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

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3.75/5
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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
Ranking:
#26,008
Reviews:
474
Ratings:
1,213
pDev:
12%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,213 |  Reviews: 474
Photo of fakedeadgirlfriend
4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rarigney
4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paleoplant
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monk2021
3.28/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A darker amber ale, this one straddles the line coming close to a brown ale. Nose kicks chocolate malt, somewhat woody, Cascade hops.

Taste really does confirm why this is darker, there is chocolate malt here, I'm almost sure of it. Crystal malt imparting caramel too, this does not skimp body wise, avoids the red malt feels. Sometimes they can feel hoppy, I guess just depends on how fresh maybe. Used to be pretty cheap, they got a little inconsistent for awhile, disappeared or had shelf space seriously diminished.

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Photo of kinmundy77
4.71/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kobland
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erk0607
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: On the darker side of amber, almost brown. Head is there and then gone, leaving just a tiny, tiny amount of lacing.
Smell: Sweet, malty, bready, roasty, perhaps a bit caramelly.
Taste: Noticably sweet, bready and malty, subtle hop presence. Roasty.
Feel: Medium body that ends up a bit thicker than I was expecting on the palate. Maybe somewhat oily...?
Overall: A good, no frills amber ale.

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Photo of brlelievre
5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Amp
3.08/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gator1992
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JKG
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerdrinking
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Squire
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billg1967
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peachy-tay
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tucson_brewson
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into English pint glass.

L - Pours a nice, clear copper (amber, obviously) color with a thin, white head that coats the glass. Very good amber ale representation in appearance.

S - I must have gotten an off batch because the smell was kind of weak. Faint earthy biscuit malt, some citrus hops.

T - I must be drinking a lot of IPAs or have gotten a funky batch, because it starts off with caramel malty sweetness. But it's quickly followed with a sharp vodka-like flavor that, thankfully, gets overshadowed by a nice bready malt finish I look forward to. Maybe the strong alcohol taste is the hoppy citrus rind character other reviewers are describing...or the "spicy, floral hop finish" per the commercial description. The start and finish are what makes this beer very drinkable.

F - Smooth, crisp, medium carbonation, doesn't have the sticky sweet caramel quality some other ambers/dark beers have.

O - I like Full Sail IPA and now I like their amber. If the hoppy "alcohol" taste were a little less prominent, this would be one of my favorites. Still, a solid 4 with a lot of good amber characteristics.

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Photo of johnnyd10vt
4.24/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark Amber. Light head. Lovely smell. Awesome balance between malt and flavorful but not particularly bitter hops. Maybe just slightly more bitter than Stacey's but I bet she'd drink

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Photo of NeilSilber1
4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aknalley
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lagerquestrian
3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brandon632
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gautch726
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Looks as good as you could ask for an amber to look. Auburn-gold coloring with a moderate carbonated head. The smell is so so. Rather bitter on the nose and the taste follows suit. There are floral tones but overly hoppy. Mouthfeel is full and crisp. Not a bad amber with a bitter bite on the front end that fades easy.

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Full Sail Amber from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 1,213 ratings