Mornington Peninsula Imperial Amber | Mornington Peninsula Brewery

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Mornington Peninsula Imperial AmberMornington Peninsula Imperial Amber

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Mornington Peninsula Brewery

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 11-27-2012

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Hoptron_3000:
Photo of Hoptron_3000
3.09/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Murky deep copper colour. Quick fading head, fades to nothing. Yeast in the bottom of the bottle.

S: Sweet toffee. Orange zest.

T: Malty toffee sweetness. A lot of alcohol heat/warming on the finish (strange for 7.5%). Bitterness is sharp and dominant.

M: Nice Mouthfeel.

O: Nothing to special but a decent beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RickyS
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark peach color, medium creamy head, very wild lacings, cloudy. Something extremely sweet in the aroma, marzipan and vanilla notes. The taste is a tad bland considering the aroma and the alcohol is noticeable, even at this not particularly high ABV. The general impression of an IPA/Kellerbier. Not bad but not very good either.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours red-tinged copper with a lasting head. Nose shows rich malt with lots of caramel, bready notes, toffee and some nutty characters. Also some resinous hops and soft grapefruit. Somewhat surprising flavours after that as the hops dominate initially in a bold, resinous and piny bitterness. Soon after the malt returns, with big caramel notes and some slightly darker characters. The alcohol does seem a bit solvent-like though. Body feels a little too syrupy.

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Photo of soju6
3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark amber color with a decdent tan head that fades to sme lacing.

S: Aroma of pine, some caramel and bit of grain.

T: taste of Pine, some roasted malt and caramel sweetness with a touch of spice. Big bitterness and the finish is quite dry.

F: Medium body, mooth with a bit of a lingering bitterness. The 7.5% ABV is well hidden.

O: Interesting take on the style.

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Photo of laituegonflable
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rich amber-red colour, clear throughout with foamy cream-coloured head that's a little thin. Good emulation of an American amber look.

Lots of malt on the nose: nutty and sweet. Plenty of US hop character with a slight roasty-toffee note towards the back. Lots of malt but well backed-up hops. Toffee, roast, spice, pine resin. Very nice.

More malt upfront on the palate, with spicy notes and nice floral US hop character towards the back. Bags of complexity and loads of flavour. Nice hops are doing exactly what they should: counterbalancing the malt and cleaning up the palate. Great job.

A little bit of warmth from the booze. Finishes dry.

Great amber ale that's been amped up with confusing, or losing the essence of the style.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne.

Pours an intense, deep red colour, with enough haze to capture and refract the light. Head is a voluminous yellow-white to begin with, but settles to a foamy centimetre or so that leaves solid, sudsy lace. Carbonation forms in fine, rather fast-moving streams, and the body looks solid if not really thick. Overall, it looks very good.

Nose is a lovely bright mixture of hops and malt, with some pleasant toffee and cake characters balancing a fresh, bright, fruity and slightly citric hop aroma. Gorgeous. Slight peppery notes come through, but in a supple flavour-accentuating way, working off the sweet toffee malt and binding zesty citrus character. This is really excellent stuff.

Taste is smooth on entry, with some subtle toffee characters coming through, before the hops give a rather brusque uplift of bitterness, giving a slightly herbal or peppery tone to the rest of the palate. The hop flavours are minimal, in some regards, there's not much of the fragrance present on the nose, but the bitterness is undeniable. It's a bit plaintive by the end.

Feel is full and rich, and very pleasant.

Overall, though, there's no denying that this is a very good beer. You're in safe hands with MP Brewing, and when they do such a great style you know you're going to get something special. Excellent stuff.

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Photo of heygeebee
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

No BB. From Cellarbrations Carlisle

Cloudy copper, half finger head fades to film.

Caramels on nose, a hint of vanilla, and some faded hops

Taste is malt driven, big, bold, with a little hop to balance out. Toffees and caramels in mix. Finishes sharp and dry-ish, unusual... As it warms marmalades come into the mix.

Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, low carbonation.

Not sure how fresh this is overall, as I cannot remember last time i saw on East Coast. Almost like an English Barley Wine in some ways. Good ways, that is.

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Photo of dgilks
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear red-amber colour. Creamy white head. Good head retention and great lacing.

Big hop aroma. Citrusy, fruity Australian hops. Light sweetness.

Hops. Nice citrus. Moderate bitterness and medium malt. A little toffee.

Medium full body with moderate carbonation. Good.

A really solid beer. Great hop and malt balance very tasty.

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Mornington Peninsula Imperial Amber from Mornington Peninsula Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 8 ratings