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Amber 25 - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yourefragile on 05-13-2012)
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barneysdad

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13%

11-24-2012 00:10:29 | More by barneysdad
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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

11-21-2012 06:13:58 | More by let8it8grow
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Mister_Falcon

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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.

11-10-2012 04:48:11 | More by Mister_Falcon
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

10-23-2012 21:08:36 | More by DaveHack
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13%

09-27-2012 15:08:01 | More by shockrocker65
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

09-06-2012 06:12:25 | More by WDJersey
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axeman9182

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +5.4%

12 oz bottle received as part of Amani Vino's Beer of the Month program. It was pured into my Brueyr tulip.

Stoudts 25th Anniversary Amber Ale pours a clear dark orange, lightening a bit along the edges when backlit. There's about two fingers of cream colored foam topping the beer. Head retention is good, and a fair amount of lacing is left behind. The nose has plenty of caramel to it, and there's also a nice floral, lightly citrusy aroma present That same caramel sweetness leads things off flavor-wise, and it's bolstered here by a touch of biscuity maltiness. The bitterness that comes through next has a bite to it. In fact, I'd probably say too much of one, considering the hop close is on the subdued side. The finish is nice though, definitely still floral, but with bit of an orange-citrus twist to it. Th body is definitely on the thin side, especially considering the prominent malty flavors. The carbonation is solid though, helps those hop notes shine through a little bit. It does come close to overpowering the residual sweetness though. This anniversary beer from Stoudts is solid, but unspectacular.

08-28-2012 02:01:57 | More by axeman9182
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev -7.3%

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.

08-23-2012 07:27:35 | More by JerzDevl2000
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is sweet, some hops. Taste is well balanced hops and malts, good but mild flavor. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer, but nothing special.

08-18-2012 06:44:30 | More by tone77
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-17-2012 22:19:24 | More by bacher468
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -3.1%

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.

08-11-2012 22:54:16 | More by DIM
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jniagar1

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-24-2012 22:32:00 | More by jniagar1
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +10.2%

I picked this up at Al's -enjoyed chilled from a 1/2 pint.

The color is glowing orange copper with a thick white cap with tight bead and swirling lace sticks. The smell is mostly malt with lightly stone fruit influenced w/ slight pine scent and subtle fruity yeast with mild biscuit ester. The feel has mild malt with dry body and slight spice with moderately high carbonation and w/ light nutty texture w/ gentle hop oiliness.

The taste of this amber has a lively piney and bready yeast juxtaposition which also has light fruity elements with nice dry spicy hop in the finish. Overall I really enjoyed this for what it is a solid amber which is a pretty highly quaffable brew. I enjoy the fact it has lots of balance which is pleasant since some amber ales are more on the sweet side.

07-14-2012 14:59:51 | More by Slatetank
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JWU

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%

12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler glass

A- a crystal clear light amber, with half a finger of very off-white head. Dissipates fairly quickly. Very nice lacing down the glass.

S- a nice pleasant mix of caramel, biscuity malts, with a hint of fruity yeast aroma. Perhaps a touch of brown sigar.

T- Follows the nose, but there's much more of a bitterness middle to end. Honestly, the bitterness comes in a bit too soon, as the initial flavors are very plesent, and I could use those to stick around a bit longer. There's also a nuttiness that I don't pick up on in the aroma, but is certainly there in the taste.

M- light to medium, medium carbonation.

O- a good, but not great amber.

07-13-2012 20:30:53 | More by JWU
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frank12

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-13-2012 09:42:19 | More by frank12
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -13.8%

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."

07-13-2012 04:08:16 | More by 57md
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -16.7%

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.

07-10-2012 17:03:42 | More by OWSLEY069
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

07-07-2012 14:17:25 | More by tedho21
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

07-04-2012 00:07:34 | More by hockeyfighter19
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13%

07-02-2012 02:05:49 | More by JeffTheJuice
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +29.9%

Yay for Stoudt's! They make me especially proud to be a Lancaster Countian and both Ed and Carol were very nice to me in the late-1990's as a burgeoning Beer Pest. As they begin to transition to the next generation, I have a solid foothold and look forward to further interactions with the family (even if Eddie is a Flyers fan).

I purchased this on the night of the 50-40-25 Celebration, commemorating 50 years of the Black Angus Steak House, 40 years of the Antique Mall and 25 years of Stoudt's B.C. It was a don't miss event and right after I bought a sixer in the Black Angus, another fellow bought a sixer of 1860 IPA and we swapped half of each for the other to great applause as others had apparently not thought of it. Onward!

My pour resulted in a finger of dense, tawny head with good retention. Color was the shade of orangish-amber that really gets my attention on a redheaded female, plus it had NE-quality clarity. Nose was quite malty which represented a real shift in gears for me from the steady onslaught of IPAs these last few days. Mouthfeel was medium and the malt sweetness was not as prevalent on the tongue as it had been on the nose. Instead, it had a very pleasant nuttiness that I really dug. Finish was actually semi-dry, not cloyingly sweet and before I knew it, I had run through the entire bottle! Dang, but I wish that we still reviewed for "Drinkability" as this would rank among my tops. I am incredulous as to how smooth this was! I may not be trading any more away, thank you very much.

06-21-2012 19:05:16 | More by woodychandler
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +10.2%

Can't say anything bad about this beer. Color has a nice amber brown with some good head. Smell is of toasted malts, bready goodness, and a twang of hops.

Taste is pretty good. It seemed a bit fuller than 4.8% yet balanced the flavors well. Most noted is the bready toasted malt that gives it a mild gram cracker like taste and the hops balance with a citrus tone.

Overall I would get this again and enjoy it in a variety case if it was included. A very smooth amber ale.

06-18-2012 05:48:33 | More by DrDemento456
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.63/5  rDev +2.5%

Pretty much an easy going amber ale, with session-able level of alcohol. Rich amber color a bit of glowing red when held toward some back lighting, big tan creamy head forms. Thin speckled lacing left behind in my pint glass. Aroma has toasted malts, fresh cracked grain coming up with some herbal/mint/mild pine hops, very mild hop additions. Flavor is balanced kiss of herbal earthy hops, toasted malt with a bit of breadiness, really melds well and comes of being a super enjoyable brew. Nothing that rewrites the book on brewing, but it's damn well made from our friends on the other side of PA in Adamstown, even flowing carbonation light and palatable. Go for this beer while it's out there, I really enjoyed it.

06-13-2012 22:34:47 | More by WVbeergeek
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +0.3%

Amber 25
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Style: American Amber / Red Ale
ABV: 4.80 %

Pours a clear medium brown color, with an off white head and some lace on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, bready yeast and burnt caramel. In the flavor, toasted malts, nutty, mildly smoky roasted profile, with all due caramel sweetness and a faint citrusy hop flavor. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, well carbonated, and easily drinkable. Overall, this is a pretty nice Amber Ale, and a worthy anniversary beer. Pretty solid.

06-03-2012 20:57:19 | More by Stinkypuss
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ncworster

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

06-02-2012 19:40:02 | More by ncworster
Amber 25 from Stoudts Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.