Full Sail Amber | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,186 Ratings
Full Sail AmberFull Sail Amber
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Oregon, United States
fullsailbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Amber is a sweet, malty, medium-bodied ale with a spicy, floral hop finish. It's brewed with 2-row Pale, Crystal and Chocolate malts. And we hop it with Mt. Hoods and Cascades. We're as proud of it today as we were back in '89. And over the years it's earned 14 Gold Medals. Not that we're keeping track or anything.

IBU 31

Added by Bitterbill on 12-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,186
Reviews:
467
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.97%
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
179
For Trade:
0
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Photo of jadpsu
4.36/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear amber with a great tan bubbly head that soon is reduced to a thin skin but leaves some decent side glass lace.
SMELL: Malts, sweet caramel and some faint citrus hops.
TASTE: A lot of toasted bread malts with some caramel, a nice combo.
Finishes drying with a little sweetness.
I will some more of this Amber. Got to rank this one right up there.

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Photo of evergreen_machine
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Satorn
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hephaestos
4.43/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of matcris
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Amber, very tea like, up to the light. Almost no head or lacing. The aroma is a bit floral, cola, bready. The flavor is bready, caramel malt, and I'm not really picking up much else, but the beer is very balanced from sweet to bitter. Lots of carbonation in the feel, which I like, Medium body, and dry.

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Photo of fjdelvalle
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Having my second pint of this utterly reliable, golden-ticket brew in the sunshine (finally!), with a couple orange slices.

L orange-brown amber, with nigh zero head and subtle bubbles

S malty with mild fruit, orange foremost

Tastes like liquid sunshine, really mild, especially the hops, with a crisp, fruity aftertaste.

Feels, Overall, like one of those beers that is tasty yet it is so simple, harmonious and drinkable, that one can get through a pink in the blink of an eye.

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Photo of S-Taylor
3.32/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of robebo44
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shigg85
4.31/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Turbo
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimDcos
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very drinkable; great with burgers and steaks. Decent lacing when poured in a Sam Adams glass.

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Photo of 60sFolks
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite beers for every day drinking. Tastes sweet and complex. The color is coppery just as it should.

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of raylpendleton
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tbone2131
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
3.02/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.06/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BryantForestry
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biegaman
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Full Sail is a very proud and confident looking Amber Ale - it's got a kind of toasty orange complexion that, while perfectly clear, almost borders on burnt sienna. Despite the darker, more serious complexion there's also a more cheerful pumpkin colour at its base that shines through when held to the light. Head is sparse and sticks mostly to the outside.

Oh yeah, this is my kind of Amber Ale. It's got character. It's got pizzazz. It's got an ample dose of Mt. Hood and Cascade hops and all the pungent, piny, floral, underlying citrusy aromatics that accompany them. There's also a heavy dose of dark, sticky-rich caramel malt in there too but its sweetness compliments the bitter hops, not clash with them.

It's somewhat surprising the presence of such dank, earthy hops doesn't result in a more intensely bitter or astringent beer. Again, we have a good amount of caramelly maltiness to thank but also a steady hand; this brewer struck the right balance not only between grain and hop but also between early (bittering) and late (aroma) hop additions...

This is symbiosis at its finest. I really can't decide which element I like better: the toffee-laden, toasted honeycomb malty flavour that lingers on my tongue or the forest-y wild flower and pine bark-like scents that continuously waft through my nose. Both persist from first drop to last and are unaffected (if anything benefit) from warmth. What a great composition!

Full Sail Amber Ale is a perfect snapshot of what makes Oregon beer special - it showcases plenty of pungent, deliciously piny hops yet is still immensely appealing to mainstream audiences. This state has more craft drinkers per capita than any other because their brewers (like this one) know how to balance big character with conventional, ever-so-easy drinkability.

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Photo of FrancisM12
3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cheesyd64
3.18/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fakedeadgirlfriend
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rarigney
4.23/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Full Sail Amber from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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