J. Paul's 1889 Amber Ale | Old Dominion Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company
Delaware, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
J.Paul's 1889 Amber Ale is brewed exclusively for Capital Management and Development which owns J. Paul's, Paolos, Old Glory, Cin Cin, Georgetown Seafood and Sweet Georgia Brown restaurants where this beer is featured on draft.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-24-2003

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of marc77
3.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From their brewpub tap. Clear dark copper covered by a thick, sticky head that leaves lace. Herbal and earthy hop nose accompanied by light lovibond caramel malt and mellow biscuit. Tame in aroma. Slightly spicy hops upfront are followed by lightly toasty dextrin malt and light caramel sweetness. Mild hop bitterness leaves a sweetish balance. Becomes mildly earthy and very bready in the finish. Moderate in body, with an agreeably dextrinous mouthfeel. J. Paul is an innocuous, slightly sweet amber with an herbal hop profile. Quaffable, balanced, but perhaps the most lackluster of Dominion's ales. Tasty.

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Photo of meathookjones
3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at the Old Dominion Brewpub is Ashburn Virginia. This came out a deep copper color with a small foamy beige head. It left a bit of lace sticking to the glass as it was consumed. Pretty mild aroma with a bit of hop upfront and a strong caramel malt presence. The taste is similar in that the sweet caramel malt is back by a slightly bitter bop finish. Mouthfeel was adequate and this went down smoothly. A good session beer that is fairly simple in aroma and taste but enjoyable none the less.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.13/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Copperish light amber with a full beige head. Good carbonation but leaves little lace. Nice malt aroma and flavor with great balance and light hoppiness in both regards. Light-Medium bodied and smooth.

A nice session-style Irish-style Amber ale.

Note: This review was a draft from the OD Brewpub is Ashburn, VA.

Per ODBC website: Two-Row Brewer's malt, Carapils malt, Caramel 20 lovibond malt, and black malt. German Hallertau hops, Perle, Willamette, and Tettnang hops from the Pacific Northwest and Kent Golding hops from Great Britain. ABV: 4.7%

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a shaker pint glass at Paolo's Ristorante (Washington, DC).

Wow, I somehow found my notes on this brew from back in April of 2010. Go figure. Anyway, it pours a clear copper-amber topped by a finger of cream foam. The nose comprises caramel, light grass, light greens, and light orange peel. The taste brings in more of the same, with the hops bringing in a decent amount of bitterness (without being too harsh about it). The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a kinda dry finish. Overall, a nice amber, one that goes well with a good pizza.

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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Eziel
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

J. Paul's 1889 Amber Ale from Old Dominion Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 9 ratings