Amber Ale
City Lights Brewing Co.

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City Lights Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #73
Ranked #15,419
3.94 | pDev: 10.66%
Dec 24, 2021
Apr 08, 2017
Very Good
Amber AleAmber Ale
Notes: If the hops and malt of this Amber Ale were on either end of a see-saw; it would sit at a standstill parallel with the ground. With a blend of German Tradition hops and American Willamette hops, there is just enough hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma to keep your nose and taste buds wanting more. A combination of 5 different malts give this beer a hint of caramel sweetness, a splash of breadiness, and just the right amount of character to make this simple style wanting your taste buds to do The Waltz.

25 IBU
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.1/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Look - Clear copper color with a slight white head and some lacing
Smell - caramel maltiness
Taste - sweet caramel maltiness
Feel - lighter body with a medium carbonation
Ovearll - not bad amber
Dec 24, 2021
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Reviewed by magikbagel from Wisconsin

3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a very rich amber color, thick white head and heavy lacing. Smells like a faint caramel, however very sweetly scented. The flavor starts hoppy but melts into a subtle malty finish which is quite tastey. I enjoy the bitter to sweet contrast. Overall I enjoyed this amber quite a bit!
Jul 29, 2021
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Reviewed by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Tasted in a snifter from draft at City Lights Brewing Company on December 7, 2019. Sweet caramel and bready malt notes balanced with Noble hop flavors.
Mar 07, 2020
Rated: 5 by drsaaron from Wisconsin

Aug 24, 2019
Rated: 3.93 by Delirium_tremens67 from Wisconsin

Apr 03, 2019
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Reviewed by German-Helles from Wisconsin

3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
From a 12oz. can, it pours a nice dark amber color with a 1" head of tan foam that slowly fades to a thin layer. The carbonation looks like many very small bubbles rising up.
The smell is a malt caramel, slightly roasted and the hops.
The taste starts out a little sweet, a touch of bread, then the bitter hops at the end, very drinkable.
I can feel the carbonation, I would say it is a bit creamy, yet light.
Overall it is a bit bitter,dry at the end, but very good, with the right amount of sweetness. I think I will sample another!
Feb 27, 2019
Rated: 4.04 by lrend13 from Wisconsin

Nov 02, 2018
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I got a can of this off the single shelf at the Kroger just down the road from south metro ice in Dayton,OH. It poured a clear amber with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent is malty. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with caramel malt base. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.
Sep 09, 2018
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours deep translucent red with a small off white head. Smells of dark roasted grain, very malty. Tastes of malty roasted grain with slight caramel and sweetness. Beer is light/medium bodied but still very easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.
Jul 06, 2018
Rated: 4 by Zenboy99 from Wisconsin

May 27, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by travelguy from Ohio

Oct 28, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by Jack_H_91 from Wisconsin

Sep 14, 2017
Amber Ale from City Lights Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 12 ratings