Amber Ale | The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery)

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Brewed by:
The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery)
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by thagr81us on 01-15-2013

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3.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served on-tap at LAB (Lexington Ave Brewery) in Asheville, NC

A: Pours a crystal clear medium amber in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some hints of golden brown highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall off-white head that reduces to a medium sized patch of moderate sized bubbles in the center and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of caramel malts and just the faintest hint of toasted malts.

T: Moderate flavors of toasted and caramel malts with a tiny bit of sweetness. No hop flavors are perceptible.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: A little on the light side in body, aroma, and taste for the style but that does make it pretty easy to drink. Not overly interesting of complex so I would not likely order another of these.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On-tap at Lexington Avenue Brewery, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles in the center of the glass and a collar around the edge.
S: Light aromas of caramel malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is slightly sweet and has flavors of toasted and caramel malts as well as notes of malt extracts. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but feels a little light in body and flavor compared to other beers in the style.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.12/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

First had: on tap at LAB, Asheville

Clear amber pour with a fizzy white head that receded to a thin ringlet; minimal lacing. Basic aroma, caramel malts, toasted grains, distant herbal hops. Similar taste, sweet malts, honey, grains, light herbal and earthy hops, with a light woodiness. Standard and formulaic. Light body, fairly easily drinkable as far as mouthfeel goes. Overall, not very memorable.

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3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this one at the source on a past ticking trip to Asheville! Served from tap into a sampler shaker. Poured a hazy red-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, and earth hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, earth, and earth hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was an average brew. I really found this one to fall quite short of an exceptional brew for the style. It was definitely riding along the average realm as reflected by my score. The aroma was quite weak in intensity to the point where I actually had to get so close to it that my nose actually ended up in the beer. I did manage to get a few things off of it, but believe me, it was definitely a hard-fought battle. Glad I got to try it, but there are other offerings that are better there. Tick.

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Amber Ale from The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery)
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 15 ratings