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Amsterdam Big Wheel Deluxe Amber Beer

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Brewed by Amsterdam Brewing Company
Style: Amber Ale
Toronto, Canada

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mr. Jamie Mistry, Amsterdam Brewmaster, has brewed a beer with the perfect balance. Carefully combining the boldness of a pale ale with the smoothness of an easy drinking lager to create a Deluxe Amber Beer we call Big Wheel. Ingredients: Brewed with a blend of imported Pale and Crystal malts for a bright Amber colour and sweet malt character. Dry hopped with a blend of UK hops to achieve a perfect balance of rounded malt and hop taste. Taste Profile: A full bodied robust taste that is perfectly balanced. Not too bitter or heavy. Initial malt and hop aromas in the nose balanced by roasted male and caramel flavours. Not overpowering with a slightly crisp finish.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
exeter (236) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
Light copper colour with micro-head but no lacing. There is an a little more than average carbonation. The taste is caramel malts mixed with a grassiness and and tiny bit of hops hops. There is also a bit of a pear juice fruitiness. The beer finishes with a malty sweet after taste with a touch of bitterness. Unique but thin and boring.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4376) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
On tap at the Amsterdam Brewhouse, on the Toronto waterfront. Bright amber with a ring of white head; rather thin in the mouth with some sweet malts and a dry finish with some spicy English hops.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewGoblin (238) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
Orange and light hazel hue on this Toronto pup. T’is alright, nothing too offensive from this company. They’re not reinventing the wheel, big or small, but this caramel malt and piney and citrus hopped chap is okay in my books. I’d like to try more of their brews.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hidden_Pooch (261) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle. I am surprised the rating is so low on this beer. I remember it as one of my more favourite amber ales. It has a taste of toffee roasty nuts, with just a little bit of hoppyness. It finishes with a nice medium bitterness, nothing to overwhelming, just the right amount. A good beer from a bigger brewer.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
RhetoricalAns (171) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
Draft. Clear amber pour, thin white head that doesn’t last long. Did not like this beer, possibly something off. Some malt but also cardboard and some almost metallic tastes. May try this again sometime to see if it was just an issue with the establishment where i tried it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleRider78 (44) - - FEB 17, 2014
"Clear amber appearance, mild lacing. Floral and herbs aroma. A bit watery mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Flavour: a bit hoppy, sweet, citrus notes, lemon, malts. Not too bad. Ok beer once in a while."

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
houblonchien (89) - CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
Pours with a slight head. Amber in the glass. Mild nose with a whiff of hops. Hops leave create a bit of a bite but balanced with the malt. Easy drinking.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
hoppybeerlover (42) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle. As advertised, a solid amber appearance. Aromas of wet grain, average malt, wet stone and unpeeled orange. Nice, gritty palate. Excellent balance between bitter and malt elements. Low flavour profile bends towards gravel and endive. Pretty nice.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bulldogops (1039) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
Rating #929 - January 20, 2014 - Sample from UDC Rep, 473mL Can Clear, copper ale, nice, moderate white foam. Nose is light floral, lots of roast malt character, fairly sweet, . Lots of roast malt, light citrus on the palate, decent bitterness - lots of earthy hop notes in the finish. Pretty good amber out of TO.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reimer96 (1159) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Pours a lightly hazy copper with a small white head and no lace. Aroma of caramel, butterscotch and grassy hops. Taste is toffee, grass, toast, sweet pale malts and a crisp bitterness on the finish. Decent amber ale that’s easy to drink but could use a better balance.


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