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Atlas Amber Ale - Big Time Brewery & Alehouse

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Atlas Amber AleAtlas Amber Ale

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81
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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Time Brewery & Alehouse visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-19-2004)
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mactrail

Washington

3.41/5  rDev -2.8%

Handsome coppery amber in the Ciney tulip with a renewing veil of foam. Sprightly on the tongue. Slight aromas of light grain.

They call this a Stock Ale. Interesting woody and musty sort of taste. Fruity English hop flavor. Something like brandied walnuts with a hint of pecans and some nutshell bitterness. Rather malty and a little sweet with caramel taste, but the bitterness creeps boldly into the mid-taste and stays to the end. How about bitter cookie dough?

This is not one of my favorites from Big Time, which makes plenty of decent brews. If it was less strong and more of a quaffable English style, it would be more useful. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at the brewpub in Seattle.

12-23-2013 06:06:47 | More by mactrail
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mdaschaf

Washington

3/5  rDev -14.5%

09-13-2013 21:33:12 | More by mdaschaf
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Smurf2055

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

07-20-2013 17:31:26 | More by Smurf2055
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jmccraney

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

01-17-2013 05:02:06 | More by jmccraney
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irishgreensoda

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

12-01-2012 18:26:46 | More by irishgreensoda
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-23-2012 02:43:17 | More by t0rin0
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iKrystin

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

08-22-2012 07:42:40 | More by iKrystin
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

08-16-2012 06:48:04 | More by strongaf
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flagmantho

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +11.1%

Had a pint of this on tap at the Alehouse.

Appearance: hazy amber red hue with a finger of frothy ivory foam. Quite decent.

Smell: nice crystal malt aroma with some citrusy hops. Decent but rather mild and not very complex.

Taste: nutty and malty, rich with crystal malt character. Basic, but well crafted and quite tasty.

Mouthfeel: medium light body with a solid carbonation and a good creaminess for the style. I like it.

Overall: not exactly perfect but an eminently drinkable amber that I like more than most American ambers.

06-30-2011 19:00:25 | More by flagmantho
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RedDiamond

Oregon

3.48/5  rDev -0.9%

A deep garnet ale with a retained beige head and silken, cask-conditioned texture. The light malt-fruit flavor is restrained, though what's there works well, especially towards the finish where a nice play of spiced hop flavor emerges. A modest, yet agreeable ale with a light touch of caramel.

02-25-2008 03:17:22 | More by RedDiamond
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +23.9%

This was available on-tap and in 22 oz bombers.

Appearance: clear dark copper color with a 1" head that stays in place for a while. Thick lacing forms on the glass.

Smell: caramel candy and brown sugar.

Taste: caramel, lite bread texture, ripe red fruits, brown sugar sweetness, and a decent bitterness create a nicely balanced beer.

Mouthfeel: crisp at the start and finish. Medium bodied. The finish has some of the sweetness lingering on the tongue for while.

Drinkability: doesn't get any better than this. A solid amber that is tasty, not overly malty, and is what I define a session beer to be. Great beer here.

07-11-2006 23:58:47 | More by Gavage
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -0.9%

Appearance – Amber? This beer is dark brownish-orange and cloudy. It looks more like a pale ale with a giant malt balance. It looks good, just not very “amber”. The head came up moderately.

Smell – Big, toasty, sugary malts dominate this nose. I can also pick up some leafy characteristics, but it’s mostly brown sugar and liquid malt.

Taste – I get a bit more of the leafy flavors at the taste. The malts and sugars are huge though.

Mouthfeel – Medium-bodied with some noticeable leafy bitterness throughout.

Drinkability – This is a good beer, just not an “amber ale”. It tasted more like a Scotch Ale, really.

08-05-2004 00:48:03 | More by RoyalT
Atlas Amber Ale from Big Time Brewery & Alehouse
81 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.