Blueline Series: No Equal Amber Lager | Redhook Ale Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
redhook.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Redhook, the official craft beer sponsor of the Seattle Sounders, knew from the moment he heard the Emerald City Supporters chant “We came to drink” that he was in good company. Responding to their call, Redhook teamed up with the loudest and proudest of Seattle Sounders fans to express their mutual adoration of sport, beer and the Emerald City. Available in 22-ounce bottles and on tap throughout the Pacific Northwest beginning March 2nd, No Equal Amber Lager is a sessionable beer brewed specifically for Seattle Sounders fans. No Equal Amber Lager is a well-balanced beer with the perfect combination of rich malts and hop bitterness. The beer’s color comes from the generous use of Munich and Caramel malt, while its medium bitterness comes from the addition of noble hops.

30 IBU

Added by flagmantho on 03-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
32
pDev:
14.53%
 
 
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2
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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Food Pairing: Fresh orange was quite nice with this. Ate it alongside, rather than putting it in the glass, but that might have worked just as well.

A - Clear nutty-brown with nice bubbly head which left some good lacing
S - Caramel and nuttiness, some estery sweetness too.
T - Very similar to Newcastle, but cleaner and a little bit better balanced in my opinion. Pecans and walnuts. Some caramel and citrus echoes without being overt about it. A bit of bread on the end.
M - Very nice. Refreshing without feeling too thin. Bitterness is well in check here too.
O - Redhook is so great at making solid beers you just can't argue with. Good balance here, and an excellent session brew which could fit just about any occasion.

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3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cold 22 bottled on Feb 12 13. Served in tapered pint glass. Beer is deep amber but crystal clear, and tops itself with a nicely sized white head. Crisp, lagery aroma. Flavor is true to the color, with a solid malt backbone, suggesting carmel and grain, but not overwhelming with either.

A legitimate lager for optimistically warm spring days. Trying to escape the heavy ales of winter, but not yet ready for a true Summer pils.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

had this on tap out in Issaquah, WA in the Spring of '12. It was on tap in our hotel lobby bar, which had very limited hours, and i basically planned the rest of our trip around when they would be open so i could have one or two of these each night.

color is very deep amber

head was nice, inch or two in a pint glass, laced perfectly

smell was mostly malts, but definitely had a hop scent, on the citrus side.

taste is very balanced, a little spicy, has a great malt backbone with a hop finish

Overall, the most drinkable beer i have had. perfect balance of malts and hops. i think it has something for everyone. i am a total hop head, and i loved this brew, which is very much a balanced brew.

i can't wait for our next trip to Seattle, i am going to the brewery this time

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber purchased at a local grocery store. Part of Redhook’s “Blueline Series,” according to the label, this was brewed to celebrate Redhook’s sponsorship of the Sounders. According to the label, this was bottled on July 11, 2012 at 1245 in Woodinville.

Poured a clear, slightly dark amber, with a creamy-looking off-white head. Said head took several minutes to drop, leaving quite a bit of lace on the sides of my Iron Goat Brewing pint glass.

Aroma is not bad – slightly roasted malts and a nutty scent. There’s also a whiff of grassy hops.

Malty in the taste, which is not surprising for an amber lager. Flavors are bready and mildly nutty. Towards the end of the taste there’s also a bit of the grassy, mildly bitter hops noted in the nose before things finish on a clean note. Again, not bad.

Medium bodied, with a clean finish one would expect from a lager.

This is an extremely well made beer that I’d be more excited about if I were more of a fan of amber beers. A 12oz serving would be more to my liking. It’s certainly not a flavor bomb, but if you want a beer that’s not too demanding, you could do a lot worse than this.

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Blueline Series: No Equal Amber Lager from Redhook Ale Brewery
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 32 ratings