9 Alarm Amber - Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
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Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
3.51/5 rDev -5.6%
Available as of 3/29/2014
Darker than most ambers--close to brown. Light shines through easily and the liquid is clear. Impressive lasting head. Leaves a combination of ring lace and blanket of fine bubbles on the glass.
First impression is faint cat pee. I did kick the keg, though. Strong aroma of semi-sweet crystal malts.
Smooth combination of pale and darker malts, perhaps chocolate malt. In the swallow there's a strong, borderline harsh peppery hop bite. Surprisingly, this doesn't show up in the aftertaste, although I detect a lingering (more mellow) bitterness. Round body with a decent level of carbonation.
03-29-2014 16:34:56 | More by smcolw
3/5 rDev -19.4%
Sample at Beer Works Fenway: Pours a clear light amber color with a thin light khaki head that dissipates rapidly. Spotty lacing. Aroma of crystal malts and a bit of hops. Light body with a sweet malt flavor offset by hops. The finish is creamy and sweet with not much aftertaste. Overall I am firmly in the "Wheres the fire?" column.
10-11-2007 19:35:14 | More by Dogbrick
4.25/5 rDev +14.2%
If you are a fan of Red Beers, this one is a good offering from Boston Beer Works. I enjoy it more than the Red Light, or the Crimson Irish Red they put out in the spring.
Its a smooth beer, but with alot of flavor on the way down. There was a carmel and toffee taste that wasn't overpowering. The aroma was very nice off a large thick head out of the tap.
As a triva point, I was told it was named after a large fire that burned out the orginal buisness in the building.
07-28-2005 14:39:33 | More by gumphood
4.1/5 rDev +10.2%
Pours a clear red-amber, topped with a two finger marshmallowy slighty off-white head, leaves rings of lacing.
Caramel and earthy aroma.
Really nice caramel taste - not too strong but it's in there, toffee, earthy note, and a minor citrus presence.
Caramel and nut aftertaste.
Light bodied, good session beer enough to it to keep it interesting.
10-01-2004 19:03:41 | More by mschofield
3.2/5 rDev -14%
Tried a couple of Beer Works beers before watching the Red Sox fall apart in the 8th again across the street. This one pours a brilliant red, almost the color of a cherry Jolly Rancher. Hoppy aromas and hints of roasted grains. Tastes hoppy and crisp, some notes of grain, but not very complex. I didn't taste much in the way of sweetness on this one. [?]
08-21-2003 16:18:01 | More by chaduvel
4/5 rDev +7.5%
Crisp with a toasted sweetness rushing from the grain. Mildly assertive hop bitterness and a touch of husky grain also. Kiss of sweetness giving off a caramel-toasted flavour. Very well balanced and quite drinkable. Went perfect with the Knockwurst, Bratwurst & Weisswurst served with German style Kraut and Bavarian mustard.
09-19-2002 18:18:03 | More by Jason
9 Alarm Amber from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.