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

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BA SCORE
84
good

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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SonictheBeerhog

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-01-2014 04:09:58 | More by SonictheBeerhog
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TheBeerdedCharmer

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-01-2014 04:09:09 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
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OtisCampbell007

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-01-2014 00:20:02 | More by OtisCampbell007
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kfirestone


3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-30-2014 02:18:44 | More by kfirestone
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ChrisFurlowLSU


3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-26-2014 21:43:17 | More by ChrisFurlowLSU
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-25-2014 22:09:05 | More by Sir_Goatman
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BeerLovinWoman87

Florida

3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bottle of this today at my local "Whole Paycheck (Foods)". I poured it into a pub glass. It had a very nice foamy head with some staying power. The appearance was dark colored. I could definitely taste the hops in this one. Full Sail Amber is an very good beer and Id love to have it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2014 03:40:14 | More by BeerLovinWoman87
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seanchai

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-24-2014 19:35:06 | More by seanchai
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Dcbelkot

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

06-24-2014 15:53:55 | More by Dcbelkot
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etoimazo

Connecticut

3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I remember Full Sail Amber being a classic example of American Amber Ale that I enjoyed several years ago and so I picked up a six pack for a refresher.

Appearance: crystal clear dark amber color with thin cream-colored head made up of tiny bubbles. Moderate carbonation and lacing.

Smell: Malt-forward and dark crystal-sweet

Taste: The same crystal-sweet quality hits first, and then is balanced by a relatively classic hop dryness. For a Northwest Ale, the hopping is not that bitter, but rather crisp and noble-like. I really like its balance.

Mouthfeel: Dry, soft, medium body that resonates of dark crystal malts without being cloying. A slight alcohol warmth for its 6% ABV kicks in about a third of the way through.

Overall: Still a classic after all these years – a fine early-autumn beer for a Northeasterner like me

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 17:27:03 | More by etoimazo
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wiscokid920

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-21-2014 04:34:20 | More by wiscokid920
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j0hnc2468

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-20-2014 01:21:02 | More by j0hnc2468
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Metaltildeath

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

06-16-2014 16:34:42 | More by Metaltildeath
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Moose90

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-10-2014 23:54:55 | More by Moose90
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on 2014-06-09 in Columbia, PA

A - Pretty clear, dark amber with a 1-finger off-white head and mild lace.

S - Light-medium toasted bread, a bit sweet, light spice and floral. Mild.

T - Bread, citrus, touch of cherry, pepper. Has the right amount of caramel sweetness and decent balancing bitterness.

M - Medium+ body and light-medium carbonation. Substantial. Creamy. Very nice feel.

O - Reminds me a bit of the Deschutes Red Chair or a Hoppy Blonde from Columbia Kettle Works. I like that it has very nice flavor and feel at 5.5% ABV. I'll have this again.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 21:47:22 | More by Tucquan
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

06-07-2014 22:04:12 | More by jrohrbacher
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SitkaSteve

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-06-2014 09:11:36 | More by SitkaSteve
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-29-2014 03:14:39 | More by wrightst
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

05-29-2014 00:26:02 | More by TX-Badger
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-27-2014 22:06:23 | More by Latarnik
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a thin head on a clear dark straw colored body.
The aroma is grain with mild lemon. Nice.
The taste has mild lemon bitterness with a malty backbone. Good balance.
The texture is soft with moderate carbonation.
It's an easy drinking and enjoyable amber.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 04:50:56 | More by Fatehunter
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theteleman

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-24-2014 02:44:26 | More by theteleman
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MGodduclan5

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-23-2014 21:45:33 | More by MGodduclan5
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pimpsicle

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

05-22-2014 00:59:58 | More by pimpsicle
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garten

Colorado

3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours an appealing amber hue, similar to that of table syrup. Settles nicely in a glass with a two-finger beige-cream head that dissipates somewhat slowly. Minor lacing present all-round.

Smell: A subtle presence of sweet, malty scents and a bit of hoppiness, but nothing overpowering. Would describe the hop aspect as 'ambiguous'. Some notes of pine and a smoky character about at times.

Taste: Possibly the strongest aspect of this particular one. Some flavors of burnt caramel, floral hops, and toasted bread. The hops comes through stronger than anything, but it is not especially 'hoppy'. Mildly bitter, subtly sweet. The aftertaste is pleasant and doesn't linger particularly. Well-balanced and a respectable entry in this style of beer.

Mouth-feel: Definitely not watery, but not particularly heavy either. Feels somewhat thin, with a minor amount of carbonation - just enough to let the drinker know it's there.

Overall: An excellent, easy-drinking brew, but far from perfect. It's not especially notable for anything, but it is not bad at all. It receives my approval and I may just be drinking this again quite soon.

Notes: Poured into a clean U.S.-style tumbler from a glass bottle, served chilled.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2014 07:27:22 | More by garten
Full Sail Amber from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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