Quinn's Amber Ale
Wachusett Brewing Company

Quinn's Amber AleQuinn's Amber Ale
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Style:
Red Ale - Irish
Ranked #228
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
78
Ranked #47,249
Avg:
3.37 | pDev: 13.95%
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
101
From:
Wachusett Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
78
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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
Reviews: 50 | Ratings: 101 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by mikesgroove:
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mikesgroove from South Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

brown color, hazelnut highlights are riddled throughout with a wonderful mix of colors. A smallish head of light tan then pops up from the bottom of the glass and reaches about a half an inch before settling back down again.

Aroma is of light caramel, roasted nuts, light touches of butterscotch like sugary notes. Warming brings out a very earthy and pronounced flavor to it. Really nice done but a touch light. This is my only complaint as it did not have the pop I was really looking for at the time. Smooth, even flavor really did not deviate much from beginning to end as the overall impact was nicely put together. A bit light on the feel

Dec 11, 2011
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PaulD from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Feb 12, 2013
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Benjaminwileketchum from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

Jan 20, 2013
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T_rizzo from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +18.7%

Dec 18, 2013
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rorjets from Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Jan 11, 2014
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ledhed1234 from Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Feb 16, 2015
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porterman66 from Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Feb 02, 2015
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francus from North Carolina

3.02/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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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russwilliam from New York

2/5  rDev -40.7%

Mar 20, 2014
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Fettpopps from Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -11%

Mar 16, 2014
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JKV96 from Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -11%

Oct 11, 2014
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-Andrew- from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 26, 2015
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Kruja5 from Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -11%

Nov 02, 2013
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rjm0715 from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Feb 03, 2014
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Shakydog68 from New York

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Mar 17, 2014
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ShepardCommander from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Sep 07, 2014
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gonzo000 from Massachusetts

2.67/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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
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Nichols33 from Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -11%

Jun 22, 2014
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Ian_B from Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Feb 17, 2015
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TheBeerSipper from Massachusetts

3.44/5  rDev +2.1%

Oct 28, 2014
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predikit from Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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
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chubenzino from California

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Mar 07, 2015
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Ronl12 from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apr 11, 2018
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Amendm from Rhode Island

3.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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
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bdlusa from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jun 02, 2019
Quinn's Amber Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 101 ratings