Wasatch Evolution Amber Ale - Utah Brewers Cooperative
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3.03/5 rDev -9.8%
Poured into my Brooklyn tulip pint from a 12 oz. bottle. Thanks to tayner for this as part of our trade!
A - Very deep amber with some brownish hints to it as well. A little hazy, but not cloudy. Very little head at all. The small amount that was there disappeared in less than 30 seconds. There was some lacing on my glass as I drank this beer down.
S - Smell is overpowered with malts and some caramel tones, but not much else.
T - The smell the taste up well. Malt in the front with some nutty flavors coming through, but malt again in the aftertaste. I agree with what some reviewers mentioned as a "dry" aftertaste, but not bitter from hops. I don't think there is much balance present.
M - A little thin with a lot of carbonation - not my favorite mixture.
D - Overall fairly easy to drink, but the hard carbonation would probably stop me from having another.
03-11-2008 01:12:39 | More by dashirey
3.53/5 rDev +5.1%
Thanks to Wasatch for this 1.
A- Nice reddish amber brown with a thick foamy head.
S- Caramel malt and shortbread.
T- Sweet buttery caramel, shortbread (Lorne Doone), & biscuity bread.
M- Sweet and chewy throughout. Very malty!
Overall- This is delicious, albeit a little cloying.
I could, like the man on the label, stroll along and drink a 6er of this!
11-19-2007 21:55:54 | More by NJpadreFan
3.85/5 rDev +14.6%
Wasatch Evolution offers a hazy copper body and creamy ivory head. The retention is good, and it leaves rings of lace at the outset of the glass. The nose is clean and delicate with a touch of lightly sweet, caramelish malt. In the mouth it's medium-light bodied and gently crisp. The flavor offers an impeccably balanced combination of light crystal and mildly toasted malt, very soft yeasty fruitiness, and mild, grassy and floral hops. The bitterness rises ever so slightly from start to finish, starting just slightly sweet, rising to balance the malt, and then leaving just a drop of sweet malt in the finish along with some residual leafy hops and the suggestion of some low level roastiness beneath. It's remarkably clean and easy to drink, and makes a great cross-over beer; but perhaps there's not quite enough flavor to keep the beer connoisseur coming back for more than one.
03-15-2007 21:26:46 | More by NeroFiddled
2.95/5 rDev -12.2%
This beer is a little disappointing. I had heard the Utah brewers were doing "big" things with their 3.2 beer, but this is pretty meh. Sure, there's nice lacing, but the aroma is nonexistant and the flavor is a bit flat. I get a little biscuit malt and caramel, but it comes off with an odd earthy flavor.
09-27-2007 01:53:30 | More by tempest
3.2/5 rDev -4.8%
Got this one from Wasatch, cheers John! Review based on notes
Pours orange/amber with 2 fingers of tan head. Average lacing & minmal head retention
S: Faint medicinal hops
T: Rich caramel, tangerine & faint herbal hops up
front. A bit of grainyness, more caramel & some leafy hops as this warms. Finishes with orange peel & a touch of caramel
MF: Thin, watery with low carbonation
Drinks alright needs more hops or malt or both
09-16-2008 15:04:32 | More by russpowell
3.18/5 rDev -5.4%
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Thanks go to Wasatch (Naturally!) for hooking me up with a bottle of this in a trade.
The initial pour of this is pretty darn fizzy as first but after a bit I'm able to get most of it in the glass. Settles down into a clear amber with a couple fingers of foamy off-white/borderline light tan head. Retains with about a 1/2 finger creamy covering that stays sturdy and leaves a suprisingly massive amount of lacing back. The aroma is lightly toasted and malty with a touch of citrus and spicy floral hops.
The taste is similar with toasty caramel malts and supportive notes of citrus and spicy bittering hops in the back. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied wiht a firm carbonation that lends this a crisper and stronger feel than what is probably actually there.
