Beach House | Strand Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Strand Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by augustgarage on 05-11-2010

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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 13
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Photo of gregmoscetti
4.35/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Strand's Beachouse amber is a very thoughtful beer. It isn't loaded down with hops, its not overly malty, hell its not overly anything. In a beer geek world where the amber ale is white noise, strand fine tuned it. They addressed this beer the same way they addressed their pale ale: Clean, consistent, and intentional.

What stands out about this beer is the Strand style... brewing a beer with a solid body, that can stand up on its own. Since I first tried this beer, the brewers have definitely found their stride. Drinking a strand amber is like drinking a single version of whatever Oscar Blue's Gordon is... A similar malt background and depth of flavor, minus a bunch of the booze.

As drinkable as the style suggests, drink this beer between the hours of noon and 7pm, preferably in sunlight and always amongst friends.

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Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of augustgarage
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap @ Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood; 5/6/2010. Served in a generic nonic.

ECE/SAE amber highlights the copper/rust body. Good clarity with a breath of chill haze. Small ivry cap laces in a sandy ribbon. Decent retention.

Delicate aromatics: a gentle collection of caramel, pale malt, and faint pine-laden hops.

Mild digestive biscuits, along with a light (some would say moderate) bitter note which is at once herbal and fruity on the palate. Caramel male comes forward but the hops add a distinctive brightness to this amber ale. Tasting this side by side with BrewDog's 5AM, the "American" character is emphasized. Very clean. No diacetyl or DMS.

Well carbonated, light-bodied (but not watery), with a hint of stickiness.

Almost too approachable - the hops keep things just interesting enough, but this is ultimately a forgettable albeit highly quaffable ale.

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Photo of socon67
3.46/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EchoParker
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of kmoen
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Sazz9
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Jree261
3.92/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance-Nice red to copper amber with off white foam.

Smell-Potent strawberries and ripe, red fruit (I can smell it out of the glass when it's sitting on the counter). Grape fruit roll up as well as subtle yeast coming at the end.

Taste-The subtle yeast on the nose becomes potent wheat and yeast on the palate with the fruits falling to the background.

Mouthfeel-Full bodied and pretty hefty, good balance and excellent length on the finish.

Overall-Good beer, I like the transition from nose to palate but I would have liked to have the fruit longer than it actually sticks around.

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Photo of OnryAndMean
3.27/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of largadeer
3.06/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of metter98
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Rock & Brews, El Segundo, CA

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down and left lacing on the surface and the sides of the glass and a collar around the edge.
S: Light aromas of grainy malts are present in the nose along with some notes of caramel malts.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except that the malts are a bit sweeter. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Despite all of its maltiness, this beer is actually quite drinkable and goes down easily.

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Photo of Beerbuddy21
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of ruzzal
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zorro
3.12/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear amber colored ale with a small white colored head.

Smell is malty with some hop, strong tea aroma. Mostly grapefruit aroma.

Starts out mostly toasted grain and tobacco leaf. Little bit sweet with some tea and a sharp hop bite at the end. This beer makes me think "Sweet Tea" as I drink it.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall just another amber ale.

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Photo of GbVDave
4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at Kincaid's Redondo Beach 1/8/12.

A: Served a hazy amber-apricot color with an impressive 1 1/2 finger of just off-white head that displayed excellent retention and hung around for most of the glass and left behind an impressive amount of lace.

S: Restrained balance. Lightly toasty hops, slightly piney hops, and a hint of sourdough breadcrust.

T: Just as above. Hate to be cliche, but this tastes just as it smells.

M: Suprisingly full yet delicate with nice back and forth between the dry/toasty malt and lightly spicy hops.

O: I was really impressed by this beer. I usually give ambers a pretty wide berth but this was a reminder to me to not discount entire styles based on past history. Excellent.

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Photo of aufie
3.27/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hopsputin
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%

a: a beautiful rich hazy amber color. solid off-white 1.5 finger head that looks real creamy. simple, yet elegant appearance

s: picking up mostly caramel malts, and a large aroma of fresh bread. if you dig deep enough you'll find some underlaying rich molasses

t: taste much follows the aroma. its clean crisp caramel and tons of fresh bread. a hint of fresh braced black pepper. finishes sweet, and with a very mild tea leaf flavor

m: medium mouthfeel that is slightly creamy and silky. not much carbonation. this is a beer i feel would be real nice on nitro

o: its super-pleasant to drink. its not overly complicated, but flavorful enough to enjoy each sip. at 5% it will probably go down real fast

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Photo of scottiethebody
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jbuckhead
2.25/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Unpleasant bitterness, slightly acrid. Lacks depth.

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Photo of chadski
3.14/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Chuggernaut00
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Drew_V_dt
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Teddy-Pickles
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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