Michigan Amber
Big Lake Brewing

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Style:
Red Ale - American Amber / Red
Ranked #552
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
82
Ranked #34,479
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 6.85%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
12
From:
Big Lake Brewing
 
Michigan, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
82
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 12 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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andrewjraab from Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - pours a copper and reddish color with good clarity. A puff of head and zero stickiness to this one.

S - Caramel, roasted malts, bread dough, grain.

T - Caramel malts balance by some dry and biter hops in the back end. A bit acidic on the back end. Dry and crisp mouth feel.

O - Quaffable amber ale - solid offering worth a try.

Wednesday at 11:08 PM
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dd53grif from Michigan

3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber color with a minimal head that disappears quickly. No discernable aroma. Tastes of carmel with some bitterness on the finish. Minimum carbonation..

Nov 10, 2019
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miwestcoaster from Michigan

3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Amber color body, so named correctly. No head formed with a normal pour into pint glass.
S- I couldn’t pick up any scent, so none.
T- Carmel malts with some hops on the finish.
F- Lacked carbonation but still was acceptable. Medium body.
O- I picked up a 4 pack to try from a local brewery. There are few Ambers on the shelves and this one is below average.

Feb 28, 2019
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Tshane from Michigan

3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good but I can't taste one thing the previous reviewer tasted and smelled except "toasted earthiness."

Slightly too bitter for me but I generally don't like lighter beers over 15 to 20 ibus.

But remember, my taste buds are almost as weak and perhaps damaged as Trump's brain. "UNFAIR!"

Rating: Average+

Dec 11, 2018
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superspak from Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into pint glass; no can dating, but is a recent release. Pours slightly hazy medium orange/amber/light copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, grapefruit, orange, lemon, peach, and citrus peel/zest; with lighter notes of nuttiness, roast, pepper, pine, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops and dark/bready/light roasted malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, grapefruit, orange, lemon, peach, and citrus peel/zest; with lighter notes of nuttiness, roast, pepper, pine, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, grapefruit, orange, lemon, peach, citrus peel/rind, pepper, pine, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops and dark/bready/light roasted malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and slightly chalky/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 5.7%. Overall this is a very nice American amber. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops and dark/bready/light roasted malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Nice Chinook, Centennial, Cascade profile. Great balance between citrus/earthy hops and clean malt complexity; without being overly bitter/drying. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

Nov 10, 2018
Michigan Amber from Big Lake Brewing
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 12 ratings