Amber - Dead Armadillo Craft Brewing

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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dead Armadillo Craft Brewing visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: OKCNittany on 01-27-2014

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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 12
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Photo of OKbrew89
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap. Reddish amber with a 1 finger white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is malty with hints of fruitiness. Taste is a balanced malt and slightly bitter fruit middle with a slightly sweet caramel ending. The alcohol taste does peek out at the end but no bitter hops to be seen. Medium, just a little creamy body with light carbonation. The alcohol aftertaste is neither unpleasant nor good.
It's around, but not something I go to. Not bad, but there's better local beers and better ambers.

Photo of russpowell
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Just had it on draft the following day. I like it better on draft..

Pours a chill-hazed amber with a thumb of tan head. Never totally clears, good lacing & head retention

S: Faint breadyness & grassyness

T: Bready notes, caramel, piney & orangey hops; plus herbal & woody hops up front. Some grapefruit as this warms, a bit of sweet graininess & caramel. Finishes with pineyness, orange peel & a touch of sweet graininess, caramel, leafy tea notes, some herbal hoppyness as well

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, nice balance

Nothing earth-shattering here, but easy to drink

Photo of EagleTalon
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Applebees in OKC. Pours to a creamy buff permanent head and moderate lacing. Clear amber color. Aroma is perfectly balanced between sweet caramel malt and floral/spicy/piney hops. Flavor delivers a balanced blend of sweet, toasty malts and resiny hop bitterness and a bit of alcohol bite. Mouthfeel is medium and co2 is spot on. Overall, a beer that contends for best amber in the southwest, in my opinion.

Photo of jmbranum
3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoying this poured from a can into a glass mason jar.

Pours a nice hazy amber with an off-white head.

Aroma is malty but with a few odd notes.

Flavor is hoppier than expected but a little rough around the edges. It seems kinda unfinished, sorta like a Fat Tire but not as smooth. Maybe some adjunct notes too.

Medium to full mouthfeel. I think it would be better with a little less carbonation.

Overall not a bad beer, but I think I prefer beers marked as "amber" to be more balanced than this one. I think a little more malt would improve this beer a lot.

Photo of jlindros
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Yay cans!
New brewery never heard of, and neat name... thanks to rudzud for leaving this with me as he's had it before.

Pours a light fizzy bubble airy head that fades at a quick pace with mane small bubbles popping, very clear darker amber cranberry colored beer. 3.75

Nose brings plenty of malts, a nice malty aroma actually, reddish toasty malts, amber malts, a touch of a sweet candy like, a hint of toffee and some caramel, a bit of a juicy aromatic malt too. Nice malts but wish there was abit more than just a hint of an earthy grassy hops. 4

Taste starts more with malts but hops eventually kick in as well. Candy like reddish malts out front, reddish candy, caramel, toffee, little syrupy and pretty sweet, more sweet than I expected. Mild juicy malt, toasted amber malts, and hint biscuit. Then hops, grassy spicy hops mostly, a hint of pine in the background, and a bit earthy, with fair bitterness overall. Finish is sticky sweet and abit syrupy, a booze warmth kicks in which is surprising given the lower abv, more sweet candy lingering, toffee and caramel, a little spicy hop note and mild bitterness. 3.5

Mouth is med bod, bit syrupy and sticky, hint of booze on the end which is a bit weird, and decent but lighter carb esp for a can. 3.25

Overall mixed, it had a nice malty nose but lacking a bit of hop, the hop kicked in on the flavor but wasn't great, way too sweet and syrupy for what I expected, and that flash of booze? Overall OK but not a great amber IMO. 3.5

Photo of rudzud
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice light reddish amber hue that is mostly clear with a thin quarter inch head that fades rather quickly to leave a light wispy blanket.

S - Aromas of rather sweet fruity malts, caramel, light biscuit. Not much in the way of usual pine or citrus really, maybe a flash of grape.

T - Taste is better, not quite as sweet, nice malt backbone, faint biscuit and caramel, light bitter finish.

M - Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, sweeter, somewhat thin.

O - Overall a rather average amber. Nothing to see here, move along.

Photo of GallowsThief
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a can into a pint glass. Received in trade and always grateful!

A – Poured out a light ruby with orange highlights. A full finger of clingy, light tan head that stuck around and left nice lacing down the glass.

S – Roasted malts and slight citrus notes.

T – Nice roasted malt flavor follows the nose. Just a small amount of bitterness. Light caramel sweetness with a nice balance of fruit.

M – Medium bodied. Light carbonation. Creamy and smooth on the palate.

O – Good brew here with well balanced flavors and very easy drinking. You never feel the ABV in any way. Good job.

Photo of Florida9
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Color is...amber. There is a slight chill haze. Forms a rather modest white head, but what does form seems to stick around for a good bit. Some light lacing.

S: Aroma is fruity and malty. Grapes, orange, and caramel malts.

T: Taste is very fruity with lots of yeasty esters - almost like a Belgian - very distinctive for an Amber. It's not necessarily bad, but I do wonder if it was intentional. Caramel malts, apple, grape, light brown sugar. Earthy hops on the back end.

M: Medium bodied with a lighter body than the flavors would suggest. Moderate bitterness. Appropriate carbonation.

O: Not a half bad beer. A very interesting take on the style.

Photo of CTbrew32
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Red, caramel/amber color. A thin white head produced from a semi-aggressive pour.

Aroma- Hop aromas most noticeable here with a sharp whiff of grapefruit and citrus followed by some caramel sweetness.

Taste- First sip reveals some strong caramel malt flavors as expected from a amber ale. Towards the end this shows off a very hoppy side that was evident from the nose. Hoppy flavors consist of citrus and grapefruit with a little bit of pine bitterness.

Feel- The caramel malt is very soft and smooth which lends to a very easy drinking beer. The malt also takes away the bitterness from the hop presence at the end, but the malt doesn't over stay its welcome in the finish.

Overall- A very nice amber ale with great hop and soft malt balance. I'm excited to see what else this brewery can do especially once they get settled in to their new brewery. This is definitely going into my local rotation and is a great food paring beer at restaurants. (90/100)

Photo of OKCNittany
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: 1 finger light tan head. Excellent retention with thick lacing along the glass. Amber body.

S: Citrus, grains, and a little toast.

T: Caramel, leafy hops, toasted malt, and some citrus. Good balance.

M: Light-medium body. Soft carbonation. Somewhat smooth.
Lingering, lightly bitter finish.

O: Nice flavor. Great balance. Easy to drink.
This might be something we can use to rip Okies from the clutches of BMC.

Photo of mel7440
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A really terrific take on the style. Extremely well balanced , with both the malt and hops apparent , but neither outshining the other. Easy drinking enough to enjoy a few. This will be my go-to beer for all seasons. The guys at DAB have really hit the mark on this one.

Photo of StaveHooks
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can to DFH IPA glass

A - Pours a hazy amber color with a finger of creamed foam. The suds hold on to the glass well but leaves behind little lacing.

S - Earthy citrus, lemon and oranges, green hops, yeasty, citrus alcohol vapors

T - Some lemon bitterness upfront, followed by a wave of grainy malt, dingy caramel malts, earthy leafy hops, English yeast, fruit esters and tea tannins. Finishes dry with orange peel bitterness.

M - Full medium body, good carbonation, lushy feel, dry finish.

Lots of earthy qualities here. It's a little rough around the edges but I had no problem putting this down. This is the 3rd time trying this beer and it seems slightly different than before. Could just be my imagination. It's semi-aggressive without imbalance and I would buy this again. Glad to finally see this in cans.

Amber from Dead Armadillo Craft Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.