Drop Top Amber | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Drop Top AmberDrop Top Amber
BA SCORE
3.41/5
431 Ratings
Drop Top AmberDrop Top Amber
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
widmer.com

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

malts:
Pale, Caramel 10L,
Extra Special, Honey Malt

hops:
Alchemy, Simcoe

Added by Zraly on 03-11-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,881
Reviews:
234
Ratings:
431
pDev:
14.96%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
33
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 431 |  Reviews: 234
Photo of JDV
2.92/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice medium amber hue with white head that disappears fast. Smell of slightly more hops than malt and a touch of sweetness as it warms. Bright, lively inviting smell, similar to an IPA. Taste is smooth, creamy, and very muted malt and hoppy flavors, with only a tiny bit of bitterness. Finish is quick and mild. Overall, a very easy to drink watery amber without much depth or flavor. Just ok.

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Photo of isaac
2.93/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

i got this beer at the 7-11, opting not to choose the old pbr standard. i wasn't incredibly impressed, but it ain't bad.

poured into a speakeasy pint glass.

A - rich, pink-amber color with a very pale 1 inch head. pretty much completely transparent. the head sunk quickly and left minimal to no lacing. lots of visible carbonation.

S - i couldn't really get much out of the smell, but i'm not one known for keen olfaction. i picked up some fruity and woody hops, but not much else

T - starts off somewhat watery, but as the carbonation started to burn my tongue, i got some notes of citrus. the malt is there too. mildly bitter, hops finish.

M - again, starts off a bit watery, a thin mouthfeel, but after the swollow, it lingers, coating the back of my tongue. i'd rather more consistancy here.

D - i'd have this again, but if i'm back at the 7-11 soon, i may opt for another beer of the same price range.

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Photo of DrMindbender
2.94/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.95/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of tatoodkelt
2.95/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 9/2/09- from notes.

Brown 12oz bottle poureed into a shaker glass. Bottled on date on the label.

A- Dark amber with a thin tan head that was gone so quick I wasnt sure I saw it. No lacing to speak of. Mildly active carbination.

S- Didnt get much here. A little caramelesque sweet hint was about it.

T- A little stronger than the nose, tasted pretty much like sweet biscuits.

M- Light body, a little too watery. The carbination wasnt very noticable.

D- Pretty easy to drink but not really worth the effort. I was torn between drinking iut a drain pouring it the whole time. I guess it would make a good session brew if the only other options were macros.

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Photo of clayrock81
2.96/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not terrible but my rating reflects what it is; a mass produced red ale a la Bud's American Ale for the casual drinker to have something heavier and maltier AKA sweeter. Has a good seethru brownish red body with slightly tan head, but then a grainy caramel malt smell with somewhat medicinal hop smell. Taste is a little ragged and course with some sweetness and a slightly dry backbite w/ little hop flavor. Not bad but I will not be seeking this one out at all.

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Photo of jhammel01
2.99/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a cooper, amber color without much head. The head does not stay too long at all. Lacing stays on top of the beer the whole time but does not stick to the glass.

Smell - Very muted but I did pick up some malt. slight notes of hops as well.

Taste - In all honesty, Not too much going on. Some smooth malt and finishes with a little bit of bitterness and carbonation. Not sure what other way to describe the finish.

Mouthfeel - Decently carbonated but definitely on the watery thin side.

Not one of the best Ambers I've had but its a decent beer. This reminded me more of a british style beer due to the malt and caramel base of this beer. Not bad!

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of jdhilt
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours two finger cream head that fades slowly, leaving some lace. Nearly clear amber color. light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Pine and earthy hop nose and flavor is mild caramel, faint breadyness and light piney hops. Dry piney finish. 12oz bottle - gift.

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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Drop Top Amber from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 431 ratings
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