Clancy's Amber
Moosehead Breweries Ltd.

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American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #1,162
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3.11 | pDev: 22.83%
Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
New Brunswick, Canada
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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.34/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Clear dark amber color with a strong amount of fast pacing activity. Weak beige 1 finger head, lasts around 5 minutes, with poor legs.

Faint aromas of sweet grains and caramel. Flavors of cheap caramel, roasted malts, herbal spices, highly corny and sugary with an adjunct feel. Bland flavors with tons of sugar that is not even pleasant.

Smooth medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Light and short finish, ending with a bready grainy syrupy sugary feel with faint noble spices and slightly roasted.

Overall not good in quality having faint flavors that are not really pleasant, passable freshness from the bad overly sugary syrupy feel and lots of flatness.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

341 ml Bottle: BBD of 31 Jul 2013. I found it in Berlin and drank it in my hotel room out of a tumbler on 25 Feb 2013.

Amber body with a good, full head of white bubbles.

Nose and taste dominated my malty molasses: not overly strong, but the hops struggled to contain the sweetness. Caramel being the main flavour I detected.

A bit too sweet and thin for a 5% ABV brew: OK but not really balanced or well made in my eyes.

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Photo of Syl
4.65/5  rDev +49.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clancy's is a full-bodied amber ale made with special ingredients creating an English style beer. This crafty beer is aged longer giving it a sweet matly aroma with a hint of coffee and caramel and a fleeting bitter taste.
5% ABV.
Great on-tap as well!

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Photo of andrenaline
2.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a dark amber colour, thumb of head with solid retention and some sporadic lacing.

S - Musty caramel, hints of burnt toast, biscuit and grains.

T - Much like the nose with the musty caramel dominating alongside a metallic flavour and burnt sugar.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dryness on the finish.

O - Nothing spectacular here, just an easy drinking, mild flavored amber ale. I'd prefer this to regular Moosehead Lager, but that's not saying much.

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Photo of wordemupg
2.64/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

pint poured at some small pub in the middle of PEI can't remember the name of the pub and forgot to write it in my notes

A clear bronze with a shitload of carbonation feeding a tight two finger head that stays for quite a while and leaves partial rings of lace well down the glass

S malty caramel and some sweet grains, not much going on here

T what I smell but with some skunk and a sour flavor that hurts its cause

M well carbonated and thick enough keep it from having a watery feel and all the bubbles help it out

D the flavors off so I doubt I'll try it again

perhaps a dirty tap but that being said this beer looked great but came up short in other areas

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Photo of socon67
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Gotta ask; why is this beer "retired" when I just had it on tap yesterday?

A - Amber in color.

S - Smells malty, but a little medicine like.

T - Surprisingly it is pretty good. It isn't anything special, but for one of the mass produced companies it is enjoyable. A little sweet and malty.

M - Really didn't notice much. Kinda bland.

D - I had a second one. For a generic beer it isn't bad.

Again, not sure why this is showing as no longer made. Had mine at O'Leary's in St. John NB and the tap handle clearly said Clancy's Amber. Probably the best of the Moosehead beers.

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Photo of Sammy
1.48/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

On-tap at West 50 Pourhouse. Some amber colour. Creamy but awful taste made it terrible and undrinkable. The moose was loose.Muddy and I wish more watery, like terrible cold herbal tea in foul water. Constructive criticism: don't brew this, don't serve this.

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

On tap at Robber’s Roost in Halifax.

Poured a crystal red- amber..fair off white cap that stayed a while, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is sweet, malty, some grass, light whiffs of fruit.

Mild in character, smooth and inoffensive almost lager-like

Nice dose of bready-sweet malt up front then a good balance from some piney hopping, some nut and fruit tones from the roasted malt...wet finish with gradual bittering and a mild metallic after taste.

Probably one of the better commercial east coast beers but not as ale-like as Black Pearl

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Photo of biegaman
3.18/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from can with a (surprinsgly) generous head, a very pretty amber held up to the light. Leaves some lacing. Seems pretty good from the looks of things. Fairly predictable aroma - lots of amber malt, light hops and odd apple/brown sugar funk. Flavour follows the same typical profile, pretty weak but nothing offensive. A little too 'macro' in character too be a definite sweet or any other quality, but maybe a light bitterness. You can tell the quality control isn't too closely watched. To their credit however, they keep the amber malt clean and tastefull. Very light bodied however carbonation well suited. I have no problems drinking or two, anyways...

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Photo of Shiloh
4/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This amber arrived a dull copper hue with a short crown and moderate island lace with similar ring and cling.
The nose was light of ginger.
The body was full.
The taste was semi sweet to begin with a ginger like quality as its dominant trait and well balanced to the hops to finish with a minor ginger after taste.
Very good.
Very crisp.
Note: the crisp taste diminished as the brew warmed..much better ice cold.

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Photo of necoadam
3.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

After finishing this beer, I had no idea it came from Moosehead. Lukily, my bro went up to PEI and picked up some rare treats for me and for himself as well. Pours out a light amber color with a nice amount of carbonation in there. Smell consisted of malts, with some nuts and slight fruit tones in the background. You have to let the beer warm up to get the nuttiness and fruitness to show up. Taste was ok. A solid malt backbone combined with some nuts and fruits give it a good combination. Mouthfeel was fair, light to medium body with ok carbonation. It just didn't seem lively enough to make it stand out. Other than that, it wasn't too bad. Interesting enough to keep you in it.

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Photo of baiser
3.13/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap at Honest Lawyer's in Richmond Hill. Poured into Clancy's beer mug, it appeared red-orange with a good sized head that hung around.

I liked the maltiness of this ale, especially when it warmed up a little. I thought it was served a bit too cold. Tasted a little nutty/fruity.

Hadn't heard of this beer until the waiter suggested it to me. Hard to find out of the east coast.

Overall, probably won't have again. Didn't want to drink anymore than the pint I had in one sitting.

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Photo of PiratePete
3.67/5  rDev +18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean, light red, Amber Ale with a serious head that laces the side of the glass. It is unique in many ways with a sense of nuts and fruit - maybe bananas and oranges. Its uniqueness gives it a life of its own so it is unfair to compare. (True of so many beers.) I'm partial to ale but just "discovered" this malty ale a year ago, even though it is brewed only about 30 kilometers from my home. It works well alone or with a good meat sandwich. More and more people are saying "yes" when it is offered. Different for an eastcoast Canadian beer from a major brewery. The malt stays in the mouth in a pleasant way and you have the sense that you just had a beer.

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Clancy's Amber from Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 25 ratings