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Ambre | Les Brasseurs

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Les Brasseurs
Switzerland
les-brasseurs.ch

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TurdFurgison on 03-19-2006

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Reviews:
4
Ratings:
5
pDev:
10.41%
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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of spdyfire83
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

92nd Review
Served in a taster glass

Enjoyed at Les Brasseurs while visiting Geneva, Switzerland. Second in the flight of all five beers available on-draft while visiting.

Note: This beer reads "double malt" on the menu after the name.

A: Golden copper. Thin (bubbly white) head.

S: Amber malt, caramel, unrippened apples. More malt sweetness.

T: Much like it smells, but a very pronounced caramel with a small bitter finish. Loads of malt, but it doesn't go well together for me.

M: Medium body with light carbonation.

O: Malt. Malt. And more malt - hence the 2x malt label in the name. Needs a bit more hop and bitter characters in my mind to be okay. As such, just below average.

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Photo of bpfrush
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

250ml served from the tap to its own chalice.

The best that you can have from Les Brasseurs. At least this one smells and tastes like real beer.

A: Cloudy copper-orange color. Medium white head. Low retention and few lacings

S: Caramel malts, yeasts and earthy hops

T: Pretty much like the nose. Light upfront sweetness. Quite bready. Caramel malts

M: Medium body and medium to low carbonation

D: Not bad. Personal remark: A bit more of bitterness would be welcomed

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Photo of Nickls
3.47/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(From notes)

Pours with a murky copper-orange color; with a thinner white head that does not stick around at all. No real lacing to speak of either.

Has a light malty sweetness to the aroma and is followed by some light earthy hop bitterness. Not much to report on either the aroma or flavor, but it was a fairly clean brew. Didn't really pick up on any cereal flavors; some fruitiness and a touch of hop bitterness in the finish. Medium to thinner MF with softer carbonation, and a dry finish. Not a bad brew, and definitely go for this above the blonde or wit. Easy enough drinking, and nothing 'off', just don't expect a solid hop presence.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.63/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Les Brasseurs in Geneva. It was served in a small chalice.

This had a burnt copper color, with a clingy white head. It smelled a little more robust than the blonde, with some roasted malt aroma. Pretty good malty sweet flavor, well balanced with some hops in the after-taste. Well carbonated like the blonde and just as easy to drink.

I recommend this over the blonde if you need to find some authentic Swiss microbrew.

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Ambre from Les Brasseurs
Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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