West Sixth Amber
West Sixth Brewing Company

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Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #622
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
82
Ranked #41,728
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 11.36%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
171
From:
West Sixth Brewing Company
 
Kentucky, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  3
Gots
  48
SCORE
82
Good
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Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 171 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by AlMarzo:
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

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Photo of alexanderplatz
3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I've had this beer on 3 or 4 occasions, and its tendency to give me a hangover more than the average beer certainly influences my rating. That said, it's not bad taste wise but it's not amazing either. At $10 a six pack it's not really a a great choice. I'm one of those beer drinkers who doesn't mind paying $7 to $8 for an amazing beer like Trappistes Rochefort 10, yet at the same time I still enjoy a cold Bud Lite after mowing the lawn. I confess I don't see the point of a beer like West Sixth Amber Ale, which is fairly expensive but not really all that special. Go big or go home, I say.

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Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of prototypic
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Eh. Pretty uninspiring and typical. Not much going on that's memorable. Just a boring and lame amber when you get down to it.

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Photo of metter98
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dar482
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of kotzbauerm
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tykechandler
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dalepryor
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of LXIXME
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of auroracrisis
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of HabaJohn
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Undated can purchased earlier this month near the brewery.
Pours a deep amber color; clear with a large bone-colored head that has very good retention and leaves marvelous lacing.
Limited aroma with a bit more flavor. Very good sweet/bitter balance, shaded towards the bitter side, yet with more roasted malt than hop flavor. Surprisingly durable, hop-tinged, roasted malt aftertaste.
M: Exceptional; medium-light, airy body without wateriness; excellent, soft, medium carbonation.
O: excellent for style. Just trounces the other Lexington amber (Kentucky Ale) that preceded it.

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Photo of cwd
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Dirksen
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.94/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. can. Clear amber body with a small off-white head. Smells of bready malts, some caramel, and some floral and fruity notes. Tastes fruity and floral up front. Sweet bready malt backbone and some light bitterness and toasty malts in the finish. Medium body. Drinkable. Just not an exciting beer.

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Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ONUMello
3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a pint glass
A: Light brown color, one-finger head that qwickly settles
S: Malt, some toffee, a kiss of hops
T: Nutty, hazlenut in particular, along with some pleasant malt
M: Medium-bodied but no particular complexity
O: Nothing spectacular but overall a straightforward enjoyable brew

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Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy brown color with a 1/23 inch head. Smell is of caramel malts, some hops. Taste is well balanced malts and hops, some caramel, but not as pronounced as in the smell. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall an easy drinking and sessionable beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of tangoafterdark
3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

West Sixth Amber from West Sixth Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 171 ratings