Rathskeller Amber Ale | Gray's Brewing Company

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Rathskeller Amber AleRathskeller Amber Ale

Brewed by:
Gray's Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by karst on 08-05-2005

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Photo of terrabyte
2.81/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A tan and amber color with a medium head.

The smell has a hint of fruit and nuts.

The flavor isn't bad, but seems a little watery. Quite carbonated, which can cause a foamy body during the aftertaste (which seems to have more flavor then).

A disappointing beer of this size.

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Photo of ProfessorHops
4.37/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- medium red, with a very fast head. Laces well

Smell- fruity sweet very similar to a weak white wine. Toasted almond in the back.

Taste- excellent!!! Carmel beginning. Their are hint of chocolate malt, that are gorgeous. A great balance between a flavorful beer that is drinkable as well. Brew finishes with a long Carmel disintegration.

Mouthfeel- juicy and rich.

Drinkability- bright but not bighty very easy to drink. A refreshing drink as well.

I loved this beer. Almost every aspect of this brew was fascinating and very tasty. What's really weird is I was able to buy the bottle for 99 cents out of the broken box been at my local grocery store. Awesome beer!!!

Gulp Gulp,

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Photo of beveragecaptain
2.57/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle. Rathskeller Amber pours out a dark amber color topped with half an inch of off-white head. Lots of caramel in the aroma along with a strange, indescribable artificial flavor. Thinly malty flavor with caramel. No hop flavor. This beer is quite close to water. It tastes as if they mixed on part amber ale with two parts water and bottled it. Thin mouthfeel. I suppose this beer could be consumed in large quantities, but I don't know why you would want to. Weak attempt at an amber ale.

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Photo of Skidz
3.97/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out bright amber and sits a gleaming rose-tinted amber brown in the glass with a decent sized light tan head, fading quickly to a thin skim on the surface.

Rich toasty aroma breaths from a crisp, crackery core. Lightly nutty with some floral hops. Twists of caramel and a slight twinge of alcohol (very low presence).

Tastes of light caramels with bold toasty overtones. Bitterness comes in quickly and provides nice complimenting flavors of green, grassy hops. Finish is clean with some residual bitterness, and basically dry for the most part.

Initially crisp, but mellows out nicely. Medium-light body with nicely paired and envigorating carbonation.

Come into this expecting average, and you'll be surprised. This is gleaming glass of an amber ale is finely tuned and doesn't dissapoint. It's beer in it's most traditional and calculated form.

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Photo of murrayswine
3.13/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a red amber color with a nice 1/2 inch head.
The smell is heaped with butter, dry hops, and roasted peanuts.
The taste isnt bad, but it isnt fanastic. It's obvious that Gray's pumps out their Honey and Oatmeal stout as their flagship. It has a good hops kick, but the softer cream notes are watered over. For a taste session beer , this is as mild and plain as it gets. Try it if you like Gray's brewing.

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Photo of battlekow
3.03/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was comped a 12 oz bottle of this by Chris from Murray's Wine & Spirits, which was a very nice thing for him to do.

Rathskeller pours an attractive light maple color. There is no head or lacing. None.

Smells malty with a hint of honey.

Taste is also malty and just a little hoppy, with an odd, unpleasant, plastic/honey aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is blah. I don't understand why there's so little carbonation in this beer.

Give it a shot if you can get it for free.

(Side note: If you translate "rathskeller" using dictionary.com or babelfish, you get..."more rathskeller."

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Photo of maxpower
2.97/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle pours a clear amber with a small off white head that doesn't last long, not much lacing either. Fruity and flowery aromas, bready caramel flavors, medium bodied with a kind of watery mouthfeel, finishes with a mild sweetness, an average and boring American Amber Ale.

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Photo of karst
2.52/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Purchased from Granite City Ill. Best by or bottled on date ? 16705 (yellow dot matrix print on neck)

No reference to this on Gray Brewing Co. website.

was regesitered with Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board site Under Gray Brewing Co.

Screw top 12 bottle. Pours slightly redish amber. Head is gone before you can set the bottle down. Served @ 55° in pint glass. Slight malt aroma. Diacetyl-butterscotch flavors up front finishes with light bitterness from hops that clear away the diacetyls.

Not a beer I would recomend.

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