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

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Full Sail AmberFull Sail Amber

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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 14 Gold Medals. Not that we're keeping track or anything.

IBU 31

Added by Bitterbill on 12-02-2001

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up this week at Buy Rite in Jersey City, having never tried this before. I didn't expect it to be as bold as the Troegs Nugget Nectar but this was still a good example of the style and easy to drink, as well as balanced. The alcohol was well hidden in addition, making this a nice example of the style that would serve as a good starting point for anyone unfamiliar with this.

The pour to this was nice and brown with a decent crystalline sweetness and caramel tone to the smell. Nice head and lacing to it without a lot of carbonation, it nearly poured flat and since my bottle's due date had already expired, I wasn't sure if this was too old to be fizzy or not. Very floral, malty base to this with some metallic and leather notes to the back. The mouthfeel was quite toasty with a decent creaminess to it that was very easygoing when combined.

Not a lot of alcohol in this either, making it a decent session beer for those inclined to have more than one at a time. While not a bright knockout like fuller Amber and Red Ales, this was dry enough to warrant a big glass of water after the serving. It was like the other Full Sail beers that I had - accessible, middle of the road, and sure to offend no one, while being a good take on its namesake style. The aftertaste had a slight burnt tone to it, making this a great choice for the days when Fall is in full swing.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Fuzzy's Taco Shop in Sugar Land, Texas

First beer I've had from Full Sail.

This beer had more hop bitterness at the finish than I am used to from most amber beers. It's still really good... and for some that would make it awesome.. for me.. who isn't a huge hops fan... it made it just ok.

I can tell there is lots of quality in this beer. Initial taste and smell was great, I just didn't love the slightly flowery and bitter finish as much.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The weekend is here and I’ve purchased a six pack of Full Sail Amber beer. The appearance is dark-reddish with a Tan Lace. A quick sniff detects an aromatic aroma of fruity citrus hops mixed with toasted malts. The flavor is a medium-light fruity body, mild bitterness, caramel smooth with moderate carbonation. All told, this Amber Ale is ridiculously tasty and has everything that I love about American craft breweries.

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4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light Brown Amber Color.
Smell's like, Orange, Hops and Malt all in one. Very good smooth smell.
Full flavor, very pleasent flavor, not a typical Ale. Malty with a slight tint of Hops.
Light carbonation.
This is what an Amber Ale should taste like. Full Sail did a real good job.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured in a belgian chalice, not too cold.

Pours very dark, like deep dark cairngorm. Very satisfying head. Smells like bread, fruit and a little "belgian".
Full initial mouthfeel, velvety and charming carbonation, thinner later. Roasted malts hit first, caramel, then balanced hops and acidity.

I'm not a fan of Amber's right now (going through a Bitter's / Pale Ales phase). This one's good for the style though, and for the season! Ho, ho, ho!

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Full Sail Amber from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 1,195 ratings
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