Irresistible Amber Ale | Madison River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Madison River Brewing Company
Montana, United States
madisonriverbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This amber is created with the use of choice hops and a unique blend of specialty malts to produce a rich and tasty brew. It is especially unique due to its original flavor influenced by biscuit and earthy characteristics.

28 IBU

Added by Todd on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
50
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.34
pDev:
16.47%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of Foyle
1.84/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Appearance: pours with a 1" off white sudsy heads that recedes quickly. Faint lacing only. Color is a slightly cloudy amber with small amount of carbonation streaming.
Aroma: sweet barley malt syrup, toasted wheat bread, some earthy hop spice as well.
Mouthfeel: light and watery with a dry finish.
Flavor: mild flavor, I expected more in the taste based on the aroma. Bland is the best way I can describe the flavor. There is not much of the expected caramel sweetness from an amber ale. Hard to find something good to say about this one.

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Photo of Heff19
2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of womencantsail
2.32/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A: The pour is a clear light amber color with a finger's worth of off-white head.

S: Definitely some urine notes, which sort of ruin the whole beer for me. A mild citrus, water, not really much malt or all that much hop character.

T: Some toasted malt flavor, and a bit of creaminess. That's pretty much the only flavor. Otherwise, it's really watery and bland. Meh.

M: The body is light to medium with a moderate carbonation.

D: This was not good. Way too watery, and that's what's good about it.

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Photo of jneiswender
2.73/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had on tap at the 50,000 Silver Dollar Saloon in Montana.

A-amber, very clear, nice sticky white head

S-very nutty

T-somewhat bready, toast, roasted flavor, but has a "peach pit" aftertaste

M-medium

D-okay beer but way too much of a weird pit aftertaste

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Photo of craigreno
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Darkmagus82
2.77/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear slightly red tinted amber color with a small head of pure white foam. The head has a very light level of retention, fading quickly to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is an odd mix of sweet and somewhat gristy wheaty smells. The sweet is of a more caramel nature with the wheaty smells having hints of a more hay-like nature mixed within. A little bit of fruity peach and apricot smell as there as well as well as a little bit of a spent grain smell. Overall, not really an all that pleasant mix of smells.

Taste – The taste begins with a mix of a sweeter fruit and caramel taste along with a little bit of light roasted malt and bready flavor. The sweeter fruit flavors are a mix of cherry and plum, but these are light in comparison to the caramel. As the taste moves forward, the caramel grows more intense and is joined by a more buttery toffee flavor at the expense of the fruit. A little bit of a more woody and slightly gristy spent grain flavor come to the tongue at the end, leaving a rather oddly sweet, woody, and slightly stale grainy taste to linger on the tongue

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side for a brew of 5.5 % abv with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. A decent feel for the odd mix of flavors, but nothing too special.

Overall – Nothing too great here in my opinion. A little to gristy and stale tasting with a rather odd mix of flavors. It lacks balance, so not really one I would want to go to again.

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Photo of bagpiper2005
2.81/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pour: Pours a clear reddish-copper color. One finger of white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing to speak of.

Smell: Nothing here to really speak of. Seriously. A deep whiff reveals a biscuity malt aroma. Other than that there's really nothing going on.

Taste: Well, what's there is pretty good, but overall it's pretty bland. Flavors of caramel and brown sugar primarily. Light citrus hop zing in the back.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body and sort of flat.

Drinkability/Overall: What flavor it does have is good, there's just not much. Drinks easily but lacks any factor that makes you excited to take the next sip.

Final Notes: This is a "get trashed" kind of beer. Not overly expensive and not all that great. Nothing offensive, bu lacks character. I won't be buying it again.

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Photo of flagmantho
2.9/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: lightish amber hue with a moderate haze and a pretty light effervescence. Head poured a finger of frothy ivory foam but dissipated pretty quickly. Nothing special here.

Smell: sweet and caramelly malt with a bit of breadiness. Stylistically appropriate, but a bit cloying for my preference.

Taste: overly sweet, bready and biscuity. I'm not usually a huge fan of ambers, but I like to try them because sometimes they really surprise me. In this case -- no. Too sweet, too biscuity and too blah.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation. Not super creamy, but there's something here into which I can sink my teeth.

Overall: this beer isn't terrible, it's just too sweet to suit me.

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Photo of BryanReed
2.95/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Not bad, just not that great. Basically just "good enough" in all departments, but nothing excited me or stood out. Overall, a drinkable beer, but, I think I'll resist(haachacha!) buying it again.

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Photo of twenty5
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of mfigueroa713
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of MFMB
3.22/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sooo I guess I got a little to carried away with my reviews and the folks at beeradvocate pulled a good 50 of them. My bad BA you I love you and I love beer and I'm sorry I done wrong. This beer was okay. How was that for a squeaky clean review?

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Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The beer was a nice clean amber-red color, poured with an off white head that soon fell back into the glass.

The beer smelled sweet, of caramel malt, and of toaster biscuit. It was certainly lacking some hop aroma for an amber ale.

The body was medium and the taste was mostly of caramel, the beer was lacking in a hop aftertaste.

Overall the beer could have used some hops, both in the nose and in the finish. It would have also helped to balance out the sweetness. That being said it was a refreshing beer.

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Photo of NickSMpls
3.33/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mdfb79
3.33/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Duvel tulip.

a - Pours an amber color with one finger of off white head and light carbonation evident. Small amount of lacing.

s - Smells of nuts, bready malts, and caramel malts. Some wheat and grain.

t - Tastes of bready malts, wheat, caramel malts, and some nuts.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - A decent amber ale but nothing special. Mostly bready and wheat malts. Wouldn't seek out again.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz picked up in Lewistown Montana.. Poured into the closest thing I could find to a pint glass at Brenda's parents house...

descent head.. the brew is a lite copper amber... no real lace and the head drops super fast.

nose is very lite caramel malts and descent citrus but more grassy hoppiness... not alot going on here.

Flavor is not alot better but has a little thicker quality to it.. I get more of an "American ESB" out of the palate, but it still just seems like a fishing brew to me.. I can see enjoying this one more if I had it available to me.. but I would probably never recommend it to anyone.

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Photo of stevoj
3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Draft at Boise Fry Company. Lots of lively carbonation, negligible head. Medium amber body highlights the malts, mildly sweet throughout. Kind of sticky finish. Solid amber.

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Photo of ryanclicks
3.46/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle to pint gladd. Beer has a very attractive dark color with a thin foamy head. Very little lacing on glass. Beer smells like a typical amber. Tastes like one too, which is in no way a bad thing. Overall a very solid beer, but nothing sets it apart from the crowd.

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Photo of ShwarzAl3r
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Giggy
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of cbcrunch
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of ctwybeerguy
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of wagner617
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of shopsis
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of NHSTEVE
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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