Amber Ale | Mt. Carmel Brewing Company

Amber AleAmber Ale
BA SCORE
53.7%
Liked This Beer
3.69 w/ 121 Ratings
Amber AleAmber Ale
BEER INFO

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.

Added by Beejay on 02-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,332
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
121
Liked:
65
Avg:
3.69/5
pDev:
12.74%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
30
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 121 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of WVbeergeek
2.43/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

No dates on this label, pours a slightly hazed amber hue with a billowing khaki tan head, fine speckled lacing. Aroma has some caramel malts, nice cereal grains with slightly earthy pine hop notes. Flavor is sharp with a tart sour bread note with a harsh grainy husk note, and earthy hops coming through. Only $1.89 a bottle but this one has something going on that I'm not sure the brewer intended. Not the most drinkable or palatable amber I've come across however there's a nice fruitiness, with cereal grains and caramel notes coming together light herbal/earthy hops in the flavor. Not bad just needs some work in quality control, I'm not saying infection but there's something off here. Mouthfeel is medium bodied smooth mellow carbonation really nothing to complain about the texture. Overall like I said it may need tweaking or this bottle may not be as fresh as I would prefer there's no way of telling considering there's not bottling dates.

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Photo of shanegatter
2.46/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Decent, lightly hopped

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Photo of jonaspb
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of Jaybirdsbeer
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of OWSLEY069
2.85/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clean orange-ish to amber color with a light tan head. In the aroma, a sweet caramel like roast. In the taste, a sticky sweet caramel like roast. A small bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a a bit sticky dry caramel like aftertaste. A bit sticky and big caramel, eh!

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Photo of CycleHops
2.96/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mtooman
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of wildcatboy
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of misterkew
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Rod_J
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Boone1504
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of WynnO
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of mattsucks
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of thearsenal
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of davemathews68
3/5  rDev -18.7%

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 Johnroby
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of 1mrbeer
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.29/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

3.0 A: Clear medium orange color with a tint of amber. Pour yielded just a touch of head that quickly fell, leaving no lacing.

3.0 S: Toasty with hints of caramel. That's about all I can say since the nose on this is so weak.

3.5 T: Lots of toastiness in the taste, however. Some caramel, but not much. Earthy and spicy hops. Maybe a bit grassy as well. Light neutral malt sweetness and a bit grainy.

3.5 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. This could be a lot creamier, but it goes down easy enough.

3.5 D: A quality, though run of the mill amber. I'm not sure why the nose on this was so weak, but it was.

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Photo of kirok1999
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear amber/red with a massive, and I mean massive rocky white head. I could only get half the bottle in my 16oz'er. The head lasted way too long for me and it made the beer a bit hard to drink. Smell was pretty mild, sweet and full of caramel with some mild hop notes of citrus.
Taste was much stronger than the smell. Sweet and dark with notes of wood and dark fruit. Lingering dark aftertaste. It's highly carbonated and that also makes it a bit difficult to drink, It fizzes up in the mouth way too much.
Not a bad tasting beer but the over the top carbonation hurts it quite a bit.

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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.

(20th)

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Photo of Yancey82
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeledonia
3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another beer received in a recent BIF.

Pours a medium-dark amber color, not quite clear, with one finger of yellowish tan head. Decent retention, some lacing. Not bad, not great.

Smells fairly nutty, heavy on the malts, with some faint herbal hops. Nothing exciting going on, but not bad. Low sweetness, low bitterness - rather woody. Malts and hops, you know the drill.

Taste again is pretty malty, though the bitterness picks up through the second half. Mildly bitter finish that gradually fades away. Malts are, again, rather nutty and woody.

Mouthfeel is fine, just like most things about this beer. Fine. Medium-bodied, a little heavier than expected, with enough carbonation.

This beer is fine, but it's pretty blah. It doesn't wow me with anything - no big flavors, no subtle complexity. It's just okay.

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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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Amber Ale from Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 53.7% out of 100 with 121 ratings
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