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Blazing Amber | Old Schoolhouse Brewery

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Brewed by:
Old Schoolhouse Brewery
Washington, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RedDiamond on 10-12-2009

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by froghop:
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2.7/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

pours a semi-cloudy brown with a very thin white head, and some lacing.

smell is faint, caramel, and malt.

taste is thick, caramel, malts, and hops, ends a little bitter but more of an english bitter than an amber ale.

overall okay, but not that great.

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Photo of leedorham
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark reddish amber with a 1 inch head. Layer of foam throughout. Not much lacing.

S - Hops. Nice citrusy profile. A bit of acidity to the nose. Nice and bright.

T - Hops dominate, more at the forefront than with most ambers. There is a little caramel character to attempt balancing the hops but this is definitely a beer with Washington pride.

M - Fairly full-bodied. Medium high carbonation.

D - Nice and refreshing with a beautiful, bright profile. I will buy this one again. Much better than some of the crowd pleaser ambers out there.

p.s. Am I drinking a different brew than all the other reviewers? I am not getting these esters and caramel character at all.

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Photo of philbertk
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Old Schoolhouse Brewery Blazing Amber Draft Ale--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV? 55 IBU's? (4.25 / 5.0) Sediment dust. Thin but lacy tan white head. Clear deep amber red color. Earthy malty floral hop dark fruit ester front. Mildly creamy earthy crusty toasted toffee caramel burnt fruit biscuit doughy rich body. Clean malty smooth hop spice end. Fresh &Tasty. Sampled 8/7/2010. 2 @ $5.99 Each.

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Photo of CoryR
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of RedDiamond
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pleasant, no-frills ale with a satisfying balance of malt body and resolute bittering derived from a distant English lineage. The body is dark bronze and tasted fresh despite minimal carbonation. And the malt sugar aroma was enticing.

Routine in some respects, but not at all dull.

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Photo of Bookseeb
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance has a deep reddish amber with a thin head leaving a nice lace. Smell is lightly roasted with a subtle light malt sweetness. Taste has that same roast and sweetness as in the aroma, but with an earthy note and mild hops and a bit of spice. Mouthfeel is smooth that goes down slick having good carbonation. I'd say a fitting name for this Amber, since it has a bit more kick in the palate than most I've tried.

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Photo of KimenTshom
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Blazing Amber from Old Schoolhouse Brewery
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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