Quinn's Amber Ale | Wachusett Brewing Company

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Quinn's Amber AleQuinn's Amber Ale
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Quinn's Amber AleQuinn's Amber Ale

Brewed by:
Wachusett Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An easy drinking Amber Ale with low bitterness, a subtle malt profile and a balanced finish.

Availability: Jan-Mar

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-01-2001

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -33%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into tulip. Pours a copper color with some white foam and a lot of carbonation. Malty and bready fruity lager aromas. Taste is slightly below average, but its close enough to a 3...Crisp malt flavors, slight sweet fruit notes and a hint of yeast. its not bad, but there are better options out there. Mouthfeel is over-carbonated and dry. Again, give it a try but dont seek out.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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2.82/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, muddled, copper-yellow coloring with a frothy, white, small bubbled foam of head about half an inch tall. Aromas are light and smooth, with a light sweetness atop some toasty and bready tones. Flavors are off-balance a bit, with a decent, strong roasted caramel malt backbone and some subtle fruit highlights overpowering any of the toasty and biscuity qualities that were present in the nose. The beer is light to the point of watery in mouth, which makes it easy to drink, but not overly rewarding. The aftertaste is cloyingly sweet, with a slight floral twist. The finish is a bit watery, and leaves a slight film behind. Like I said, it's easy to drink, but there are better beers worth your time and focus out there.

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

A-Pours a dark hay color. Head is well put-together. Head retains and laces sporadically. Head is smooth and creamy. Fairly clear.

S-Sweet and light. Caramel aroma. Faint overall aroma. Not unpleasant. Barely any hops. Nothing offensive.

T-I actually enjoyed this more than I expected to. Sweet of course, but the finish is addictive. Light floral hops. Smooth flavor. Polished off my glass quite quickly.

M-Lighter bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth and a bit creamy. Alcohol hidden.

O/D- I am not a fan of this style. This was actually one of the better one I have tried from this style. Sweet and simple. Less coarse than other Irish Reds I have had. Nowhere near bad.

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Quinn's Amber Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 97 ratings