Amber's Hot Friend | Skookum Brewery

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Brewed by:
Skookum Brewery
Washington, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bfarr on 08-15-2010

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 13
Reviews by Bfarr:
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3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear red amber with a tan fluffy head with good retention and uneven lacing. Floral hop and caramel malt and something I couldn't quite put my finger on before it went away. Flavors match the aroma in a very nice balance with a clean finish. Fairly robust body with sharp carbonation.

This is a good, very drinkable amber. The carbonation was a little high for my tastes but it was made up for in taste and body.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of blguillen
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of mactrail
2.83/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Appearance is certainly hot, with the dark amber red brew topped with plenty of off-white foam in the Timmermans goblet. Quite carbonated with a sudsy mouthfeel, another sexy feature. Then there is the odd and not pleasant smell of damp garage and dry corn cobs. Flavors of roasted malt, and a touch of old fruit.

This is the classic American Amber, and I don't mean that as a compliment. Even a plasticky note. Slight bitterish, dishwater finish. But I give points to Slookum for having a label with an easy to decipher date: PKGD 03/14/16. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Elizabeth Station in Bellingham.

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Photo of stndglss
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of ticstub
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of grittybrews
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nutty amber with a small finger of off-white head. Malt-dominated aroma with caramel and a touch of pine.

Moderate carbonation and an extremely light mouthfeel. Brown sugar and biscuit up front with a mild hop presence on the finish.

Light and easy-drinking, although I didn't find the flavor profile as complex or full as the other Skookum offerings.

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Photo of seasondek
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of beertunes
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best beer name ever. The name is so good I've given a couple extra half-points, just because. Served in straight pint glass. Poured a solid amber color with just a thin cap of off-white head that had low retention and medium lacing.

The aroma was smooth and malty, with a trace of hops in the background, a fair bit better than typical for the style. On the tongue the solid malts are clearly the dominant feature, but there is a definite hop presence. The beer is very well balanced with a tangy finish.

The body was solid, smooth and easy to drink. A very good example in this regard. Drinkability is very good, the beer is balanced and smooth. Overall, a very good example of the style. I could easily drink several while watching a game. Worth trying when you see it.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber's Hot Friend from Skookum Brewery
3.54 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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