I Drink Therefore I Amber | Fairhope Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fairhope Brewing Company
Alabama, United States
fairhopebrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by RblWthACoz on 11-05-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
40
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
8.56%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 40
Reviews by RblWthACoz:
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3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice amber brown hue. A lot of lacing on the glass with this one. Mild nutty nose. Grainy amber character on the flavor. A bit muddled, I'd have to say. Nice drinker. Decent on a cooler day, which this is. Would probably go very well with food.

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drinking12many
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I Drink Therefore I Amber, is a fantastic mahogany colored brew served in a pint glass. I sampled a pint while visiting the brewery. It has a smooth and very clean taste that goes down nicely with no burn or aftertaste. There is no off-putting smell, just a strong aroma that is inviting and this brew would go good with food or by itself. A classic American Amber.

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Photo of richj1970
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I spent the afternoon at the beautiful beach at Gulf Shores, AL, and now trying some local beers. Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a pretty amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is dominated by caramel malts. Taste is well balanced malts and hops, some caramel, but not nearly as much as the aroma, light bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of Volsdawg10
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of GregJ
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of T_Hass
3.39/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vylo
3.22/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rkarimi
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice rich Amber with a cream colored head that retains well.

Nuts, spice, malt whole bread in the nose, backed by a touch of pine and floral hops.

Up front is a spicy hop hit with a creamy mouthfeel that slides into nut, bread, and caramel malt notes. Finishes dry with floral hop notes.

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Photo of Tone
2.98/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, dark maize color. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of pale malt, acridity, burnt malt, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of yeast, hint of alcohol, and a hint of sugar. Overall weak appearance, body and aroma are not pleasant, but the feel is decent.

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Photo of Mojo
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a shaker at World of Beer in Birmingham. The beer is indeed amber with a sticky off white head.

The nose is very floral. It is fresh and inviting.

The taste is like the aroma. Floral hops laid over a caramel malt base with some apple notes in the finish. I was expecting more of a traditional “C” hop Amber, so this was a nice change of pace.

The mouth is solid with a touch of slickness.

I would have another.

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

Photo of Zekenyce
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lance_Hathorn
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sendbeer
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boca-X
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Radome
2.9/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Tucker Duke's in Niceville, FL.

Cloudy, medium brown color; little to no head or lacing. OK, slightly malty aroma with no hops. Taste is muddled and not distinctive. Some grain. Body overly thick and the very low carbonation only adds to that impression. Overall not a well execute amber beer. Other BA reviewers were more flattering so perhaps I got a badly handled sample, although that seems unlikely because Tucker Duke's is generally knowledgeable and craft beer-friendly.

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Photo of B33rcules
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DevinsBeerList
4.11/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AgentMunky
4.11/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Teku glass. Bottled on 24 August 2015.
4.5/4/4/4.25/4.25
Beautiful! Dark, murky ruby, with mild effervescence and a half finger of off-white head. Heavy lacing.
It smells strangely tart. Pretty funky. I really don't think this is intended, but I honestly kind of like it.
Yes, this definitely has a touch of Brett/wild yeast in it. As the website is mum on the matter, I'm going to assume this is infected. But guess what? I still like it! I might like it better like this, as it's otherwise malty sugary smooth (never cloying).
Heavy, sparkly mouthfeel. A pleasure to drink.
I feel weird giving this beer such high marks when it's old and/or bad, but it's really tasty! Appley, minerally, clean, and carbonated. Hint of hay and funk enlivens an amber to new heights.

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