Miner's Treasure Late Amber
Galena Brewing Company

Miner's Treasure Late AmberMiner's Treasure Late Amber
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American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #1,005
Ranked #43,375
3.39 | pDev: 13.27%
Galena Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
Miner's Treasure Late AmberMiner's Treasure Late Amber
Notes: Formerly contract brewed by Sand Creek Brewing
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 30 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of drn
3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Perhaps Galena Brewery’s most popular ale, Miner’s Treasure is a classic amber ale, rich in sweet (but not too much) caramel maltiness, Pours a clear reddish-gold with a great creamy head.

Hops show themselves in the crisply clean finish. Another good beer for the beginning craft beer drinker as well as the more experienced.

This is a great beer with savory food, able to stand up to flavorful food without being overwhelmed.

Available year-round on draft, in bottles and in kegs.

IBU’s: 20; 5% abv

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Photo of Duff27
3.95/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Fizzy inch-tall off-white head on a very light red beer. Plenty of effervescence within the glass. Average lacing and head retention.

S- Pale malts, bready...not unlike an adjunct lager. Maybe some lemon zest.

T- Well balanced...but sweetness keeps it interesting. Bready aftertaste but no off flavors. No alcohol in the taste.

M- Medium mouthfeel, adequately carbonated.

D/O- An "in it for the long haul" session beer drinkers dream. Packs the flavor into a (relatively) small ABV. Plus points on drinkability. Perhaps not my favorite of the style but one I wouldn't turn down in any social setting that wasn't a beer tasting.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
3.95/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a copper-amber hue, not particularly lively, and there is not much head to top it off. The nose, well, there doesn't seem to be one. A light, clean grain aroma is all that I can eek out. The flavor, however, is very good; it is mild and reserved, but also quite sublime, though it relies on little more than clean grain notes, pristine water and a light floral finish to produce such delectable results. As far as straightforward, easy-drinking beer goes, this is near the top of my list.

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Photo of BeerLover99
3.04/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: amber/rust body, trace head, patchy lacing

S: slight fig/date, malt, biscuity

T: sweet citrus up front, malt, bready/biscuity,
light bitter finish

M: med/light body, smooth mouth

O: Ambers are my least fav style, but this
is a ok intro beer and good substitution
for your NB Fat Tire loving friends.


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Photo of DStave
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at the brewery.

I was told that this was their most popular brew, and honestly I'm not sure why. The IPA, Hefe, and the Stout were all exceedingly better than this brew.

The taste was basically all your could expect out of a brown ale. It's not my favorite type of beer, but I've had better and I've had worse. Very middle of the road.

I can't really comment that much on the smell, I didn't bother with this one, so I just gave it an average score (i'm so sorry).

The mouthfeel was the best part. Crisp. clean. refreshing.

Overall, I'm glad that I got to try all of Galena's beers but they need to market their others more if this is their #1.

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Photo of Contagion
3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It pours a dirty copper color. There is cloudiness to it that light passes through and you can make out some images, but you can’t clearly see through it at all. Poured into a pub pint glass with the last quarter of the bottle being poured aggressively, a 3/8 inch white head formed that faded to a film on top of the beer. The film lasted until the beer was completely drunk. Little to no lacing formed on the side of the glass.

Smell: Right off I could smell a rich caramel malt aroma. It’s followed with a hint of cereal grains. On a second sniff I could detect a slight nuttiness to it that helped bring the smells together into a pleasant and appetizing blend. As the beer approached room temperature there is a touch of alcohol to the aroma.

Taste: I really wish I could say this had a very discernable flavor, but it was rather mild. No flavors really jumped out, they all blended together to become hard to detect. A lightly roasted malt flavor is the only thing I could really pull out of it. I could barely detect any hops. This is very inoffensive and is one of those beers that would be drinkable by most beer drinkers. Not great, not bad, but just middle of the road. The finish is very mild and fades quickly. It is a beer that would compliment any meal you are eating without affecting the flavors of the food too much.

Body: It’s a light bodied beer, which is not surprising as it is a late amber ale. The carbonation bites the tongue, but isn’t so strong that it’s distracting or making you bloated as you drink it.

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Photo of Lemke10
4.05/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I bought this as a mix and match 6-pack from Everhett's in South Beloit, IL for $9.99.

Pours a cloudy brown amber with good long lasting head as the aroma of wheats and spices tickle your nose. Has a smooth mellow taste that is quite full in texture. Great blend of wheats and malts. Has a great full taste but at the same time is kind of bland since no ingredient really stands out too much. Definetly worth a try!

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Photo of mdwalsh
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Rubaiyat in Decorah
A: WHITE head on a pale golden/amber body. Barely amber. Pretty good clarity but no active carbonation. 3.5

S: Not a lot going on here, very weak, just a hint of generic "beeriness". 3.0

T: Slight grainy taste, vaguely dry taste along with some fruity/ester tastes. No off flavors, just no anything else either. 3.5

M: A bit too thin, but certainly drinkable. 4.0

D: Drinkable, no problem. 4.0

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Photo of emerge077
3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(Contract-brewed version, Sand Creek Brewery)

Picked up a couple singles in Galena while passing through. No freshness date on the bottle. The brewpub is opening in August 2010, hoping the quality greatly improves.

Into an 8 oz. Hamms goblet, this has a nice cap of white foam, and a burnt copper body. Slightly hazed with slow carbonation rising. The head fades to a ring at the edge.

Apple, caramel, and nutty toasted malt aroma. So far so good.

Taste isn't as good, some toasted grain, mild bitterness, with an odd vegetal note. Some huskiness and slight residual sweetness. Light carbonation, somewhat watery, though it's an easy drinking beer. Hope to try this again from the brewpub in the future.

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Photo of deereless
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: A thin layer of tightly packed head that sticks around for most of the tasting, a medium to dark gold color with only the slightest hint of amber, crystal clear - 3.50, S: The nose is loaded with biscuity grains while also having a subtle bread-like sweetness, I pick up very little to no hops - 3.00, T: Quite nutty and with some caramel flavors, there is a slight hop bite on the palate, on the side of dry and with a short finish - 3.00, M: Carbonation is light creating a creamy mouthfeel, body is thin to medium - 3.00, D: All-around a decent amber though a little on the side of meek - 2.75

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Miner's Treasure Late Amber from Galena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 30 ratings