Yukon Red Amber Ale (Arctic Red) | Yukon Brewing Company

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Yukon Red Amber Ale (Arctic Red)Yukon Red Amber Ale (Arctic Red)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yukon Brewing Company
Yukon, Canada
yukonbeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly called Arctic Red

Added by IronDjinn on 07-06-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
70
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of Garenburg
1.5/5  rDev -61.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of mikebu
3.17/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of NorthernSails
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Howlader
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cbnz
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Sammy
3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Creamy malt, and some spice flavour. And yes, some hops for bit of bitter aftertaste.Bit of lace, aggressively carbonated on-tap version is not as good. Almost Yukon scenery colour of orange and red clouds. Like a session ale. Second best to their coffee porter.

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Photo of orangesol
3.31/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I think this beer is intended to be a common-ground between macro- and micro- styles of beer in that it has some flavour and body, but isn't overwhelming to the average Joe. There is a lot of toasted malt up front and some hop bitterness on the backend. Not much carbonation. I think this is a solid example of a mass-appeal amber that still can please the odd beer snob who finds his way into the Yukon.

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Photo of LampertLand
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of northof60hops
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of kelvarnsen
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeremy7
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Viggo
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle at the CBA's.

Pours a clear amber, light reddish highlights, thin slightly off white head forms, settles down to a thin ring, few lace spots stick. Smell is alright, very malty, quite sweet, caramel and some sugar, bready, quite fruity, a hint of sweet raisins, honey malt, pretty interesting. Taste is okay, very malty too, caramel and bread, fruit, bread, honey, quite rich but unbalanced and not too exciting. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, pretty drinkable. Solid beer but not sure how this is beer of the year.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The appearance was a semi dark red color with a bar pour of no head. The smell was a dark caramel malt with a rounded out bready toastiness running in and out on my nose. The taste was mainly malty with a decent back up bready nuttiness running here and there over my taste buds. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sessionabiity about it. Decent carbonation leads to malty smooth aftertaste and a rather dry finish. Overall, decent red ale that does everything it needs to for the style. I’d have it again.

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Photo of Douglas88
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to Presario, my first beer from the Yukon. Pours a clear and bright red color with a small white head. The aroma is sweet caramel malts, some light hops and a hint of fruitiness. The taste is pretty nice, some sweet caramel, lots of malt, some light bitterness in the finish. Lots of carbonation, a very lively body. Very quaffable. A really cool label design.

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Photo of aforbes10
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a single bottle shared with a friend....

Poured slightly reddish with a white head. Smelled fresh, with some pleasant crisp hops on the nose, along with some nice mellow malt. Taste was crisp and clear also with the maltiness coming through nicely along with subduded hop flavor. Very smooth and easy to drink. a nice surprize, i thought overall.

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Photo of Long813
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dated: N/A
From: Chris (wordemupg) via trade

A: Dark ruby red body with one finger of off white head. Retention is poor, but leaves quite a bit of lacing.

S: Nice mellow front of caramel and dark fruits. Noticeable hoppy aroma and some spices.

T: Caramel malts dominate the flavour and finishes with a mixture of dark fruits (figs?) and spices. Pleasant taste with just a touch of hops.

M: Light bodied and medium-low carbonation. Very watery texture and leaves a slight malty aftertaste.

D: This is a very drinkable beer, nothing was outstanding, but it's a great drinker. Thanks again to Chris for the beer.

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Photo of beerbum05
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Please note that this beer is now called "Yukon Red Amber Ale".

Appearance - Beautiful red colour, clear, light carbonation, a medium head which disappeared quickly.

Smell - Not much to smell, bit of maltiness

Taste - Slightly strong, malty, some bitterness

Overall - A nice tasting beer. A good "Red/Amber style".

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Photo of BigBry
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of 4 selections in the Yukon "Thirst Aid Kit" mixed 12 pack, and it came with a free Yukon pint glass.
Pours a dark reddish brown color, short slightly tan head. The thick foam fades into a thin floating cap and ring after a few minutes. There is a strong smell of hops. A clean, bitter aroma, but not much other smells to balance. Lots of hoppy flavor, especially in the finish. Just my opinion, but not quite enough malty sweetness to balance. Good carbonation and solid body to it. Drinkability? very good, pairs nicely with most any food. Pass me another.

Also have tried the draft version at Public Beer Market in Calgary. A very good red ale that gets forgotten. Must keep this one in mind when options are limited.

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Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LDuke
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Yukon Red Amber Ale (Arctic Red) from Yukon Brewing Company
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