Thirsty Beaver Amber Ale | Tree Brewing

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Thirsty Beaver Amber AleThirsty Beaver Amber Ale

Brewed by:
Tree Brewing
British Columbia, Canada

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

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Photo of BigBry
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thirsty Beaver Amber Ale. Pours a dark copper / bronze color, slightly of white foam, left just a bit of lacing. Toasted malt aroma mixed with a light flowery smell. No strong flavors, just more of what it smells like: toasted malt and caramel, with a touch of flowery sweetness. Clean and well balanced, no aftertaste. Easy to drink. Smooth companion to the hoppy Pale and IPA from Tree.

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Photo of canucklehead
4.15/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is now called Thirsty Beaver with a stupid cartoon on the label. AArgh marketing . On to the beer. Mid gold with red overtones this looks nice in a pint glass. The nose is malty which goes with the smooth hit of malt in the first sip. A perfect counterpoint to the very hoppy Hophead. This is food friendly, easy drinking beer with a real deep finish. Along with Lighthouse amber this is BC's best representation of this style.

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Photo of Cwrw
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The Amber Ale pours nicely, with a good 5 or 6 cm of bone-white head. The head is meringue but not nearly long enough, and the lacing is chunky: the bubbles seem reluctant to stick to the glass. The liquid is a mixture of red and orange, perhaps some light brown near the edges. Very translucent. This is an average looking amber ale. The first aroma I smelt was hops, and this quite strong for a typical amber ale. Besides this there are some lightly toasted bread smells, some raisin pudding, caramel and butter, and, all in all, the aroma does not differ much from their All Natural Pale Ale, with the exception of a little more malt, and I do mean little. Definite fresh wood aromas. Taste too is a little woody, which might be expected from a brewery named Tree, with some more strong hops(for the style); the malt seems to be in the background throughout this entire beer. At first the buttery malt is there, but on the middle and finish, the dry and pine-like resins take over, leaving the mouth with only light malt and little body. The toasted malt does leave some saltiness, a little sweetness, and some sourish notes. If they would drop the hopping a tad, and concentrate on thickening the body, this would be quite a decent amber. The mouthfeel is far too thin for the style, and bitterness curbs my desire for many of these at a sitting. As a beer, this is not bad, but for the style, this is disappointing, not to mention overhopped.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.06/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a 6 of this in Vancouver. Nice clear coppery colour, good carbonation, bubbley white head on the pour that recedes to a very thin cap, and then to a ring. Caramel malt and faint but sharp hops on the nose. Flavour is predominated by sweet caramel malt, herbal hops on the finish. Mouthfeel is somewhat watery although the carbonation adds a bit of body. A mediocre offering for the style.

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Thirsty Beaver Amber Ale from Tree Brewing
3.54 out of 5 based on 116 ratings.
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