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Elmwood Amber Ale - Elmwood Brewing Company

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Elmwood Amber Ale
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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 2.42
pDev: 4.96%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elmwood Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cbl2 on 09-25-2004)
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Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by marc77:
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marc77

California

2.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Clear ruddy bronze hue. Spotty, soapy head yields isolated foam wisps. Vague notions of toasted malt and burnt caramel in aroma. Bubblegum ester hints. Insipid aromawise. Prevalent in flavor is an impression of dilute chocolate milk and singed biscuit. Subtle lactic undertone offers a tartness that manages to not be offputting. Bitterness wanes as the beer warms, leaving a near void in malt character save non descript medium caramel malt sweetness. Trace earthy hop undertone. Lightly bodied, and approaching watery. Finishes with burnt sugar cookie sweetness fading quickly. An unimpressive amber with light flaws that outweigh its strengths. Entirely skippable is the verdict.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2004 02:31:35 | More by marc77
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czoch75

Illinois

2.65/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Beer is from a local brewery so I thought I would give it a try. I was very disappointed. Beer looks good, has the right appearance and smell, but it goes downhill from there. Pours into glass with almost no head. The taste seems to be slightly watery and not very carbonated. As much as Iike beer, I would pass on this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2006 17:47:29 | More by czoch75
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bearrunner44

Illinois

2.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Dark, burnt red color. Minimal, soapy tan head.

Smell: Dull, heavy butterscotch sweetness. Slightly sour. Light hop pine flutters around above it.

Taste: Dry, burnt sourdough. Lightly bitter hop undertones; the bitterness is detectable, but not much actual hop flavor. Sticky, cloying butterscotch becomes dominant in the middle. Once the butterscotch fades, the beer finishes in an off-tasting, metallic, lightly hoppy fashion.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied, bordering on watery. Lifeless carbonation level.

Verdict: There are off-flavors all over the place, and this just isn't very inspiring across the board. I'd suggest taking a pass on this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2006 19:18:24 | More by bearrunner44
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Fugazme

Nebraska

2.3/5  rDev -5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Somewhat cloudy... Amber in color.

Near ZERO head. Not an attractive beer. It looks dead. Swirls produce some bubbles, but hardly any.

Aroma is very good. Strawberry, sugar, candy-like.

Taste is off and mouthfeel is thinn. Vegetal, watery, grainy... yikes.

I would refuse if offered a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2006 05:11:33 | More by Fugazme
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cbl2

New York

2.4/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance:

Part of the Malt of the Earth monthly beer kit. No freshness date listed. Pours a clear amber brown as the name implies with a thin attractive tan head on top.

Smell:

Some very pleasant roasted malt aspect along with the distinct smell of fresh cut grass indicating some nice hops.

Taste/Mouthfeel:

Very odd…starts off intensely hoppy, followed by a weird burnt flavor coupled with the offputting taste of dishsoap. There is some sweetness to be found midsip, but it is consumed by the taste of fire and dirty dishes. Not to be revisited.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2004 21:14:15 | More by cbl2
Elmwood Amber Ale from Elmwood Brewing Company
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