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Amber - Dead Armadillo Craft Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

12 Reviews
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Reviews: 12
Hads: 47
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 3.45%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | 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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Reviews by jlindros:
Photo of jlindros
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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 (1,491 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of DanGeo
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of OKbrew89
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
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. (497 characters)

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 (582 characters)

Photo of EagleTalon
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
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. (416 characters)

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of B-Land
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jgraciti
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of drdiesel9483
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of threedaggers
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jmbranum
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
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. (563 characters)

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of AJNIDEK
3.41/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Uber
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of rudzud
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
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 hops...no 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. (609 characters)

Photo of rapayn01
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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Amber from Dead Armadillo Craft Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.