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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 2.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (April 30, 2007) – Inspired by the iconic sailboats that are synonymous with Chesapeake Bay, Anheuser-Busch introduces today Skipjack Amber – a smooth, well-balanced amber lager brewed for beer lovers primarily in the Mid-Atlantic region. Available on draught in select bars and restaurants in Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, as well as North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee, Skipjack Amber is a medium-bodied beer characterized by a rich caramel and roasted nut taste. It is balanced by a complex blend of citrus, floral and spicy hop aromas, and features a refreshing finish and a thick, creamy head. Named in honor of the skipjack sailboats that sail the Chesapeake Bay, this specialty beer was crafted by a small, hand-picked group of beer experts from Anheuser-Busch’s Williamsburg, Va., brewery. The group – which welcomed the opportunity to apply its extensive brewing knowledge and experience to local beer lovers’ preferences and tastes – chose the beer style, created the recipe and selected Skipjack Amber’s name and tap marker design. “As members of the Williamsburg community for more than 35 years, we took great pride in crafting a beer that honors the Mid-Atlantic States and the Chesapeake Bay,” said Dan Driskill, senior brewmaster of Anheuser-Busch’s Williamsburg brewery. “The team tasted a wide variety of amber lagers to determine how to best differentiate this beer. We’re confident adult beer lovers in this region will love it as much as we do.” Skipjack Amber is brewed with two-row and Munich malt, as well as two types of caramel malts, which give the beer a distinctive amber-red hue. It contains a citrus, floral and spicy blend of Saaz, Nelson Sauvin, Alsace and Hallertau hops for a balanced and pronounced flavor.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Draft. Pours amber with a medium, beige head. Aroma mostly of caramel with a hint of earthy hops. Flavor is semi-sweet caramel partially balanced by some earthy and floral hops. Somewhat watery with a slightly bitter finish. Not overly complex but drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leafs93 (1688) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Had in the summer of 09 down in North Carolina sitting in a bar dockside. For a macro produced beer I was rather impressed. Went down easily, but then again anything goes down easy after sitting in the sun all day.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2239) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2009
watery and well cooked to produce maximum flavor from any potential moneymaker. they say a good cook can do well with anything. spicy hop in regional tradition of company. clean tastes and finish... nothing that we all do not know already.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arventresca (564) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Tap. Pours amber with nice white head. Not know what this beer was when I ordered it, it didn’t take me but one sip to figure out is was an A-B product. Watered down amber lager, but worse products exist.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
daknole (9127) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2009
yeah yeah yeah. premium lager my ass. another subpar AB product. Grainy nose, grainy flavor. Move along.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
roder60 (1285) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Told by a waitress that it was Budweiser’s version of yuengling. Not quite the case. Pours a darker clear brown color (more so than yuengling). Aroma sweet and corny. Flavor sweet and a bit nutty. Watery but more substance than expected.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Name: Skipjack Amber
Date: 08/03/2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Summits - Woodstock

Appearance: crystal clear amber, frothy beige head, thick drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet caramel candy aroma with a hint of floral hops,
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, lots of candy sweetness, balanced with earthy hops, light bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
morrdt (685) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2008
Sampled at the 2008 Folio Weekly Beer Festival in Jacksonville, FL. Draft. Seems strange that with a Budweiser brewery here in town, this beer isn’t found around town. Nice amber color and taste, this is a bit better than the usual Bud offerings. They should make this available here in North Florida.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
subcell (95) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2008
This is an awesome Amber. My wife and I make it a point to go to Chi Chos as it is the only place in our area that we know of that serves it. That is all we really get is the beer. It has a beautiful amber color and nice malty aroma with a hint of hop. the flavor is well balanced and the after taste is very nice. This is a great beer! I just wish I could get it in bottles.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2008 Not a bad amber ale, especially for a BMC. Poured to a nice ruby red color with off white head that lingered well and left okay lacing. Nose was nothing much, but it had a pleasant mouthfeel (medium bodied) and a decent taste. Finish was medium duration and alright. This would actually make an okay session beer. I had this rating in my mind as I drank it on tap, not knowing who brewed it, and it is not fair to downgrade just because it is a macro.


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