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Yukon Red Amber Ale (Arctic Red) - Yukon Brewing Company

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Yukon Red Amber Ale (Arctic Red)Yukon Red Amber Ale (Arctic Red)

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86
very good

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yukon Brewing Company visit their website
Yukon, Canada

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly called Arctic Red

(Beer added by: IronDjinn on 07-06-2003)
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LDuke

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-11-2013 02:35:51 | More by LDuke
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pathead

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-14-2014 22:04:20 | More by pathead
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-10-2013 16:41:03 | More by rogerdandy
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

11-18-2013 06:54:23 | More by Erik-P
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

09-23-2013 20:58:48 | More by Exeter
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.41/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I think this beer is intended to be a common-ground between macro- and micro- styles of beer in that it has some flavour and body, but isn't overwhelming to the average Joe. There is a lot of toasted malt up front and some hop bitterness on the backend. Not much carbonation. I think this is a solid example of a mass-appeal amber that still can please the odd beer snob who finds his way into the Yukon.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 17:36:53 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-13-2013 14:43:30 | More by KStark
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

06-08-2013 22:39:20 | More by cbnz
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-29-2013 18:09:08 | More by Kmat10
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ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Yukon Red pours a deep, bright red amber with a thin head that fades quickly. The aroma is malty, with some nutty toffee and caramel and just a hint of earthy hops. The nutty malt dominates the flavor with a nice sweetness that isn't cloying. The bitterness is mild and there is a bit of fruitiness in the finish.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2013 15:43:53 | More by ericj551
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Garenburg


1.5/5  rDev -61%

12-12-2012 06:13:44 | More by Garenburg
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JMochizuki


4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-08-2012 02:51:37 | More by JMochizuki
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.1%

11-06-2012 20:49:20 | More by cfalovo97
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is reddish brown with a small off-white head that leaves quickly. Minimal lacing.

Smell consists of slightly toasted caramel malt, along with some grassy hops. A nice scent.

Taste is similar to the nose. Caramel malt, grassy hops. A slightly toasted taste. Balanced with a slight bitterness. Simple but good.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Bready.

Overall, quite good. Not exciting or unusual, but very solid.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2012 05:48:53 | More by jrenihan
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-16-2012 23:57:28 | More by bumchilly25
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andrewfjohnson

Northwest Territories (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-12-2012 02:41:15 | More by andrewfjohnson
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to wordemupg for this.

Poured from a 341ml. bottle.

Appearance: A nice amber/red/brown body, murky in a good way with a sizable head (not too big) and average lacing.

Smell: Spicy malt, caramel, small dose of hops and a touch of candy sweetness.

Taste: Strong nuttiness at first and some candy cane in the finish. Malt is all over this one and hops stay in the shadow, but that's fine. The finish has a small herb spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Real smooth, comfy and medium-low carbonation.

Overall: A real good ale and a pleasure to drink. Try this!

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 11:11:42 | More by papat444
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microwavabledish

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-10-2012 16:34:18 | More by microwavabledish
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Converge

Alberta (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - Nice frothy head of light tan foam off the pour. The color is a deep ruby-red with a touch of rusty amber to it.Not really any head retention or lacing.

S - Mostly malt upfront, with lots of caramel malt and toffee leading the way and some bready malt and nuttiness in there too. Light roasty character rounds it out. Sweet with a touch of spice, overall; although I do detect an undeniable trace of skunkiness in here.

T - Really malt forward flavor profile, with caramel malt, nuts, toffee and barley are all prominent. Finishes with a subtle roastiness that adds just a hint of bitterness to the finish. Some earthy hops also help in that regard. Finishes with some cinnamon and nutmeg, giving it a gentle kick of spice to go along with the sweet malt flavors. After it warms I also begin to get some cocoa powder and vanilla. While this is all around pretty solid for an amber ale, I still taste a sort of peculiar skunked flavor in here, which I'm rather disappointed about. According to FreshBeerOnly, I believe the production date reads as January 9th, so it's not exactly fresh at three and a half months old, but Yukon claim an 8 month shelf life on their products, so...

M - Fits the flavor profile very nicely. Medium bodied with the carbonation on the lower side of things. Light spiciness adds as well. No complaints here.

D - All around solid amber ale, and sort of reminds me of GIB's Lions Winter Ale. While it was good, it didn't quite live up to the hype for me, but I can certainly see myself revisiting this one. Enjoyable introduction to Yukon's brews for sure.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2012 00:41:28 | More by Converge
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-09-2012 21:16:30 | More by schopenhauerale
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from notes a few months ago...
A - Clear bubbly cedar, short head didn't last
S - Nutty and toffee aromas up front, light earthiness with some citrus
T - roasted nuts and toffee malt, peppery and earthy hops with subtle hints of cedar on the finish
M - Medium to light body and carbonation, full finish with a hint of bitter, very smooth
O - all around a very solid sessionable brew, I can see why this was 2009 Canadian beer of the year as the label proclaims

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 04:26:56 | More by joemcgrath27
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-17-2012 23:24:32 | More by LampertLand
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-03-2012 10:13:58 | More by dmorgan310
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-09-2012 07:39:57 | More by schnarr84
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-21-2011 22:37:16 | More by fizzyted
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Yukon Red Amber Ale (Arctic Red) from Yukon Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.