Quinn's Amber Ale
Wachusett Brewing Company

Quinn's Amber AleQuinn's Amber Ale
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Wachusett Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Red Ale - Irish
Ranked #109
Ranked #29,323
3.37 | pDev: 13.95%
Feb 28, 2022
May 01, 2001
Quinn's Amber AleQuinn's Amber Ale
Notes: An easy drinking Amber Ale with low bitterness, a subtle malt profile and a balanced finish.

Availability: Jan-Mar
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Photo of rightmike
3.72/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
by rightmike

Draft has a good dark reddish color, head disappeared aquickly though, with 3/4 of beer left in stein. Very smooth, minimal smell

Feb 28, 2022
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3.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Stephenkerr from Massachusetts

Tasty, and golden indeed. The first in a series of three Wachusett beers. Enough character to inspire a hearty flow of laughs and conversation (sorely needed these days), but light enough not to be overbearing.

Mar 06, 2021
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Charliethebrit from Massachusetts

Poured from 12 ounce bottle, not dated
Orange gold color with almost no head. Amber?
Fruity pine and caramel malt on the nose. Hops taste to me to be Cascade and Northern Brewer hops
Nicely carbonation, this would be great if it was straight out of a cask and dry hopped
Tastes good, but lacks something, as if the 3 college buddy brewers are too scared to offend
Its a good, easy drinking ale, in between a pale and an amber. At $1.50 for 12 oz. this was good value
Almost there

Mar 10, 2020
3.25 by bdlusa from Texas on Jun 02, 2019
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3.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Amendm from Florida

12-oz bottle 11/15/18 needed a strong pour for a short lived egg shell white head, fizzy and foamy with large and small bubbles, spots of lacing. Clear new penny copper color appears yellow-amber in front of light.
Faint aroma of roasted malt, yeast and few herbal hops.
Taste is light, roasted and caramel malts with baked apple and pear to start, at its sweetest during the middle. Drys and bitters a little during the quick clean finish, an astringent aftertaste lingers. Warms well, a little more pronounced flavor appears.
Fizzy carbonated feel, light body. Not very "Red", light on taste and smell and a little watery.
On the plus side; inexpensive, not too bitter or sweet, faint hops per style, enjoyable.

Jan 12, 2019
3.46 by h4ger from Connecticut on Sep 11, 2018
3.5 by Ronl12 from Massachusetts on Apr 11, 2018
5 by OzmanBey from Massachusetts on Oct 22, 2017
3.52 by Dicers from Colorado on May 08, 2016
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3.71/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by predikit from Massachusetts

Pours a clear amber, leaves a fizzy white head that had decent retention

Smells very pleasing, hints of apple, a splash of grapefruit hops, with some fruity yeast.

The taste was very suprising, has a fair apple flavor to it, some honey, the malts are fairly subtle and the hops are so light to as not be there. This is sweeter than most beers I've tried, but doesn't turn me off in the slightest.

Light bodied, light carbonation, crisp finish.

I would certainly drink this again, would help quell the summer's heat.

Aug 27, 2015
3.25 by chubenzino from California on Mar 07, 2015
3.75 by -Andrew- from Michigan on Feb 26, 2015
3 by Ian_B from Massachusetts on Feb 17, 2015
Photo of ledhed1234
3.92/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by ledhed1234 from Massachusetts

A great classic Amber ale-great taste, good head, lively Amber color, crisp taste-great every year

Feb 16, 2015
3 by porterman66 from Massachusetts on Feb 02, 2015
3 by dannymo24 from Massachusetts on Dec 02, 2014
3.44 by TheBeerSipper from Massachusetts on Oct 28, 2014
3 by JKV96 from Massachusetts on Oct 11, 2014
3.5 by ShepardCommander from Virginia on Sep 07, 2014
3 by thufflife from Missouri on Aug 19, 2014
3.5 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on Aug 09, 2014
3 by Doomcifer from Rhode Island on Aug 01, 2014
3 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Jun 22, 2014
Photo of francus
3.02/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by francus from North Carolina

I felt this beer needed a more malty profile. The hops were of a variety I couldn't place either. All in all an average brew. I do plan on trying some of their other brews when I get a chance.

I did go to their website to look for merchandise and didn't see any. I like to collect brewery t-shirts.

May 06, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

Bottle from Harvest Market.
Pours a crystal clear medium gold color with a smallish white head that quickly dissipates. Aromas of bready caramel malt and light earthy hops to counter. The flavor is what I expected from the aroma. Sweet bread and caramel with hints of fruit and earth. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick sweet mouthfeel. Serviceable ale, reminds me of something I would have been really into about 10 years ago, but today its just ok.

Apr 17, 2014
3 by tbonci from Massachusetts on Mar 22, 2014
2 by russwilliam from New York on Mar 20, 2014
3.25 by Shakydog68 from New York on Mar 17, 2014
3 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Mar 16, 2014
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2.67/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by gonzo000 from Massachusetts

A - Amber Ale, really? THis looks like bud with a drop of orange food coloring

S - Smell is mellow, nothing offensive, nothing stands out

T - Very disappointed in this beer. Would call it a pilsner. Taste is not amber like in the least.

M - Okay, again, nothing offensive, nothing outstanding.

O - Weak

Feb 20, 2014
3.5 by rjm0715 from Massachusetts on Feb 03, 2014
3 by jmlewisjr from Massachusetts on Jan 28, 2014
2.5 by rorjets from Connecticut on Jan 11, 2014
4 by T_rizzo from Massachusetts on Dec 18, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on November 15, 2013.

The pour is orange to amber with a quick burst of white fizzy head that dissolves by the count of three.

On the nose there are toasted breaded malts, sweetness, butter, and vague earthy notes. But everything is subtle.

The body is light to medium.

The taste is like the nose in that toasted bready malts and butter kick in right off but there is a low to moderate earthy bitterness hanging around at the end to add just the slightest bite. Easy to drink but pretty ordinary.

Nov 16, 2013
3 by Kruja5 from Massachusetts on Nov 02, 2013
3 by Kmlund from Massachusetts on Oct 03, 2013
3.25 by DrinkingDrake from Massachusetts on Sep 21, 2013
3 by oldthumpah from Massachusetts on Jul 05, 2013
2.25 by Gtreloquence from Massachusetts on May 05, 2013
Quinn's Amber Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 103 ratings