Liquid Amber | Prescott Brewing Company

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Liquid AmberLiquid Amber

Brewed by:
Prescott Brewing Company
Arizona, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

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Reviews by DoubleJ:
Photo of DoubleJ
2.77/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

As Prescott Brewing best-selling beer, I'm expecting good things to come. From a 12 ounce can, on to the beer:

Forming a half-inch thick and creamy is the head, while below is a liquid that looks burnt orange amber. Head retention is mediocre, dropping to a think lace. The aroma is malt forward, sweet and doughy with a line of diacetyl/buttered popcorn that slowly becomes more involved into the beer's aroma.

I'm not wildly impressed by the flavor. There's a little fruity ester twang with toasted grain, a slap of butter, and a note of clean hops. The somewhat crisp mouthful helps clean up the taste and attempts to lift the overall flavor, which is on the lighter side. Not that's a particularly warming flavor to begin with.

Mediocrity from a can. At least it's somewhat drinkable.

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Photo of chinchill
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Prescott Brewing in Prescott.
Crystal clear amber with a durable off-white head. The glass is left nicely coated after each sip.

Aroma: Sweet and delicate with light malts and herbal hops but no strong malt note.

Flavor: clean and delicate, with less malt flavor than usual. Some Hops come out in the finish and aftertaste

Feel: Near medium body and medium carbonation,

O: pleasant, easy-drinking but light version of this style.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very small, maybe an half inch of light tan head quickly settles into a decent lacing above a clear caramel copper colored beer.

Lightly roasted caramel malt with a light sweetness fill the light aroma of this Arizona made drink.

Light almost sweet caramel taste of lightly roasted caramelized malted barley.

A light aftertaste with barely any dryness and just a bit of the caramel malts taste left behind with this medium bodied beer.

A lighter tasting amber taste with no other drawbacks other than a lighter taste, sometimes you find amber with a light burnt taste or a slight weird taste to them, not this one. But, having said that it would be nice if the taste of this beer was just a bit more full or bolder.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to James for this AZ beer!

A: Pours a hazy orange with a bit of brown to it. Small off-white head with minimal retention, quickly reducing to a thin ring on top. Not really any lacing.

S: Very bready with a mix of molasses, honey, and caramel.

T: The initial taste is quite malty with some bread and molasses with a bit of caramel in the middle and a candy sweet finish. Has a slight iced tea like flavor to it.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Definitely a malty amber ale, not bad at all. Easy enough to drink.

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Photo of LordCarnage
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Mtadder
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Flagwanderbrew86
4.54/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A malty, flavorful but clean finishing medium-bodied amber ale. It's an amber, what more do you want?
Approachable, full-flavored, and in CANS! Solid beer from N AZ.

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Photo of dexterk1
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CaptainFleeker
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of MisterFuzz
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of BellsFan
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of kerry4porters
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.29/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A very true amber hue—replete with fairly vivacious, medium-sized effervescent—prove, along with its liquid nature, that this beer is at the very least aptly-named. The aroma is extremely malt, and surprisingly potent, even from the mouth of a can; it smells of grains fields and mills, a sitting-around-a-bit sweetness, and subtle hints of both the yeast's work and its output. The appearance and odor are quite nice: the best aspect of the ale, for sure.

Once Liquid Amber hits the mouth, however, the results—while hardly offensive—are decidedly less nice: it's very robustly malty, as one might expect, with a heavy milled-grain valence that's at least offset well-enough by the effervescent activity and with a mild bitterness imparted from light-handed early-boil hopping. It's definitely quite drinkable, as such: but "drinkable" in that way that it's also very forgettable, unremarkable, and otherwise unimpressive.

It's a big step-up from, say, Michelob's Amber Bock, in the slam-an-amber arena; but, while it's in the upper echelons of that arena, it's still within it. If you're in Yavapai County and want a canned six-pack of something mild that's really local (instead of just local to Arizona), you could do worse—generously, it's an alright, "unpretentious" amber. One can, however, also do better in the valleys south of Flagstaff (Oak Creek, if one is willing to buy bottles; THAT Brewery, if you're packing growlers), so there's that—though I hold out hope Prescott Brewing's other offerings rise above mere decency.

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Photo of cbcrunch
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kfirestone
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ygtbsm94
1.5/5  rDev -57.5%

Photo of Tertullian007
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of woodychandler
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yet another CAN from bennetj17 and I will be in touch soon as I have discovered more ArizonCANs that I am interested in acquiring for The CANQuest (TM).

From the CAN: "Liquid Amber Ale is Prescott Brewing Company's best selling beer. With a copper to light brown color and medium malty flavor, Liquid Amber is never bitter. Brewed with added caramel malt for that rich character, and lightly hopped with Pacific Northwest hops to help round out this flavorful beer."

The auditory portion of tonight's program, otherwise known as the Crack & Glug, was once more a success. I ended up with two thick, full fingers of tawny head with excellent retention. Its color was a coppery-amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a red raspberry sweetness that was unexpected along with a nutty quality and the whole package reminded me of one of those breakfast bars to be eaten on the go. Mouthfeel was medium and the berry flavor was prevalent on the tongue. It may seem odd that I am going to like that flavor, but as opposed to its being a malt bomb as so many of the style are, I found it to be a welcome change. Finish was fruity, smooth and very pleasant to drink. One or two might be plenty, but it might make a nice alternative.

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Photo of Azpittil57
3.92/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Photo of OtisinAZ
3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Craft beer from a can, here we go....

Pours a light amber body with no head and very, almost not even noticable carbonation.

Smell of malt and caramel no hop aroma noticed.

Very easy drinking wished it was cabonated more to bring out more body in the beer. Refreshing on a 105 deg Arizona day.

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Photo of thereal_adam
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Aclucari
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.32/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Prescott Brewing : Liquid Amber Ale

Pours amber with a chill haze and fizzy foam that bubbles to the surface. Aroma of creamy malt, cereal grains, honey and distant hops. In the taste, sweet malt, green apple fruityness, toffee, and mild husk flavors. Little to no perceivable hop character.
Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a lingering apple sweetness.
Overall, an American Amber ale without any bitterness, as advertised. Could appeal to those not fond of bitters or just looking for an easy drinker.

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Photo of sunsjammer
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap at Charley Clark's, Pinetop AZ, on 7/12.

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Liquid Amber from Prescott Brewing Company
3.53 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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