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Amber Apparition - Henniker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Henniker Brewing Co. visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: puboflyons on 01-26-2013

Amber Apparition
an American Amber Ale - rich and enjoyable with its caramel and toffee sweetness that is balanced by a subtle aroma and a complimentary flavor of hops. Amber Apparition pairs well with delicate seafood's, poultry dishes and salads.
5.2% Alcohol, 32 IBU's
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Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 7
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a coppery brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, some hops and some fruit.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty but not too heavy malt character up front. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors of caramel, citrus and other fruit. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while.

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2.27/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark copper color. Thin but sticky head.

I sniffed the bottle before pouring and it smelled just like a bottle of V8 Juice. Still smells like V8 Juice in my glass though slightly less so. This is so going to ruin my beer, once just doesn’t ignore V8 Juice. A fruit juice hop and caramel aroma emerges from the vegetable medley once it warms up. Odd first impression though.

Thankfully does not taste like V8. Tastes like some juicy bubble gum hops as a matter of fact, with light crystal malts to boot. I don’t get any caramel or toffee suggested by the label but just general crystal/caramel maltiness. There’s a bread crust and herbal Ricola belch in back which is almost as unappealing as the tomato juice. Very light bodied but I’ll sacrifice a little body for a 5.2% as I’m not the drinker I used to be.

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A = Slightly cloudy, rusty orange color, short-lived head that leaves moderate lacing.

S = I can definitely smell caramel and malt and hops.

T = Somewhat caramel (they also say toffee on the label, I'm guessing referring to a buttery quality to the caramel, but all's I taste is caramel). The hops are stronger than the sweetness in the end, so that's what's most memorable to me. Sweet up front, hoppy at the end.

M = The label calls this an "American Amber Ale," and I would say that it's on the light side of an ale for mouthfeel. Kind of a beer/ale mix to me.

O = This is unique in my tasting experience. Kind of a 70% amber beer / 30% IPA combination. I like it for what it is, but not sure if I'd revisit. As far as food pairings, the label suggests it accompanies "delicate seafoods, poultry dishes, and salads," to which I would counter with flavorful seafoods such as salmon or swordfish, perhaps a clams casino (bacon!) but nothing delicate (e.g. filet of sole), definitely poultry dishes, especially those prepared with herbs, winter salads only with pickled root veggies/blue cheese/walnuts/spicy greens, and maybe a nice lamb chop! Good stuff...give it a try!

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Amber Apparition from Henniker Brewing Co.
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