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Tap Room No. 21 Amber Ale | World Brews

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Tap Room No. 21 Amber AleTap Room No. 21 Amber Ale
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2.74/5
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200 Ratings
Tap Room No. 21 Amber AleTap Room No. 21 Amber Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
World Brews
California, United States
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Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 05-17-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,661
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
200
pDev:
25.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 200 |  Reviews: 83
Photo of Texasfan549
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
2.67/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of zeff80
2.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured out a clear, amber color with a one-finger, egg shell white head of foam. Short retention and little to no lacing.

S - It smelled malty and fruity, but not very good.

T - It tasted of sweet malt, very, very sweet. Odd fruitiness with a very mild spice.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light bodied ale with a smooth finish.

O - This is an okay brew. Too sweet. Needs some balance.

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Photo of superspak
3.21/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 5/11/2016. Pours clear medium orange/amber/light copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, honey, brown sugar, toasted bread, light nuttiness, light citrus/apple fruitiness, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Okay aromas with some dark/bready malt, honey, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with decent strength. Taste of caramel, honey, brown sugar, toasted bread, light nuttiness, light citrus/apple fruitiness, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Minimal herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel. honey, brown sugar, toasted bread, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Solid robustness and complexity of dark/bready malt, honey, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Minimal dryness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready/grainy mouthfeel that is good. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.5%. Slight diacetyl presence. Overall this is an okay amber ale. Decent robustness and complexity of dark/bready malt, honey, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. This was pretty bland and needed more hop presence; but was fairly tasty and enjoyable otherwise.

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1.76/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a thin-looking, pale amber-hued body with a thin, white head.

Smell: Good heavens! This is, regrettably, is my third beer and Tap Room certainly saved their worst for last. Bargain bit malts stirred up with adjuncts and plastic shavings. It's only the sick, depraved masochist in me that presses onward.

Taste: Minimal malt character with a noted dusting of aspartame for added, if unpleasant sweetness. Almost no hop character or bitterness, instead you're treated to some repulsive plastic overtones. This is inexcusable and one I can't throw down the drain fast enough.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Avoid. As was the case with the pale ale and the lager, this is unenjoyable and wholly unrewarding. It's pretty understandable this horrid thing rolled out of the doors of a major malt liquor producer.

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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of tdm168
2.95/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A - light, see-through amber with a thin, soapy, loose head that fades quickly

S - caramel malt, sweet; very faint

T - caramel malt, light peat, apples, somewhat sugary, marshmallows

M - medium bodied, crisp, a tad overcarbonated

I'm not sure how I feel about this one. The flavor isn't bad, but it's certainly not as expressive as I'd like for the style. The marshmallow flavor through me, but I actually liked it because I thought it gave this beer some dimensions. Overall, this is an average at best amber, but inexpensive and very easy to drink.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.11/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Light copper amber hue with a briht white head froming nice even lacing. Aroma has a very grainy earthy herbal hop character underneath caramelized malts. Super fruity apple juice and tart cherry notes way too sweet for me like unfermented malts here way to harsh on the palate. I can't believe this is at every Kroger in my area. Flavor is super sweet with a tart juicy flavor it's got apple juice lik notes tastes like a fourty intead of a macro ale or lager. Fizzy cabonation not the best stuff, very fogrettable light to medium carbonation with thick residual sugar notes throughout. You couldn't pay me to pick more of this stuff up.

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Photo of rolltide8425
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of a77cj7
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of Duff27
2.41/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Light amber in color with a quickly receding one-inch white head. Some lacing.

S- Bready. Smells of a macro.

T- Corn, caramel malt. Slightly sweet taste at the back end.

M- Adequate enough carbonation. Leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

D/O- Got this one from a friend. Had to look it up. Went in with an open mind. Never again. A BMC drinker may like this one, who knows.

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Photo of sendbeer
1/5  rDev -63.5%

Photo of tempest
2.46/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Picked up a single from Chip's Wine and Beer in NC. This tastes like a beer from a macro brewer and reminds me a bit of Yuengling's Lord Chersterfield. There's a mild caramel note that's sweet before the beer finishes dry. But there's also an unpleasant vegetable note, that remind me of cheap beer. I'd avoid this one. It's not cheap or very good. At least it looks decent.

