Amber Ale | Napa Smith Brewery

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80
good
82 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Amber AleAmber Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Napa Smith Brewery
California, United States
napasmithbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by aforbes10 on 12-01-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
82
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
14.96%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear dark copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with a sweet malt flavor on the finish. There is a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer aroma and flavor wise but it's pretty drinkable for what it is.

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Eh. Too malty with a sticky sweet tone. I almost want to say this crosses into brown ale territory ever so slightly. Bottom line is that it just doesn't work. It's drinkable, yes. But there is no style or grace...or interesting character. Could be more rounded.

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

A: Deep brown amber pours to a finger and a half worth of head that dissipates to a blotchy veil of lace around the top.

S: Sweet malty aroma with some caramel and hints of grassy/grain. Maybe a hint of toasted malt in there as well.

T: Malty sweetness right from the start, leads to a toasted bread flavor along with some unsweet dark caramel flavors coming thru with a little touch of bitterness at the very end from the hops.

M: Light carbonation works well with the flavors. Slight dryness at the end leaves a crisp feeling.

O: Not a bad brew by any means. Nice amount of sweet and toasted malts with very minimal bitterness at the end.

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Amber Ale from Napa Smith Brewery
3.41 out of 5 based on 82 ratings.
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