost spicy.

Overall this beer has character, a bit complex to drink all night, but worth trying.

Serving type: can

11-04-2010 05:56:11 | More by CrazyMike
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DoubleJ

California

3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's time to test the waters of Tree Brewing again with this 500 ml tallboy. Bought in Vancouver last month, on to the beer:

Autumn orange in color, the head on top is thick with soapy texture and spotty lacing. There's fruity ester in the aroma. A little unfermented malt. Sweet bread.

Sweet like an oktoberfestbier. Come to think of it, it does taste like a clean oktoberfest. Sweet bready flavors all around the palate, a tiny kiss of the hops, notes of pumpkin (that sounds weird, doesn't it?). Light-medium bodied, carbonation doesn't get in the way, easy drinking...I approve.

I expected a reasonable, easy drinking beer from Tree Brewing, but what I got was a more FLAVORFUL, easy drinking beer. I also forgot how good a malty beer can be. This is my favorite of the three beers I've sampled from Tree.

Serving type: can

07-09-2010 02:14:03 | More by DoubleJ
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evlu1441

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer has a nice reddish amber colour (whoda thought?), and a thin layer of foamy head settles on top.

Some toasty malts come through in the nose alongside some sweetness.

The taste is quite good. It is rich and malty with some nice bitterness throughout. It starts slightly tart, and becomes sweet as the malt flavour develops. I'm left with some nice aromatic hops.

Overall, this is better than I expected. It would make a great session ale.

Serving type: can

07-29-2011 01:11:13 | More by evlu1441
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canadianbarman

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

-Came in a regular brown bottle, 341 ml. It also came in a vareity pack with other Tree Brewing Company beers.
-Poured a clear, almost shiny golden copper in color. Nice head but it didn't last too long. Minor lacing.
-Smell was a touch sweet, like carmely with some hops coming through.

This beer had a very good taste to it and was even impressive, not what I expected from a gimmicky beer at all. I would drink it again and probably will. Thx.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2006 17:45:32 | More by canadianbarman
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Methodd

British Columbia (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Goofy friggin’ name…
Appearance: Amber/Copper with lots of frothy off-white head. Good head retention with some webbed lacing.

Smell: Toffe, bready malts, biscuit, fruits and mild hops.

Taste: Sweet toffee. The malts from the smell come out here except lightly roasted. Hints of honey and mildly bitter hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and moderately carbonated.

Drinkability: I really enjoy this amber. It’s very refreshing and seems to go well with lots of different kinds of food. This may not be an exceptional beer but it’s a very solid choice.

Serving type: can

11-23-2009 05:07:27 | More by Methodd
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - mostly clear copper amber, short head settled to a thin covering
S - toasted grains, nutty, leafy hops and sunflower seeds
T - nutty and sweet caramel malt, light leafy hop note with a roasted nut flavour through the finish
M - lower carbonation, thin smooth and bready
D - a tasty malty and relatively light beer, nothing outstanding but definitely sessionable

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 00:52:42 | More by joemcgrath27
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Proteus93

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: An orangish-golden pour, with an offwhite, almost dirty looking head.

S: A soft and sweet maltiness... almost a creamy malt quality. A bit of a corn scent. Kinda interesting

T: A similar corn-husk / creamed corn note in it. Otherwise malty and a slight honey hint.

M + D: A smooth, medium body. Soft, shimmering carbonation. A nice, clean finish... the mouthfeel is basically just as the brewer describes. An easy going amber, easy drinker, and good session brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2008 03:03:50 | More by Proteus93
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle:

Pours a shimmering deep amber with a 3 finger puffy cap that laces well on the glass.

Aroma is nice: lots of toasty maltiness, caramel sweetness bit of musty fruitiness from the yeas under a predominant citrus-floral hop aroma..I like malty beers so this aroma is ambrosia to me.

Moderate body with a good malt spine, chunky mouth feel with a malty-toffee-floral character.

Up front the lush caramelized malts predominate then the fruit-citrus and herbal bittering create some mild complexity, Finish is thick, malty and lightly bitter.

My favorite Tree brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2008 01:43:59 | More by pootz
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Vandelayindustri

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

12-31-2011 01:26:38 | More by Vandelayindustri
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microwavabledish

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

04-18-2012 05:51:35 | More by microwavabledish
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Thirsty Beaver Amber Ale from Tree Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.