Amber Tease | Schmohz Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Schmohz Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-31-2004

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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by WakeandBake:
Photo of WakeandBake
3.52/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A dark amber color body with a thin offwhite head , light carbonation and jagged lacing.Aroma is roasty, nutty and bready with some dark cherry notes and floral hops. Flavor is roasty,malty, earthy with floral hops, bread crust and yeasty fruit type esters ,medium body , clean mouthfeel , slightly hoppy finish . Quite sessionable and pretty good.

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Photo of DruC4
3.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sammy
3.71/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Champane's Cellars. Pours somewhat amber colour, with above average carbonation. Aroma first of the hops and then of toasted malt. Taste is some caramel and mostly the toasted malt. Hops are there to give it a botter finish and make it interesting and drinkable.

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Photo of beveritt
2.87/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a shaker pint glass. Label is a sticker with a buxom red head barely keeping her shirt on. No freshness date.

Appearance: Pours with 1 1/2 fingers of light tan head. This settles to a thin yet complete layers of foam, leaving behind nearly complete lacing coverage. The beer itself is medium to dark amber and slightly cloudy. Lots of suspended particulate matter, but I'll give them the BOD on that based on my pours. Some slightly broken up sediment remains in the bottle.

Smell: Fruity malt, reminiscent of bananas, with strong notes of yeast. Not altogether pleasant. It smells very similar to some of my first attempts at fruit wine prior to and racking and settling.

Taste: Despite a strong, albeit unpleasant, aroma, this is pretty thin and watery. Mild to medium hop bitterness upfront with some notes of slightly sweet caramel malt as a backdrop. Bitterness lingers after the swallow along with a barely noticeable sourness.

Mouthfeel: Average to slightly higher than average carbonation. Body is good.

Drinkability: With the notable exception of the smell, this is not a bad beer. Not exceptional, and certainly not something I will seek out again, but a tolerable sipper.

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Photo of zonker17
2/5  rDev -34%

Photo of redleg64
2.37/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

The best out of the six pack sampler of the five that I have had so far, but that's not saying much. With this beer they are actually in the right ballpark as to what style it is. It has a nice copper color with little head. I'm sure I would appreciate the taste a little more if the carbonation wasn't so intense. I'd drink this one again but I'm not going to go out of my way to buy one.

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Photo of Another6Pack
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of JamnesCameron
1.9/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured into a Le Cheval Blanc pint glass. Pours a hazy amber with a two fingered light tan head that is slow to drop. Some lacing evident.

Aromas of caramel and toffee malt, a bit grainy, low hop aroma, a bit earthy.

Flavors of tart, lactic sourness with a hint of bitter on the back end. Infected? A strong astringency flows late in the fade. This is a mess.

Mouthfeel is light, some puckering from the sourness and astringency. A bit of copper/metalic mouthfeel as well.

Overall, edging toward a drain pour. I don't think I can finish this one. Avoid.

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Photo of gopens44
4/5  rDev +32%

Photo of StoutHunter
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Giggy
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of BEERschlitz
1.5/5  rDev -50.5%

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
2/5  rDev -34%

Photo of Jpatrix
3.98/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a plisner glass yields a nicw 1" head. Head disapates fast but holds carbination
Color is a nice amber orange.
Smell is malty with faintness of hops.
Taste is bready malt with a northern hop finish.
An enjoyable drinking CA. Common Ale. A good medium bodied beer that doesn't have a bad hop bite but enough to balance the malt.

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Photo of Mambajahamba
3.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aussiebeer
4.25/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy reddish/orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/grassy/spicy hop and roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Slight dryness from hop/roast bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.3%. Overall this is a nice standard amber ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. Well round malt complexity with just enough earthy hops to balance. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Botulizard
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smalenberg
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Gtg642
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of tmcarter23
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Cotton_27
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of carlmoberg
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of JVoyager
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of jkrich
3.48/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Undated 12 oz. bottle: Poured a clear, reddish-amber with orange highlights. The foamy off-white head receded within seconds.

The aroma was sweet and syrupy with some sharp hop aromas that seemed out of place.

As is often the case with amber ales, this one begins malty but quickly shows some hop bitters and the finish is rather earthy and as has been described by others, a little sour.

The body is too thin, but the carbonation is subdued. The ale is a little unsettling on the palate: a fight between soft malty sweetness and a rough hoppy bitterness - just like an Amber Tease, I suppose.

I believe this ale is better than many of the other reviews indicate, however, it is far from my favorite amber. This Amber can tease all she wants, I am not biting. It is interesting that the label describes this ale as a "traditional California style ale."

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Amber Tease from Schmohz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.03 out of 5 with 34 ratings
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