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Squatters Emigration Amber Ale - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Squatters Emigration Amber Ale
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80
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24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 12.5%
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: beernut7 on 08-23-2002)
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Reviews by Goldorak:
Photo of Goldorak
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Amber as advertised, with an attractive cream colored mousse with excellent lacing that looked like leopard spots.

Smell: I really enjoy the flowery aromas of cask ales, and this one didn't dissapoint. A little pine and a tad sweet.

Taste: Mild roasted sweetness/caramel with a pleasant hop finish, for a low ABV Beer it had plenty of character which made it very easy to drink. This was the best draft Beer I had in Salt Lake City.

Goldorak, Jul 26, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of jkn09
3.75/5  rDev +9%

jkn09, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of marc77
2.93/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The dense, creamy head leaves Belgian lace down the glass. Orange hazy hue. Mild earthy Willamette hop nose. Low carbonation from the cask conditioning. Moderate hop bitterness. A bit of toasted and bready malt flavors in flavor, but overall it's quite bland all around. This finish is of amber malt & just a touch of sweetness on the tip of the tongue. Not bad, but certainly not outstanding.

marc77, May 23, 2002
Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev +9%

FLBeerGuy, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of jwc215
4.05/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours brownish amber with a thin white head that leaves some rings of lacing.

The smell is of aromatic Pac. NW hops - citric and piney. Quite powerful - some caramel in the back.

The taste is of sweet caramelish maltiness and bitter citric/pine hops intermingling, giving it a nice balance. It has a soft, tea-leaf bitterish finish.

The body is a bit thin, barely clinging to medium-bodied.

Easy-drinking, glad to have had it on cask!

jwc215, Jul 16, 2008
Photo of BigGold
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

BigGold, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of Rifugium
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Squatters, Salt Lake City Airport

An average amber ale offering. Hey, I was just delighted to see a brewpub waiting for me as soon as I got off the plane for my layover from Seattle.

Poured into an over-sized mug, a clear amber color with a moderate white cap of head that eventually receded to a thin collar. Aroma of sweet caramel malts and citrusy hops. Taste follows the smell, with smooth caramel malts up front, balanced by a modest infusion of subtly citrus hops. Medium mouthfeel, smooth, and non-threatening, make for an average, but drinkable, brew.

Rifugium, Jun 23, 2011
Photo of BeerQQer
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this beer at Squatters downtown Salt Lake City

A - very nice copper color - a small head retention with a little lacing

S - a slight malt smell with nice hop aroma

T - slight carmel malty taste with a little orange citrus hop zing to finish

M - crisp medium body beer

D - we would have no problem doing this as a session beer

BeerQQer, Nov 07, 2010
Photo of BIll_Currie
3/5  rDev -12.8%

BIll_Currie, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

DerwinWentworth, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Redrover
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%

Emigration Amber - served in 16oz hybrid glass, the beer is a chill hazed dark Amber with a fluffy beige head.

Nose of caramel malts and pine. I was pleasantly surprised by the hops in the aroma.

The taste is decent with a nice interplay between the ingredients. It is slightly sweet and a touch nutty with lightly roasted malts. There is some nice pine and citrus in the backend.

The mouth is decent, would love to see a little more heft, but given Utah's draft laws, the brewer has done well.

Very enjoyable Amber here.

Redrover, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -12.8%

malfunxion, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Wasatch
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a cloudy golden amber color, not much carbonation, huge creamy head, nice lacing afterwards.

S - Scents of hops, malts, yeast, and citrus.

T - The taste is sweet and malty. Nice little bite at the end.

M - Medium body.

D - Drinkable. A very tasty brew. Highly recommended.

Wasatch, Aug 30, 2008
Photo of Durge
3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the cask at the downtown Squatters pub this amber poured a clear root beer/coffee color with a thick light tan head and good lacing. The aroma was a solid floral and citrus hops, sweet like raspberries almost, very nice. The taste came on as mild citrus with a little skunkiness. Easy drinking, plenty bitter. Nice mellow feel. Cask beers often come up funny in flavor to me but this had potential that just fell a little short. Definitely worth a try but I enjoyed the Captain's Oatmeal Stout more on this night.

Durge, Aug 04, 2008
Photo of beernut7
3.05/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This amber ale has a huge sweet caramel aroma with a bit of spice. The hop flavor profile is floral and the malt flavors are not at all apparent in the taste. The overall impression of this brew is that of a heavy tea rather than a balanced ale.

beernut7, Aug 24, 2002
Photo of Arbitrator
2.23/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

On tap at the downtown SLC brewpub. From notes.

A: Pours a clear amber in the glass. Nice foamy head that retains moderately, lapsing into a thin film on top of the brew. Foam lacing down the sides.

S: Caramel, mild pine.

T: Caramel is strongest. A slight grapefruit kick in the mid-taste. Pine in the finish.

M: Medium bodied, good carbonation, a clean and almost crisp finish.

D: This was fairly decent and I wound up getting more of it later. Paired very well with the spicy dish I was having. But in the grand scheme of things, a pretty subpar brew.

Arbitrator, Nov 12, 2009
Photo of jplopez21
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

jplopez21, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Whiskeydeez, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of kmpitz2
3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured a golden amber color with no head. The nose blasts me with caramel sweetness but has a bit of hop underlying the malt. Smells nice. The flavor has a nice citrus hop to it along with the caramel malts to balance well. Its a touch light though. The feel is thin to moderate. Overall, its just okay. Nothing special. I'd take the Amber at Red Rock over this one.

kmpitz2, Nov 22, 2004
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a good amber, more in the english style, and not nearly as good as their organic amber, but still solid. pours a nice rich brick red and caramel blend color with a 2 inch white head from the pitcher. smells like red malts, dusty and sweet, with some bittering hops. flavor is biscuity malts, not sweet at all really, but bready. fairly hoppy crispness on the back end. lots of flavor. feel is perfect for the bold flavors, plenty of carbonation and e fuller medium body that maintains its drinkability pint after pint. at 4% this is as close to an ideal session beer as there is out there, but i still dont think its as good as the organic amber. overall a good one to try, or to sit out back and hammer all day.

StonedTrippin, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of drewbage
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On cask at the Pub Brewery.

Tall 500ml glass with a color edging to brown with a tall fluffy beige head.

Aroma is soft with chewy dark brown sugar tones mingling with flowery hops

Taste starts with a fruitness like apples and pears, but sweet before they've started to rust. Light roastiness starts to play with the hops both them remained entwined until the very end.

drewbage, Apr 17, 2004
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

dmorgan310, May 05, 2014
Photo of Joweis
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Joweis, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of jscal10
3/5  rDev -12.8%

jscal10, Aug 22, 2014
Squatters Emigration Amber Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
80 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.