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Squatters Organic Amber Ale - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Squatters Organic Amber AleSquatters Organic Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 12-23-2007)
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Photo of donkeyrunner
3/5  rDev -17.8%

@ Squatter's Salt Lake City

Dark, dark amber, almost cherry wood colored. Minimal foamy ostentatiousness but permissible for a low abc amber. A classic amber ale SOA is big on toasted bread crust with a little fruit in the nose. Bitter crusty finish. I can taste the organics. But not really.

donkeyrunner, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of elihull
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

elihull, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of kwhittle11
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

kwhittle11, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

dmorgan310, May 05, 2014
Photo of Zorro
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Surprisingly dark colored for an amber ale. Dark and frankly more red than amber. Light brown colored head.

Smells sweet and malty. Mild NW style hops. Mildly woody and oakish scent.

Starts out mild and malty with a woody taste. Mild bitterness. but it isn't a strong beer. Decently tasty just don't expect a hop bomb.

Overall a decent beer, and quite good for an organic ale.

Zorro, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of Dave_Treat
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Dave_Treat, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of Kenzie
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Kenzie, May 23, 2013
Photo of kylemckinnis
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

kylemckinnis, May 18, 2013
Photo of Chet_Watson
4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

Chet_Watson, May 07, 2013
Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

DerwinWentworth, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of mactrail
2.8/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Dark amber in the glass. Some head at first but it fizzles to nothingness quite quickly and of course no lacing. A little spritz on the tongue.

I can't detect much aroma. There is a hint of grainy flavor. More woody, some cereal, some bitter earth. The barest hint of malty sweetness. A little beery with some hoppy bitterness, but not much in the way of aromatics. Finishes with a hint of yesterday's coffee grounds in the aftertaste.

On the whole this is barely average, even with the Utah low-alcohol handicap. Nothing really wrong with it, and it's drinkable for those who like a watered-down version of the earthy hop style. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Emigration Market in Salt Lake.

mactrail, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of alva7172
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

alva7172, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of mcsauter82
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

mcsauter82, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer #24 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

This is a pretty nice amber. Nice consistent tones to it. Nothing really showy or overly ambitious, but it works. Especially for an organic ale, which for some reason usually come out not so well. But this is a pleasant ale. I can dig it.

RblWthACoz, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of RandyKemka
2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

RandyKemka, May 31, 2012
Photo of prometheus
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew is not discontinued. I buy it at the grocery store in Utah all the time.

It's really good. It is indeed amber. Blast of hops at first taste then bready malt. Little bit a lacing. It has a great mouth feel, I think it being Organic really helps in this area. Slightly stingy carbonation, but not as bad a typical macro. I drink this one all the time as it is very drinkable, tasty , and satisfying.

prometheus, May 21, 2012
Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +9.6%

MarkyMOD, May 12, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

the better of the two ambers at squatters. pours a sexy red shade of brown, moderately hazy, fluffy white 2 inch head into a pint glass. smells very rich, caramel malts dominate the nose. much more hops in the flavor, of a pine tree tone, balancing out and making it crisp and refreshing at the end. this is a major session beer, complex, delicious, and easy down. medium body, great carbonation. this would be excellent with anything from the grill, i wish this one was available in colorado.

StonedTrippin, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of elNopalero
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Does organic beer taste better? Depends on who is making it. But there are plenty of other reasons to drink organic, not the least of which are the effects the pesticides and chemicals used in producing the hops and grain have on those who grow and tend them. As well as those of us who enjoy the finished product.

Squatters Organic Amber pours a nice auburn-caramel color. There’s some thin foam that disappears rapidly. Very, very, very mild aroma. A light caramel-malt flavor on the palate. Not a malt bomb, more like one went off and cleared out the grain bill—there’s just not a whole lot going on here. As it warms I pick up more of the biscuit-malt aromas and flavors I caught in their blonde ale. I thought that flavor profile worked better in the blonde. Here it just… is. Maybe it needs a thicker, fuller mouthfeel to make it work. Otherwise it’s pretty one-dimensional. Clean finish, not a bad beer, just doesn’t do much for me.

elNopalero, Oct 04, 2011
Photo of WoodBrew
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Organic Amber was by far my favorite beer brewer by Squatters. The appearance was a deep red decent white head that laces nicely. The scent had a good malt character with a slight kick of hop. The taste was very light with a body to match. The great taste was bolstered with fresh hop that started the beer then followed by good malt finish. Absoluetly recommend this beer!!! Teh mouthfeel was perfect for a session.

WoodBrew, Jul 15, 2011
Photo of theboozecruise
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at the Squatter's Pub in the Salt Lake City airport.

It's a typical looking amber... normal amber color with a small white head.

The aroma is mostly malty with a hint of hops... good blend. The flavor is similar, but weaker and a little watery. There is a bitter aftertaste on the end but it's still a decent easy to drink amber ale.

theboozecruise, Jan 10, 2011
Photo of TroyS
4.8/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This one may become one of my favorite "local" brews. I picked-up a growler of Squatters Organic Amber a few days ago and forgot about it. Sweet that I was reminded as I was brainstorming bbq/dinner ideas! So...keep in mind that this one was bottled-up a few days ago; bonus that, according the the gal in the store, it was kegged last week too;) Oh, wait...that was the Devistator that was bottled last week which is yumm too;) So, my comments may not match my thoughts on the bottled version. That being said...

Nice nose. Great amber color - copper. Head went quickly leaving slightly more than a trace, but it did pour nice and fluffy with a brown hue to it. Slight lacing, but not much to it. Smooth drinker. Not too hoppy; almost a lawnmower beer for a craft ale. Yumm;) Cheers!

TroyS, Apr 05, 2009
Photo of jwc215
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Originally reviewed on 03, 08 - 2008, moved here from incorrect listing under brewpub:

Thanks to Wasatch for including this in a trade:

Pours amber with a slowly descending white head. Some traces of lacing stick.

The smell is of caramel and pale malts with herbal and light citric notes.

The taste is caramelish with plenty of pale malt. Herbal hop presence restrained, but enough to give some balance to the sweetish finish.

The feel is a bit on the weak side, with some fizz.

Overall - a nice, mild, amber.

jwc215, Jul 06, 2008
Photo of KylightZone
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Should probably just point out to everyone outside of Utah that this was brewed at the Utah Brewers Cooperative under the Squatters label. Yeah I know we are kinda weird.

A: Deep in golden color, with a touch of red.

S: Nice citrus hops pulling through (centennial?) followed by a great coupling of caramel malts.

T: Big on the toasted/caramel malts, the citrus hops pull through giving it the faintest of a lemon zest. Then it finishes with a different nutty? finish. Probably thanks to the chocolate malts used.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, medium....medium.... medium.

Notes: I have yet to find an amber that just blows me away. But this one is pretty decent.

KylightZone, May 12, 2008
Photo of woodychandler
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This arrived with a big, off-white head with good retention throughout. The color was a slightly hazy deep amber. The nose had a light malty sweetness up front, underlain by a light hoppy bitterness. The mouthfeel was medium with a mostly sweet presence on the tongue. The finish had a light dryness, but overall, I was not a huge fan.

woodychandler, May 03, 2008
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Squatters Organic Amber Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
83 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.