1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Amber Ale - City Brewing Company, LLC

Not Rated.
Amber Ale
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
-
no score

7 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 7
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 14.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
City Brewing Company, LLC visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Generik420 on 10-23-2006)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Generik420:
Photo of Generik420
3.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

My dad picked up some of this for me to try when he went to the Oktoberfest in LaCrosse, WI. Apparently it is available in cans only that commerate Oktoberfest USA.

Pours a dark coppery brown with a very light head that did not lace.

The smell is somewhat subpar. In truth there is very little aroma at all, which is always a disappointment to me. There should be something there to encourage you to take that first sip, and this beer had none of that.

Taste is pretty good. Good amount of maltiness, but a subtle caramel is in there as well. There is a slight "malt liquor" quality about the flavor, which is really hard to describe.

Medium body with very light carbonation. It is very drinkable and would be a good beer to call a session brew. I am pretty happy to try it, and I would buy it if it was available locally and the price was right.

Generik420, Oct 23, 2006
More User Reviews:
Photo of leinie13
3/5  rDev +3.1%

leinie13, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of BEERchitect
2.03/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I'm usually a little suspect of a beer that is picked up by large grocery store chains, but not serious beer retailers. Although I liked the All-malt Lager quite well, this beer doesn't fare so well. The pour brings a clear, amber / brown / golden color with lacking carbonation, head formation or retention -- looks a lot like a cola when the ice melts. The smell is a majority-grainy, minority-malty aroma with low esters, hops, or malty sweetness. Flavors confirm with a raw, cereal grain backbone, lacking malt flavors or sweetness. Texture is flat with an astringent grain husk feel in the finish. Again, cola-like in the flavors and textures. The beer doesn't go anywhere with me.

BEERchitect, Feb 25, 2008
Photo of kobeer
3/5  rDev +3.1%

kobeer, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of bizzy54
3/5  rDev +3.1%

bizzy54, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of boralyl
2.83/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours one finger worth of white head that has a good retention and leaves some decent lacing. It is clear and copper in color.

S - A maltier aroma with not too much else going on, not that great.

M - Light-medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation.

T - Very malty with a slight caramel flavor. Almost tastes like a cola.

Not bad, but nothing too special. Just average. I couldn't drink more than one in a session, the taste just doesn't do it for me.

boralyl, Aug 16, 2008
Photo of jeffthepony
3/5  rDev +3.1%

jeffthepony, Dec 19, 2011
Amber Ale from City Brewing Company, LLC
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.