Sin City Amber
Sin City Brewing Co.

Sin City AmberSin City Amber
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Style:
German Märzen / Oktoberfest
Ranked #509
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
79
Ranked #44,971
Avg:
3.37 | pDev: 14.84%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
82
From:
Sin City Brewing Co.
 
Nevada, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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SCORE
79
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Sin City AmberSin City Amber
Notes: Full-bodied and proud, this amber hued lager may be an Oktoberfest-style beer, but it is available to be enjoyed year round. A robust micro-brewed lager made with imported and specialty malts, Sin City Amber balances a full-bodied malt character with imported German Hallertauer hops. 5.7% alcohol by volume!
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Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 82
Reviews by bluetrevian:
Photo of bluetrevian
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent amber that is better than the light beer.

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Photo of Gavage
3.29/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: clear orange in color with a 1" head that quickly falls. No lacing develops.

Smell: no discernable aroma, only a whiff of citrus.

Taste: a mild malt level is matched with some citrus, caramel, and a decent bitterness level. This amber has a good hop level to bring it up a notch.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp at the start. Finish leans towards smooth. Medium bodied.

Drinkability: not bad, slightly above average. This beer beats the Monte Carlo equivalent for the Strip beers, so have this if on the Strip.

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Photo of Dithyramb
2.33/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Saw this one in a couple of places in Vegas, actually sampled in the airport while waiting for our delayed flight. Pours a pretty amber with a light tan head. Slight hoppy aroma with some malt backbone.
Ew, this one isn't good at all. Some light hop bitterness in the front, following by the hint of chalky malt. Extremely light and useless mouthfeel. Not sure if this one was an amber or an O'fest. Either way, not worth the effort.

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Photo of DrJay
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at Burger Bar in Las Vegas.
Crystal clear with a reddish hue and an off-white collar of fine bubbles. Slight lacing. Malty aroma with some grain husk and light toastiness. Mild to moderate bitterness with a fair bit of sweetness, light caramel character. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, smooth with a decent texture. Pretty easy drinking, but nothing that really stood out.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.46/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEERchitect
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The Sin City Amber is probably the best of the three beers that I had while waiting on the family to explore the Miracle Mile shops.

The beer begins with moderately malty, caramelly note true to German Vienna Lagers, but with a hop intensity that is quite pleasurable though a bit high for the style.

The aromas transfer nicely to the taste with the emphasis on the bready, carmel, toasty malts while the floral, herbal hops balance the sweetness and contribute flavors as well. No fruitiness, phenolic, or sulfery character to note. Nothing fancy, just a simple and straight forward taste.

The beers texture is where it may sacrifice a bit. Though clean, crisp, and refreshing, the beer falls a bit thin and allows a touch of graininess to come in late. No real alcohol impact on the palate.

Finishes with a clean malty note followed by a shallow lingering of hop flavor.

Certainly a pleasurable beer even if a bit plain and under matled.

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Photo of eandolina
2.46/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Las Vegas NV. is not only a desert in the literal sense; but it is also a desolate tract when it comes to craft beers. Sin City was about the best I could get; without traveling miles from the strip.
I tried most of their beers, and they were pretty much all the same; not that they were a poor quality, but they were all blasé .
Decent quality; but nothing special

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Photo of EMV
3.32/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brandoman63
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of ZimZamZoom
3.73/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice deep amber color with a light tan head. Head is pretty thick and tight, fading slowly but lacing is not evident in this clear plastic cup.

Malty sweet aroma, subtle yet pleasant. It is inviting for sure. Taste is some nice caramel malt, sweet with a touch of hops in the middle and a very nice clean finish. There is a subtle spiciness here as well, orange zest or something.

Fairly light bodied, not thin but not substantial in the mouth. It's a nice drinker though and I followed the first with another to accompany me back out onto the strip.

Like the story of this brewer and I love the location of their pub in the Flamingo!

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Photo of kimcgolf
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the New York-New York. Nothing much to this beer. Reminded me of a macro amber....reddish orange color, thin off white head and medium bodied. Little aroma or actual taste, and the finish was okay. Nothing wrong with this beer, just nothing that stood out either.

