Sixpoint East Coast Amber

 


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Formerly brewed at Sixpoint Brewery
Style: Amber Ale
Brooklyn, New York USA

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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The craft beer scene in America has evolved to become so incredibly rich and diverse that subcultures of beer styles have emerged in certain regions of the country. For some, it is a common assumption that the West Coast sets the trends and provides the direction of the movement, paving the way with their signature styles such as “West Coast Amber.” I wanted to make a beer in response to the West Coast Amber, and so I present the Sixpoint East Coast Amber. Rather then emphasize the fruity, citrusy character of hops grown in the Pacific Northwest, I chose to emphasize the unique qualities of Vienna and Munich malts harmonizing with three classic European hop strains. To add an extra twist, I ferment this beer at warmer temperatures with a unique yeast strain I procured during my travels in Europe; a little souvenir from one of my favorite brewpubs in England. Our East Coast Amber invites you with a calling of fresh-baked bread and caramel. Beneath its sweet charm, there is an indication of spice and bitterness… yet rather than having the malt vying for attention with the hops; they harmonize. Rather than contradicting one another; they complement one another. It’s the perfect seduction.

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3.8
ClarkVV (6758) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 10, 2005
Pint on nitro? at Sunset Grill, 11/2/2005. Well if this isnt nitro then this is certainly the largest, most dense and wonderful creamy white head I’ve seen in a long time on draught. The beer is clear and brassy-amber. Head is very well-retained with light lacing. Nose has lovely expressive munich malts, with light sweaty and nutty hops. Strong and only lightly bitter, but well integrated with the malt flavors. Light yellow fruits, vanilla and warm sourdough baguette. Very interesting and well done aroma which suggests good things to come. And I’m not disappointed. Flavor is strong of sourish munich malt, with light toasty vienna malt, that does not seem very husky (nice). Lemon-nectarine hops bitterness with just the right amount of malt sweetness with a touch of sweaty, metallic (not really a bad thing) hops flavor. Hops flavor really stays with you on this one, with a yeast that sets up shop in your mouth and builds. A really nice beer, my new favorite from six point. Medium body, only light wateriness on end, with a lively mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. No alcohol apparency. Thinking about it makes me want more!

3.7
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2005
Couleur orangée, transparence semi opaque, dense mousse beige foncée adhérant très bien à la paroi du verre. Faible dégagement gazeux lors du service. Arômes houblonnés, pleinement agrumes, convaincantes oranges et citrons grandissant vers un profil plutôt pamplemousse. Beau malt biscuit, un peu de caramel, faiblement grillé, toujours une belle touche houblon en bouche. Longue amertume verte en clin d’œil aux jeunes branches de céleri vert. Corps d’épaisseur moyenne, carbonatation active et légèrement piquante. Échantillon en fut au American Beer Fest, Boston, 18 Juin 2005.

3.4
pivo (2685) - GERMANY - MAR 17, 2005
TAP: Sourish nose, ruddy amber color, sticky head. Apple-y malt body with a hint of cinnamon at the end before a brief hop character emerges to close this off. Medium body.

3.3
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Dark amber, exceptionally toasty, some heavy herbal notes but clean. Doughy cracker aftertaste.

3.4
YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Draught: Nice red amber color. Small layer leaving cobbweb laces. Nice light grape taste and nose - medium hoppy finish.


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