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Amber Ale | Mt. Carmel Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
mtcarmelbrewingcompany.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our flagship Amber Ale is deep amber in color, entering with an aroma of fresh hops, coupled with a smooth flavorful body, balancing a complex hop finish.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,993
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
128
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 44
Reviews by cnagle28:
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of barczar
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is floral, toasted and nutty, with a hint of fruity specialty malt character.

Flavor reveals a toasted, nutty malt base throughout, with highlights of fruity specialty malt and citrus that fade into a lightly bitter finish.

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Photo of jancona
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Caramel apple flavor profile -very enjoyable.

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Photo of CooperEllis
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz into tulip. From raznug.

This brew poured half foam, not billowy, dense, and then quickly disapated....

The armoa is heavy with green apple/grapefruit.

Flavor is quite fruity with a bit of malt underneath. There is a lot of carbonation, which brings a bit of the tart fruit flavor up front. Sweetgrass finish.

Solid mouthfeel, a little bit of a bitterness that lingers.

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Photo of Geno78
5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of MouthfulOfchris
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of superspak
3.16/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly hazy and cloudy bright orange color with a nice 2 finger fairly dense khaki head with great retention that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some spotty lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of light caramel, toasted malt, honey, bread, herbal hops, and light orange zest. Aromas are pretty weak, but have decent balance for what is there. Taste of biscuit, caramel, orange zest, herbal hops, earth, honey, toasted malt, and biscuit. Good amount of herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, biscuit, light citrus, and toasted malt for a bit. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy mouthfeel with a bit of prickly carbonation. Fairly crisp on the finish. Alcohol is well hidden with almost no warming present on the finish. Easily drinkable and smooth as well at 6%. Overall this is an ok amber ale. Probably a bit too old, as I have no idea how long it has been sitting on the store shelf when I bought it a few months ago. Pretty drinkable though.

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Photo of crytion
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Dave128
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into frosty pint glass. Bottle label seems very premium and well designed.

A - A vigorous pour yields a 2.5 finger head which sticks around forever and leaves decent lacing. After settling, only a small ring remains around the edge of the body. Body is amber in color.

S - Very hoppy. Not expected from amber ale style.

T - Perfect balance of hoppiness and sweetness.

M - Carbonation takes some bite off of the hop bitterness.

O - A very well balanced amber ale. In a world where amber ale is generally a malt bomb, its good to see one with some hops.

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Photo of Groomsy
3.44/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On-tap at Mellow Mushroom in Wilder, KY. Served in a pint glass.

Pours an appropriate slightly hazy amber color. Topped by a frothy off-white head that leaves splotchy lacing down the glass. The head has some staying power to it and the beer is well-carbonated.

In a field of hop-centric ales, MC's amber seems rather restrained. Filled with scents of toffee, caramel, and freshly milled grain, this beer showcases more malt presence than hop presence. There is some earthy/floral hops to contrast the sweetness, but this is a more malt-forward amber than what most may want. It smells perfectly smooth and aromatic, though.

The taste is on par for the amber style and is quaffable without being bland. Starting off with a grainy sweetness, the malt rules into the middle of the palate and evolves into notes of toffee, caramel, and maybe just a hint of coffee. Some hop presence, though mild comes in on the finish with some tea-like and earthy bitterness. Balanced, drinkable, and simple. Can't ask for much more in an amber ale.

Mildly carbonated (but not flat) and medium-bodied, this beer is definitely refreshing and - dare I say - sessionable. Some fruity sweetness lingers in the finish and complements the other flavors in the beer.

While not an exciting style overall, this beer hit the spot for me during lunch. It's simple, drinkable, and still flavorful. Don't think you can ask for more than that in an amber ale, honestly.

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Photo of Schneic8
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle to a mug.

Appearance: Has a deep caramel color with an off white head that seems to last. A fair amount of carbonation.

Smell: It has a slight sweetness with a touch of caramel. You can also smell the bitterness of the hops.

Taste: Sweet taste in the beginning that ends with a slight bitter aftertaste that lasts. I also catch toffee/caramel with a strong hoppiness.

Mouthfeel: Slight crispness from the carbonation but very creamy and smooth. It goes down easy and sits well. Medium body.

Drinkability: Very nice beer that is easy to drink. The smoothness of the beer is very appealing. It has a nice favor but I find the mild bitter after taste a little too much. Overall, a very good beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Mt. Carmel Amber is quite nice and easy to drink. It pours a red amber with thin white head that Is not lacing. The scent and taste are typical of most ambers. The mouthfeel is medium with subtle carbonation. Overall....its good.

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Photo of VncentLIFE
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks dakkon54!

It looks like a good beer. Deep amber body with a small white head. Nothing special, but looks not bad. Smells very sweet, lots of toffee and caramel here. A bit of earthy grassy notes to it as well, but still dominated by sweetness. In terms of malt ambers, its actually pretty good.

Lots of dry cereal grains, a bit of metallic feeling, and a hint of toffee as well. Very balanced and drinkable, yet still bold.

Not going to blow your mind, but you will enjoy it.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +35.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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Amber Ale from Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 128 ratings