Scuttlebutt Amber | Scuttlebutt Brewing Company - Restaurant and Pub

Scuttlebutt AmberScuttlebutt Amber
BA SCORE
3.32/5
114 Ratings
Scuttlebutt AmberScuttlebutt Amber
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company - Restaurant and Pub
Washington, United States
scuttlebuttbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,061
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
114
pDev:
15.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of Boone757
3.52/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rifugium
3.18/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at their brewery

Poured a clear amber with a modest white head that receded to a thin ring. Basic toasted malts in the aroma, nutty, and slightly earthy. More basic-ness in the taste: toasted malts, honey-roasted peanuts, with some earthy hops for balance. Medium mouthfeel, and pretty easy to drink, though nothing unique.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22 ounce bomber - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Discretely described by their website as being "Most popular." Let's give their greatest hit a try!

Appearance: Pours a clearish, amber-tan body with a modest-sized, near white head that soon settles into an inner-glass encircling ring.

Smell: Aroma of toasted, bready malts, nuts, and overcooked, bitterish caramel permitting notes of tart-scented fruit and dried, earthy herbs to join in.

Taste: Maltiness of toasty bread crumbs tossed up with lightly charred caramelized sugars and unsalted peanuts. Moderately sweet. Herbal, leafy, earthy hops with hints of dried citrus and sufficient, balancing bitterness. Very light tart fruitiness buried in the taste. A jerk of soap lather late in the taste, kind of spoiling the whole proceedings for me. Nutty, soapy, lightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: I'm drinking it, and, yes, I'll finish, but I'm just not really loving it. A so-so amber, at best. Maybe their less popular beers will resound with me.

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Photo of tdm168
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of Erik-P
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of flagmantho
3.83/5  rDev +15.4%
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 DoubleJ
3.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

One more brewery from Washington to make its way to SoCal. 22 ounce bottle, and on to the beer:

It's a show of tiny bubbles inside this orange amber colored beer. Thick lacing of froth stays around on top, soapy lacing around the glass....she's looking pretty. But looks can be deceiving, she smells a little odd. Steely, odd esters, bread crust, oktoberfest-style maltiness all in the nose.

Based on the nose, I thought that there would be a chance that I grimace, but that fate has been avioded. Leaning towards the malt, cookie dough, caramel, esters, and minerals take the show. The mineral aspect is far dominant, which is a visual buzzkill for those who are reading along with this review and were taken on a sweet ride from the first three flavors. The touch of sulfur is also present. Light in the body and nearly watery at times.

Decent overall and somewhat refreshing. I wouldn't go crazy nor be fearful if I were to meet with Scuttlebutt Amber a second time. Still, the chances of a second meeting in my life are slim.

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Photo of Raziel313
2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of cjgator3
3.2/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle

A- Pours a clear amber color with an off-white head with good lacing.

S- The aroma is sweet malt, a lot of caramel and some hops.

T- The taste like the aroma starts out with a good dose of sweet toasted malt with a mild bitterness in the finish from the hops.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, I would have like some more hops to balance out the nice malty sweetness in the aroma and taste but this is a pretty decent amber overall that is worth a try.

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Photo of beertunes
3.83/5  rDev +15.4%
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 stereosforgeeks
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.12/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a dark amber color with good carbonation and a nice white head

S: Smelled metallic, caramel, molasses

T: Taste was bready, caramel, molasses and sugars

M: Mouthfeel is medium to light, not appealing, sharp metallic feel, flat on taste

D: Pass

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of twelveinches
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of bubseymour
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of MDDMD
3.05/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-amber color with a light tan head which dissipates quickly

S-slight citrus and some yeast/bread notes

T-citrus and malt but some sour overtones

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation

O-average amber ale, nothing special, but drinkable

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Photo of RoyalT
3.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Reddish-orange in color with a small head that went down rather quickly.

Smell – The aroma of malt and balancing hops is very tight and proved difficult to locate.

Taste – This isn’t bad. The hops pick up a little more at the taste. They are nice, moderate, floral, and dry. The malt is toned down but still there. There’s also a tartness in there that I can’t pinpoint and a slight mix of buttery smoothness.

Mouthfeel – I thought the carbonation was a little on the cheap side. It crackled in the mouth more like a soda than a beer. Otherwise, this ale was medium-bodied and dry.

Drinkability – Smooth and drinkable. I probably won’t stock up on it, but I’ll have one from time to time.

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Photo of ROGUE16
3/5  rDev -9.6%

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 LilBeerDoctor
3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 10/16/08. Bottle courtesy of scrizzz. Pours a clear amber/orange with a small ring of white head. Aroma of buttery popcorn and sweet malt. Flavor of sweet sugary fruitiness, strawberry, and nice malt. Pretty tasty and drinkable. I'm surprised at these low ratings because this is a good amber!
7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5)

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Photo of RedDiamond
4/5  rDev +20.5%
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 The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.21/5  rDev +26.8%

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 bcsbeer
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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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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