Brewed by Moab Brewery
Style: Amber Ale
Moab, Utah USA


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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Dead Horse Ale is named after the scenic overlook near Arches National Park. A traditional English mild ale with a well-balanced malt to hop ratio. The perfect beverage to compliment all foods. "You Can’t Beat A Dead Horse"

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zapprentice (316) - East Setauket, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Nothing special. Aroma is very mild, notes of bready malt. Malt come through in taste, with hop finish.

Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 2, 2017
From Feb 2008 I got this bottle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John! First off, the label says Moab Brewery Belgrade Mt so I'm slightly confused here(contract brewed?) but: It pours from 12oz bottle a cloudy gold with a 2 finger+ head of foam. Better than average head retention. The smell has some earthiness, hops, and some fruit. The taste has an initial malt roastiness to it followed by some citrus hops and then it all seems to fade away. Quickly. Hmm...the finish is *very* watery as is the mouthfeel and I'd have to say that this isn't a very good stab at the style at all. The label says it's in the tradition of an English style Mild but if that's the case..um....nah, I'd give another example of the style a chance. No problem. Bottom line: A very average brew at best and 1 I'd not consider to drink again.

crossovert (14128) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2017
Blind tasted with 4 other "amber" ales. Beers were: 1. Hale’s Red Menace Big Amber 2. Moab Brewery Dead Horse Amber Ale 3. Woodland Empire Moon Dog 4. Lake Effect Whoopskibier 5. McMenamins Ruby Ale. Rater 1 rated the beers 35142 Rater 2 (Me): THEY ALL SUCK Rater 3:15342.

473ml can. Deep golden orange pour. Aroma is floral pickle and bread. Flavor is pickle and melon rind.

Post tasting thoughts:
This beer wasn’t even amber in color. I know of the Utah restrictions, but, this is a pickle golden ale.

GenDV138 (7828) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2017
Can shared at DCLawyer’s, thanks Chris! Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral notes, citrus, corn, wheat, malt. Tastes of malt, wheat. Light body with a dry finish.

ajnepple (7341) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Golden to amber appearance with a lingering white head. Mild aroma of caramel malt, toffee and a touch of hops. Similar flavor, adding light sweetness and a touch of hop bitterness. Light body with a balanced finish. A decent Amber Ale overall.

BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear pale amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention. Aroma is medium cereal malt with medium fruity hops and esters. Flavor is medium fruity and citrus hops and bitterness with cereal malt and a dry finish. Medium-light body and medium carbonation.

altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2016
[Dec 27 2015] Bottle at Snowbird Ski Area. Nice copper body with big head. Nose is malty, skunky. Taste malty as well. Watery. Metallic. Okay.

mar (5456) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Dark gold with an off white head. Caramel, toffee, bread, light hop. Smooth palate, heavy caramel, light hop florals, chewy toffee

snoworsummer (6273) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Draft. Pours clear amber with a creamy off white head. Smells like caramel malt and light citrus. Tastes like caramel malt and light citrus. Light/medium body and low carbonation.

JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Can. Pale amber pour, with an off white head. Caramel, some grain, grass, and mildly bitter. Ok, but boring.

latitude48 (26) - - SEP 18, 2015
From a can, poured into a pint glass. Beautiful amber color with a nice lacy head. Very light and refreshing taste.

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