Drop Top Amber - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by Zraly:
3.75/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A new Widmer beer?
Drop Top Amber Ale comes packaged in the sleek Widmer bottle design. The label is rather simple and classic looking and has "man's best friend" on the bottom portion of the bottle. He appears to be panting, and has his tongue hanging out. He must have heard a bottle cracking open.
The light beige head pours beautifully and rests peacefully atop of what is a light amber, with the color spectrum leaning slightly toward orange.
A wonderful, straight-forward malt smell works its way toward the nose. The slight hop nuance compliments it well.
The flavor is extremely well-balanced, with notes of sugar, bready-malty flavor, and a slight note of smooth, milky chocolate. Lingering about is the slight bitter tinge on the tongue. This is a highly accessible beer. Creamy.
Usually I refrain from comparing one beer to another, but I think drinkers of Alaskan Amber would fully appreciate this beer. Especially if you have ever wished that Alaskan Amber was just a tad hoppier.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2003 18:23:29 | More by Zraly
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev +2.9%
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.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 23:08:00 | More by StJamesGate
2.28/5 rDev -32.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
Clear amber with a dense off white head with decent retention and lacing. The nose is a blend of caramel, cascade hops, toast, brown sugar, citrus and toffee. The palate opens moderately toasty and caramel like, but exceedingly thin and watery. Hop character is mild, with a faint bitterness, mild flavor and a touch of mineral. A touch of honey is present. The finish is dry and lacks flavor. Rather mediocre IMO.
Serving type: on-tap
10-26-2013 00:28:14 | More by DefenCorps
Drop Top Amber from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.