Serenity Amber Ale | Crabtree Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Crabtree Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by JuicesFlowing on 03-10-2012

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Dmart1223
3.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a good amber ale and probably more unique than the other reviews let on. I think that's because it shares some characteristics of a nut brown ale, though.

Serenity's look doesn't do itself any favors though: Clear and tawny brown with a dusting of egg white head, and no legs or lacing to speak of.

The smell gives a mix of sweet malts, a bit of toffee and some black pepper, and it sweetens as it warms. Me gusta.

The taste hides its 46-ish IBUs well, that's for sure. It has some great thickness and a little bit of nuttyness throughout, with some biscuit and more of that dry pepper. Finishes clean and refreshing.

Serenity isn't the most incredible of beers, but it's still pretty tasty. It toes the line between an amber and a brown, bringing some of the things I like and dislike about both styles into the mix. Worth a try.

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Photo of JohnyFriday
4/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of kojevergas
2.66/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Expectations are average.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with extra vigor as carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger beige colour head of nice cream and thickness, and above average retention. Body colour is a caramel-chestnut amber. Transparent and translucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Caramel, caramalt, nuts, biscuit malt, malt-induced fruit esters like cherry, and residual sweetness. An average strength aroma.

T: Malty and sweet, with hints of malt cherry. Muted messy caramel and caramalts. Biscuit malt. Quite malty all around; too much so for the balance. No yeast character or alcohol. Too sweet.

Mf: Sticky, smooth, and wet. A bit syrupy. Doesn't suit the flavour profile all that well.

Dr: Drinkable but forgettable and pedestrian. I wouldn't seek this out again. A mundane amber. Hides its ABV decently. Meh.


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Photo of bsuedekum
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

maybe the only crabtree beer ive had that hasnt been splendid, this was a major let down. pours a clear amber color, less red than brown, with almost no head. the nose is all grain, almost extracty, sweet and artificial tasting, not enough hops at all to balance out either the nose or the taste, and a really off finish as a result. it tastes fresh and all, but the recipe just needs reworking, its borning and uninspired, which is so strange for a place that makes such great other beers. feel is a little flat, a little heavy, and leaves a long grainy aftertaste that just leaves a lot to be desired. fortunately, all the other beers by crabtree have been exceptional, so i can let this lackluster amber slide. definitely one to skip though, totaly pedestrian at best.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of zeff80
3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, amber color with a one-finger, tan head of bubbly foam. It left some thin sheets of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled toasty with a light piney/grassy nose.

T - It tasted of sweet breads with caramel and some grassy and piney bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is an okay amber ale. Tasty and sessionable.

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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a rather dark mahogany color with a foamy light cream colored head. The head soon dissipates to a wisp of bubbles, little or no lacing is present. The beer smells slightly boozy up front, but is followed by roasted malts and a hint of nuts and bread. The beer tastes malty all the way around, with a touch of sweetness. A hop presence can be detected at the beginning. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a dry finish.

Overall, it took me a second pint to get into this. The first one felt boozy and a bit too strong for an amber ale. However, as I settled into it, it opened up a bit and is pretty tasty. Probably with less alcohol, the appearance would get a better rating.

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Serenity Amber Ale from Crabtree Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 15 ratings
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