Abner Weed Amber Ale | Mount Shasta Brewing

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Abner Weed Amber AleAbner Weed Amber Ale
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Abner Weed Amber AleAbner Weed Amber Ale

Brewed by:
Mount Shasta Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Reidrover on 10-04-2005

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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by SurlyDuff:
Photo of SurlyDuff
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

An across the board solid amber ale.Poured a nice deep amber with a slight haze and minimal head.
Malt foward aroma, sweet honey, burnt toffee, and just a slight hint of hoppiness to balance.

It's good, earthy, and bready like a coffeecake. More towards the english style than pacnw. It's a more or less forgettable brew, as most ambers tend to be, but it was free of imperfections, making it something i'd look for again on shelves. A smooth drinker and a rather fine offering from the friendly folks in Weed.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of woodchipper
2.87/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Try Legal Weed" the cap tells me, and i just say o.K. This is review #3 from Panther Meadow on Mt.Shasta aprox 7,500 up. This will be my first taste before i go to the Brewer on sunday.

vibrant amber color, sticky, clumpy and well-retained.

Dry herbs and seasoning, red fruits also in the hops makes itself present right off. A nutty, almost smokey malt provides nice aroma's. roastie brown sugar and mild sweet fruits in the hops.

An herbal and bitter hop bite hits first with a classic balance of toastie, slightly roastie malt, minor sweet-fruitiness current in the back and a crispy medium feel.

Pretty much right on.

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Photo of Magpie14
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: off white head with soapy bubbles encompassing the rim of the glass. The body is a reddish amber with splashes of brown and orange all around with active bubbles. A nice speckled display of lacing

S: a handful of somewhat potent green cones, mostly floral, grassy, and crisp earthy green smells. Deep whiffs pull at a malty caramel brown sugar nose

T: somewhat of a raw piney, floral, and herbal spice smack. Malt base is mild and sprinkled with a hefty dose of buttery brown sugar chunks. The malt interplay's nicely with the hops. Sweet and malty with a sharp bite at times. However, not very evenly balanced and only displays dual flavors on the palate

M: mild body with easy going character and a good level of carbonation. Finishes clean and rather nice

D: touch on the sweet side with a dose of malts and hops. Not bad, but never again for me

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a finger of head on a clear amber colored body.
The aroma is a nice malty smell.
The taste is mostly malty sweet, a little spice, with enough bitterness to balance it out. Good profile.
The texture is softer.
Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AndrewBV
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Reidrover
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had never heard of this brewery before I saw a six pack of this in Salem
Comes in a 12 oz brown bottle with a olde time picture of Mr Weed, i presume ,on the label.
In appearance this a quite dark "amber" ale, very deep amber almost brown, small yet appealing tan head, gorgeous lace left down the glass.
Aroma is very malty, sweet toffeeish malt.
Mmm very sweet malty beverage , with a small hop "kick" right at the end, which prevents the beerr becoming cloying. I like it ,though I am a fan of sweet malty beers, a hop head might take a different view.
The mouthfeel is excellent, quite thick for the style, low carbonation makes this easy to go down.
Nice beer , very sweet but also very drinkable forme.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a three finger cream head that fades quickly to a ring leaving traces of lace. Almost cloudy amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Seems to be a malty nose. Starts almost sweet mid-finish hops dominate, not a bad amber. $1.55 for a 12oz bottle from John's Market Tigard, Or.

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Photo of flexabull
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber / copper color with a nice thick bubbly head. Nice looking brew.

Beer smells sweet, malty, and tea like.

The flavors are crisp and quite malty. There is a touch of sweetness, a bit dry like quality, and finishes with just a touch a bitterness.

Mouthfeel is good. Beer finishes nicely, and is well rounded.

This is a nice drinkable dark amber ale. It is a bit bolder than other ambers, but the flavors are good, and with the 5.5% ABV this could be a pretty good session brew.

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Photo of sgregory
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of lic217
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of MisterClean
3.07/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle swiped at a competition.

A - Pours mahogany with 2 fingers of cappuccino head. Dissipates slow and leaves beautiful lacing.

S/T - Burnt toffee, some grapefruit, and bittering hops. Slightly metallic and the malts are over-roasted for the style and none too complex.

M - Medium bodied, hop dominated, bitter and slightly metallic lingering in the mouthfeel.

D - This brewery usually has better beer, but this bottle was fairly disappointing.

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Photo of BucBasil
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured form the 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass. The beer is a dark orange with some red highlights. Somewhat clear. Topped with a light tan head that grew to one and a half fingers thick and stuck aorund for a while.

Smell: Nicely hopped with hints of strawberry and citrus. A light bready malt comes in to balance. Altogether, somewhat sweet, nice acidity but very well balanced.

Taste: Citrusy and hops, with a pineapple note being most noticeable. Malt comes through in the midpalate as a slightly bready sweet character with a touch of caramel. Finishes hoppy and a bit sweet with a fruity and piney flavor.

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Photo of jletts
3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- thick. fleshy-amber with a fresh apple cider look and a smooth creamy and tan, almost nitro-looking, head.

S- mild aroma of some sweet apple.

T- notes of caramel, plenty of hops, and spring water.

M- good for the style. smooth with a slight malty viscosity.

D- tasty, i'd have a few.

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Photo of oldedog
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of Durge
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%

Pours a murky crimson-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, earth, and nut aromas. Taste is much the same with watery malt and nut flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that smells solid, but the flavors are a bit too much like watery homebrew in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of leftoverburrito
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of ccrida
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a shaker, Abner Weed Amber is a darker brown amber with an olive-tinged light tan head that subsides pretty quickly leaving modest lace.

Smell is pretty light sweet, brown sugar and caramel, with a touch of piny hops.

Taste is also nice and malty sweetness, some fruity esters, floral hops on the lingering finish.

Mouthfeel is perhaps a tad thicker, mediumium bodied.

Drinkability is pretty good if you don't mind them to sweet, this is a delicous and easy drinking amber. This is remarkably similar to the Dick's Mountain Ale Amber I just had, but with less dry-hopping and more malt sugars.

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Photo of blitheringidiot
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appears a dark ruby hue topped off with a razor thin smattering of a headcap.

Scents are deep red apple and apple skins and a touch of cinnamon.

First swigs: Fluffy light caramel and red apple. The hops really dry this one down. The aftertaste is really dry. Falls on a dead spot of caramel corn.

Medium bodied with a generous portions of carbonation.

Last swigs: Spun around in circles over a caramel corn candy.

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Photo of OT_Son
4.88/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I'm normally an IPA drinker and when someone offered me to try this, I was skeptical. Four Weed Amber Ales later, I was hooked. It is worth trying! The flavor is sweet but refreshing. For someone who loves hoppy beer, this isn't far off. It has a good mixture of flavors to satisfy multiple pallets.

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Abner Weed Amber Ale from Mount Shasta Brewing
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 39 ratings