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Amber | Jefferson St. Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jefferson St. Brewing Company
Virginia, United States | website

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by on 04-19-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
18
Avg:
3.27
pDev:
34.25%
 
 
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 18
Reviews by cyclonece09:
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kegatron
3.53/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ the Jefferson St. Brewing Company (Lynchburg, VA) on 2/6/10.

Pours a clear coppery amber, with a smooth covering of bright-white head. This stays fairly frothy around the edges, leaving a nice looking creamy cascade of lacing back. The aroma is floral and a touch spicy smelling, with a lightly toasted tanginess to it from a combo of roasted caramel malts and fruity citrus.

The taste is more sweet and tangy up front with toffee and citrus, before getting a bit more roasty feeling towards the back. A moderately spicy hop presence offers up some balance, then lingering past the finish with an earthy feel. The mouthfeel is medium bodied (maybe a bit lighter) with some sharpness up front to it but this gets much more smooth and creamy across the palate as you swallow.

This was a decent stab at an Amber. This seemed rather pedestrian at first but I have to admit that the roastiness of it won me over a bit the more I worked on it.

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of 88caprice
3.1/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of AgentMunky
3.33/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 2L growler into a nonic pint glass. The growler was filled five minutes earlier at Fry's Spring Station. From notes. Reviewed July 2011.

A: About one finger of head which fades quickly. Very reddish brown. High clarity.

S: Beery and lightly fruity. Neutral grain.

T: Malt is startlingly chocolatey. Some light initial fruit before the drying maintaste. The aftertaste is toasted, bready, and dry. Very malty.

M: Full, round, and dry. Little carbonation.

O: Mediocre beer. Very forgettable. Neither recommended or unrecommended. Probably won't have again.

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4.2/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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2/5  rDev -38.8%

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3.54/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

64oz growler, filled 8/4/13, drank 8/11/13
Bruery tulip

A: Pours a nice "amber" color. Vibrantly clear. Thin layer of bright white head. Sticky lacing bits. Still has come carbonation after a week in clear growler.

S: Smells lightly hopped and nutty. Definitely pulling those caramel malts.

T: You get a touch of bitterness up front. Very mild. Nutty malt character comes in. Sweet caramel touches. Finish is fairly dry.

M: Light medium bodied.

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Photo of CrellMoset
2.79/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Amber, on tap at Jefferson St. Brewing Company, as part of a tasting flight. This review is a few months old, but I'm just now catching up on my backlog from this particular period.

Appearance: A filtered pale amber, appropriately enough, more of an orange caramel than red, really, capped by half a finger of lightly tanned head with surprisingly good retention that in turn leaves surprisingly good lacing and a nice, thick dusting. A solid beginning.

Aroma: Bready and husky notes dominate, insofar as anything dominates in this aromatically distant brew. Slightly roasted, but largely empty and minerally.

Taste: Very hollow again, and almost sort of musty. Faint, distant husks of caramel malt, faint toast, and dry bread crusts accompany a distant citrus hop twinge - probably pelleted Cascades - and a definite chemically aftertone. Very dry.

Mouthfeel: A little overcarbonated, but on the whole a fluffy, bold mouthfeel, bright, and inoffensive. Moderately bodied and dry enough for this to not be problematic.

Drinkability: A step up over the Honey Wheat, that's for certain. Not a standout amber, but a drinkable brew that I could see myself going back for if I was here to eat.

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Amber from Jefferson St. Brewing Company
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