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Amber | Culture Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Culture Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mactrail on 05-27-2013

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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
12
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
6.57%
 
 
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Reviews by mactrail:
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3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub in Solana Beach. I'd call this more of a Brown Ale, especially compared to the hopfest that Culture calls "American Brown." The Amber has an emphasis on malt with a restrained hop profile, and even lower alcohol than the American Brown.

The Amber is pleasant and quaffable without any distinctive flavors. Nicely carbonated. Almost a honey taste with a splash of fruit. Pale hazy brownish amber in the glass. Hops make a bold appearance eventually. Brewers says this is made with Willamette and Fuggles hops and rates IBUs at 26. Some tangy and appley fruitiness with a darker, slightly bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of danwho
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Marvicsin
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of BreweryRun
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Clemskis
3.3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Irrationalist
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of retry4z
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This gluten-free beer somehow leaves a diet-coke-like aftertaste that just don't sit well with my palate. Otherwise the malt backbone and hips are well-balanced.

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Photo of T100Mark
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

In a 16 ounce tulip glass at the brewery.

Appearance - Deep amber color. Moderate head made up of very fine bubbles. Slightly hazy. Very good stickage. A handsome beer.

Smell - Very mild malt nose with a whiff of hops.

Taste - Toasty malt flavor. Marmite like bitterness. A touch of acidity. A bit sour. Hop zing on the backend.

Mouth - Very good carbonation. Nice.

Overall - I like this beer. I have two issues with this amber, however. First, this ale has a slightly metallic aftertaste. Also, why low gluten? Seriously, who gives a s**t about the gluten level?

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Photo of Lucnifter
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Amber from Culture Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.
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