17th Street Amber Ale
Big Muddy Brewing

17th Street Amber Ale17th Street Amber Ale
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From:
Big Muddy Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
80
Avg:
3.27 | pDev: 9.48%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
11
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 01, 2016
Added:
May 08, 2013
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  1
SCORE
80
Good
17th Street Amber Ale17th Street Amber Ale
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Rated: 3.96 by craigbelly from Iowa

Nov 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.11 by Washuffizi98 from Tennessee

Dec 02, 2015
 
Rated: 2.84 by Fatty_Mccracken from Illinois

May 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.35 by peabody from Kentucky

Mar 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by EvanWilliams from Illinois

Dec 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by Wamba from Illinois

Sep 14, 2014
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Reviewed by Ego from New Jersey

3.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
eyes...
hey it's amber in color (imagine that), one finger of very stable head that is fed with lots of bubbles rising up, lacing is good, pretty standard looking but no real distractions

nose...
nice smoke aroma, really great notes of cherry smoke, you can sense some sweetness underneath but the smoke dominates easily here, if you like strong smoke (and I do) this is delicious in the nose

taste etc...
the taste is.. er sort of absent, it is very light on the amber and very light on the smoke I'm afraid, it drinks a little light and the carbonation is also underwhelming, if I let this live in my mouth I get some of the smoke (camp fire) but... but... just a very bland beer otherwise

verdict?
no freshness date on the bottle but it was buried on a bottom rack at a trusted store... smells great drinks blah
Feb 28, 2014
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Reviewed by beerthulhu from New Jersey

3.29/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
- Growler.

A: A strong paced effervesce presence within a deep amber colored body. An impressive milky textured cream colored head of one inch sits steadily atop. Leaves with 50% coverage rate of streaky marks on the glass.

S: Aroma of slim jim, cold beef jerky, cold bacon, and caramelized pork. More sweet then smokey.

T: Flavor of smoky bacon, dried maple syrup sweetness. Syrup laced sausage, sweet vienna malt and sweet essence of smoked pine. Dried sweet fruitiness of figs with some sweetly smoked crystal malt, chocolate and a light fruity hint on the go.

M: Body was light, semi-frothy, light smoky warmth and a very light charred bitterness off the tongue.

O: Overall sweet and smoky amber malt. Leans towards the sweeter side of things a bit which may inhibit repeats, the smoky, earthy bitterness factor was fairly light.
Feb 09, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by TimHitchings from New Jersey

Feb 03, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by LoveStout from New York

Jan 12, 2014
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Reviewed by jtierney89 from New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Deep slightly hazed auburn hue with a thin off white head that dissipates quickly. Good bid of smoke and woodiness on the nose. Some malt sweetness but mostly smoke.

Toasted grains and hearty breads on the tip of the tongue rolls into very savory smokiness. Woody earthy flavors lay below a thick layer of smoke flavor. The beer finishes with a nice dosing of underlying bitterness to bring some balances to the faint sweetness that the malt presents as well as attempts to halt some of the powerful smoke flavor. the strong savory smoke lingers on the finish however along with some bitterness on the back of the tongue. The beer has Brisk bright carbonation and is on the lighter side of being medium bodied making for good drink ability.

I would like to see more of this beers "amber" components come through as it's mostly just a smoke beer with some other subtle nuances that work but it's nothing "wow"
Jan 09, 2014
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Reviewed by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
A-light brown color with hint of amber and decent off-white head, some lacing

S-toasted malt, light caramel, not noticing any smoke

T-toasted malt, hint of smoke, caramel, mild bitter finish

S-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, light

O-not a lot of smoke or much of a base beer, not offensive or difficult to drink, just not compelling at all
Jan 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by acurtis from New Jersey

Nov 08, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Nov 07, 2013
 
Rated: 2.75 by Kahlstrom from Missouri

Jul 16, 2013
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

3.79/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear, brown color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight pale malt, hops, slight caramel malt, hint of earthy malt, and a hint of smoke. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight pale malt, hint of hops, hint of earthy malt, and slight smoke. Overall, good aroma, body, and blend.
May 08, 2013
17th Street Amber Ale from Big Muddy Brewing
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 16 ratings