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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
113
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
14.88%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 113 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of Redscot
2.93/5  rDev -12.8%
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 AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.52/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 Vylo
4.34/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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 Onenote81
3.47/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trytoketchup
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zebrowan15
3.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lighter and a little cloudy. The beer is sweet and malty with sugar and apricot notes.

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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 ryanjgamache
2.9/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NickThePyro
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Metaltildeath
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bluehende
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JOldewurtel
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Csikic93
2.87/5  rDev -14.6%
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 terpdog
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dur921
3.45/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BurdockBoy
3.24/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of TwoTrees
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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 DruC4
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of jordanian2
4.24/5  rDev +26.2%

Photo of Sweenz
3/5  rDev -10.7%

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Scuttlebutt Amber from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
3.36 out of 5 based on 113 ratings.
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