Scuttlebutt Amber | Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
Washington, United States
scuttlebuttbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
114
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
14.88%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 114 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of Vylo
4.34/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wilkinswesley
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

Photo of jordanian2
4.24/5  rDev +26.2%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.21/5  rDev +25.3%

Thanks to Donkster46 for the trade!

Serving style : 12 oz bottle poured into glass for appearance etc

Appearance (4.75) : All I gotta say is this wins an award for the messiest beer I've ever had. The head is so freaking enormous that it flowed over the top of my glass. I'm measuring about five inches. That's insane. FIVE.

Oh yeah, the body is a perfect amber color, it looks great.

Smell (5) : Sweet honey notes with cheerios (honey nut cheerios?) and some good spice. Green and black grape. Some fresh watermelon or cantelope. The smell is fantastic on this beer. I can't help it, it's a five.

Taste (4.75) : Good gravy, this is like the best amber I've ever had. It's so smooth, so succulent, so...right on the money. No off notes, perfect finish. It's got that beautiful mildly sweet wheat taste and all the spice comes together just like it should. It's just stupid good.

Mouthfeel (4) : Carbonated, watery, and dry. Ends bitterly dry in a GOOD way. Nice.

Overall (4.21) : My heart is aching that I only have ONE of these and I can't get them anywhere. I'll have to message my friend Donkster and ask him to send me more of this beer. It's quite simply fantastic. Am I drunk? I don't think I could type if I was. This beer is really, really good. No lie. Near perfect amber ale.

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Photo of Bookseeb
4.14/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a nice amber color with a thin head and no lace. smell has sweet malts, molasses and floral hops. Taste has a nice combonation of the sweet malt and hops that goes down very easy. Mouthfeel is medium having nice carbonation. A very enjoyable brew that I will more than likely get again.

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Photo of kosmoraios
4.1/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one in Everett, nice and fresh.

Pours a deep bronze colour with ample carbonation and a lasting white head. Aroma is of light, sweet malts and some lavenderish floral tones.

Taste is of lightly toasted malts, well-balanced with hops. More hops than I'm used to in an American Amber, so I'm pleasantly surprised. The hops are quite floral and just bitter enough to add a nice balance to the sweet malts.

Not a bad Amber at all, drinkable and sessionable for sure. Nice for a Seattle Summer day.

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Photo of beertaster13
4.1/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a magnificent red sap with a nice off white head that dissolves as the session goes on. The smell is a very light but pleasant floral and hints of pine trees. A butter cup molasses is slightly detected. The taste has a nice citrus ping to it, light enough so non-hop lovers will like it, but also hop fans will be happy as well. Perfectly rounded, a nice plum taste goes nicely with the caramel malts. Lighter than many Amber's but still tasty. Very drinkable, good session beer.

Note: also reviewed this under Amber

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Photo of RJLarse
4.07/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I bought a bomber of Scuttlebutt Amber at a grocery store, while on a business trip last month. Poured in to a pint tumbler.

Pours a rich copper/bronze color and is slightly hazy. A bubbly beige head forms atop the brew, and produces some lacing while it lasts.

The smell is fairly strong with a sweet malt aroma. Some earthy floral notes as well.

The taste is a toasted biscuit flavor, with some caramel malt taste along side. There is a peaty flavor, and very little bitterness. A lot of malt and grain, very little sweetness or bitterness in the flavor.

Mouthfeel is full-bodied and smooth but light and crisp.

Probably one of the more drinkable amber ales I have had. Very drinkable, very sessionable, and it would be good most any time. I would have this again for sure.

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Photo of pianoguy
4.06/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. No bottling info provided

Pours a very attractive deep amber body that you can almost see though. A white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Minimal lacing

Smell is malt forward. It comes across as a slightly sour applesauce.

In addition to the malt there is a nice little balance of hops that was noticeable in the finish. Very nice !

Crisp feel that bordered on prickly, seems right for the style.

Overall; I was impressed by the deep amber color and the taste. This is a classic American amber ale. Well done!

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Photo of senttochris
4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of sam_bliss
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber into pint glass

A- Kind of cloudy dark burnt orange. White-ish small head.

S- Smells of brown sugar and red fruits. A little bit of caramel and brandy round out the nose.

T- Tastes great. Some spices and sweet malts back up this beer's big sour orange juice flavor.

M- Typical for an amber. Nothing special but just right - not too thick and not too thin with non-obtrusive carbonation.

O- I am decidedly picky about ambers. Some, like fat tire, are grossly overrated by the casual beer drinker. This passes the taste test. Distinct from Irish reds, Scuttlebutt's amber ale nails the American amber.

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Photo of Sweetbeard03
4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of CampusCrew
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: more on the reddish apprearnce with
a little amber glow, not much.

smell: light hop aroma, caramel

taste: mostly carmamel malt flavor, decently balanced aiwht ow hop presence.

mouthfeel: light-medium bodied

drinkability: an avg amber ale could have used more hops.

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Photo of RedDiamond
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear crimson-brown with a smattering of lather. The taste and aroma show gentle alt-like properties with smooth malty contours, modest hop balances (from Mt. Hood and Willamette hops), and a vague suggestion of hazelnut. Easily approachable and sessionable. And often available in six-packs at bargain prices.

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Photo of gshak
3.96/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A decent amber with well-expressed malt character. The hops were there to add some piney bitterness and balance, but otherwise stayed in the background. Wouldn't mind drinking this one again.

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Photo of evergreen_machine
3.92/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flagmantho
3.83/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this beer on-tap at the brewery in a six-ounce sample glass.

Appearance: rich golden amber hue with a crystal clear body and one finger of rich ivory foam. I like it.

Smell: light, sweet malt with attractive floral hops; good, but low intensity for my taste.

Taste: similar to the aroma, but stronger and more well rounded. The sweet malt and complementary floral hops may not be for everyone, but I quite enjoyed it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with low-to-OK carbonation. Passable.

Drinkability: tasty and refreshing -- I'd definitely order this again.

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Photo of beertunes
3.83/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a pleasing reddish amber with a half inch of tan head that had decent retention and minimal lacing.

The aroma was the expected malty scent typical of the style, with a nice tang of hops at the back of the scent. The flavor was a pleasant surprise, mostly malt of course, with a pleasing floral hop taste and some citrus hops on the finish.

The body was fairly typical for the style, a little fuller than medium bodied. The drinkability was very good,I would (and have) take a couple of sixers of these to parties or cookouts where the crowd may not be beer enthusiasts, and I'm happy with this beer and so are the civilians who try it.

Overall, a pretty good example of the style, worth some effort to try.

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Photo of DruC4
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of TeachChefs
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wonothesane42
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of SlaughteredWolf
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of dunix
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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3.36 out of 5 based on 114 ratings.
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