Amber Apparition | Henniker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Henniker Brewing Co.
New Hampshire, United States
hennikerbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Amber Apparition
an American Amber Ale - rich and enjoyable with its caramel and toffee sweetness that is balanced by a subtle aroma and a complimentary flavor of hops. Amber Apparition pairs well with delicate seafood's, poultry dishes and salads.
5.2% Alcohol, 32 IBU's

Added by puboflyons on 01-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
12.89%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
15
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance has a dark rusty amber/red colored body with a one and a half fingered white foamy head that lasts for a good minute before gently dieing into the body, some light speckled lacing sticks nicely to the sides of the glass. The smell has some earthy caramel malts and light bitter hops that round out a nice sweet aroma with some toffee coming through. The taste has mainly a sweetness running through the caramel malts. There is some toffee that comes through with a light nuttiness to it with a light caramel/nutty aftertaste and a dry sweet finish. On the palate, it sits about a light to medium in the body with a decent enough sessionable aspect to it that could assist in going with its respected food. Carbonation is somewhat smooth but still there’s a decent harshness to subside the palate a bit longer as there’s the element of a slight creaminess rolling over the mouth and tongue. Overall, I would say this is a nice American Amber/Red Ale easy to come back to.

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Photo of brewnme
3.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jacob17
3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Im4jojo
4.68/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I've had this beer three ways: once on tap at the brewery, once out of the bottle into a glass, and once straight from the can. Of course, my favorite way is on tap at the brewery, but, alas, I can not always have it that way. Anyway, this tasting was straight from the can, and I found it pleasing and easier to enjoy. The feel on the tongue was a bit flat, which was fine by me, because I do not like a lot of aftertaste. The smell was smoky, with a nice roasty, "bittery", peppery taste. On a side note: a great brewery with great people running it. Easily will purchase a six pack of this.

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Photo of NH1911
1.87/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had 12 oz cans from 2 different sixpax... off smell of gassy ether. Tasted the same. Maybe bad batch? Could hardly stomach the nasaly grossness by holding my breath and not breathing through my nose after. My buddy had to dump em...

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Photo of Skellbop
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Prost76
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SABERG
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 oz bottle without any date, poured into the modified tulip glass.
A - Nice clarity, deep copper colored, a mild level of carbonation feeds a loose knit cap.
Lacing clings in random patterns
S - Light toasted malts, toffee, caramel, brown sugar.
T - Follows the nose, thin toffee, sweet brown sugar and caramel, a hint of bitterness, veiled
aromatics.
M - Medium in body start is sweet, the palate coating is partial with a linger that is balanced nicely
with enough bitter to be clean.
O - A nicely crafted Amber Ale, there is sweetness and enough balance to be enjoyable.
Cheers all

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Photo of Boto
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber: This one pours a fairly clear amber color. There was a decent sized light beige head on it. It has a lighter nose. Some caramel malts, faint fruits and faint pine. The taste is good. A bit of a piney hop bite, with some caramel malts in the background. Decent enough.

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

Photo of rallyr32
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

A friend picked this up from the brewery for me. Hazy amber-mahogany pour with a two finger beige head with decent retention and lacing. The nose is very malt forward with tons of caramel and brown bread along with hints of brown sugar, and nuts. The taste mirrors the nose with caramel malts totally dominating. Hints of brown bread, toffee, nuts, brown sugar, and subtle hoppiness. The mouthfeel is thick and slightly creamy with medium carbonation and great drinkability. Overall, this reminds me a lot of some of my favorite German Altbiers, specifically Uerige, although not as hoppy. A solid beer.

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Photo of SawDog505
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of williamjbauer
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ScotNH
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BRYeleJR
3.04/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Glenney67
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TWStandley
2.81/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a coppery brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, some hops and some fruit.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty but not too heavy malt character up front. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors of caramel, citrus and other fruit. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Mike
3.3/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Lexxy
4.48/5  rDev +25.5%

Photo of Patches826
3.5/5  rDev -2%

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Amber Apparition from Henniker Brewing Co.
3.57 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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