This was decent. The lower ABV holds back the flavors and aroma some but this packed enough to at least keep me interested for the duration of this bottle.
01-12-2009 17:45:51 | More by Kegatron
1.78/5 rDev -47%
appearance: Slightly hazy, light amber, low carbonation
Smell: Fresh 2 row grain, foul yeasty bread
Taste: Foul yeasty bread, fresh grains, watery finish
Mouthfeel: Light, esp. considering style
Drinkability: I just cant, big pass for me. It tastes like this is brewed with nottingham ale yeast, which I find unpalatable.
Used burgundy style glass
Born on rubbed off, purchased from brewery
Consumed at 45F
02-22-2011 21:51:11 | More by IMPERALEVERYTHIN
3.7/5 rDev +10.1%
Grabbed it tonight at brewforia in Boise Idaho
app: Golden Red. There is a brass red that seems to glow. Nice white fluffy head on top that evals to a white ring around the top.
Smell- lots of amber burnt hops. There is a little bit of earth tones.
Taste: Little malt on it with some burnt flavor. It is weak in flavor in general so I cant call it harsh or great.
mouthfeel: I wouldn't call it smooth but it is still nice. This beer has bite on the end.
nice beer out of the growler...I will enjoy the rest of it...
08-13-2011 23:02:16 | More by isualum12
2.95/5 rDev -12.2%
Somewhat murky out of the bottle. Surprising pop of alcohol on the nose, hiding under the other hints of candyish malts.
Tastewise, it is kind of bland. As it warms the alcohol becomes more pronounced, ruining the beer. Not sure if this one is a bit past its prime, because there is no date to be found. Oh well.
04-18-2008 00:32:19 | More by hustlemuscle
3.6/5 rDev +7.1%
Poured a medium amber hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and good sticky lacing.
The smell featured a light huskiness with a clean nutty aroma.
The taste was toward the lighter of the flavor profile with a solid nuttiness and toasted grain. There was some light honey sweetness as well.
The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side and extremely clean.
Overall a tasty and very easy drinking ale. Super sessionable. Thanks to Wasatch for this one.
12-14-2007 00:52:33 | More by plaid75
3.58/5 rDev +6.5%
More than a few of my Salt Lake City acquaintances consider Wasatch Evolution their favorite beer. It's easy to see why: it stands head and shoulders above pretty much anything else on your standard tap.
This beer pours a nice brown color but with a smaller head. The lacing sticks around though. The smell is a bit hoppy but nothing extreme. I felt that there was a floral hint in both the smell and the taste, nicely balanced with some mild bitterness. Drinkability is excellent and it's always easy to order another. Overall this is a high quality beer, and it's only real drawback is that it's conservative and perhaps a little uninteresting.
I prefer Uinta Cutthroat to Wasatch Evolution, but if it's available I'm happy to drink the Evolution. This beer is sporadically available in restaurants and bars in the Salt Lake valley. The closer to downtown you get, the easier it is to find.
03-13-2006 22:31:58 | More by RoundelMike
2.73/5 rDev -18.8%
Clear amber colored beer with a small tan colored head.
Smells malty and sweet with a sweet caramel scent. A bit of cake batter scent and some burned sugar. No real hops detected.
Starts out woody and fairly bitter. Bit of caramel and that is about it, tastes a lot different from what it smells.
Mouthfeel is OK.
Overall a fairly dry 4% Utah beer.
05-31-2014 01:27:44 | More by Zorro
3.48/5 rDev +3.6%
Acquired via trade from Wasatch
A - Crystal clear amber color with a modest off-white head
S - Crisp caramel and a nice balance of hops.
T -light malts, caramel and complimentary light hops bitterness.
M -light bodied, medium carbonation, clean finish.
D - goes down smooth and easy. I paired this with a salad and was happy with the combination.
05-30-2007 21:28:11 | More by barleywinebrewer
Wasatch Evolution Amber Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
78 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.