Drop Top Amber - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

229 Reviews
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84
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Reviews: 229
Hads: 407
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 12
Gots: 21 | 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:
Beer added by: Zraly on 03-11-2003

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
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Reviews: 229 | Hads: 407
Photo of MobBarley
2.86/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Unremarkable. It looks nice: decent nut-brown head and a colorful amber body. However, the nose is sweet and full of hay, the taste overpoweringly sweet, with a hint of hops and metal at the end. Mouthfeel is thin. Drinkability average. I won't purchase this again, especially if I am in the mood for an American Amber that has some hops you can feel deep down in your soul. This stuff was just too sweet to be refreshing, and lacked any real memorable character. (463 characters)

Photo of MuddyFeet
2.45/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A flat-metallic flavor. Light copper in color with a quick dissolving head. The flavor of the hops is apparent, but it still tastes like it was running through tin pipes for quite a while. A quick drinking beer when it is serving its purpose as alcohol. (253 characters)

Photo of arizcards
3.78/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked up a six pack after enjoying this on tap at a local PF Changs. Pours a nice fluffy white head that dissapated quickly. It is a light orange-red color. Smelled nothing out of the ordinairy outside of the usual malts. No mystery with the taste as you are presented with a malty start and a very light hop finish. This is thinner than what I am accustomed to in an amber. It is very enjoyable though as I will not have a problem with the remaining brews. I would classify this as an amber light ale, not nearly in the class as the Full Sail amber. (551 characters)

Photo of RoyalT
3.26/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance – Nice, hoppy-looking orange body with a good head that laced the glass.

Smell – It’s not a big nose, but the hops are sharp. There seems to be a cheap grainy aroma coming through, though.

Taste – This one is like Dr. Jekyl & Mr. Hyde. The hop flavors are actually quite sharp for domestic piss, but the grain is a let down and the sweetness is really lame. It reminds me of flavorless Gummi-Bears.

Mouthfeel – Smooth and well balanced with a medium body.

Drinkability – I liked serveral aspects of this ale, but the cheap malt and grain made this a sipper. (586 characters)

Photo of beerguy101
3.2/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light amber color. Medium head. Aroma is malty. A light bodied amber. Malts are nutty and slightly sweet. Hops are slightly spicy. Kind of a lighter flavored amber. Very drinkable, but somewhat lacking in flavor. What flavor there is is nice, but it needs to be turned up a notch. I am probably being a little critical, it a drinkable amber, light and refreshing. Don't really notice the lactose (milk sugar). Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. (483 characters)

Photo of sinistersteve
3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

New Widmer beer..or a re-name...don't know for sure. But anywho, average amber color and not much head off the pour. No head also means no decorating lace on the glass. Taste reminds me of a Mirror Pond, but not as good. If it weren't for the Widmer name I would think that this is one of those budget imposter beers that I have seen around town. Not the best stuff around, but it's worth a repurchase. (402 characters)

Photo of Gusler
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Widmer Brothers is and has been a long time favorite brewery, all their beers are quite quaffable. On the pour a nice amber color, the head average in size, frothy in texture, the lace a fine covering sheet to seal off the glass. Nose is fresh and crisp, mostly malt and quite pleasant, start is sweet and loaded with malt, top is skinny in feel. Finish is acidic, nicely hopped and a droughty aftertaste, another fine drinking beer from a great brewery. (454 characters)

Photo of Reidrover
3.56/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

New beer from Widmer ( I think), usual Widmer brown bottle with riased crest..but the label is distinctlly "UnWidmer"..more simple white on brown with a happy mutt on the bottom.
The beer looks pretty good..nothing spectacular but still invitng.
Its a very light brown..almost burnished brass colour with a small head , which soon fades to a good sized lace.
Smell is muted yet i do pick up on a little malt..thats about it..average aroma.
For such a weak aroma the taste is actually quite nice..nice maltry taste right at the start but as it reaches the back of the tongue a nice hop bitterness takes over..very balanced.
Fells pretty nice in the mouth , the carbonation is not too high just right.
Overall a drinkable amber..but with the market so saturated with these I doubt i will find a reason to return to this. (825 characters)

Photo of Zraly
3.73/5  rDev +11.7%
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. (1,009 characters)

Drop Top Amber from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.