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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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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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1.5/5  rDev -61%

12-12-2012 06:13:44 | More by Garenburg
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.1%

11-06-2012 20:49:20 | More by cfalovo97
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

06-08-2013 22:39:20 | More by cbnz
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Ontario (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -14.8%

Creamy malt, and some spice flavour. And yes, some hops for bit of bitter aftertaste.Bit of lace, aggressively carbonated on-tap version is not as good. Almost Yukon scenery colour of orange and red clouds. Like a session ale. Second best to their coffee porter.

05-28-2004 04:14:04 | More by Sammy
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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
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-17-2012 23:24:32 | More by LampertLand
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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-29-2013 18:09:08 | More by Kmat10
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-03-2012 10:13:58 | More by dmorgan310
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-13-2013 14:43:30 | More by KStark
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Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -7%

12 oz bottle at the CBA's.

Pours a clear amber, light reddish highlights, thin slightly off white head forms, settles down to a thin ring, few lace spots stick. Smell is alright, very malty, quite sweet, caramel and some sugar, bready, quite fruity, a hint of sweet raisins, honey malt, pretty interesting. Taste is okay, very malty too, caramel and bread, fruit, bread, honey, quite rich but unbalanced and not too exciting. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, pretty drinkable. Solid beer but not sure how this is beer of the year.

09-28-2009 14:27:38 | More by Viggo
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3.6/5  rDev -6.5%

Bottle thanks to Presario, my first beer from the Yukon. Pours a clear and bright red color with a small white head. The aroma is sweet caramel malts, some light hops and a hint of fruitiness. The taste is pretty nice, some sweet caramel, lots of malt, some light bitterness in the finish. Lots of carbonation, a very lively body. Very quaffable. A really cool label design.

12-07-2008 05:25:56 | More by Douglas88
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3.6/5  rDev -6.5%

From a single bottle shared with a friend....

Poured slightly reddish with a white head. Smelled fresh, with some pleasant crisp hops on the nose, along with some nice mellow malt. Taste was crisp and clear also with the maltiness coming through nicely along with subduded hop flavor. Very smooth and easy to drink. a nice surprize, i thought overall.

07-26-2006 15:33:07 | More by aforbes10
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Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -5.7%

Dated: N/A
From: Chris (wordemupg) via trade

A: Dark ruby red body with one finger of off white head. Retention is poor, but leaves quite a bit of lacing.

S: Nice mellow front of caramel and dark fruits. Noticeable hoppy aroma and some spices.

T: Caramel malts dominate the flavour and finishes with a mixture of dark fruits (figs?) and spices. Pleasant taste with just a touch of hops.

M: Light bodied and medium-low carbonation. Very watery texture and leaves a slight malty aftertaste.

D: This is a very drinkable beer, nothing was outstanding, but it's a great drinker. Thanks again to Chris for the beer.

05-19-2010 23:28:17 | More by Long813
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Alberta (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

One of 4 selections in the Yukon "Thirst Aid Kit" mixed 12 pack, and it came with a free Yukon pint glass.
Pours a dark reddish brown color, short slightly tan head. The thick foam fades into a thin floating cap and ring after a few minutes. There is a strong smell of hops. A clean, bitter aroma, but not much other smells to balance. Lots of hoppy flavor, especially in the finish. Just my opinion, but not quite enough malty sweetness to balance. Good carbonation and solid body to it. Drinkability? very good, pairs nicely with most any food. Pass me another.

05-28-2006 02:20:38 | More by BigBry
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Alberta (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%

Please note that this beer is now called "Yukon Red Amber Ale".

Appearance - Beautiful red colour, clear, light carbonation, a medium head which disappeared quickly.

Smell - Not much to smell, bit of maltiness

Taste - Slightly strong, malty, some bitterness

Overall - A nice tasting beer. A good "Red/Amber style".

04-24-2010 15:07:06 | More by beerbum05
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-11-2013 02:35:51 | More by LDuke
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-16-2012 23:57:28 | More by bumchilly25
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-10-2013 16:41:03 | More by rogerdandy
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-14-2014 22:04:20 | More by pathead
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Northwest Territories (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-12-2012 02:41:15 | More by andrewfjohnson
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-09-2012 21:16:30 | More by schopenhauerale
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-09-2012 07:39:57 | More by schnarr84
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Alberta (Canada)

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
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Alberta (Canada)

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
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Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%

Pours a dark ruddy brown with a finger of creamy tan head. The head fades into a thin cap and ring after a few minutes.

The dominant smell is hops. In fact it reminds me of an APA's smell. The smell isn't too strong, and it is fairly nice. Just a little one dimensional.

On the taste side of things I'd say it is a bit one dimensional again. I like the hoppy bitter finish, there is plenty of it, but I don't find a malt balance up front. There doesn't seem to be anything sweet about the beer, only a tart citrus and bitter finish. Good, but just feels like something is missing.

Mouthfeel is quite good, carbonation is notable but not rough, and the beer has a touch of body to it, but is not oily. As far as drinkability, this beer keeps you coming back for your next sip, and this bottle has not lasted long.

All in all this really is a good beer, despite the fact that I felt something was missing. I think I may have been craving something a bit sweeter, but the quality of this beer has shone through, and I've enjoyed it even though it wasn't what I was craving.

09-09-2005 03:09:13 | More by elricorico
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Yukon Red Amber Ale (Arctic Red) from Yukon Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.