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Amber 25 - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

58 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yourefragile on 05-13-2012)
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Mister_Falcon
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured an amber color into a pint glass, thin head. Smells sickly sweet of hops and malt. Zesty and fizzy but tastes just about as lousy as it smells, kind of acrid and fleeting. Tastes cheap and I really wouldn't recommend it. It's sad, Stoudt's makes some quality beers, unfortunately this isn't one of them.

Photo of muskiesman
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of CurtFromHershey
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of OWSLEY069
2.95/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clean orange-ish to yellow color, with an off white head. In the aroma, a small cereal malt. In the taste, a small dry malt, and a not of a grapefruit hop, but actually quint simple across the board. A small bite and a lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry not of grapefruit hops and a balanced malt in the aftertaste. A small hop and balanced, it's ok, but kind of bland.

Photo of ryser2k
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of kwm5067
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Belittle
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of 57md
3.05/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

As advertised, this beer is amber in color. There is barely any head. The nose is bland as is the taste. There is some subtle dryness on the finish that is the best part of this offering. All-in-all, this is not terribly special for a "special ale."

Photo of salthemonster
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of DaveHack
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of JSkone09
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

25th Anniversary? Stoudts? Limited Release? Next thing I knew, I picked it up and took it home, expecting it to be as good as what I've previously had from them.

Took one out a few hours later, let it warmed up, and poured it out. Nice copper hue, good head, and...well, that was as good as it got.

Yes, I wanted to like this beer and thought that something as momentous as this would taste and feel that way. Instead, I had a very pedestrian beer. Lots of caramel, floral notes, and earthy hops here, with the grape undertone that was found in the Carnival Kolsch. Nowhere near as full as I anticipated both in taste and in the nearly-clear hue. The lack of lacing should have been a giveaway but I had to work my way down to bottom of my pint glass before realizing that there wasn't anything new to be found in the next sip.

I wanted to like this beer - really, I did. I could have more than one in a session but that's only because the alcohol is *almost* nowhere to be found. Fans of Stoudts should give this a go because there's nothing in their portfolio that's quite like this. Whether that's a good or bad thing is up for interpretation.

Photo of DIM
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a: This was a slightly hazy coppery amber color. It was served to me with a firm, thick cap.

s: Biscuits and caramel with light, spicy hops; hints of pine.

t: Moderate sweetness up front, biscuits and fruity caramel. Mild spicy bitterness at the finish. Well balanced overall.

m: Medium body, creamy.

o: Reminds me a bit of other ambers from Stoudts. Hoping for more in honor of 25 great years.

Photo of KTCamm
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served from a twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours medium amber, light foam tops. Caramel nose, light and sweet. Little bready. Very light taste, thin maltiness. Hints of toffee.Very mild hop in the very back, not enough to give it any real bite, just slightly balances out the sweetness.

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Griggsy
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of SpectralAbyss
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Jenessa
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Amber 25 from Stoudts Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.