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West Sixth Amber - West Sixth Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
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15 Reviews
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Reviews: 15
Hads: 145
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 6.09%
Wants: 3
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
West Sixth Brewing Company visit their website
Kentucky, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: beerme626 on 04-07-2013

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 15 | Hads: 145
Reviews by ONUMello:
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3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a pint glass
A: Light brown color, one-finger head that qwickly settles
S: Malt, some toffee, a kiss of hops
T: Nutty, hazlenut in particular, along with some pleasant malt
M: Medium-bodied but no particular complexity
O: Nothing spectacular but overall a straightforward enjoyable brew (307 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of NoetheMatt
3.5/5  rDev -3%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of chinchill
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Undated can purchased earlier this month near the brewery.
Pours a deep amber color; clear with a large bone-colored head that has very good retention and leaves marvelous lacing.
Limited aroma with a bit more flavor. Very good sweet/bitter balance, shaded towards the bitter side, yet with more roasted malt than hop flavor. Surprisingly durable, hop-tinged, roasted malt aftertaste.
M: Exceptional; medium-light, airy body without wateriness; excellent, soft, medium carbonation.
O: excellent for style. Just trounces the other Lexington amber (Kentucky Ale) that preceded it. (582 characters)

Photo of jmrybak
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of LXIXME
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbensonvb
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dirksen
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice standard Amber Ale, but not noteworthy. A little disappointing given the exceptional IPA this brewer makes. (113 characters)

Photo of Retroman40
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can chilled and poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a light amber color with a rich and long lasting head with significant lacing.

S - Floral hops with malt background.

T - Very floral with a good malt finish.

M - Good carbonation level - very neutral finish.

O - A decent enough amber ale, but a tad on the high side as far as price for what you get. (365 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of KYGunner
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not the deepest of amber hues, the color is a brilliant orange/red with a bubbly fleeting head.

The nose is weak but touches of caramel malt and roasted grain can be found. A touch of fruity, lemon hops can also be found but even weaker than the malt.

The taste is quite well balanced with an easy drinking hops flavor melded to a roasted grain flavor. What's perceptible in scent comes alive on the tongue. The roasted malt shoves its way to the front and than the end is eased in with a fruity hoppiness.

The feel is dry but refreshing yielding an easy drinking and well balanced offering. (594 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy brown color with a 1/23 inch head. Smell is of caramel malts, some hops. Taste is well balanced malts and hops, some caramel, but not as pronounced as in the smell. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall an easy drinking and sessionable beer. (287 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of XUJOE
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of cferg88
3.5/5  rDev -3%

A good Easy drinking Amber but it lacks some complexity for me. (63 characters)

Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of DCdevyl78
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of Rod_J
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Oscar_The_Rauch
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a clear plastic cup... Staying in a Country Inn & Suites and using what's at my disposal. Merry Christmas!

A: pours a clear, copper color with a finger of white head. Can't really get an accurate read on lacing, but I know some'd there.

N: malt forward with biscuit and some rye. Subtle piney hops.

T: clean, biscuity malt with some slight toasted rye spice and a touch of hops bitterness on the back for balance. Clean and focused from start to finish with a medium body (5.5%).

O: a fair example of an american amber. I would go back to this again on its own or as a "break beer" between more aggresive malt or hop driven beers. (657 characters)

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West Sixth Amber from West Sixth Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.