Annapurna Amber | Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

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Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mentor on 07-26-2005

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3.94/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.48/5  rDev -0.9%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.72/5  rDev +6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Domingo
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of those reviews I’ve been meaning to do for years, but just never got around to doing.
I’ve been drinking this a lot lately, so it seems like a good time to do it.
Arrives a chestnut brown color with slight reddish highlights. A little bit of head on the top does manage to lead to a bit of lacing, too.
The nose and taste more or less mirror one other. Straight ahead bready with toffee notes. The finish has a tiny bit of PNW pine-y hops, but it’s really mild. The malt character is that of something using Vienna and/or Munich malts, but I guess they’re using a whole bunch of different malts in the recipe. I wonder if it was originally inspired by the Irish red style, which often taste similar.
Honestly, it’s really good to just sit back with a malt-dominated ale here and there and this fits the bill.
One of my favorite beer styles is the normal ‘ol dunkel lager, and while this is an ale with a boatload of different malts – the focus seems similar. Easy drinking, malty, more. It won't win any awards for complexity, but who cares, right?
While the Mountain Sun is known for their many hop-forward beers, this is a fine malt-focused beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Rifugium
3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at their brewpub

Poured a caramelized amber with a decent white head that receded to a thin layer. Simple; a good balance of sweet malts and floral hops in both the aroma and flavor, providing a mild start and a dry finish. Medium-bodied and good for a no-nonsense session.

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Photo of Sammy
3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the Mountain Sun in Boulder. Maty aromas, little head buy yet a lace trail. It has hops and malt, but its a so-so beer, a medium mouthffel, and with a little dishwater finish, not so drinkable. Needs more assertive hops and different water. There are better choices here.

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Photo of badbassrandy
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Amber is its name and amber is its game; thinnish off-white head; obviously high on carbonation

S - Light balance of spicy, tame hops and sweet malt base

T - Very balanced and sessionable; high carbonation; lightly sweet with a nice, subtle hop bouquet to balance; faint spice, almost pumpkin-like; bitter, acidic

M - Dry and generously carbonated; hops just kiss the taste buds with their sting; acidic

D - Not one I, as a hop-head and big beer lover, would reach for again, but a very balanced, drinkable beer for those who like a solid middle-ground; carbonation level was a bit of a turn-off

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Photo of Rayek
2.69/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

On-tap at Mountain Sun's Vine Street Pub.

A: Very hazy deep amber color with small tan head. Head doesn't retain for long, but leaves a little bit of lace.

S: Caramel aromas with a hint of toffee from the malt. Hops add a faint citrus smell.

T: Malt tastes like very burnt toffee with a little bit of caramel sweetness. Hops come on with a citrus and spice combo that gives the beer an air of grapefruit and cloves. The clove and burnt malt flavors didn't mesh well, and the citrus was more of a distraction than anything else. Leaves a spicy and burnt bitterness in the finish.

M: medium body with the right amount of fizz. A little dry on the tongue.

D: I'm very conflicted over this one. I wanted to like it, but neither my friend or I were enthused. He'd had it before and said it tasted the same this time as last, so we weren't experiencing an off batch. I honestly had no desire to finish it.

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Photo of rye726
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew is a clear amber with a light beige head. The nose has some sweet malts, but they are light. The taste has the same mild sweet grains with some faint bitter hops. An average body with good carbonation. A good session brew from Mountain Sun, but definately not one of their better creations.

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Annapurna Amber from Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 29 ratings