Ho-hum.

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Photo of tonistruth
4.01/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap at the burger bar

A- golden orange in color, with a cream colored 1" head, left some lace on my glass.

S- crisp and clean is the best way to put it. Some sweetness hits the nostrils also.

T- Starts out with a smooth and malty, then crisp with a taste of grain, and finshes incredible with a clean malty sweetness with a touch of grain to balance it out. Some lingering aftertaste, not much though.

M- impressive medium body, some roughness from hops. enjoyable, overall smooth.

D- very very drinkable brew here. Delicious, only gets better as the glass empties. Went very well with the burger i was having. I'll be seeking this out again.

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Photo of BeerSox
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-Tap @ The Burger Bar in Vegas.

First beer from Nevada. Not sure what the turnover on this beer is since most people were drinking the standard domestics. The beer was well presented with about a finger head. The flavor was very bread-like, common for the style, with a little bit of sweetness and only a touch of hop flavors. Rather drinkable.

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Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jeff96gt
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of markgugs
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of LKFH
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of oneeyedhoolie
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of bilyboy65
3.1/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yearly octoberfest brew. Nice Amber color, spot on if you go by maple syrup color standards. Nice maltiness with a hint of hops and a spice I wasn't quite able to identify. Very good beer.

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Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JBogan
3.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had this at the Sin City Micro Brew bar at the Miracle Mile shops at Planet Hollywood Hotel/Casino here in Vegas.

Pleasant but somewhat watery looking amber color with a one finger head which stayed for a little while.

Smelled mainly of malts, perhaps a hint of orange peel in there too.

Taste was a bit better than expected considering the somewhat watery appearance. Again, malts were most prominent with a slight citric aftertaste. Mild bitterness.

Not much going on here as far as mouthfeel. I didn't detect much carbonation, and the mouthfeel matched the somewhat thin appearance.

Overall it was an alright beer, although it's not worth going out of your way for. If it's a hot day in Vegas and you've been out shopping with the little lady and you want something cold, then it's worth a stop here to try this or one of their other brews on tap. You can find a lot better than this one, but you can do worse than this too.

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Photo of charlzm
3.45/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 05/09/08 @ The Burger Bar, Las Vegas.

Crystal clear medium amber color. Fine white foam head, less than one finger thick.

Sweet caramel malt aroma.

A very mild floral and spicy hop bite appears first thing, with sweet caramel malt carrying over onto palate. Some nut notes thrown in for good measure. A little oxidized on the aftertaste. No bitterness.

Not in line with what I'd expect from a traditional marzen, but smooth and drinkable.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.41/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Sin City Brewing (Venetian) in Las Vegas, NV

A: Pours a crystal clear dark ruby red in color with some light visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall foamy off-white head that reduces to a thick ring at the edges of the glass with a thin film over the majority of the surface and a thicker patch towards the center. Significant lacing is observed.

S: The smell is dominated by the toffee sweetness of the toasted malts. There is a light earthy hop presence as well.

T: Like the smell, the taste is dominated by the rich toffee and caramel malt sweetness with just a hint of earthy hops present.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: An enjoyable beer that was very easy to drink. This beer is quite sessionable and I would certainly get it again if I was at Sin City Brewing in Las Vegas. There is enough complexity to the flavor and smell to make this one enjoyable.

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Photo of nmann08
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of philbe311
3.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - A pure copper color with one fingers worth of light tan head which quickly fizzes away... Loads of big bubbled, medium paced carbonation rises throughout...

S - A fairly mundane aroma... Only very minor gain, malt, caramel, and nut scents were noted.

T - Loads of malty goodness... Robust caramel flavor... Biscuit... Orange zest... A vague nuttiness... A small hint of hoppiness

M - Medium bodied with loads of prickly carbonation... Clean and crisp... Fairly smooth... Quite refreshing...

D - Quite drinkable and refreshing... Far from the top tier, or even second tier for the style, but a respectable interpretation of the style and quite enjoyable all the way around...

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Sin City Amber from Sin City Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 82 ratings