Winni Ale | 603 Brewery

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603 Brewery
New Hampshire, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by puboflyons on 03-10-2013

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Photo of Human_Natures_Son
4.68/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MRclean
4.55/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Vessel: Purchased in a 22 oz. bottle, consumed from a classic pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a clean reddish brown with a finger of white head that dissipated slowly.

Smell: Sweet malty notes

Taste: A perfect balance of sweet smooth maltyness with a nice subtle but present hop bite.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body, smooth and refreshing. Zero after taste.

Overall: This beer just simply hits the mark. It finds a great balance between sweet, bitter, and smooth. Frankly I was very surprised and excited how good this beer is from a new brewery. I hope their other beers will remain as high quality as this one. It is my new favorite amber ale for sure.

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Photo of Rlhj
4.32/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A solid amber ale. Color is what you'd expect with a one-finger creamy head poured from a can into a pint glass. Smell of fruit, smooth to start with the standard solid amber ale finish - not hoppy nor bitter but a strong finish that lingers. One of the better amber ales I've had.

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Photo of waiting4lunch
4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of poisonpythons
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Brushkanna
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of NH1911
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dan2017
4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJoe
4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of REVZEB
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Auror
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of riderwbd
3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.94/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DinoBlueShoes
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barczar
3.87/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is caramelly sweet, with amber malt fruitiness and a hint of citrus.

Flavor is oddly caramelly, as well, which is fine because I'm not an amber fan. There's moderate amber fruitiness, some sharp citrus, and it finishes nutty and just a touch bitter.

As it warms, thinking there might be some diacetyl. Slickness.

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Photo of AlabamaWeather
3.86/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mountdew1
3.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a darker amber, with a 2 finger bubbly head. Head had no cling, and started shrinking immediately. Plenty of carbonation rose from the bottom. Primary smell seemed to be a grainy yeast. A bit of sweetness, almost banana, but not much. Flavor was slightly sweet, almost a bit of mellow banana fruit. A bit of pepper spice towards the back, but nothing major, just enough to give it a kick. Coated fairly well, but finished up a bit thin and watery for some reason. Overall, not bad. Fairly mellow, but with enough flavor to stay interesting.

Label dated 2/17/13

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Photo of puboflyons
3.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 22 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on March 10, 2013.

The pour is a medium amber with a tremendous off-white puffy head that lingers and a slight cloudiness.

The aroma is mellow and sweet with malts and a mild caramel scent. The hops are downplayed on the nose.

The body is about medium and on the smooth side.

The flavor begins with a bready sweetness and then evolves into a low to moderate bitter hop ending. Not a lingerer but actually quite nice. This is a drinkable take on a classic style. Looking forward to the beers from this brewery.

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Photo of Ian_B
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours nice deep reddish amber color with a two finger head of white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma was a sweet mix of caramel and a little bit of fruit. Along with these aromas came some smells of a bready smell as well as a little bit of light pine hop

Taste – The taste begins a rather sweet and bready taste with the sweet being mainly of a caramel nature, but containing some tropical fruit flavors as well. These sweet flavors remain quite potent throughout, but are joined by some rather light pine and earthy hops. In the end, a smooth and sweet, but pleasant flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. For the style and the sweeter flavors the slightly thicker body and lower carbonation helped bring out the lighter hop flavors which nicely balanced out the sweeter flavors well.

Overall- A rather sweeter and tastier amber that all the while maintained a great drinkability. This was a rather nice brew.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

american amber ale is basically the last style i ever sign up to drink, not that i dont like them, its just they always tend to taste so similar, and less flavorful than what i like in a beer. thats why i was so surprised by this one when someone tossed me a can over the weekend last weekend. its a really rich and frothy and deep amber beer, far more robust in its flavor than most of its peers, even without much hops to it. the malt is so dense and autumnal and toasted tasting, not as sugary as some, but still with those molasses and maple hints to it, just not as caramelized in that normal amber sense. almost tastes like it has a little roast to it, has the depth and earthiness, and also has some bitterness that doesnt present itself as hop derived to my palate. unbrewed coffee beans, dried fig and apple, and a lightly bready yeast are all there, and there is a nice medium body on it as well and great carbonation too. i will almost never get overly stoked up on a basic amber, but this is a really well done beer, way more interesting and deep than the vast majority, and i enjoyed this a lot in an early fall context!

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Photo of ChrisL24481
3.75/5  rDev +5%

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