Amsterdam Calm Before The Storm | Amsterdam Brewing Company

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Amsterdam Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Sammy on 08-27-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of JackKendal
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a clear black color ale with a generous head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt notes with light dry hoppy notes is pleasant enough. Taste is dominated by light roasted malt with light nutty caramel notes and some light dry hoppy notes. Body is average for style with good carbonation. Nice sessionable drink but probably closer to a porter then a mild if you want to get technical.

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Photo of jrenihan
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Bar Hop. Happy to see this back.

Beer is black with a small tan head.

Nose is not strong, but is very nice. Molasses is quite notable, along with roasted malt and caramel.

The beer is very flavourful. Chocolate. some coffee and roasted malt. A bit of a creamy taste. Nice stuff.

Medium bodied, moderately carbonated. Feels bigger than one would expect at this ABV. Smooth.

Overall, very nice stuff. A huge flavour for such a mild beer.

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Photo of phirleh
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of DaPan
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of hopsolutely
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of WeedKing4
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pours black with lots and lots of fluffy caramal like head. Tastes roasty with some slight chocolate and smoke coming through in the flavour as well. Pretty good mouthfeel overall and its not to thin considering its low alc. %. I have to say I am fairly suprised by this Amsterdam offering. Would be a great session beer.

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Photo of MattPS
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of liamt07
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Burger Bar, into a pint glass.

Deep brown, with some burgundy hues around the edges. Dense khaki head, with fantastic lacing and pretty good retention. Nose has chocolate, cocoa, gentle smoke and some piney/weedy hop notes. Tate has more chocolate, cocoa, molasses some roast and a gentle sweetness. Light body but a ton of flavour and texture to this. Retains modest similarities to Tempest (being the product of a parti-gyle brew). Loads of flavour for 3.2%. Best mild currently available in this market, this better become somewhat regular...

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to Boneshaker snifter.
Brewed: July 19/12
Bottled: Aug 18/12

A - Poured medium brown and settled black. One finger of light brown head formed and receded to a thin layer.

S - Roast, sweet milk chocolate, molasses and a hint of coffee. The background adds a nice spice profile, typical of rye malts. A great nose!

T - Not as robust as the nose indicated but there's still a good complexity of flavours present. Roast, brown sugar, chocolate and a hint of molasses. The overall flavour profile is is fairly sweet. Some spice in the background.

M - Medium body; creamy. Light carbonation.

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Photo of korguy123
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased 6pk from brewery.
Bottle states; Brewed Jul 19th, 2012. Bottled Aug 18th, 2012
Enjoyed 8/30/2012

Poured into tulip.

A- Fairly dark brown, bordering on black pour. Completely opaque with a two finger light tan head. Lacing is decent.

S- Huge chocolate and fresh bread notes. There is some light roasted coffee and a touch of brown sugar. The breadiness adds a fresh milled grains and a touch of caramel.

T- Fresh baked bread, some coffee and chocolate. Caramel and milled grains. There is a touch of bitterness in the finish.

M- Light bodied, higher carbonation.

O- This is a English mild that really packs a lot of flavor in such a low abv. I was really glad I could get more than one of these. Definitely something to be enjoyed again.

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Photo of peensteen
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fairly dark brown, near black, ring of off white head and some bits of lace. Smell is very roasty and chocolatey, some spicy rye, floral hops, some coffee as well, incredibly rich and complex smelling for something that barely breaks 3% alcohol. Taste has lots of spicy rye malt, bitterness from the beginning, leafy-floral hops, bit of coffee and smoke as well, long lingering roasted malt aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a little light but for the style its quite nice, carbonation is just on the higher side of medium and is a little too aggressive for my tastes. A nice easy drinking mild that was more enjoyable as it warmed than straight out of the fridge, a definite winner in my books.

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Photo of cmadd
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Beautiful and opaque except where a burnt toffee brown edges the cup. One finger of head that lingers long into the glass, fantastic.

S: This is by far my favourite part of this beer. Rye spice, cocoa, roasted malt, and a fantastic smattering of Steering Goldings aroma – floral and grassy.

T: Rye dominates the taste with chocolate and grassy contributions from the hops.

M: Well carbonated and mild bodied.

O: Made from the second runnings of Tempest this is a flavourful and bold English Mild clocking in at 3.2% ABV. Wonderful.

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3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at The Rhino First Festival. A scaled down version of their Tempest Imperial Stout that still exudes good flavour. Very dark brown bodied with some head. Above average mouthfeel with lots of roast in the smell and flavour. A mild/stout.

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Amsterdam Calm Before The Storm from Amsterdam Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 14 ratings