Red Cent Amber | Public Works Ale

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Brewed by:
Public Works Ale
Maryland, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.25%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bubseymour on 03-11-2013

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Photo of apasternak
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has pretty dark amber color with a 1 inch head. Smell is a bit malty, a touch of hops. Taste is well balanced malts and hops, smooth and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth an overall this is nothing spectacular, but a solid beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of bubseymour
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very pretty dark purple/brownish pour with semi-clarity. Minimal 1 finger head and average / below average retention

Smells of caramel and sugar and some malt and raisin/fig perhaps. No real hop scents coming through.

Tastes - Tastes somewhat like an English Brown Ale to me. Very sessionable, with mild caramel sweetness up front, with light hop crisp finish. Not dry at all but refreshing aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is a tad on the watery and thin side.

I know little to nothing about this brewery to date. This is a somewhat pedestrian beer to drink but its pleasant tasting and easily sessionable. I recommend sampling or having on tap if in a local area pub that serves this beer (are any out there?). A good beer to have with a hearty meal.

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

Photo of woodychandler
3.26/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Once more, a bottle has been provided to me courtesy of local, in-person trader, tone77! I had placed it in the refrigerator and forgotten all about it until now. I am curious to try it while awaiting the opening face-off of the Yankee Stadium Outdoor Classic on NBC.

From the bottle: "Generous rations of malt and hops give body to roasted flavors for a well balanced character. Be seated and enjoy!"; "At Public Works Ale, brewing beer is a labor of love. From the finest details to the big picture, we do it right, because it just makes sense to do it that way, and because we know what it means to sit down at the end of the day and enjoy a damn fine beer."; "Good beer. good works. Public Works Ale."; "Public Works Ale donates a percentage of its proceeds toward job training in your community."

I was anxious to get started so I went with a nearly inverted pour just to see what might happen. This set up a mighty cascade-like action, resulting in just over a finger of dense, light-tan head with excellent retention. Color was a deep reddish-brown (SRM = >22, < 27) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled minty, chocolaty and even slightly smoky. Oh man, I was ready for some of this! Mouthfeel was medium, but the taste did not live up to expectations. It was not as sweet as traditional ambers, but it did not have the flavor profile that I got from the nose. Instead, it had a muted maltiness with a slightly burnt flavor in the mouth. The finish was semi-sweet, but really kind of bland, especially for the style. Oh well, all I can do is try.

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Photo of ckollias
3.17/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a craft beer glass.

A: Pours an amber hue with an white, 2-finger, frothy head that slowly dissipates leaving a good trail and solid lace.

S: Malty aroma with a mild hop scent.

T: Similar to the smell there is malty flavor with some mild hops.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Just a so-so amber brew. Nothing really special.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.12/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dur921
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeWard
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a tall glass. Julian coding seemed to indicate August bottling date, so a couple of months old.

Poured a nice reddish amber color with decent slightly off white foamy head. Clear, with good carbonation, and left nice lacing.

Couldn't get much on the nose except some sweet maltiness.

Taste was also sweet, and did leave a slight not unpleasant sour flavor in the mouth, which was a bit on the thin side.

Not bad, but not great. to be honest, not much to get excited about here.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Red Cent Amber from Public Works Ale
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 27 ratings