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Drop Top Amber - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

393 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 393
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 15.25%
Wants: 11
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

malts:
Pale, Caramel 10L,
Extra Special, Honey Malt

hops:
Alchemy, Simcoe

(Beer added by: Zraly on 03-11-2003)
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Photo of DaveMiller
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

DaveMiller, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of StJamesGate
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
Photo of rhinonau
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

rhinonau, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of tylerstravis
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

tylerstravis, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of Troublebar
3/5  rDev -12%

Troublebar, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of sprucetip
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

sprucetip, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

jaydoc, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev +10%

cherche, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of DOCRW
3/5  rDev -12%

DOCRW, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of RevCraig
3.75/5  rDev +10%

RevCraig, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of trytoketchup
4.5/5  rDev +32%

trytoketchup, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of NOLTERN
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

NOLTERN, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of PhillipNordwall
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

PhillipNordwall, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of DefenCorps
2.28/5  rDev -33.1%
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.

DefenCorps, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of ummswimmin
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

ummswimmin, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of Zach122
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Zach122, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

FINLANDski_1619, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of Erik-P
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Erik-P, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I had this beer at a wedding up in the mountains. It was the first beer I tried as there were many in the "beer tub", but I figured this was the heaviest one, drink it first before I started dancing like MJ

Pours a dirty amber with somewhat foamy head. Looks a bit light

Aroma has a muddle of hops and sweet nuttiness. The malt strains to be recognized and the hops sort of bow out. Sweetness comes out on top.

Flavor sees the grains struggle to keep pace with the sweetness. There's a sweetness from malt and grains and sweetness from sugar added, this is the latter. Seems fake and thin, lacking depth. The hops just don't add enough to hide this. Feels so-so.
Not a pour out beer, but I didn't wish to seek another...unless the other options were watery "pilsners".

Mebuzzard, Sep 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Hoppy_McMalt, Sep 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12%

ejimhof, Sep 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

PKS, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of Nunya
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Nunya, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of bcsbeer
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

bcsbeer, Aug 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

davet100, Aug 30, 2013
Drop Top Amber from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.