Squatters Organic Amber Ale | Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Squatters Organic Amber AleSquatters Organic Amber Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative

utahbeers.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Wasatch on 12-23-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
40
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of Darhawk
3.07/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of benloho
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeff1973
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of donkeyrunner
3/5  rDev -17.8%

@ Squatter's Salt Lake City

Dark, dark amber, almost cherry wood colored. Minimal foamy ostentatiousness but permissible for a low abc amber. A classic amber ale SOA is big on toasted bread crust with a little fruit in the nose. Bitter crusty finish. I can taste the organics. But not really.

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Photo of elihull
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of kwhittle11
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Zorro
3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Surprisingly dark colored for an amber ale. Dark and frankly more red than amber. Light brown colored head.

Smells sweet and malty. Mild NW style hops. Mildly woody and oakish scent.

Starts out mild and malty with a woody taste. Mild bitterness. but it isn't a strong beer. Decently tasty just don't expect a hop bomb.

Overall a decent beer, and quite good for an organic ale.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Kenzie
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of kylemckinnis
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Chet_Watson
4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mactrail
2.78/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Dark amber in the glass. Some head at first but it fizzles to nothingness quite quickly and of course no lacing. A little spritz on the tongue.

I can't detect much aroma. There is a hint of grainy flavor. More woody, some cereal, some bitter earth. The barest hint of malty sweetness. A little beery with some hoppy bitterness, but not much in the way of aromatics. Finishes with a hint of yesterday's coffee grounds in the aftertaste.

On the whole this is barely average, even with the Utah low-alcohol handicap. Nothing really wrong with it, and it's drinkable for those who like a watered-down version of the earthy hop style. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Emigration Market in Salt Lake.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer #24 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

This is a pretty nice amber. Nice consistent tones to it. Nothing really showy or overly ambitious, but it works. Especially for an organic ale, which for some reason usually come out not so well. But this is a pleasant ale. I can dig it.

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Photo of RandyKemka
2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of prometheus
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew is not discontinued. I buy it at the grocery store in Utah all the time.

It's really good. It is indeed amber. Blast of hops at first taste then bready malt. Little bit a lacing. It has a great mouth feel, I think it being Organic really helps in this area. Slightly stingy carbonation, but not as bad a typical macro. I drink this one all the time as it is very drinkable, tasty , and satisfying.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

the better of the two ambers at squatters. pours a sexy red shade of brown, moderately hazy, fluffy white 2 inch head into a pint glass. smells very rich, caramel malts dominate the nose. much more hops in the flavor, of a pine tree tone, balancing out and making it crisp and refreshing at the end. this is a major session beer, complex, delicious, and easy down. medium body, great carbonation. this would be excellent with anything from the grill, i wish this one was available in colorado.

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Photo of elNopalero
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Does organic beer taste better? Depends on who is making it. But there are plenty of other reasons to drink organic, not the least of which are the effects the pesticides and chemicals used in producing the hops and grain have on those who grow and tend them. As well as those of us who enjoy the finished product.

Squatters Organic Amber pours a nice auburn-caramel color. There’s some thin foam that disappears rapidly. Very, very, very mild aroma. A light caramel-malt flavor on the palate. Not a malt bomb, more like one went off and cleared out the grain bill—there’s just not a whole lot going on here. As it warms I pick up more of the biscuit-malt aromas and flavors I caught in their blonde ale. I thought that flavor profile worked better in the blonde. Here it just… is. Maybe it needs a thicker, fuller mouthfeel to make it work. Otherwise it’s pretty one-dimensional. Clean finish, not a bad beer, just doesn’t do much for me.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Organic Amber was by far my favorite beer brewer by Squatters. The appearance was a deep red decent white head that laces nicely. The scent had a good malt character with a slight kick of hop. The taste was very light with a body to match. The great taste was bolstered with fresh hop that started the beer then followed by good malt finish. Absoluetly recommend this beer!!! Teh mouthfeel was perfect for a session.

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Photo of theboozecruise
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at the Squatter's Pub in the Salt Lake City airport.

It's a typical looking amber... normal amber color with a small white head.

The aroma is mostly malty with a hint of hops... good blend. The flavor is similar, but weaker and a little watery. There is a bitter aftertaste on the end but it's still a decent easy to drink amber ale.

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Photo of TroyS
4.78/5  rDev +31%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This one may become one of my favorite "local" brews. I picked-up a growler of Squatters Organic Amber a few days ago and forgot about it. Sweet that I was reminded as I was brainstorming bbq/dinner ideas! So...keep in mind that this one was bottled-up a few days ago; bonus that, according the the gal in the store, it was kegged last week too;) Oh, wait...that was the Devistator that was bottled last week which is yumm too;) So, my comments may not match my thoughts on the bottled version. That being said...

Nice nose. Great amber color - copper. Head went quickly leaving slightly more than a trace, but it did pour nice and fluffy with a brown hue to it. Slight lacing, but not much to it. Smooth drinker. Not too hoppy; almost a lawnmower beer for a craft ale. Yumm;) Cheers!

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