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Albion Amber | Marin Brewing Company

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Marin Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 10-25-2002

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Photo of merlin48
3.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours an unusally colored hazy caramel color that looks like a liquid sugar daddy. Minimal ivory head quickly falls into some patchy sheet lacing. Aroma is caramel, butternut, and grassy hops. Smooth and creamy in the mouth, not much carbonation. Taste is subdued, with some caramel, fresh baked white bread, and some stale pumpernickel bread. Hops bitterness is subdued, but adequate enough to make this drinkable. Finishes with an evenbodied dullness. Dull, but drinkable.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.13/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 22oz Bomber with a familiar looking Marin style label. Labeled as ‘Albion Amber Ale’, with a prescribed strength of 5.0% ABV on the label.

Appearance: Dark brown clear body with some chestnut-copper hints. Beige head easily forms, and leaves a nice smattered lacing as it settles to a thin ¼” covering that’s stays around for some time. Has a nice virulent head. Good levels of carbonation when swirled. Looks pretty good in the glass.

Nose: Biscuit malts with some yeast and caramel tones. Bready at times.

Taste: This beer actually has a nice flavor profile, lots of smooth toasted malts with some light caramel hints, and a crisp but light bitterness. The beer never really goes anywhere though. A crispy start with some hops that are evident in the finish but the beer does have a somewhat annoying trait of leaving a light cloyness in the back of the mouth some while after the swallow. It is a nice beer, but very one dimensional.

Mouthfeel: Has an average feel that never really says anything, or goes anywhere, but the beer is always there, it just never seems to draw attention to itself. Average feel, but never disappointing. A true “3” for this one.

Drinkability: Not exactly a quaffer, but not repulsive, it’s just a nice beer. But the one Bomber was enough for me and I couldn’t have faced another one to be honest. The light cloying feel at the end does become somewhat annoying after a while.

Overall: Pretty average Amber Ale with no redeeming features. Not bad, nor even bland, but it is nothing special. Drinks reasonably well though for an Amber.

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Photo of beerguy101
3.1/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown color, medium white foamy head. Aroma is malty and slightly sweet. Roasted malts, medium hopped. Nice flavor, very smooth malts, nice hop character. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly malty with some bitterness.

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Photo of Mark
3.21/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I hate to post this review because Marin Brewing makes good beer. I can only say my pint had to be off. I should have returned it but I didn't so here goes. The pint arrived headless, and though it smelled good the taste was just a lttle funny and I could not pinpoint it. Lacing was zero which I don't care for at all. Probably will give it another try one day.

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Albion Amber from Marin Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 29 ratings
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