Amber Ale | Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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Amber AleAmber Ale

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Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cokes on 03-01-2005

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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 28
Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured a clear copper amber color with a 1/2 inch taupe head. Some carbonation present, and very nice cling in steps all the way down the glass. The most pronounced fragrance in the nose is the caramel malts. There's also wheat bread, yeast, and spice notes present, with just a hint of metals--but, overall, the bouquet is not especially strong. There's a slightly roasted malt flavor right out of the gates, hitting the sides of the tongue. Then there's a smooth transition to hop bitter at the back of the tongue. It's earthy, slightly spicy, and a bit bread-like at the close. There's good balance in this easy-drinking amber. The feel is medium-bodied and effervescent. It's smooth at the start and ends with real crispness.

It's a rare thing for me to see Hinterland taps, so I was pleasantly surprised to find they had it at the resort where a friend of mine was holding his wedding reception near Manitowoc, WI. More bitter than most amber ales I've had, this beer deftly manages to satisfy my brown ale and IPA tooths. While some reviews have alluded to the pedestrian nature of this beer, I found it refreshing, engaging, and well-worth a try.

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Photo of drizzam
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a cloudy dark amber in color topped by an ample two finger light khaki head. Good head retention and nice fishnet lacing.

S - Sweet caramel malt mixes with a slight, faint citric hop aroma.

T & M - That same caramel malt body supports a slightly higher hop bitterness than the aroma lets on, though not "in your face" hoppy...A nice balance between malt and hop. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Finishes very clean.

D - Not terrible complex, but this is a good easy drinker. If I could get my hands on it, I would make this a daily session brew. Certainly worth a try.

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Photo of richkrull
3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

My buddy picked up a 4 pack of pints. I think they may have just started bottling their beers. In any event, it poured a clear amber color with a good amount of white head on it. Smell was very light and malty. Taste was decent. Caramel malt up front, very slight bitter finish. Didn't taste like many of the other ambers I've had in the past. It wasn't bad at all, just different. Light-medium bodied beer that is pretty drinkable and a decent beer overall, but I think it could be better.

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Photo of wedgie9
2.88/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted on draft at Hinterland. Pours clear amber with a medium white head that leaves decent lace. Nose is fairly simple with some bread malt and honey. Flavor is more of the same with honey up front and moving to lightly toasted malt a very light bitterness. Body is medium with active carbonation and a medium bitter honey finish.

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Photo of gford217
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at The Seasons in Appleton.

Pours a deep, clear amber with a small off-white head that recedes to a ring and leaves only a hint of lacing. The aroma is mostly sweet caramel malts with some faint hops and other grains. The taste doesn't stray far from the aroma with the light caramel malts dominating. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with good carbonation. A drinkable but fairly basic amber.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.24/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Maple Syrup Brown. Totally transparent. No carbonation. Great big tan head, solid lacing.

N: Lightly roasted malts, sweet grains, a touch of caramel.

T: Lightly flavored. A little caramel, some sweet grains, a hint of roasted malt.

MF: Lighter than most, slightly sweet, clean, and smooth. No carbonation.

D: Very easy to drink but rather dull. Looks good though.

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Amber Ale from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
3.7 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
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