Scuttlebutt Amber | Scuttlebutt Brewing Company - Restaurant and Pub

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Scuttlebutt Brewing Company - Restaurant and Pub
Washington, United States

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

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Ratings: 114 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of sprague808
1.5/5  rDev -54.8%

Photo of troutmask96
1.93/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I just busted my first bomber of this brew, and I don't know if this bottle is past its freshness date or not, but this might be the worst beer I've ever tasted. No, seriously. InCREDIBLY sour, with no redeeming flavor quality at all. Pretty mahogany color, and I like the label, but I'll definitely be avoiding this one in the future...

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2/5  rDev -39.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of Kiwano
2.28/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - orange - yellow - tan - starts with a frothy head but then thins out

S - somewhat sour apple

T - Strong sour up front with some apple in the back bitterness on the sides

M - fizzy with tight bubbles

O - a little too sour and funky without other complexity to balance the sourness - Maybe needs some strong cheese to go along with it? not sure if this is what it should taste like - maybe it was an off bottle? Don't think I would have this again.

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Photo of Jamstone714
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of Keithandandrewdotcom
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of bicyclesnbeer
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of unklesyd
2.55/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a muddled umber with a quickly dissipating head.

Thin medium-dark crystal grain aroma. Some very slight, non-identifiable hop combines in the aroma to provide a little cut to prevent overwhelming sweetness.

Thin, acidic flavor, just shy of metalic. Some bitterness, no discernible hop flavoring on the tongue, but very slight cascade in the aftertaste.

Much too cutting, not easy to drink. Best thing this beer has going for it is the mermaid on the label.

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Photo of canucklehead
2.63/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Not one of their best beers since there seems to be a off note in the finish that consists of a metallic taste and a slight feel of thinness. This is a malt forward beer but the hops are still around however I could barely finish the glass due to the off flavours. Try their IPA instead which is pretty good

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Photo of tdm168
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of Nicole_deB
2.83/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

It was…bland? Boring? It’s not BAD. You can drink it. Light malt, bittersweet finish. But I get the feeling if it wasn’t for the overabundance of carbonation, this would have been really bad. It wasn’t just light carbonation—it was exploding out of the bottle, making you feel like you were going to explode, too, carbonation. I wouldn’t seek it out again.

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Photo of Csikic93
2.87/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

The look is great, the smell however is sour. The taste is flat with no finish.

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Photo of ryanjgamache
2.9/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tbeck
2.91/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought this at the Beer Shoppe in Yakima, WA.

Pours a dark amber/purple in color with little to no head. Little clarity. Little to no aroma, what little you can smell is malt. Very sweet and malty, has a bitter aftertaste. Light in texture with a bit a carbonation. I was not excited by this beer, the taste was off but not offensive. I do not care to have this one again.

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Photo of Redscot
2.93/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A - Slightly hazy amber copper. Big fizzle and head outset which dissipates rather quickly, decent lacing but not much lasting power

S - Background malt, stronger yeast and pronounced sour, but overall subdued

T - Sour is the predominant taste - granny smith apple?

M - Nondescript, leaves a film on the tongue

D - Not enough complexity or malt for me to balance out the sour. Maybe good with a fatty cheese or food.

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Photo of GoodFellaBeau
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of cyrushire
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of rkcrozier
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Sweenz
3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Erik-P
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of foghornleghorn22
3/5  rDev -9.6%

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Scuttlebutt Amber from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company - Restaurant and Pub
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 114 ratings
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