Abner Weed Amber Ale - Mount Shasta Brewing
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4.89/5 rDev +37.7%
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.
08-03-2013 01:36:18 | More by OT_Son
4.35/5 rDev +22.5%
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!
08-03-2013 01:19:44 | More by AXPPokey
3.38/5 rDev -4.8%
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
06-12-2010 04:16:59 | More by ThreeWiseMen
3.98/5 rDev +12.1%
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
06-07-2010 01:09:55 | More by treehugginslug
3/5 rDev -15.5%
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.
05-16-2010 15:05:33 | More by Seanibus
3.05/5 rDev -14.1%
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.
09-06-2009 16:21:00 | More by MisterClean
3.63/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
09-02-2009 17:00:44 | More by SurlyDuff
4/5 rDev +12.7%
"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.
07-06-2009 20:05:49 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
3.4/5 rDev -4.2%
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
04-29-2009 21:32:12 | More by Magpie14
3.85/5 rDev +8.5%
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.
09-23-2008 21:20:31 | More by Offa
3.88/5 rDev +9.3%
Appearance: Poured form the 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass. The beer is a dark orange with some red highlights. Somewhat clear. Topped with a light tan head that grew to one and a half fingers thick and stuck aorund for a while.
Smell: Nicely hopped with hints of strawberry and citrus. A light bready malt comes in to balance. Altogether, somewhat sweet, nice acidity but very well balanced.
Taste: Citrusy and hops, with a pineapple note being most noticeable. Malt comes through in the midpalate as a slightly bready sweet character with a touch of caramel. Finishes hoppy and a bit sweet with a fruity and piney flavor.
07-13-2008 05:52:26 | More by BucBasil
3.73/5 rDev +5.1%
A - beautiful clear amber color, slightly creamy head, sporadic rings as I drink.
S - Sweet, almost a little too sweet for me. I pick up distinctly pineapple notes with some citrus in the background.
T - More of that pineapple, bit of an enjoyable hoppy aftertaste.
M - well-balanced and substantial, the carbonation sort of takes a second to develop in the mouth.
D - Extremely drinkable, in my opinion, especially considering its flavor. No unpleasantness accompanying the hoppiness and sweetness. Goes down very smooth.
This is my first review, and I'm a bit of a novice. Any feedback would be appreciated. Cheers!
06-04-2008 20:07:17 | More by alarusse
3.88/5 rDev +9.3%
12 oz. bottle poured into a shaker, Abner Weed Amber is a darker brown amber with an olive-tinged light tan head that subsides pretty quickly leaving modest lace.
Smell is pretty light sweet, brown sugar and caramel, with a touch of piny hops.
Taste is also nice and malty sweetness, some fruity esters, floral hops on the lingering finish.
Mouthfeel is perhaps a tad thicker, mediumium bodied.
Drinkability is pretty good if you don't mind them to sweet, this is a delicous and easy drinking amber. This is remarkably similar to the Dick's Mountain Ale Amber I just had, but with less dry-hopping and more malt sugars.
02-05-2008 02:54:01 | More by ccrida
3.95/5 rDev +11.3%
A- thick. fleshy-amber with a fresh apple cider look and a smooth creamy and tan, almost nitro-looking, head.
S- mild aroma of some sweet apple.
T- notes of caramel, plenty of hops, and spring water.
M- good for the style. smooth with a slight malty viscosity.
D- tasty, i'd have a few.
05-09-2007 05:30:59 | More by jletts
Abner Weed Amber Ale from Mount Shasta Brewing
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