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Amber Ale | Hilliard's Beer

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hilliard's Beer
Washington, United States
hilliardsbeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by flagmantho on 11-07-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,441
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
50
pDev:
12.18%
Bros Score:
3.75
 
 
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3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AcetheBathound
4.34/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Love this one! I had this on the brewery tour and I'm in love. Probably my favorite from this brewery (which is a must visit if you're in Seattle) it's super tasty and I could drink it all day!

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Citrus, Caramel, Bitter, Bready

A bold Amber Ale that has a whole lot of malt backbone, needed as this one is hopped similar to an IPA. Our palates have a great time wading through the toffee maltiness and rind-like hoppiness. Juicy fruit, very bitter, dense herbal tone, toasted bread. Very enjoyable.

STYLE: American Amber Ale | ABV: 5.5% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #97 (FEB 2015)

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Photo of Tylerncc
3.27/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of jamespage79
4.68/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I've never written a review before but feel compelled to after getting steadily hooked on this beer over the last few weeks. Usualy I only ever want to drink one or two beers when they are this hoppy but Hillard's Amber Ale is one that I can easily sink a few of. It's a bit annoying because I was quite happy with the cheap generic Swedish lagers but they don't cut it anymore, and Hillard's beers are about twice the price and come in smaller cans.

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Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamFuel
3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bark
2.79/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

The colour is dark amber (25 EBC), the liquid is clear. The finger thick head is compact and off-white; it sinks slowly leaving lots of lacing on the glass.

The smell is hoppy and a little sour-bitter. Red fruits and berries, hints of rye bread and earth.

The taste is smooth and balanced: Red malts, clean bitterness, and floral hops. Some rose-hips and red apples. Medium body. In the aftertaste, the bitterness becomes rather sour, harsh and almost metallic. Rye bread and lemon-lime juice. The finish is metallic and a bit dense.

The carbonation is medium strong, the many small smooth bubbles creates a foam in my mouth. The liquid is smooth.

The sour-bitter-metalic flavours ruins this beer for me.

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2.88/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of ZachT
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Donkster46
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of ssteakley
3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not to many Amber Ales are this full of taste, at least the ones I have tried anyway. I have tries all of Hilliards beers and this is their best one I think. There is something very High Tech about all their brews though, not your conventional Craft Style beers. These are all very fresh and crisp tasting. I have no way of knowing this but it seems like a group of dudes from Google, Microsoft, and or Amazon got together to start a brewery...you know very techy, kind of sterile or something.

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Photo of cherche
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of karmachief
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Zach122
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of blackie
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

can sent by dirtylou from the brewery

a: can into a hilliards can glass, the beer is an unfiltered hazy amber brown in color, capped with a layer of khaki carbonation, average retention

s: nicely malted - toasted sugars, pleasant bready yeast, browned loaves, woody/herbal hops

m: carbonation ranging around the low end of moderate, body around medium

t: amber malt brings early toasty sugars and browned bread, some yeast, mild woody or dried herb hop flavor with a delicate balancing bitterness

o: a tasty amber with a nice range of character, best enjoyed in proximity to a glacier

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Amber Ale from Hilliard's Beer
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 50 ratings
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