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Thirsty Beaver Amber Ale | Tree Brewing

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3.53/5
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119 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tree Brewing
British Columbia, Canada
treebeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our most popular beer! A smooth amber ale. Medium bodied and bursting with flavour, this beer is clean to the finish.

Added by IronDjinn on 07-11-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,298
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
119
pDev:
10.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Photo of Tivlavrie
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ILOVEHAM
2.58/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of GeorgeAJG
3.97/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cknoch
3.37/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GlendonTT
3.26/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BcCraft710
3.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of crflamesfan
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice clear reddish golden colour. When poured into a glass very little head. Nice mild taste. Very little bitter taste and not much on the fruits. This beer is very much to my liking.

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Photo of MJ63
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Damacdon
3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FrazFraz
3.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LDuke
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of byronic
2.83/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jcubz
3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hzathzr
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BCborn
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bunman3
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

One of my "go to" choices from Tree. Aside from the great name and packaging, this is a dependable Amber Ale. Nice copper color, malty nose, and a light mouthfeel. The toasted malt profile, with hints of brown sugar, give the Beav a very pleasant overall flavor.

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Kenmac19
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of mattsander
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Metalbrew
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of thehyperduck
3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330 mL bottle from a six-pack picked up at a London TBS; best before Oct. 21 2014. This is the last bottle (served slightly chilled), as I let a friend drink the remainder of this sixer a few days ago.

Pours a clear copper-amber colour, topped with one finger of frothy, relatively short-lived off-white head. It soon dissipates, leaving behind a soapy film, narrow collar and a ring of lace. The aroma is definitely on the saccharine side, with bready malts, caramelized sugar and ripe plum being the dominant facets. A little grassy, but the malt bill steals the show here for sure.

The flavour is of toasted grains, caramel, and doughy bread initially, with some vaguely nutty notes to complement. Mildly grassy toward the finish, with an earthy feel to the hop bitterness that completes the profile. Malt sweetness carries into the aftertaste. On the lighter side of medium-bodied, with restrained carbonation and a surprisingly smooth, satisfying feel on the palate. This is a well-balanced amber that would be easy to drink in large quantities.

Final Grade: 3.65, a B grade. Tree's Thirsty Beaver Amber Ale isn't quite a stand-out, but it's still a respectable malt-forward session amber in its own right. This is not complex or extreme enough to turn off the craft beer uninitiated, but remains a balanced, well-brewed beer that is easy to appreciate. A worthy effort, and a quality amber that I'll probably return to again at some point.

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3.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 500mL can into a pint glass.

Appearance: deep, rich amber hue with no haze and a pretty strong effervescence. Head is a finger of pillowy tan foam with OK retention. I really like the color.

Smell: toasty and caramelly with a light hop element. Pretty low-key, but well-enough composed for an amber.

Taste: more caramelly than toasty; the element of biscuit is minimal which I like. A bit on the sweet side, but again that's a plus for me for amber ales. Not particularly hoppy, but I like this beer anyway -- it gives me caramel and without too much astringent biscuit.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a very well-integrated carbonation and a nice creaminess. Good stuff.

Overall: I'm not always a fan of this style, but this beer suits my palate pretty well.

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Thirsty Beaver Amber Ale from Tree Brewing
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 119 ratings
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