Empire East Coast Amber | Empire Brewing Company - Brewpub

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BEER INFO

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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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 18
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1.25/5  rDev -64.4%

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2/5  rDev -43%

Photo of VaporDome
2.6/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Extremely bitter, not much flavor otherwise

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Hojaminbag
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Light colored body with an off-white head. Solid retention, and a little bit of lacing stays behind on the glass.

The aroma has fruity notes with sweet malt.

An ugly bit of sourness pops up in this one, and it is quite unpleasant. Besides that there is a ton of fruity ale yeast in this one, with some bread and toffee from the malt. A good bit of toasted malt also. There is also a low to moderate hop bitterness in the finish.

Light body, the carbonation is a little bit low.

The sourness killed this one. Without the sourness it would be passable; Empire makes good stuff for the most part.

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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2.88/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of Dave_Treat
2.94/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of JohnQVD
3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.02/5  rDev -14%
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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3.08/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.16/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.21/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
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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Empire East Coast Amber from Empire Brewing Company - Brewpub
3.51 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
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