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Drop Top Amber - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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395 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 395
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 15.25%
Wants: 13
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
availability: year-round
bitterness: 20 IBU
alcohol by volume: 5.0%
original gravity: 12.25° PLATO

Pale, Caramel 10L,
Extra Special, Honey Malt

Alchemy, Simcoe

(Beer added by: Zraly on 03-11-2003)
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3/5  rDev -12%

Nichols33, Monday at 10:04 PM
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

jzlyo, Nov 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

BKotch, Oct 14, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +18.5%

Thanks Donkster46!

Serving style : 12 oz bottle poured into glass.

Appearance (3.75) : Bubbly three fingered head that's not exactly tightly woven, but rather foamy and spread out somewhat. The carbonation from the body is feeding the fizz of the bubbles to the head. The body is a true amber color, with lots of golden and honey color. Opacity is about 20%.

Aroma (4) : Ginger, honey, coriander, some plant, butterscotch, and starch. Smells like an old persons' candy piece. It's definitely unique from every amber I've ever laid nose to, so that's something. The bouquet is medium strength.

Taste (4.25): Yeah. The ginger and honey comes out almost immediately. It's got this strange twang to it that's just simply delicious. A few tea notes. It's bready and yeasty, too. In the middle there's some corn or wheat notes but very faintly. It ends like a pleasant, spicy throat lozenge. Out of the bottle it's a bit too concentrated and bubbly, so I recommend pouring this one. At the tail end there's a faint bit of citrus rind hops balance out the malt character just right. It just tastes super.

Mouthfeel (3.75) : Zippy but creamy. Not like miracle whip, but like a good beer. Ends semi-dry.

Overall (4.04) : I'll pick up some more of this, if I can find it. It's great stuff, and I think it's a unique representation of an amber ale. It's easy to drink and relax with, but crafty enough to warrant a decent review. The ginger and honey with spicy throat lozenge really doctors it up a bit. I like their unique take on this amber beer. I will be buying more in the future.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Oct 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

dshansen1184, Sep 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Donkster46, Sep 22, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev +4.1%

Bottled 7/18/14m poured into a pint glass

A- pours a crystal clear amber color with a one-finger fizzy & bubbly white head that reduces quickly, leaving just a trace of head behind 3.5

S- flowery hops with some herbal aromas, along with steeped green tea. Toasted biscuit malt gives a hint of caramel, along with a honey sweetness 3.75

T- toasted biscuit malty base with a hint of caramel & honey, tea-like hop bitterness with some floral notes, light pepper finish with a hint of mint 3.5

M- medium-light body with moderate prickly carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel & a semi-dry finish 3.5

O- pretty flavorful amber that highly sessionable with enough complexity to keep it away from mediocrity 3.5

Treyliff, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Phi_Psi_OR_Beta, Sep 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +46.6%

DJFetherolf, Aug 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +46.6%

Wmckinley, Aug 27, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +10.3%

Andrew24, Aug 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Keepnitrl, Jul 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +32%

BIll_Currie, Jul 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

bigbluebeerguy, Jul 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

DerwinWentworth, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

SJbigtuna, Jul 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +32%

Mbohl1, Jul 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

DuaneKing, Jun 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Eighty, Jun 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

rkinney, May 22, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

squirrel49, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

DaveMiller, Mar 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale amber with thin white head.
Caramel nose with hints of pine and lemon.
Toffee apple up front with some toasty granola, then light passionfruit, pine, and resin.
Vague pine cone (earthy, woody) finish and grapefruit rind linger.
Light, slight cling, round.

Too thin, with malt over hops, which don't do Simcoe justice. Drinks like Sam Adams, which is not a compliment. Amber for Dummies.

StJamesGate, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

rhinonau, Feb 18, 2014
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Drop Top Amber from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 395 ratings.