Empire East Coast Amber | Empire Brewing Company - Brewpub

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Brewed by:
Empire Brewing Company - Brewpub
New York, United States
empirebrew.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by John on 08-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,581
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
88
pDev:
13.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 18
Reviews by tempest:
Photo of tempest
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It was a good beer, but just too light to be an amber. It weighed in on the heavy end of golden ale. It tasty mostly of lightly roasted grains, like a sweet biscuit cookie. There was really no hops profile and maybe only a little balancing bitterness. It's not that anything tasted bad, it was just a little too mellow to be an amber ale. It was quite drinkable and wouldn't make for a bad session beer, but stack it next to Sackett's Harbor Amber and it's no contest.

This doesn't seem to be the same amber previously reviewed.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed at the brewery.

A - clear brownish amber. Off-white head with medium retentino

S - aroma was mild but good.

T - Surprise! A very fine taste that starts a bit sweet and finishes bitter. Malty/hoppy finish.

M - full for style; good, perhaps slightly high, carbonation.

D - an easy-drinking and inviting beer. Excellent session beer.

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Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Sammy
3.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A good cask for the style. Peachy colour, with some lace and white head. AN average mouthfeel,a smooth drinker. Its flavourful and a bit fruity.Pacific northwest hops were well used. A surprise of the Syracuse Real Ale Fest.Brewer Tim Butler is spreading his wings.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of grahuba
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Jackgus12
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of poohbearzeccola
3.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBCrew
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

4 oz. sampler poured into a tasting glass. Pours an amber-hazlenut color with an off-white head that slowly dissipates leaving some lacing. Aroma of hazlenuts, malty sweetnes and a hint of hops. Taste to match the aroma, but the malt is rather subdued - I was expecting a little more malt complexity. Well balanced nonetheless. Medium-light body leads to easy drinkability. Another good session beer.

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Photo of lzepplin01
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of PaleAleWalt
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of dgeebs07
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nyrblue2
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of buzzy
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ChipChaight
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Niedzws
3.84/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of edthehead
3.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of logicalparadox
3.91/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.02/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Clover Lanes in Pittsford, NY.

This one pours a clear medium amber, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

This one doesn't smell like a whole lot, a bit of toasted bread, and some metallic sort of stuff.

This doesn't really taste all that good. It's got a weird metallic character to it that I don't love. There's a perfunctory toasted malt/caramel note to this as well that's not particularly interesting.

This is medium bodied, with a crisp mouthfeel, and a higher level of carbonation.

Kinda boring, honestly. Not bad, but not particularly interesting at all.

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Photo of JohnQVD
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of zrroot
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of plaid75
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, New York.

Poured a medium amber hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a nutty malt, caramel and an herbal hop spice.

The taste offered round malts, some caramel and a balancing drying hop.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a typical ho hum amber ale here. Serviceable.

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Photo of Ardeer
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bustersuess
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of M16storm
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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Empire East Coast Amber from Empire Brewing Company - Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 88 ratings