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Photo of Mora2000
2.37/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Thanks to Travita for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. Not sure how an amber ale is yellow in color, but I guess I can overlook that. The aroma is corn and biscuit malt. The flavor is a mix of corn and some malt. No real hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I can overlook the color, but not the terrible flavor or aroma. Avoid this one unless you just have to have the rating.

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Photo of Zorro
3/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

New arrival to the supermarket.

Per the name of the beer this is a clear amber colored beer with an off white head.

Fruity smelling like this whole series of beers it heavily suggests that this was fermented hot so that it could be sold quicker. Strong caramel aroma and a slight spicy aroma from the hops.

The taste starts off sweet and fruity with a big caramel taste to it and a solid bitter aftertaste. Lots of caramel taste and this is the flavor that defines this beer. Stronger than expected bitterness in the aftertaste this is fairly good. There is a persistent fruity flavor present from esters that heavily suggest hot fermentation like a malt liquor.

The mouthfeel is good.

An OK beer from a generally not so great brewery. If you have to drink one of these Tap Room 21 beers this is the one to pick.

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Photo of wrightst
3/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of akorsak
3.38/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 12 oz bottle purchased at Chip's in Kill Devil Hills, NC.

A: The ale pours with a brilliant copper red color, looking pretty much just like a penny. The body is clear, showing off no imperfections beyond the steady stream of carbobation. The head atop the ale was one thick finger on pour and, sadly, is no more.

S: The aroma is grainy sweet, focusing its attention on the malty side of the ale.

T: The taste closely mirrors the nose, grain-dominant with little hop balance. The malts are bready with a green grape dry sweetness. They are reasonably thin, quickly evaporating into the mouth with little whimper. A few seconds after the sip is gone, the graininess returns to softly lull the tastebuds.

M: The mouthfeel lacks hops, other than that this is a surprisingly good drink. The flavor is inoffensive, possibly even good and it won't wear you out.

D: The low abv and nice session taste pleased me, I wouldn't hesitate to pound down a few of these.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.4/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass, while tailgating for the Texans-Colts game (just to add to the ambience). It was a golden color with a small white head. Sweet malt/caramel aroma. Very malty taste, which kind of overwhelmed everything else. Still, a nice beer to drink.

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Photo of Zach136
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of rspauldi
1/5  rDev -63.5%

Photo of khargro2
1.25/5  rDev -54.4%

Photo of Pencible
4.2/5  rDev +53.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured a clear, light amber with white head. It smelled like lots of lemon and grassy hops with dry earthy malt. It tasted almost like apple cider, with sweet caramel malt, apple and lemon hops, and very refined yeast. It was watery with a bit of carbonation, and had a bittersweet aftertaste. Overall this had good flavor and was clean and easy to drink. Maybe the best amber ale I've had yet.

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Photo of Brenden
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The color is a completely clear amber. A very slight white head sticks around for a minute or two before being reduced to a thinnish foam. Just a bit of thin, spotty lacing is left around.
The aroma is certainly thin and weak. Malts are in here but not the highest quality. Are there adjuncts in here? There's almost a corny sweetness before leaning more toward fruits. A bit of toast is here as well and a dusting of something herbal makes me believe that there's at least something by way opf hops contributed.
The flavor follows suit. Grains carry the day and a bit of something diacetylic lingers as well. It's not terrible, but it's below average.
Thin and dull, at least this light-bodied brew has enough crispness to not be flat.

If this is representative of these Tap Room 21 beers, I'm not sure I want to try the rest. Seeing them pop up at grocery stores everywhere, I hasd a feeling it might be a macro effort. Whatever else, it's certainly lackluster.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
2.64/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle from a 12 pack procured on sale from Kroger for 9.99. No freshness date. Pours a crystal clear amber color with a stark white head. Retention is excellent but does not leave much lacing.

Nose is caramel popcorn, grainy, wet malt and some cooked vegetables. Not really very appealing.

Taste is pretty basic and seems to have a DMS problem. This is NOT craft beer, right? Tastes mass-produced. Sweet and caramely without any real hop presence to speak of. Mouthfeel is fine and carbonation adequate. Its beer, albeit not very good beer, Id take one over a BMC most of the time. Unfortunately for Moe's Taproom, it is a pretty poor example of the style, and compares poorly to its peers for an Amber Ale.

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