Evil Owl Amber
Branchline Brewing Co.

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Branchline Brewing Co.
Texas, United States
American Amber / Red Ale
3.57 | pDev: 14.01%
Mar 02, 2017
May 03, 2013
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Reviewed by mikeg67 from New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Yard House, San Antonio, TX. Pours amber with fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of herbal hops, ripe fruit and caramel malt. Body is medium and crisp. Herbal hops dominate the palate with caramel malt and red fruit in the background. Finish is long and hoppy. OK brew.
Mar 02, 2017
Rated: 3 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Jan 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Pegasus from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Hazy medium amber in color, with a robust, somewhat coarse off-white head, which retains well. Scattered, patchy lacing adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: Dark caramel, toffee, toasted malt, and herbal hops dominate the aroma.

Taste: The taste begins with burnt caramel, toffee, and a strong flourish of herbal hops. AS the taste progresses, a toasted dark bread note presents, along with rather earthy herbal hops. Finishes with a lingering, mild herbal bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth and full, with just a hint of stinging carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Very pleasant, reminds me a bit of the bottled version of New Belgium Fat Tire.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a Columbian-made (Cristar) Pilsener glass
Dec 23, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by beagleyx2 from Illinois

Dec 13, 2016
Rated: 2.76 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

Oct 09, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Skywave from Oklahoma

Jul 02, 2016
Rated: 3.65 by cgrunin from Texas

Apr 23, 2016
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.96/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had it on draft at the Nao restaurant in San Antonio, a great place by the wat. It is a beautiful clear reddish brown with a creamy foamy head. Nice lacing as well. The taste was very good, slightly bitter but also with malty smoothness. It was an excellent compliment to the meal!
Mar 13, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by rosenkrantzz from Texas

Feb 10, 2016
Rated: 3.77 by rorjets from Connecticut

Feb 04, 2016
Rated: 4.31 by oldsailor from Connecticut

Feb 04, 2016
Rated: 3.41 by bigchiquilin from Texas

Feb 01, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by shigg85 from Japan

Jan 08, 2016
Rated: 3.49 by gilgar from Texas

Aug 23, 2015
Rated: 3.49 by sirhc3034 from Texas

Jul 29, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by Magery from Kentucky

Jul 04, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Leschber from Texas

Jun 20, 2015
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Reviewed by Agriverbear from Texas

4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Definitely an amber/red hybrid. Pours a deep copper with decent head. Malty sweet smell that I liked. Flavor is caramel and a little citrus. Overall I really like this but I prefer ambers.
Apr 26, 2015
Rated: 3.13 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Mar 12, 2015
Rated: 3.45 by nathanmiller from New York

Feb 12, 2015
Rated: 3.73 by Dsg10

Feb 02, 2015
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Rated by Pyedog from Florida

1.36/5  rDev -61.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1
From a can. Infected. Drain pour.
Jan 04, 2015
Rated: 3.64 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

Dec 30, 2014
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Reviewed by Westyn from Texas

2.5/5  rDev -30%
A: Pours more Amber than "red". Good presentation and head, can tell it has a lot of carbonation.

S: None at all. Not really expected from this style of beer

T: no flavors overpower eachother, but I really get no taste at all. The taste I do get is more of a brown ale than an amber.

M: the mouth is extremely creamy. Get a lot of carbonation as well.

O: This definitely gets better as it warms up, but overall this beer is pretty forgettable. Doesn't match anything that I expect in a good Amber ale, but the aftertaste is definitely the best part.
Nov 14, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Oct 24, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by hsus0225 from Texas

Oct 07, 2014
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Reviewed by Lagerquestrian from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +19%
Got this straight from the brewer as a gift. Six pack cans. Pours reddish-amber with a fine fluffy head. Poured into a standard chilled pint glass not frozen. Good lacing. This beer appears to be very fresh. Good carbonation for the style. Tasted 10 times better that a fat tire IMO with a lingering malty taste that I cannot describe. Overall this is a great local offering that could suppress those die hard amber ale fans at the local-regional level. I am not sure how wide the distribution is with this brew but it could cause waves in south/central Texas with adequate marketing. A very fine local effort . support your local breweries no matter where you are. Very sessionable, good for any occasion.
Sep 14, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by kjkinsey from Texas

Sep 06, 2014
Rated: 4.68 by victoriarugby from Texas

Aug 20, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by zbooks from Texas

Aug 14, 2014
Rated: 4 by Smanke from Texas

Aug 06, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Dumulong from Texas

Aug 02, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by G_Est from Texas

Jul 27, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by greenspointexas from Texas

Jul 03, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by RandyPuckett from Texas

Jun 22, 2014
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Reviewed by BryanCarey from Texas

3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Orange/red in color with a nose of spicy caramel with some earthy notes, Evil Owl pours to a clear body and flaunts a beige- colored head of foam. There is only a small amount of lace left on the glass as you consume- it drinks very cleanly and looks very clean.

This amber ale serves up flavors of caramel, spice, toffee, with a toasted, bready malt base. I get a faint flavor of molasses too. An earthy flavor presents itself as well and the beer finishes with a good, but not overdone, level of bitterness.

Evil Owl is my first Branchline experience and I can proudly say that my first impression has turned out to be a good one. I wasn’t blown away by this beer, but I did take to it rather quickly and liked it more when I got to a second can. The caramel malt taste, bitter/sweet balance, and other taste qualities make this an amber ale worth trying.
Jun 19, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by rspauldi from Texas

Jun 13, 2014
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Reviewed by AlCaponeJunior from Texas

3.86/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Fits the bill of a hoppy red pretty well.

Red and mostly clear with a pretty good head and lace.

Aroma and taste are hoppy up front, with a solid malty base. I found the aroma pretty appealing tho there was a tinge of alcohol in both aroma and taste, despite the pretty low alcohol (it's probably a sensory mirage, I'm not expertly trained on flavors and aromas). Hops are earthy, a little dank, piney. A touch of sweetness is present but is more of a background note.

Body is medium with a somewhat bitter, malty finish. Overall it's quite tasty, and I've enjoyed this sixer (well five, I still have one left). Good stuff.
Apr 21, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Feb 23, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by bkeller04 from Texas

Feb 07, 2014
Evil Owl Amber from Branchline Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 49 ratings