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West Sixth Amber - West Sixth Brewing Company

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82
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92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beerme626 on 04-07-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-08-2013 21:11:47 | More by kylehay2004
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-06-2013 18:30:07 | More by juicebox
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target88

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-05-2013 17:17:49 | More by target88
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jeremy3311

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

12-02-2013 21:02:50 | More by jeremy3311
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Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +25%

11-26-2013 15:44:45 | More by TravisApplegate
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Groomsy

Kentucky

3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: can

11-14-2013 01:26:17 | More by Groomsy
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wshell1

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-12-2013 22:06:02 | More by wshell1
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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

10-16-2013 22:13:47 | More by SeriousALEment
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jkball01

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

10-12-2013 17:53:21 | More by jkball01
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Jacurdy60

Alabama

4/5  rDev +11.1%

10-12-2013 00:48:39 | More by Jacurdy60
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patpbr

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: can

10-05-2013 00:25:16 | More by patpbr
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edhizdeid

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-03-2013 04:14:02 | More by edhizdeid
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: can

09-29-2013 20:48:27 | More by deadonhisfeet
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Kentucky

4/5  rDev +11.1%

09-21-2013 05:34:18 | More by Heavy_D
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Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Kentucky

5/5  rDev +38.9%

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Kentucky

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chinchill

South Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Serving type: can

08-27-2013 00:44:48 | More by chinchill
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Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Kentucky

3/5  rDev -16.7%

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Georgia

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West Sixth Amber from West Sixth Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.