Kirkland Signature Amber Ale | Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation

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Brewed by:
Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation
Washington, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Troyone on 03-19-2009

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Reviews:
81
Ratings:
190
Avg:
3.2
pDev:
24.38%
 
 
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Photo of jimmybryght
3.93/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

When my wife returned from Costco and told me to get my beer out of the car, I knew she got me a case of something. I had no idea what was coming next. Costco-branded beer? I was very disappointed. She knows to get my brew from BevMo and nowhere else!

Needless to say, I was most impressed with the Kirkland Amber Ale. Nice deep bronze with a low head. Thick and rich. The aroma is hoppy with nice malts, some wheat and something else that I can only compare to dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is wonderful - thicker than I expected. A two-tiered finish with a wheaty aftertaste. Try it warm and then cold. It's actually more rich when it is warm. No loss of taste at all. I'm going to get some more this weekend.

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Photo of jeffjeff1
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was pretty good. Picked up a case of 24 Kirkland beers at Costco for $15. Can't beat the deal. Good beer, cheap and a lot of them.

Appearance- amber color, transparent

Smell- caramel, hops

Taste- malty, hoppy

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- pretty good, will be drinking it again, can't beat the price!

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Photo of Japerrault
3.53/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice looking golden amber with a thick white head, which dissipated quickly.

S: Carmel and some spicey hops.

T: Light sweet caramely malts at first followed by slight hops bitterness in the finish

M: medium body with good carbonation. The feel is right for the style/

D: Easy drinker. Nothing harsh. Overall a good basic amber.

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Photo of originalsin
3.61/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Kind of drunk now...I don't know why I saved this one for last.

Truth be told, it pours a dull amber color with a little bit of off white head that disappears without to much fuss.

The nose on this one is probably the best out of the pack--some nice caramel and roasted malts mingling with floral hop notes.

The taste is heavy on barley and caramel malt. It's medium bodied and really nothing special. A drinkable brew for a costco bbq, as previously noted in other kirkland reviews. One of the more solid beers in the pack

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Photo of illidurit
2.66/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear light amber color with an ecru head and a little lace. Aroma is toasted wheat bread with some nuttiness and diacetyl. Flavor is not much different except for vague notes of caramel, iced tea, and metal. Thin and watery mouthfeel, drinkable but not very good. Not exactly a big surprise.

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Photo of Troyone
3.8/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amber color with minimal off white head, moderate action, and didn't see any sediment.

Rich caramel and barley grain aroma with a hint of florals.

Has a grainy taste of toasted barley malt and a hint of caramel with a hint of mild grapefruit and butter.

Medium bodied, resinous and slight butter feel, with lively comfortable carbonation.

Another session type of amber with a craft grainy taste of toasted barley, not too sweet.

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Kirkland Signature Amber Ale from Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation
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