Yukon Red Amber Ale (Arctic Red) - Yukon Brewing Company
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New Brunswick (Canada)
3.41/5 rDev -11.4%
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.
07-30-2013 17:36:53 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.8/5 rDev -1.3%
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.
02-11-2013 15:43:53 | More by ericj551
3.98/5 rDev +3.4%
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.
07-11-2012 05:48:53 | More by jrenihan
4.23/5 rDev +9.9%
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!
05-09-2012 11:11:42 | More by papat444
3.78/5 rDev -1.8%
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.
03-28-2012 00:41:28 | More by Converge
3.95/5 rDev +2.6%
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
02-29-2012 04:26:56 | More by joemcgrath27
Yukon Red Amber Ale (Arctic Red) from Yukon Brewing Company
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