Amber
Franconia Brewing Company

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Style:
Red Ale - American Amber / Red
Ranked #539
ABV:
not listed
Score:
82
Ranked #39,187
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 13.46%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
38
From:
Franconia Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  13
SCORE
82
Good
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Reviews by Jasoncpace:
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Jasoncpace from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

May 31, 2014
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turbine2475 from Texas

3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-Pours a reddish/caramel with little to no head from a bartender doing me a "favor"
S-Roasted malts and sweets hops....not much else.
T-Caramel, roasted grains, and some toffee.
M-Thin and low carbonation, I think the keg is getting old, or no one knows how decent a brew this is right now.
D-Not a bad beer that I found in a country-ass bar in BFE. Would like to try it fresh at the brewery and re-review!

Jun 08, 2008
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 18, 2018
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buzzed from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Sep 29, 2012
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waddellc2 from Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Apr 29, 2014
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YieldToNothing from New York

3.75/5  rDev +3%

Jan 27, 2014
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Thanx4AllDaFish from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Apr 02, 2014
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a0lbudman from Alabama

3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L-dark clear amber with a tan head
S-sweet malt smell with a light hop aroma
T-malt with a hop bitterness that fades back to a sweet finish
F-medium carbonation with medium to light body
O-had a sweet taste and smell

Mar 29, 2015
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aubzachsyd from Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

May 10, 2014
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Scepter from Texas

4.27/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Automatic (Wired)

Jul 26, 2015
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needMIbeer from Virginia

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

May 25, 2016
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hozersr from Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

May 05, 2017
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cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dec 17, 2016
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sokol_1993 from California

3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had it at the brewery on tap.
Dominantly chocolaty and nutty. Sweet.

Jul 25, 2016
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Agriverbear from Texas

3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Really disappointing amber. I like Franconia beers. This is a 12 oz bottle. Taste is just off

Aug 06, 2016
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cardinals22 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Aug 11, 2014
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klub24 from Texas

3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Feb 23, 2015
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Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

3.19/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sep 25, 2015
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LizT from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 11, 2016
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monk2021 from Texas

3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sep 01, 2016
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MinerBob from Oklahoma

3.97/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

As the name implies pours Amber in color with a white head and some lacing. Good malty flavor with no hop bitterness. As smooth as a beer can be easily a session beer.

Sep 30, 2017
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Maddcheff from Texas

3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 27, 2018
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Navin-Johnson from Texas

4.49/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aug 20, 2018
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BrewAskew from Oklahoma

4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours out to a very creamy head and long lacing. Color is hazy amber. Aroma is malty, with caramel, toast, and floral hops. Flavor is subtle mix of Munich malt, crystal malt and soft, gentle hop flavor and bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and co2 is moderate. Overall this beer presents itself as a clean malt showcase. It has German lager-like smoothness and less American "attitude" for the style.

Jun 30, 2012
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Redrover from Wisconsin

2.92/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

I had the Franconia Amber on tap at the Gaylord. It was one of 8 local beers they offered in their sports bar.

Served in a pint, the beer is a chill hazed Amber with just a whisper of beige lace.

The beer has a faint aroma of caramel and crackers.

The taste is very earthy which surprised me. It is slightly sweet but I wonder if this beer is old and past it's prime. The earthy taste is very strong and there is a hint of brown sugar in the backend. It is off putting and kept me from finishing the beer. The off tastes were not that dirty tap line funk, so it must have been the beer itself.

The mouth is medium.

I would sample this again to see if my pint was just and old and stale.

Apr 22, 2017
Amber from Franconia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 38 ratings