Full Sail Amber | Full Sail Brewing Company

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Full Sail AmberFull Sail Amber

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

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 more than 25 Gold Medals. Not that we're keeping track or anything.

IBU 31

Added by Bitterbill on 12-02-2001

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Photo of hopguy28
1.68/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of drpimento
1.94/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Think I got some bad luck here: Poured with almost no head; at first a few soap bubbles then a very thin read rose. Color is a hazy dark amber. Aroma is malty fruity hops. Flavor metalic malt hop bittersweet. Can tell that it would be a pretty good beer if whatever happened to it hadn't. Body is ok, but flat. Finish is at first sweet then bitter in not such a good way. Dang, was looking forward to this. From the Everything Shop on Canal near the Quarter.

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Photo of Metal4Breakfast
2/5  rDev -46.7%

Photo of Hopman1985
2/5  rDev -46.7%

Photo of edwardkersh
2/5  rDev -46.7%

Photo of CornedBeef
2.2/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - Nothing special, amber color as expected, average head.

Smell - Again, nothing special, just some light maltiness.

Taste - Starts malty, but come through overbearingly sweet. Almost undrinkably sweet, in my opinion.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, decent carbonation.

Overall, I really disliked this beer. It looks, smells, and feels like a solid amber ale, but the sweetness just kills it for me.

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Photo of terence
2.25/5  rDev -40%

Photo of slaintemhor
2.3/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Full Sail Brewery in Hood River, OR. The colour was, well.... amber. Oh, and there was very little head. The aroma was rather uneventful. Suffices to say that I could detect some malt that was rather musty, but that was about it! On the palate, again, nothing exceptionally good, nor remotely good. Rather blah and largely unremarkable!

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Photo of marzenfannm
2.34/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Not much aroma. Pretty bitter ... Overhopped for my taste. Presents well with a nice amber color and nice head.

[I am copying these notes over from RateBeer ... it does not require as long of review. I tasted this some time ago so I can't add anything.]

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Photo of atomicbwax
2.49/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Brown with a hint of red.

Smell - Not much of an aroma at all. Slight hint of hops in the aroma.

Taste - Kind of like the arome there is not much of a tatse at all. What is there is a very mild, non-descript taste with a hint of hops. Nothing special.

Mouthfeel - Smooth.

Drinkability - Because there is not too much taste this is very drinkable. This could easily be a session beer.

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Photo of Peder
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of Syracuse12
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of simonmoyse
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of mmilyko
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of soonerlight
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of Rekrule
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of barnzy78
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of 1971bernat
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Caleb
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of vdread
2.53/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Full Sail Amber pours a dark amber with a fizzy little head.
within moments, it's totally flat.

smell is dominated by husky, sour grains.

taste isn't as offensive as the smell. slightly fruity, with a grainy sourness. a slight floral hop note. lacking in much flavor, and nothing to get excited about.

mouthfeel ok, if a little on the flat side.

drinkability ok i guess. it's a pretty easy to drink beer.

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Photo of elNopalero
2.53/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is the sort of amber ale that gives amber ales a bad name.
It pours a murky caramel color. There’s a slight caramel malt aroma. The flavor is dominated by a caramel-malt profile that veers overly sweet. This beer comes off as cloying and syrupy. Not one I expect to have again.

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Photo of dwarvenfriend
2.73/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-Pours a nice head with light lacing

S-I got prune and a lot of caramel.

T-Lots of malt. I get a twinge of unwanted bitterness; nothing that sticks out more than anything else.

M-Nice mouthfeel with a twinge of unpleasantness on the back

D-Decent but there are other ambers I would drink before this one.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
2.74/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Reviewed 12/1/2005 (bottle):

Pours a body that is a nice dark brown-red in color. Has a good sized head that is off white in color. Aroma is hoppy but mild, not the strongest. Okay flavor that is sweet but balanced, and has a pale aftertaste in the palate.

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Photo of Hugh37
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of murphy2607
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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Full Sail Amber from Full Sail Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 1,217 ratings