Zombie Apocalypse Red Lager - Amber's Brewing Co.
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3.48/5 rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Amber's Seasonal offering, sampled at Beer Revolution in Calgary.
Slightly hazy, orange copper color with a thin skin of foam on top of the liquid. No retention or lace. Smell is more on the sweet side, some bready malt and leafy hops.
The beer board (and waitress) described it as an Imperial Red Ale, so I was searching for more hoppiness. I just felt that it was missing too many elements. After looking it up here, and seeing it as a Vienna Lager, it made way more sense.
As mentioned in prior reviews, the flavor is difficult to figure out. Some malty sweetness, caramel or burnt sugar. A bit of fruity hops, slight aftertaste of wet grass.
Medium bodied and mouthfeel, smooth and easy to drink.
Flavorful enough, but difficult to relate to one aspect, "muddy" is a good descriptor.
Serving type: on-tap
11-01-2012 20:56:13 | More by BigBry
3.65/5 rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Amber's Seasonal on tap at Craft in Calgary.
A - Pours a slightly hazy copper colour with a reddish hue, film of head remaining following its delivery so unable to comment on retention, and some sporadic lacing.
S - Sweet maple and caramel, some grassy hop notes and some bready malt undertones.
T - An odd flavour which was difficult to decipher. There was a sweetness that was reminiscent of caramel, but a fruitiness that muddled the flavour. The bready malts linger on the tongue alongside a touch of grassy hops.
M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet.
O - A tasty offering from Amber's and easily drinkable. Refreshing and worth a try, but certainly unique and may not appeal to the masses.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2011 01:47:53 | More by andrenaline
3.58/5 rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The latest release from Amber's, an unfiltered red lager, available currently only on draft at a few locations around the city - a pint sampled at Wunderbar.
This beer appears a hazy, muddy copper hue, with one finger of tight foamy pale beige head, which leaves a low wall of filmy lace around the glass as it quickly abates. It smells mildly of fruity biscuit malt, a bit of aged lemon sweetness, and soft earthy, weedy hops. The taste is sourdough biscuit malt up front, mild menthol, and fairly tame earthy hops following up. The carbonation is quite sedate, the body a solid medium weight, and decidedly smooth. It finishes off-dry, and kind of edgy, with some acerbic fruit and weird floral hops.
Any intended red in the beer's color gets lost in the murk, but overall this is a nice, flavourful, malt-oriented lager. Just maybe a bit too heavy for a sun (and passing sundress) facing patio...
Serving type: on-tap
06-24-2011 22:01:30 | More by biboergosum
Zombie Apocalypse Red Lager from Amber's Brewing Co.
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