Stagecoach Amber Ale | Mantorville Brewing Company, LLC

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3.08 w/ 6 ratings

Brewed by:
Mantorville Brewing Company, LLC
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by garymuchow on 03-19-2003

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Photo of fiveiron
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of supercolter
2.95/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer was just kind of average though and through for me. Appearance is average with a decent copper color no head or lacing. Smell is ok but not a lot going on here. Dry malt mixed with a bit of candy sugar. The taste is very similar as well. Mouthfeel is a bit weak, somewhat watered down. Drinkability is what you would expect.

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Photo of cokes
1.82/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pours a lightly hazy toasted golden, a bit lighter than the typical amber. The head is medium in rise and retention and exists for a while as ashy tan.
The aroma begins as biscuits, then quickly morphs into a straight up electrical fire. Burnt plastic..the whole nine yards. And Beauty Shop perm solution. It's downright painful to stick one's nose near the glass.
Here on out, it's all damage control. Tastewise, it's not as horrendous as the nose. Biscuity upfront with a building lemony tartness. Interestingly, none of the electrical fire hues so dominating in the nose really manifest in the mouth, but it's hard not to smell them every time one sips this. A touch of flour and green apples, then lemon iced tea. There's not much here in the taste, but comparatively, it excels. Though a sense of paste starts to arrive as it warms.
The mouthfeel is neither here nor there. Carbonation starts high and fades. In other beers, this texture would not be a problem...but it wouldn't be an asset either.
This is a case where a horrendous nose overrides everything else. But here, this godawful aroma simply masks a nearly godawful beer.

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Photo of Chaz
3.53/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moderately-firm pour into a bulb produces a solid two-fingered pale tan head which fades rather quickly, but leaves a fair amount of lacing behind in the process. Brilliant golden-amber in color, much lighter in color than I recall (I've previously
had this on tap but did not review.) Nose is about what I've come to expect from the style, being lighter (as opposed to richer) in terms of its malt complexity. There's a touch of biscuit-y dryness and some citrus hop poking through, as well as a light hint of alcohol.

On first sip its sweeter, more fruit-forward, and juicier than the nose would suggest, and tempered by just a touch of hop bite. If I didn't know better I'd swear this was Rush River amber (now I'll have to taste 'em side by side!) Golden apple is the dominant fruit note I'm getting, and despite the initial sweet-over-bitter impression the bitterness catches up and helps to balance this.

Mouthfeel and drink-ability are both good. Altogether Stagecoach Amber is not bad at all, but again, it's about what I've come to expect in an American amber ale. I might pick it up again sometime, but I doubt it'll become a 'fridge staple'.

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Photo of KarlHungus
3.46/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The bottle reads, "brewed and bottled by Mantorville Brewing Company, Mantorville Minnesota, and Black River Falls, Wisconsin." So I think it is safe to assume that all of Mantorville bottling is taking place in Black River Falls. The beer pours a clear amber color. The head is one inch in height, creamy, and recedes slowly into nice lacing. The aroma is caramel malt which is balanced nicely with grapefruit, and floral hops. It is a very pleasant aroma, but is a little weak. The taste is like the aroma, but more pronounce. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice texture, and lively carbonation. Overall, this is a very easy drinking amber ale. It is not the most complex beer out there, but it has enough going on that it isn't boring.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.71/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was served at the Hubbell House in Mantorville, and has been for quite a few years. The style is my best guess. Falls more in amber ale area than red, based upon color and with a fair amount of hops in aroma and flavor, but not excessive. Served too cold so a duller aroma overall, but mild not too bitter (more flowery than bitter) hop presense. Clear, reddish amber. Smooth overall drink. Well balanced with hops and malt, that smoothed out as warmed, and both became more prominant. Also balanced enough so that it didn't overpower the food (basic midwest fare). Medium carbonation and medium to thin mouthfeel. This was a fine drink and I'd get it again when I'm back to this resturant.

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Stagecoach Amber Ale from Mantorville Brewing Company, LLC
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