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Abner Weed Amber Ale - Mount Shasta Brewing

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Abner Weed Amber AleAbner Weed Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
80
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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 17.98%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mount Shasta Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Reidrover on 10-04-2005)
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

AndrewBV, Sep 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

h4ger, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

wrightst, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%

Pours a murky crimson-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, earth, and nut aromas. Taste is much the same with watery malt and nut flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that smells solid, but the flavors are a bit too much like watery homebrew in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

sgregory, Nov 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

DrunkinYogi, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Durge, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of OT_Son
4.89/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I'm normally an IPA drinker and when someone offered me to try this, I was skeptical. Four Weed Amber Ales later, I was hooked. It is worth trying! The flavor is sweet but refreshing. For someone who loves hoppy beer, this isn't far off. It has a good mixture of flavors to satisfy multiple pallets.

OT_Son, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of AXPPokey
4.35/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had this at Willimantic Brewery in CT. Amber ales are not usually my thing, but I am impressed with this one. Very sessionable, with a solid maltiness that is a bit on the sweet side. Subtle nutty notes back it up, along with some toffee and toast. Hops were present but more of a pineapple flavor than a piny bitterness, just enough to complement the malts. Could easily drink a few of these while hanging out with some friends. Excellent example of the style!

AXPPokey, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

jmw4437, May 26, 2013
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

leftoverburrito, May 08, 2013
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

lic217, Mar 30, 2013
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

oldedog, Feb 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

blmar311, Feb 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

SmokeyJoesCafe, Jan 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

t0rin0, Nov 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

shigg85, Sep 30, 2012
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3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Wiseman Justin reporting.

Appearance: Foggy amber appearance. Two finger very white head. Could have scored more points by eliminating the really weak head and improving the base color.

Smell: It smells like mediocre beer. It slightly reminds me of Double Barrel Ale by Firestone. If I try really hard I start imagining that I'm smelling grapefruit. Mild malt + hops. It's decent!

Taste: woah! GuH! Okay so it's not "GuH" bad. But seriously I was expecting somewhat of a better taste. I'm not sure what's going on here but I've had better. The guy below me says he can taste carmel. I'm calling bull shit. No Carmel.

Mouthfeel: It has an unremarkable yet adequate mouthfeel.

Drinkability: It's an amber ale. You could drink these all night long with ease. I'm drinking one of them. Sometimes drinkability means you WANT more. Othertimes it means you could continue drinking them. This beer falls under the latter catagory

ThreeWiseMen, Jun 12, 2010
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3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Nice amber color and head

S - Strong caramel smell with hints of hops

T - Caramel but with a stronger metalic taste. Smell is better than taste.

M - Good amount of carbonation and smooth going down.

D - High on the drinkability scale, could drink an entire 6 pack of this.

Whould I buy it again: probably not
Would I recommend it to a friend: Yes, because they might like it
Would I drink it if I was offered at a party: Yes
Overall: Good

treehugginslug, Jun 07, 2010
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3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have tried to embrace Mt. Shasta beer, but this and their other offerings just feel slightly amateurish.

Pours amber with negligible head. Aroma is quite sweet, brown sugary. Flavor, however, is surprisingly malty, with grain and a slightly medicinal, aspriny bitterness. The flavor has a bit of pear and apple with a earthy hop background. The mouthfeel is syrupy and clingy though it winds up surprisingly dry.

Seanibus, May 16, 2010
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3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle swiped at a competition.

A - Pours mahogany with 2 fingers of cappuccino head. Dissipates slow and leaves beautiful lacing.

S/T - Burnt toffee, some grapefruit, and bittering hops. Slightly metallic and the malts are over-roasted for the style and none too complex.

M - Medium bodied, hop dominated, bitter and slightly metallic lingering in the mouthfeel.

D - This brewery usually has better beer, but this bottle was fairly disappointing.

MisterClean, Sep 06, 2009
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3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

An across the board solid amber ale.Poured a nice deep amber with a slight haze and minimal head.
Malt foward aroma, sweet honey, burnt toffee, and just a slight hint of hoppiness to balance.

It's good, earthy, and bready like a coffeecake. More towards the english style than pacnw. It's a more or less forgettable brew, as most ambers tend to be, but it was free of imperfections, making it something i'd look for again on shelves. A smooth drinker and a rather fine offering from the friendly folks in Weed.

SurlyDuff, Sep 02, 2009
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4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Try Legal Weed" the cap tells me, and i just say o.K. This is review #3 from Panther Meadow on Mt.Shasta aprox 7,500 up. This will be my first taste before i go to the Brewer on sunday.

vibrant amber color, sticky, clumpy and well-retained.

Dry herbs and seasoning, red fruits also in the hops makes itself present right off. A nutty, almost smokey malt provides nice aroma's. roastie brown sugar and mild sweet fruits in the hops.

An herbal and bitter hop bite hits first with a classic balance of toastie, slightly roastie malt, minor sweet-fruitiness current in the back and a crispy medium feel.

Pretty much right on.

GratefulBeerGuy, Jul 06, 2009
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3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: off white head with soapy bubbles encompassing the rim of the glass. The body is a reddish amber with splashes of brown and orange all around with active bubbles. A nice speckled display of lacing

S: a handful of somewhat potent green cones, mostly floral, grassy, and crisp earthy green smells. Deep whiffs pull at a malty caramel brown sugar nose

T: somewhat of a raw piney, floral, and herbal spice smack. Malt base is mild and sprinkled with a hefty dose of buttery brown sugar chunks. The malt interplay's nicely with the hops. Sweet and malty with a sharp bite at times. However, not very evenly balanced and only displays dual flavors on the palate

M: mild body with easy going character and a good level of carbonation. Finishes clean and rather nice

D: touch on the sweet side with a dose of malts and hops. Not bad, but never again for me

Magpie14, Apr 29, 2009
Photo of Offa
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is red-brown copper with a smallish, lasting tan head and some nice lace.

The aroma has a dominant toasty quality with hints of chocolate and caramel but not really like either, the result being a definite "tootsie roll" smell, along with hints of raisins, leaves, hints of grapefruit and pine, bread crust, prunes, and overall very nice.

The taste is yeasty bread and fruit, leaves, hay, pine (especially in the finish), bitter lemon, a hint of grapefruit and sour apples, along with a faintly chocolaty light toastiness. It's zesty with a dryish-bitter finish and overall quite good, with an interesting character and blend of both a light English quality and West Coast US style. The flavours are, though, rather muted and slightly on the weak side, except for the clear sweetness and bitterness. It starts sweeter but bitterness takes over by the end to entirely dominate the finish, with light lingering bittersweet aftertaste. It's also just a little too much on the sweet side at first and bitter in the finish, with the mutedness of the flavours not quite living up to the rest consistently. However, what flavours it has are interesting, very good, and slightly unique as a whole.

Offa, Sep 23, 2008
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Abner Weed Amber Ale from Mount Shasta Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.