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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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83
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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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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Reviews by WoodBrew:
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2011 00:18:39 | More by WoodBrew
More User Reviews:
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elihull

Utah

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-11-2014 06:18:35 | More by elihull
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kwhittle11


3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-09-2014 07:14:15 | More by kwhittle11
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-05-2014 01:34:48 | More by dmorgan310
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Zorro

California

3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 02:33:43 | More by Zorro
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.3%

03-18-2014 01:01:59 | More by Dave_Treat
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Kenzie

Utah

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-23-2013 06:15:26 | More by Kenzie
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-18-2013 01:10:33 | More by kylemckinnis
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Chet_Watson

Utah

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

05-07-2013 19:40:21 | More by Chet_Watson
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-25-2013 03:18:17 | More by DerwinWentworth
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mactrail

Washington

2.8/5  rDev -23.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 23:23:20 | More by mactrail
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alva7172

Utah

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-11-2012 18:49:19 | More by alva7172
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mcsauter82

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-24-2012 22:29:27 | More by mcsauter82
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 01:35:30 | More by RblWthACoz
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RandyKemka

New York

2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

05-31-2012 02:32:06 | More by RandyKemka
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prometheus


3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 04:09:29 | More by prometheus
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9%

05-12-2012 04:09:17 | More by MarkyMOD
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2012 23:34:44 | More by StonedTrippin
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elNopalero

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2011 19:47:08 | More by elNopalero
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theboozecruise

Louisiana

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2011 18:05:57 | More by theboozecruise
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TroyS

Idaho

4.8/5  rDev +30.8%
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!

Serving type: growler

04-05-2009 20:06:27 | More by TroyS
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2008 13:47:25 | More by jwc215
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KylightZone

Utah

3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2008 05:27:28 | More by KylightZone
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2008 01:55:30 | More by woodychandler
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brdc

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks wasatch for this one.

Poured into a pint glass, it shows a very nice amber color, with some golden accents, topped by a white head that quickly drops down to a collar.
Aroma is delicate, but noce, with malts dominating, particularly caramel, along with some hers.
It is medium bodied, easy to drink, but the taste is a bit too delicate, although nice, with some caramel notes along with spices.
It is a nice brew, but I can't avoid my politically incorrect impression that if it wasn't organic it might pack a bit more flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2008 02:27:36 | More by brdc
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Squatters Organic Amber Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
83 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.