Lands End Amber Ale
Kannah Creek Brewing Company

Lands End Amber AleLands End Amber Ale
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Style:
German Altbier
Ranked #164
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
81
Ranked #41,957
Avg:
3.51 | pDev: 10.83%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
55
From:
Kannah Creek Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  14
SCORE
81
Good
Lands End Amber AleLands End Amber Ale
Notes: Deep copper in color, this German-Style Altbier is a remarkable beer with a crisp clean finish. Lands End Amber balances the rich character of specialty malts with the mild aroma and bitterness of three hop additions to create a memorable drinking experience.
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 55
Photo of WoodBrew
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I tried this at the brewery. It poured a clear amber with white head that left a spotty lace. The scent had subtle bitter hop notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with malt base ad bitter hop presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a decent beer.

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Photo of MinerBob
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Good amber color with a slightly bitter but smooth flavor. Poors with a good head so it has medium carbonation. Hoppy smell but not a powerful hoppy flavor. Would definitely buy again.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled last night on 9/2/15. Bought this single bottle back in July while we were in Colorado. Comes in a 12 ounce bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a thumb-print handled-glass stein.

Brew pours a medium-brown amber in color with almost a good 2-finger foamy off-white head. A decent amount of lacing is seen when sipped that stuck to the inside of the glass. Aroma is of caramel malts and floral hops. Bit more going on with the taste as there is also some light grassy grains. Pretty smooth though and there is just a slight bitterness noted in the finish but didn't last long and wasn't rough. Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation. Overall a decent brew.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

thanks to JC for sharing this, enjoyed chilled from the bottle in a 1/2 pint glass.

The color is lighter amber with honey-look and 2 fingers worth of white cap with fine bead. The smell has a light caramel element with toasted and light herbal hop scent with mild yeast aroma. The feel is moderately toasted in texture with medium carbonation and light spice element iwth gentle woody and sweet tinge with dry spiciness augmenting the finish.

The taste has a nice german malt flavor with some bready malt with caramel quality and herbal hop flavors in the middle with a nice woody accent and light grainy quality with a slight yeast flavor in the background. This is a pretty tasty alt, not exceptional but well brewed and worth trying I would drink this with barbecue

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Photo of hopflyer
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 10/14/14

Pours crystal clear, light gold with 1 1/2 finger head. A little pillowy. Looks like a lot of carb. Head retains really well.

Smell is some malt, pilsner like aroma. Grassy and straw like.

Taste is earthy, grassy and barley malt. Has the German character, low bitterness, medium malt. Something I haven't had in a while. Slight hop note. Touch of sweetness caramel like.

light body, above medium carb. Clean finish.

haven't had a beer of this type in a while but it grew on me after the initial taste. Nicely done.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.16/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz into a teku glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color. The head is two fingers high, with an off white shade. It doesn't seem to have a dense, thick texture; retention is quite good, however. Sticky webs of lacing are left on my glass. (4)

Smell: Somewhat subdued. There are hints of grass and earth from the noble hops, helping to break the monotony of the toasted, caramel-laden malts. There really isn't much to the smell, though there's nothing bad about, either... (3)

Taste: It starts off toasty. Hints of noble hops and caramel help to finish it off. This beer is dead simple (unfortunately) and lacking interesting notes. I really get the feeling this brewery played it safe with this one, and that's all I have to say. (3)

Mouthfeel: The body is around medium, but it finishes quite dry - only a touch of malt lingers on the palate. It's a very well carbonated beer, also. Very easy to drink, and I can't emphasize this enough. One could practically chug this. (4)

Overall: Not an impressive beer, but a drinkable one. This beer will offend few but dazzle even fewer; translation, it's a good craft beer for beginners. Me personally, I'll take a mild beer that's balanced and technically flawless over a big beer that's a chaotic clusterfuck. (3)

3.15/5: Land's End? More like Journey Starter.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

is this thing lagered? it has that vibe to the yeast profile, but this one is another weird style hybrid between english ale and this time german lager. very unique beer, especially in the finish, but i just dont like it all that much. a fuller bodied quick finishing red beer thats extremely dry for the style, not much of that leftover sugar going on. well carbonated and clearish in color, its one of the better and more interesting kannah creek beers ive had so far, but also further proof that despite these beers being a little bit interesting, none are really all that impressive. its like introductory craft beer, very safe flavors, stuff to convert a bmc drinker maybe, but the experienced colorado craft palate will likely be underwhelmed by what these folks have packaged so far.

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Photo of metter98
3.57/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear orange amber in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige colored head that took a long time to die down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and thick lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to aromas of earthy yeast and floral hops are present in the nose along with notes of toasted malts.
T: The taste has initial flavors of toasted malts and finishes and transitions to a light to moderate amount of hop bitterness, the latter of which lingers through the finish. Notes of earthy yeast are also perceptible.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and has a nice delicate balance between the malts and hops. It is a good representation of the style.

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Lands End Amber Ale from Kannah Creek Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 55 ratings