Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

American Amber Ale | Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
3 Ratings

Brewed by:
Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
New York, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by yesyouam on 05-25-2011

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by TheBrewo:
Photo of TheBrewo
3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer was served from the cask at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a nonic glass at appropriate cask temperature, and shown an amber red-honey color. It had a one finger head of off-white cream that showed quite nice retention and gave thick battered lacing. No haze was present and carbonation appeared minimal. The largest component of the aroma was a sourdough yeasty quality, along with bready malts. This gave a musty air, not unlike the fumes wafting from an authentic British pub. Additionally, there was a thick woody character, much like a chardonnay, with further winey sweetness of grape. This sweetness was finally cut by a white wine vinegar. As we sipped, the taste opened up with wet grain and a mild sweetness. The woodiness really popped here, adding a fine bitterness to the flavoring. These were replaced by deeper chocolaty malts through the middle, with an alcohol presence seemingly acting to enhance the darkness of grain. We ended with more of those same malts, but these dropped off a ledge, petering out quickly into flavorless nothingness. The aftertaste breathed of bitter yeast, peppery spice, and a mild dry woodiness. The body was light and the carbonation was utterly nonexistent, giving us what was essentially a flat brew. Otherwise, the feel was soft and coating, with minimal slurp. Perhaps it was the flatness of the beer, but the feel was also a bit on the watery side. The abv was within range, and the beer drank on the slower end.

Overall, what we found to be best about this brew was the nose. It exhibited a nice woodiness. This was likely inherited from its time spent in the cask. This too could have led to a loss of carbonation, so perhaps it sat for just a little bit too long. Otherwise this is a nice local offering, and would be something we would be interested in trying again as an undeniably fresh sample.

 1,876 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of VaporDome
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of yesyouam
3.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rohrbach American Amber Ale is clear and amber with a very slight, white film that almost fully dissipates and leaves decent lacing. It has a faint aroma of caramel and grassy hops. It's medium-light bodied with a pretty clean finish. It's lightly flavored with a touch of caramel and a light, grassy bitterness. After the swallow, the flavor multiplies. A sweetness is detected, along with wood resin. A bold, grassy bitterness lingers for a while. The bitterness at the end keeps me thirsty for more. I'm sure this growler won't get a chance to go flat.

 555 characters

American Amber Ale from Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 3 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.