North Peak Siren Amber | North Peak Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Peak Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
northpeak.net

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A deep kiss of liquid lust that will caress your tongue, thanks to an array of toasty Pale, Crystal (30 and 70) wheat, Carapils and roasted barley malts balanced by the subtle bite of Willamette and Fuggle hops.

48 IBU

Added by adamette on 12-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
175
Reviews:
49
Avg:
3.29
pDev:
16.11%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 175 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of Kerrie
4/5  rDev +21.6%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of chuckgietzen
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of wvsabbath
3.18/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Copper/tan dark brown. 1/2 creamy head. Lots of lacing.

Smell - Floral hops, malts, some carmal, not much more

Taste - FIrst taste is very malty, with a grassy, bland yeast flavor. SOme grapefruit and sugars are present but overpowered by the yeast flavor. Not much going on for it otherwise. Rather one dimentional and light on amber qualites like spices, pungent malts and hops.

Mouthfeel - Thin, bland, coats tounge with malts, not much bittering and certainly easy to recover from.

Overall - Not impressed, too bland, not enough flavors. Hops are weak, malts are overpowered and nothing about this is worth a repeat drink. ALot better ambers out there.

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Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Fargrow
4/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of wagenvolks
3.17/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled May 6, 2011.

Siren's color is good--caramel core with amber highlights and bursting with carbonation, but unfortunately the crackling head disappears so quickly I can't even remember what color it was. Decent aroma with a flash of juicy, tropical hops amidst sweet amber malt. A bit of vegetal (dare I say, adjunct-y?) notes in the background keeps this from being a really special Red Ale aromatically speaking.

Nutty flavor is backed by a touch of bitter and floral-tasting hops. Again, adjunct flavors in the finish are husky and grainy with a bit of metallic twang. Mouthfeel detects a nicely carbonated, medium-thin body with a crisp finish. Overall, a decent amber ale, but the corn/rice adjunct flavors (even if they came from barley husks) are a little too strong for my liking.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3/5  rDev -8.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of drbenderdo
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of gordavidson
2.23/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A- A clear amber/ copper color with a quick to fall white head. Looks like a soda pop.

S- Faint apple juice. That is all.

T- Very bitter with a hint of fruitiness. More bitter than actual flavor.

M- Bitter, but with a good amount of carbonation. Very dry on the finish.

D- Not appealing and forgettable. Bland and bitter.

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Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of hosehead83
3.66/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.5 oz. "stubby" bottle into an English dimpled "pot" pint glass
Deep amber in color, with a nice , frothy head of foam
Aroma-Faint malt and citrus notes
Taste-Subtle fruitiness, sweet malt, faint citrus with a subtle hop bite in the finish
Overall, a decent session brew, if a bit lacking in depth and character.

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Photo of Bierguy5
2.95/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

11.5 oz stubby bottle. Crystal clear amber color. Head disappears immediately. No lace. Rather disappointing here.

Grainy malt, with a toasty, earthy background. Not much else going on.

Maybe a slight biscuity malt, however the grainy flavor comes through rather quickly. A bit astringent. Some sweetness. Earthy hops kick in to balance, however there is a strange sort of artificial feel.

Thin body, with a bit too much carbonation. This one seems rather disappointing.

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Photo of Cotton_27
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of target88
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Ryan011235
1.93/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 2/2/11

Jan 0411

Clear, tobacco brown color. The head didn't quite make a finger's worth & it was short-lived. Swirling helps some but retention is wispy at best (none by the end). Practically no lacing.

This doesn't smell very good. There's an all-too-prominent medicinal-clad fruit aroma that weighs heavy upon notions of faux-caramel & watery bread dough. Faint suggestions of grain & husks that was, thankfully, stronger while still in the bottle.

The taste is comparably bad but in a different way. Still a bit medicinal but not as much. Not quite as much caramel as I would hope for, nor is there a vibrant hop profile that can really make this style shine. Instead it's more of a mild, earthy hop bent strewn in with some yeasty bread notes. There is also a granular notion; similar to wheat perhaps?

Medium-thin, watery feel. Carbonation is appropriately low but it causes the medicinal flavors to leave with a coating finish. Meh.

Siren is pretty dismal across the board; I simply don't find it enjoyable. It gets worse as it warms. I drainpoured the last few ounces.

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Photo of AGust82
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.5/5  rDev -24%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of adamette
3.1/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes taken 10 15 09. Poured from tap at Jolly Pumpkin Ann Arbor into a clean, clear glass.

A Basic amber look. 3.0

S Not much smell really. Maybe some medium malt. 3.0

T Basic amber taste. Kind of thin and boring. 3.0

M Medium feel, appropriate to guidelines but again, not much going on here. 3.0

D Good but I will not likely seek this out again. 3.5

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Photo of mcrawford
3.67/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

North Peak Siren Amber from North Peak Brewing Company
3.29 out of 5 based on 175 ratings.
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