RateBeer
Sin City Amber
     click to upload
overall
18
10
style
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full-bodied and proud! This amber-hued lager may be an Octoberfest-style beer, but it is available to be enjoyed year round. A strong, robust micro-brewed lager, using imported 2- row Pale malt and 2 distinct Munich specialty malts, Sin City Amber balances its full-bodied, malt character with imported German Hallertauer hops.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aubrey (3444) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2007
On tap: Clear, light amber. Frothy yet quickly thinning head. Malts were far too sweet, in my opinion (cereal, caramel, sugar water), though its caramel aromas were kind of nice. Hops were very mild (light flowers), providing only a mild bitterness (not enough to balance out the sweetness). Decently made beer, overall, but not a lot of depth and too sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4250) - Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2007
22 april 07. tap in the mall. light malt aroma. very balanced. rich malt flavor. perfect hop balance. light-medium bodied. very refreshing.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 28, 2007
Marketing gimmick? Really? I didn’t notice. <rolls eyes> On tap at the Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay. Poured a generic micro-brewish copper color with a paper thin white head that offered no lacing. The aroma was a bit of sweetness, no real spice. The flavor was thin with sweet corn coming through quite strongly. A metallic-microbrew finish. Uninspired.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DuffMan (6981) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2006
UPDATED: APR 15, 2008 I’ve had this twice since my original rating (see below), and both times it has failed to impress in any way. Bland and stinky, not even much in the way of sweet maltiness. Dirty lines may be part of the problem. ORIGINAL RATING: I had Biersch’s Marzen the day before I tried this on tap at Sin City in the Aladdin shops area, and this plays out more like a straightforward amber ale by comparison. It is fairly full-bodied with lots of toffee malt flavour and a hint of apple fruit. Very good (3.4).

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
thedm (4968) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 11, 2006
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized bubbles that was mostly diminishing and left behind a transparent typically carbonated copper orange colored body and a poor lacing. The mild aroma was malty and sweet. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The thin metallic flavor contained notes of malt astringent and sweet. Not one that I would likely buy again.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5659) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2006
On tap at Canter’s Deli in the Treasure Island Casino, Las Vegas, Nv. Fresh lake water aroma, medium orange pour with a soft white head. Some citrusy notes are found with a hint of caramel. Some ripening vegetable notes in the back end. Decently thick mouthfeel with some stickiness. Pleasant diversion.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - AUG 1, 2006
Sampled this one on draught at the Sin City Brewing Company, which is not a brewery, but a draught oulet in the Aladin Hotel and Casino’s Desert Passage Mall. The beer is actually brewed at Gordon Biersch Las Vegas. This beer is a marzen/Oktoberfest by style, and it is a decent, domestic example of one. Pours to a beautiful, bright, amber color, with a thick white head, and a good carbonation. The nose on this beer is inviting, with some nice aromas of toasty and nutty malt, paired with light hints of grassy hops. The palate is smooth and clean, with some good flavor of toasty and nutty malt. This beer finishes with more toasty and nutty malt up front, then ends with some good grassy hop bitterness to balance this beer out. A pretty straight foward example of marzen. Not the type of beer that is going to make a beer geek sit up and spin, but one a beer lover could enjoy. I would have liked a touch more malt character, but this being Vegas, and with the blazing heat, I enjoyed the fact that this beer was so drinkable, and still delivered some character and flavor. Worth a try if you are in Vegas.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dwyerpg (4635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 20, 2006
An amber lager? Whatever. Smells decent. Taste is definitely funky with the amber malt character and lager taste. Not real great. Had on tap at Trumpets.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
warriorx99 (85) - USA - APR 9, 2006
On tap at the strip in Vegas. Pours a good dark clear copper color like an Amber should. This was a medium bodied, in fact, all body and very little taste.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 24, 2005
On tap at a "pub" at the Rio in Vegas. Why call this an amber? Aroma was somewhat light when first arrived cold, but soon became overwhelming with a sickly icky tone as it warmed. The flavor could not escape the odor, which my wife described as rancid-spit. I tried, but could not get close enough to it to finish the pint.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7  8  9


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50