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Backcountry Amber | Backcountry Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Backcountry Brewery
Colorado, United States
backcountrybrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.38%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as "Switchback Amber," it is reminiscent of a German Oktoberfest-Style brew with a deep copper color, smooth malty flavor and pleasantly noble hop aroma and bitterness from German hops. Prost!

Original Gravity: 13.5° plato / Alcohol by volume: 5.38% / Bitterness: 28 IBU’s / SRM: 16

Added by Jason on 08-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,930
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
57
pDev:
12.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
3
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Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a pretty nice clean/clear golden amber color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice small creamy off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, some malts, citrusy. The taste is hoppy, kinda malty, citrusy. Medium body. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of monk2021
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of COR8RFAN
4.5/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hoganlaw
3.14/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Earls377
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sporklift87
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mds1101
3.24/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ike_Potter
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cbcrunch
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Domvan
4.24/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Toffee, light bodied, easy drinking amber ale. Nothing hoppy or crazy about it, but just an easy drinker for the mountains and a good day of skiing in Colorado.

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3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.4/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of dcscientist
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I enjoyed this amber, especially since the bigger Dillon Dam Brewery located nearby doesn't really make anything similar. This a more of a red than a straight amber, which works for me. I'll have to get this again sometime.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Nose fresh grain and malt
Brilliant golden amber, 1" white foam cap collapses to a thick film, some nice lace
Palate: starts dry and ends with a burst of rich malt with traces of caramel. The hops are light and the beer is very drinkable, lingering malt tastes with a light touch of sweetness.
Medium high carbonation, medium body.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of blindpiggie
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of quadhog
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Backcountry Amber from Backcountry Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 57 ratings
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