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

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944 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 944
Reviews: 431
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 26
Gots: 40 | 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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DrewBest

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +34%

02-02-2013 14:30:52 | More by DrewBest
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ScottyDuzntNo

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +34%

06-09-2013 05:04:27 | More by ScottyDuzntNo
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Daveychu

California

5/5  rDev +34%

11-30-2011 20:37:32 | More by Daveychu
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stevecooks

California

5/5  rDev +34%

12-07-2011 23:27:26 | More by stevecooks
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lancer42678

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +34%

11-18-2011 15:40:54 | More by lancer42678
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CAA

Indiana

5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An outstanding amber. Gorgeous color. Full bodied. Smooth with a little bite to it. Very easy to drink. Goes with anything from steak to pizza.

One of the first amber beers I ever had (back in the 1990s) and it is still great. I am not able to find it in Indiana, but had a friend pack some down from Minnesota for me. Just awesome.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 20:29:41 | More by CAA
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startreker

North Carolina

4.89/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A. Lovely amber hue, and copper. Nice creamy head, and generous lacing left behind throughout the beer.

S. Smells of rich malts, toffee caramel.

T. Big bold malts upfront, hops come into play balancing this ale. The finish is coffee, caramel, and chocolate notes at the end.

M. Has a nice full mouthfeel, that really makes this easy to drink.

O. This is my favorite amber ale by far!! Full Sail Brewing Company puts out good solid beers, I recommend this highly!!

Cheeers!!!

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 22:55:08 | More by startreker
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1after909

California

4.78/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Note to heinzdog - try this one again. Maybe you just had a bad bottle or pour.
The bottle to pint glass that I had this afternoon was ice cold and had a 4 finger head. It didn't last long in the glass as the glass went down smooth & fast.

A refreshing amber - similiar to Alakan Amber

So far my favorite beer of the summer.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 01:57:12 | More by 1after909
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RobAlsbury1

Texas

4.78/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beer pours a nice dark & rich color with a full body.
Taste is refreshingly smooth. This is my favorite beer!!!! Nice vanilla colored head, with hints of mustyness all around. A lot of lace. Dances off the palate, try this one boys, you won't be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2009 22:00:51 | More by RobAlsbury1
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TLieu


4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

12-23-2012 03:37:42 | More by TLieu
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swimnadd

California

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

09-29-2012 00:01:58 | More by swimnadd
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qksilver1376

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

01-20-2014 00:29:18 | More by qksilver1376
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JHendu

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

01-14-2013 23:56:13 | More by JHendu
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xbrettfavrex

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

11-26-2013 00:41:45 | More by xbrettfavrex
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drety

Florida

4.72/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my first beer rating so I will fumble through it. I try to try a new beer every week and the week I choose Full Sail Amber I was truley impressed. It poured a beautiful red amber color and had a nice fruity smell. And he best the flavor was super. It was t

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2011 19:51:52 | More by drety
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AnalogReigns

North Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This really is a great beer. I was at the Harris Teeter (grocery store) trying to decide what to get from their huge (but depleted for Memorial day) selection. When I saw Full Sail labled their Amber "Ridiculously Tasty" I was sold, plus it was a reasonable price (under 10 for a 6er) for a true craft-brew.

Appearance is great, keeping a tight small head, with distinct lacing all the way down the glass. The smell is of hops, and malt, well balanced.

Taste too is excellent--with the sweet carmel malt perfectly matched to the hops. NOT a hop-head's beer, with probably no more than 30 or 35 IBUs, but BALANCED....the key to all good beer. This beer is what amber ales should all aspire to be...or rather their brewers' aspire to produce!

Just a good, hearty beer, extremely well crafted, filling, and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 04:20:37 | More by AnalogReigns
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kmpitz2

Tennessee

4.55/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The beer pours a beautiful amber color wtih 2 fingers of head that falls very slowly to a finger over the beer. The nose is a really nice caramel malt base with a great floral and citrus hop dancing in and out. This beer smells great. The flavor is heavy caramel, almost a light coffee flavor. There is just enough hop to give it a beautiful finish. As it warms, there are some fruity tones that come out as well. The feel is moderate to thick, easy drinking and smooth. This beer is damn good. I really wish I could get it here in the middle lands.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2004 19:22:55 | More by kmpitz2
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Bockrules

New Mexico

4.53/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A - pours a dark amber with perfect clarity, nice two finger head. Head retention all the way down the glass and leaves moderate lacing.

S - hops and malts with a very pleasant smell of apricot greet the nose. Strong enough, but not over-powering

T - a light bit of hops on the nose, followed by a very sweet body. I can best describe the body as tasting like apricot-strudel bread. Hops show their presence on the aftertaste and a wonderful apricot aftertaste is left on the tongue. Brilliant!!! (half a point off for a slightly bitter taste left in the mouth after the apricot taste has died away)

M - very light with moderate carbonation. Suits the style well, could be a little heavier.

D - Simply an all around great beer, I could drink these all night. This gives Great Lakes Burning River APA a run for it's money as my favorite beer. A steel at under six bucks a six here in Oregon. Kind of makes me sad I have to go back to Ohio for college...

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2008 09:19:00 | More by Bockrules
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aty11b

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

05-14-2013 01:06:42 | More by aty11b
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Bouder32

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

10-14-2013 22:11:46 | More by Bouder32
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a very nice dark amber color, light vanilla head with good lacing. smells toasty and burnt with a hint of very dark fruit. great mouth feel, amazing drink-ability, nice medium to full body, lots of carbonation, and super refreshing.

The taste is slightly alcoholy and malty. There could be slight flavors of raisins but I could be wrong.

Idk why but i had a lot of trouble pin pointing exact flavors that this beer has within it but maybe thats because it's more of a simple beer which i really appreciate. When i initially tried it i instantly recognized it was a simple amber drinking beer just done extremely well and nicely balance. not too malty like others i've had.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 19:51:42 | More by jtierney89
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MrJolly

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

12-18-2011 21:48:29 | More by MrJolly
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chriskelly1791


4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

07-23-2014 22:54:15 | More by chriskelly1791
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Full Sail Amber has a thin-to-medium, off-white head and a slightly bubbly, clear, amber appearance, with a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, fruity, brown-bread malt, and the flavor is of those elements with a pleasant hop bitterness at the end of the sip. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Full Sail Amber finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and easy drinking. Overall, this is a most excellent beer. RJT

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 20:21:25 | More by RonaldTheriot
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richbrew

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

08-06-2012 12:33:24 | More by richbrew
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Full Sail Amber from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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