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
Ratings:
79
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
13.68%
 
 
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3
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19
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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of seedyone
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

09/08/11 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Fave of the day. Malty more than hoppy. Me mucho likey.

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Photo of Beerdrinking
4.21/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

East Coast Amber. Love it

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Photo of PaleAleWalt
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of giorgia
4/5  rDev +14%

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

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of logicalparadox
3.91/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
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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3.88/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of John
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber ales...typically thought of as an intro to craft brew for macro drinkers, there's not a whole lot to get excited over. That said, this is well above the average amber. Sturdy malty, but well balanced, providing an assertive hop bite from start to finish. Solid brew.

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Photo of Niedzws
3.84/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of squack
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of williamherbert
3.82/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep and glassy ruby red look with a tinge of orange. Clear. Sparse head, spotty lace.

The smell is toasted malts with some light caramel notes. Sweeter honey and light butterscotch flavors. Not overwhelming but good.

The taste is sweet butterscotch on the front of the tongue (ringwood?). Some thicker barley in the taste, plus hints of mild dark chocolate and caramel. Very rich and well-balanced. Hint of sour apple on the tail end. Slight bitter hop.

A little sandpapery in the feel. Slightly bubbly. Has a bite on the way down. Not mind-blowing, but a good, solid brew.

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Photo of Roby923
3.81/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Clover Club Brooklyn. Super refreshing and fairly simple amber ale from our friends in Syracuse. Not too hoppy or malty. A tasty brew but not overly memorable.

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Photo of WesWes
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an amber color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a solid pale and crystal malt scent along with a mild hop aroma. The aroma seems pretty standard for an amber ale. The taste is decent. It has a nice malty flavor that is a bit sweet with crystal malts. A great deal of hops are present as well, making the finish quite bitter. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinking amber ale. It's got excellent malt character and a wonderful hop presense.

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3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of frykid
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebuck
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of StrangerTides
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Cooker_stp
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.74/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Coppery orange. One finger of creamy white head lasted over 30 minutes. Lacing down the entire mug.

S: Initially has a very musty hop odor. Light caramel aroma, chestnut nuttiness with a slight metallic tone. Improved quite a bit with warmth. Everything became more integrated, sweeter, and pleasant. Deeper notes of toffee, molasses, and biscuit.

M: Medium, soft and chewy body. Very active carbonation, but moderate overall in feel.

T: My overall impression was a hoppy vienna lager, though it was brewed with English malts. Not that sweet. Pretty well balanced with hop bitterness at the end. Overriding orange fruit character worked well with light caramel notes and spice. If I had to guess I'd say they used Northern Brewer hops. Lots of good woody flavor, birch bark, light pine, and grassy mint. Some metallic remains too, which is the only detractor for me.

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Empire East Coast Amber from Empire Brewing Company - Brewpub
3.51 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
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