Stanley Park 1897 Amber | Stanley Park Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stanley Park Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
stanleyparkbrewery.ca

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
1897 Amber is a naturally crafted, unpasteurized, Belgian style amber. Our hand selected Belgian Amber, French and Canadian malts are brewed with the finest English and European characteristic hops to produce a beer of nuance. The mellow toasted malt and even body is perfectly balanced with a soft bitterness and mild hop aroma.The resulting light bodied beer has a subtle flavour complexity and an exceptionally clean finish.

Added by canucklehead on 01-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
64
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.32
pDev:
12.35%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of Mack
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbl_delta
3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Pinnacle Harborview in Vancouver, BC. Pours a clear reddish amber with a thin off-white head. Initial impression is roasted malt, a taste of caramel, some honey, and maybe a hint of hops in there somewhere. Taste is muddy and cloying. Not something I'd revisit.

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Photo of derdtheterd
3.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcubz
3.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StJamesGate
3.41/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Al Porto, Gastown, Vancouver.
Pale orange. 3.75
Butterscotch. 3.25
Toffee apple with Werther’s End. 3.5
Light and fizzy. 3.5

Bad even as an entry-level amber. (And Belgian? Umm... OK.) Cloying, no snap, and no bright crystal. When Fat Tire is a breath of fresh air, you’ve got problems. 3.25

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Photo of Socialiste
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jrempel
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tpop1005
3.56/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kvadiat
2.82/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Eric_Standard
3.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HipCzech
3.52/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Pinnacle Hotel, poured into a Stanley Park pint glass. Bright, clear, light amber gold. Good frothy head of white foam, some lace, and nice, visible carbonation. Aroma of mild caramel malt, husky grain and faint ale yeast. Malty body, toasted grains, some toffee sweetness and slight bitterness. Medium to light mouthfeel and carbonation. Easy to drink and refreshing after a long flight, if not too interesting.

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Photo of phatmasterc
2.2/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer is alright. Wouldn't buy this again. It's nothing out of the ordinary. You can tell effort went into balancing the malt/hops. There's slight caramel flavour with a mild sweet honey kick. I find this beer to be a beer that isn't appealing unless it's thirst quenching cold, after that...meh.

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Photo of ZacharyReichardt
2.65/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Corson
3.24/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mlkluther
3.08/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Docrock
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BCborn
2.85/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GlendonTT
3.59/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of imfinished
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of BcCraft710
3.08/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Bunman3
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Overall, well, meh...Don't get me wrong - this is a decent beer. It's much better than any of the mass produced adjunct lagers you could purchase. As far Belgian Pale Ale, this beer has a long way to go. It has a nice amber colour and slight head that disappears quickly. There are notes of caramel and honey, but this brew does not really fill your mouth with flavour. It is well suited for summer patios and washing down pub food, but lacks the complexity I would expect from this style of beer.

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Photo of Tivlavrie
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Howlader
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of powdersoldier
3.75/5  rDev +13%

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Stanley Park 1897 Amber from Stanley Park Brewery
3.32 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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