Amsterdam Big Wheel Deluxe Amber | Amsterdam Brewing Company

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Amsterdam Big Wheel Deluxe AmberAmsterdam Big Wheel Deluxe Amber
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Amsterdam Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
amsterdambeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
To master the Big Wheel takes patience and practice. So does making the perfect amber beer. Our award winning amber was created out of a desire for the perfectly balanced beer combining all the qualities of a rich traditional pale ale with the drinkability of a modern lager. Big Wheel Deluxe Amber is brewed with a blend of imported Pale and Crystal malts for a bright amber colour and sweet malt character then dry hopped with a blend of UK hops to achieve a perfect balance of rounded malt and hop taste. Take one for a ride and discover the pleasures of a perfectly balanced beer.

19 IBU

Added by Derek on 05-23-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,375
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
122
pDev:
13.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 122 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of Thelaker71
3.71/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jhodgert
3.88/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of staubot
3.67/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clean copper with a thick light beige head and lasting lacing. Some floral hops in the scent with yeast and a slight alcohol hiding at the end. After the appearance and scent the taste is a bit of a let down, a bit more “average” than the curb appeal led me to believe. Has a light feel and good level of carbonation for the style.

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Photo of atomicbeer
3.75/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft 20oz pint at the Amsterdam Brewhouse in Toronto. Nice copper color with creamy cap. Very soft beer and very Brit. Could drink this all day and night. Great malt, great hop balance. Carmelly and grassy. Not exceptional but very good.

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Photo of Vylo
5/5  rDev +50.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Boo-urns
4.15/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mousel
3.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jcubz
4.19/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.77/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattCampbell
4.16/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WeizenMike
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Surprisingly much more flavourful in the can or on tap compared with their green bottles. A fairly standard Amber ale that can appeal to craft and macro drinkers alike. There are much better beers in this style, the macrobrewed Boreal Rousse for one, but it goes down smooth and is rather inoffensive and agreeable.

If you're going to buy this though, I'd recommend going to the brewery if you're in Toronto; at $32.95 for a 25 pack (yes 25 not 24) you really can't do much better (the blonde is also the same price fyi)

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Photo of MJSFS
3.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beersareonme
3.14/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Average "off-the-tap" pint. Quite a few local spots have it as a standard (instead of crud like Coors light). It's non-invasive to the palate, so the macro crowd can handle it. Decent flavour, good creamy head. Solid pint.

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Photo of Chris_r2112
3.49/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Brownish amber colour. Had about one quarter of a finger of head which which dissipated really quickly. Little bit of lacing on the glass. Overall, not a very attractive brew.

Smell: very nice actually. I'm getting sweet toffee, floral hops, bit of breadiness on the back end. Very nice aroma to this beer.

Taste: Not too too much going on here. Sweet toffee like the nose. Has a grassiness to it that you find in a lot of American macro lagers. There is a slight bitter citrusy hop character on the back end, but you have to look for it. Big wheel would be a good session beer, which I think they were aiming for in the first place.

Feel: Light, crisp, good carbonation. Relatively dry finish.

I wish that I could give this beer a score between 3.25 and 3.5 in "overall". It is sessionable and tastes fine, there just isn't much going on with it. I'd even say the beer has an above average aroma. I'd recommend this beer as a gateway into more flavourful options. If you want to move away from the macros, Big Wheel would be a good, simple option to start at. It is well balanced and there is nothing offensive about it, so I think I'll give it a 3.5 overall.

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Photo of fortyfield
3.03/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of talbotjf99
3.47/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 4ster
3.24/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.59/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psweendogg
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beerdrinkr
3.88/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mootish
3.88/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CanadianBeerBlogger
2.77/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MasterOfArgos39
4.31/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Strong flavour with a pleasant, if heavy, nose.

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Photo of selator
3.84/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Amsterdam Big Wheel Deluxe Amber from Amsterdam Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 122 ratings