Drop Top Amber | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Drop Top AmberDrop Top Amber

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
availability: year-round
bitterness: 20 IBU
alcohol by volume: 5.0%
original gravity: 12.25° PLATO

Pale, Caramel 10L,
Extra Special, Honey Malt

Alchemy, Simcoe

Added by Zraly on 03-11-2003

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Photo of Superfly3176
4.65/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The bar I frequently drink at got this in the other week. I'm a big fan of ales so I had to try it. I was nothing short of impressed.

It pours amber in color and has a great aroma to it. Definitely a carmel and honey smell to it. Had a very nice head.

The flavor was one of the best I've had in a long time. I would definitely buy again if I can find it.

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4.5/5  rDev +32%

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4.44/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.24/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Nothing special here.
Smell - Sweet, mellow hop bouquet.
Taste - Good light hefe flavors mix with a very well balanced hint of lemon to end a near ephemeral earthy wheat aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - A little foamy but otherwise the normal filling, effervescent style of an Amber you'd expect.
Overall - A well put together beer. Nothing fancy, but a microbrew deserving of the few extra bucks at the store.

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4.2/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Widmer Brothers Drop Top Amber Ale has a thin, cream-colored head, and a mostly clear, bubbly, amber appearance, with some thin lacing left down the glass. The aroma is mainly bready malt, but some citrus and hops are detected with a deep inhalation. Taste is almost all Orange Julius, with some hop spice at the end and faint breadiness. The mouthfeel has a fluffy ale body, and Widmer Brothers Drop Top Amber Ale finishes mostly dry, easy-drinking, and delicious. There is a definite piney aftertaste. Overall, I really enjoyed this one, and I rate it highly.


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4.18/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25

Very solid beer. Has sort of a strange mouthfeel but I'd buy it again. The smell was fantastic. Smells like a beer ought to smell. Feels a bit lighter than it really is. Works well with Mexican food, which frankly is one of my biggest concerns of ANY beer.

Very fine beer from a good brewery.

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4.13/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It seems like this one is somewhat polarizing, and I can't figure out why. It's flavorful, balanced, not too bitter, not too creamy. I have no complaints. All around nice beer, and my favorite of Widmer's.

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4.1/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very quaff-able for an amber

A- Pale brown-orange color with transparent body. I guess you could call it amber. Weak head but I might not have poured it well. Got a better head on my 2nd pour with retention and lacing

S- Smell is earthy and toasty with a hint of caramel and maybe some floral hops

T- I would like more hops, but it is typical of amber ales to have a shy hop profile. Mostly malts described in the smell along with slightly metallic flavor brought out by the carbonation

M- Very smooth and crisp carbonation with a medium, coating body

D- Drinkable. Don't question it

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Drop Top Amber from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 437 ratings