Amber Ale - Hilliard's Beer

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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hilliard's Beer visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: flagmantho on 11-07-2011)
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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

The colour is dark amber (25 EBC), the liquid is clear. The finger thick head is compact and off-white; it sinks slowly leaving lots of lacing on the glass.

The smell is hoppy and a little sour-bitter. Red fruits and berries, hints of rye bread and earth.

The taste is smooth and balanced: Red malts, clean bitterness, and floral hops. Some rose-hips and red apples. Medium body. In the aftertaste, the bitterness becomes rather sour, harsh and almost metallic. Rye bread and lemon-lime juice. The finish is metallic and a bit dense.

The carbonation is medium strong, the many small smooth bubbles creates a foam in my mouth. The liquid is smooth.

The sour-bitter-metalic flavours ruins this beer for me.

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2.86/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not to many Amber Ales are this full of taste, at least the ones I have tried anyway. I have tries all of Hilliards beers and this is their best one I think. There is something very High Tech about all their brews though, not your conventional Craft Style beers. These are all very fresh and crisp tasting. I have no way of knowing this but it seems like a group of dudes from Google, Microsoft, and or Amazon got together to start a brewery...you know very techy, kind of sterile or something.

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

can sent by dirtylou from the brewery

a: can into a hilliards can glass, the beer is an unfiltered hazy amber brown in color, capped with a layer of khaki carbonation, average retention

s: nicely malted - toasted sugars, pleasant bready yeast, browned loaves, woody/herbal hops

m: carbonation ranging around the low end of moderate, body around medium

t: amber malt brings early toasty sugars and browned bread, some yeast, mild woody or dried herb hop flavor with a delicate balancing bitterness

o: a tasty amber with a nice range of character, best enjoyed in proximity to a glacier

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.06/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A : Poured a lightly clouded reddish amber with a nice tan cap. Moderate head retention leaves standing bubbles, light lacing after a sip or few.

S : I felt the nose was rather mute. Some biscuits, herbal notes, grass and pine.

T : Sordove of full biscuity presence upfront with a unique yet pungent hop kick or twang, some pine, sordove Earthy, sordove something different for this style. A good dose of bittering on this one as well. The finish is somewhat satisfying I suppose but the blend of vegal, biscuit, pine, grass and hint of caramel just threw me off. While the taste is not what I wanted I can't say it was a bad beer.

M: Medium bodied, biscuits, Eartht, hops and bitterness sordove linger and cling onto the mouth. Well carbonated, no major issues here.

O: Not my "sort" of amber, I like fuller, sweeter and less hop forward I suppose. Perhaps it was the choice of hops that did me in. Not a bad beer but not among my favorites for the style.

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Amber Ale from Hilliard's Beer
80 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.