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Full Sail Amber - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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good

940 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 940
Reviews: 431
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 26
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Our Amber is a sweet, malty, medium-bodied ale with a spicy, floral hop finish. It's brewed with 2-row Pale, Crystal and Chocolate malts. And we hop it with Mt. Hoods and Cascades. We're as proud of it today as we were back in '89. And over the years it's earned 14 Gold Medals. Not that we're keeping track or anything.

ABV 5.5% IBU 31"

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 12-02-2001)
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Atlas1

Texas

3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I first had this beer in 2008 in Utah of all places. Park City. I was there for a conference. And I really liked it. Fortunately, we can now get some of the Full Sail brews in Texas. Yee-haw.

Straight from my kegerator to a DFH barrel pint glass. Huge three-finger head; thick and clumpy; really good lace. The color is, of course, a nice orange/amber color. The head on this beer is really the reason I rate this a 4; it's fantastic. The nose is light and fruity. Strawberry notes dance with malty apple and pear. A casual aroma. Nothing in your face about it. Simple enough to be perfect for the style. The taste follows suit here, providing a light-hearted, fruity beer that delivers without being pretentious. Slightly grassy with a sweet caramel hint as well. Faint hop character rounds things out in the end. Mouthfeel is thinnish and kind of watery, but finishes nice and dry.

I really like this beer. There's nothing overtly fancy about it, but it's a solid, tasty, well-crafted beer. Totally sessionable at 5.50% as well. This would go well with plenty of dishes, but I'm thinking it makes a great companion for a greasy burger or a rich chicken sandwich. Light and fruity. A great spring or summer session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2009 22:22:01 | More by Atlas1
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Full Sail Amber from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
84 out of 100 based on 940 ratings.