Backcountry Amber - Backcountry Brewery

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Backcountry Amber
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Backcountry Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.38% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly known as "Switchback Amber," it is reminiscent of a German Oktoberfest-Style brew with a deep copper color, smooth malty flavor and pleasantly noble hop aroma and bitterness from German hops. Prost!

Original Gravity: 13.5° plato / Alcohol by volume: 5.38% / Bitterness: 28 IBU’s / SRM: 16

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-13-2003)
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.6/5  rDev 0%

I enjoyed this amber, especially since the bigger Dillon Dam Brewery located nearby doesn't really make anything similar. This a more of a red than a straight amber, which works for me. I'll have to get this again sometime.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Nose fresh grain and malt
Brilliant golden amber, 1" white foam cap collapses to a thick film, some nice lace
Palate: starts dry and ends with a burst of rich malt with traces of caramel. The hops are light and the beer is very drinkable, lingering malt tastes with a light touch of sweetness.
Medium high carbonation, medium body.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Back country Amber pours a slightly cloudy honey amber color, with a thicker than expected head of fine soapy bubbles, better than average head rention. Pretty good looking brew. Aroma is a slightly toasted, slightly sweet honey-like aroma, bready with light fruit-like happiness. I'm really liking the toasty aromas in here. Tastewise, the malts loose a bit of there toastiness, but it still has a upfront malt flavor; nutty and slightly sweet. Hops are muted all the way through its clean finish. Carbonation is active but not distracting, smooth and almost creamy.

Pretty good beer here. I like my ambers maltier, and this one fits that bill pretty well. Not a stellar beer, it could use more hops presence first of all, but in all a decent sessionable CO amber ale.

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2.78/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

this is easily the worst beer going at backcountry. it is utterly devoid of flavor. it doesn't taste bad at all, it just doesn't taste like anything. If I wasn't at a brewery, I might not even know this is beer, no kidding. it pours a fine clear amber color with an inch of just off white head, pleasant enough. the nose is mildly sweet like caramel and maybe a little stale yeast, but not much else. the flavor is just absent. I thought maybe my palate was ruined from the ipa I had before this, but I kept at it, and the flavor never came. I got a little residual sugar and some funny mineral complex on my tongue, but literally no taste at all. by the time I realized it has a nice mellow carbonation and an appealing medium body, it was way to late for this to be saved. backcountry makes a lot of quality beer, and they sell it nice and cheap, but trust me and stay away from this amber. I don't know how its possible, but it honestly has no taste whatsoever. wtf mate?

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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Backcountry Amber from Backcountry Brewery
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