West Sixth Amber - West Sixth Brewing Company
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3.96/5 rDev +10%
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
01-06-2014 01:19:34 | More by ONUMello
3.61/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
12-26-2013 03:55:48 | More by Oscar_The_Rauch
3.55/5 rDev -1.4%
Can poured into a Sam Adams glass.
The pour yields a blood-red brew with highlights of orange and red. It is more hazy than clear and has a a thin eggshell head that covers it and stays steady, leaving rings of lacing down the glass. Steady carbonation holds.
West Sixth's Amber Ale has a textbook nose: Hints of fruit (maybe apple), some malted grain, and a nice balance of grassy/citrusy. Not bad, but more on the mild side compared to most American amber ales.
This beer is most definitely tasty and sessionable. More sweet and malty than anything, its key flavors are that of fresh grain, some fruit, and a bit of caramel sweetness. There is some hop bitterness on the finish, but it is very mild. Overall though, couldn't ask for a better amber: tasty, sessionable, and full-bodied.
For a rather low ABV, this beer has a full body with a lively feel on the palate. This makes it ideal for pairing with burgers and heavier foods, or even enjoying on its own in successions of several.
While not as bold and outstanding as the IPA, this is a good solid amber ale and stands as one of the better ones I've had so far.
11-14-2013 01:26:17 | More by Groomsy
3.65/5 rDev +1.4%
A - Amber color with a little copper blended in.
S - Not a lot going on. Got some malts
T - This is malty. A little hop bite but overall a red/amber.
M - medium body but not to heavy.
O - Its a decent beer, its just doesn't have any wow characters.
10-05-2013 00:25:16 | More by patpbr
3.64/5 rDev +1.1%
Poured from a can into a Dogfish Head snifter. Pour is a fairly dark amber, slightly hazy, and sports a finger of fine off-white head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves only a thin layer of foam with little lacing (kind of disappointing given the impressive lacing one sees in their IPA). The nose is very mild and kind of malty with just a hint of lemony, hoppy spice. Even though I realize that this is an American Amber and not a Pale Ale, I was expecting more of a hop presence.
The beer has a firm feel and a nice, balanced profile. Considerable caramel-like, malt sweetness greets you first, followed by a mild hoppy bite of lemon and pine. The hops kind of die a bit on the finish, which is mostly sweet and only slightly dry. Very drinkable and would certainly pair well with just about any kind of food. Not the least bit thin or watery.
Ordinarily, I wouldn't bother to review (or even buy) an American Amber Ale. I find them dull and would prefer to spend money on an American Pale Ale or IPA. Nevertheless, since this brewery is right down the road in Lexington I do want to try all of their beers. I found this to be a very pleasant, easy-to-drink beer that makes a fine accompaniment to football on TV and goodies from the grill, but like everything else in this style, nothing overly complex or mind-blowing. The beer has a good solid flavor, great balance, and nails all the characteristics of the style as listed in the BJCP style guidelines. Definitely better with a meal than by itself.
09-29-2013 20:48:27 | More by deadonhisfeet
West Sixth Amber from West Sixth Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.