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Offshore Amber Ale | Offshore Ale Company

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Offshore Amber AleOffshore Amber Ale
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Offshore Amber AleOffshore Amber Ale

Brewed by:
Offshore Ale Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by SixpointJMH on 11-24-2001

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Ratings: 102 |  Reviews: 72
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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of jdhilt
2.83/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a two-finger white head that fades quickly and leaves a good lace. Light golden amber color. Good carbonation. Nose is hoppy; starts on the hoppy side, finishes crisp and clean with some hoppy aftertaste. Actually brewed by Cottage City Brewing Co. according to the label. Very fresh, found at Colonial Spirits in Acton, MA - $1.90 for a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of MoreThanWine
2.83/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a 1.5" white head which quickly disspated to a trace. Slightly hazy amber color. Not a lot of smell other than ver mild malt. Taste is a BMC lager along with a slightly crisp bitter finish and a little malt. All in all a ver average beer, just slightly cool because it's from Martha's Vineyard.

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2.88/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: A light to medium gold with some ruby hues, thin head on a hard pour - 3.00, S: Quite grainy on the nose, sweet corn soup, caramel malts and powdered milk -2.50, T: Though subtle - the hop bite is noticeable, there's a dry grain as well as some toastiness to the palate, also noticeable is a melon-like sweetness and grain husks - 3.00, M: The mouth feel seems to have a slight grittiness to it that lingers - 3.00, D: A pretty average amber - 2.75

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Photo of jlindros
2.91/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass

A: Partially clear with lots of sediment, amber brown orange color with 1 finger head

N: Very light with some malt and spices

T: Sweet malt and slight earthy marzen taste, its got an extract sweet taste that somewhat ruins the beer, slight nutty and spices, mostly slight malts and nuttiness

M: Mouth is semi light with decent head

F: Finishes pretty dry with some spice and malt, not much for bitterness, more of the extract sweetness

Final thoughts: Not much to this beer, lots of malts, not really any hops, some spices and nutty flavors, not bad for a session beer but the taste is so-so

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2.98/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well for the past week we where in Cape Cod so I thought I would pick up a 6'r of this. Brew pours to a amber-golden color with a pretty thick slightly off white head that has good retention and left some nice lace. The aroma is fairly sweet, caramel and toffee. Not much in the way of hops as far as I can tell. The flavor is fair, it seems to be quite a bit sweeter than I like and than I think it should be. Possibly I got an old 6'r because again I am picking up no hops here and I think if they where there they would calm down the sweetness that I don't care for. I will try this brew again, made it through the 6 with out much problem but I will say that I am a little underwhelmed with this one.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of cbutova
3.08/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Amber bodied ale with a foamy off-white head. Decent retention from a good size cap. Random spotty lace.

S- Mostly get a buttery nut brown caramel malt profile. Not much in the way of hops.

T- Pretty much follows the nose. Mostly malty with toasted nut, butter and caramel hints. Some hops lending earthy and grassy notes. Some fruit flavors (apple). Definite grain and corn as well.

MF- A bit of a foamy, light watery feel with moderate carbonation. Slight bitterness.

Not really what I was expecting but a decent amber ale. More malty than hoppy with some Brown Ale influence.

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Photo of smcolw
3.08/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appears as a light amber, clear with a thin white head.

The aroma is pretty traditional for this style. Well-balanced hop/malt smells, however, the hop is not very flowery (like it was created from stale pellets).

The taste is really quite ordinary. Nothing special, nothing offensive--very middle of the road. The malt seems astringent without any of the complexity or fullness that is often present. The swallow is hoppy but quickly dies.

Nuttin' to write home about, but will do in a pinch.

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3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I drank this beer poured from a cold bottle into a glass mug. It poured with a somewhat cloudy/hazy coppery color with a light tan head that dissipated fairly quickly but had decent lacing.
The aroma was malt and hops, but was somewhat subdued, even after the beer had warmed a bit. The flavor continued to have a hoppy, citrus aspect. I detected a somewhat bitter finish. This wasn't unpleasant, but gave it an almost brown ale kick.
Mouthfeel was good, not too rich, but full on the tongue.
While nothing really stood out to me about this beer, it was pleasant and complemented the steak I drank it with.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The drink had a light amber appearance with a small, but pretty thick, head and eventual lacing. Slightly smoked but minimal in power aromas of malt and spice were the main smells I could pick up. The taste had a surprising citrus taste to it, but it mostly had an average caramel-like spice kick to it. The body was good though; a solid medium body allowed it to be pretty refreshing. Overall, it had some promise but was a bit too average.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of waughbrew
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear yellowish-orange with a rocky, creme-colored head that slowly settles to a creamy cap and tight lace. Lightly sweet honey and cocoa. Sweetened hot chocolate, really. In the flavor the malt is dominant with a toffeeness and the hops offer a nutmeg-like spicing and earthy character. The finish has a surprising roasty bitter feel in the mouth like coffee. Medium body and carbonation. Decently drinkable.

Overall a respectable beer that seems to walk the tightrope of non-offensiveness. The flavor leaves something to be desired for me, but such is the norm for most amber ales.

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Photo of WesWes
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dark gold/amber color with a thick frothy offwhite head along with some yeast floaters. The aroma is average. It has a light pale and crystal malt scent along with a fruity yeast aroma. The taste is decent. It has a light and almost watery pale and light crystal malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes clean with a slight hop presence. The mouthfeel is decent as well. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is an average amber/red ale. It has some malt taste, but nothing really impressive. It drinks well and finishes clean.

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Photo of Fugazme
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Brewfan!

Pours a deep copper/amber. Fairly good, white head about 1/2" tall. Moderate retention. Looks like a decent beer.

Aroma is malty. Not huge. Some good roasted grain on the whiff. Light touches of fruit. Not really floral and no sign of hops.

Flavor is pretty good. Malty and sweet. Not much bitterness to speak about. A very drinkable beer. Nice and smooth on the palate and not offensive in any way. Not a bad beer after a long day.

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Photo of OleJohnnieAle
3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy brown bronze nice one finger head leaving decent lacing.

S: Very light maly with some spice. Nothing too overpowering.

T: Sweet malt and hearty bread taste. Sweet taste linger and moves to more of a nutty taste to finish.

M: Medium body beer decent carbonation, well balanced.

O: Was an alright Amber, nothing special here good beer, nothing to go out and rush to purchase.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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