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Buckshot Amber Ale | Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
nattygreenes.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malts: Maris Otter, Cara Vienna, Munich Malt, Cara Munich, Cara Pils, Special B

Hops: Magnum, Willamette (whole leaf), Santian

Yeast: Chico No. 2, 1272

Added by oberon on 08-05-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,480
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
379
pDev:
14.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
82
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 379 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of BPMeyer27
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OldTime
3.77/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bcsbeer
3.34/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of avalon07
2.78/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a clear texture. There was a half inch of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Average lacing.

S: An OK aroma of malt, light hops, and grain.

T: Tasted of a fair amount of malt and a little hoppiness up front with a massive blast of grain and a bready quality in the finish. The grain is very overpowering and doesn't allow the other ingredients to shine.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a slightly harsh finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is definitely not my favorite amber. The flavor is just far too uneven for it to be successful.

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Photo of khargro2
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Evilyak
3.16/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of prototypic
3.29/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cooker_stp
3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ricoslim
2.97/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FrankShirley
3.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GeorgeBeerS
2.81/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Nctide
3.54/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BabaBeer
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kmosk789
3.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Beth and Alex for this one!

This one is a crystal-clear pale amber with a thin ring of head. Seems a little washed out in color.

This one has a bundle of marshmallow and red licorice on top of a sweet malt base, with just a hint of dryness. I'm not sure how "to style" this is, but I like it as I find the sweetness enticing and complex.

The same sweetness is there in the flavor, but it's more situated in the middle. This one starts extremely clean--almost flavorless--like seltzer water, but a lush, grainy sweetness blossoms out of it, soon fading to a rasp of carbonation. A bit of burnt sweetness lingers on in the finish with a touch of woody hops. The dynamism here is really neat, as each sip is a little trip from clean, to sweet, to burnt.

Feels dense and clean at first, but finishes just a bit on the sticky side.

I think this one is better than others suggest. I'm not sure how many of these I could have as the sticky finish gets old after a while, but I appreciate the novelty of the dynamism.

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Photo of Mrbseward
3.02/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a red amber color with little head. Smells of malts and like twizzlers..Taste some hops and malts with a bit of caramel..don't get any hint of toffee though. Drinks pretty smooth and lives a bit of a hoppy taste. Overall just ok, nothing special.

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Photo of TheGent
3.02/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a translucent amber color with a sturdy off white head that sticks around. Great lacing. No visible carbonation.

S: Bread, hint of caramel and dried apricot. That off putting smell you get when driving by or walking through a Budweiser factory.

T: Hint of malt sweetness like caramel
and apricot. Orange pith bitterness.

D: There's nothing undrinkable about this beer, but there's nothing particularly memorable.

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Photo of ZEB89
3.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AGB
3.9/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wrigfen
3.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LancetherealLeader
3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamesBondGA
3.27/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jae61
3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RockyM72
3.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Buckshot Amber Ale from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 379 ratings
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