San Tan Epicenter Amber Ale

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Type: American Amber/Red Ale
  • Brewed by: San Tan Brewing Company
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  • Region Available: Arizona
  • Aroma: Malty
  • Aroma Description: Toasted / Roasted / Burnt / Nutty
  • Serve at Temperature: Ice Cold
  • Container: Shaker Pints and Tumblers
  • Website: www.santanbrewing.com
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  • 3.6/5 
  • 00.00% 
  • 2386/3686 
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An American Amber Ale. A deep garnet amber hue with a firm toasted malt character, lightly sweet with a crisp dry finish. Enjoy.

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  • Nov 1, 2010
    lucklys (49)Rank: Beer DrinkerGroup: IPA Lovers
    3.6
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    On tap and poured into one of their fantastic glasses, it appeared a deep coppery amber color with a rusty glow in the light and was very clear with no visible carbonation. The head was a creamy off-white and just over a finger thick when it was brought out to me. With good retention, it took a while for the foam to completely dissipate, but it left a heavy lacing along the inside of the glass that I was quite impressed with.

    The scent was an interesting combination of sweet citrus, which was relatively crisp and clean, and toasted malt, which grounded it. There were no hops to speak of in the nose, though this is labeled as a malt-forward brew. Other than that, I really couldn't discern anything else from the light aromas, but it wasn't an unpleasant experience.

    At first sip, there was a very obvious barley-malt flavor that dominated my tongue, and according to their website, they employ the use of six different malts: Two Row Barley, Wheat, Munich, Caramel 80, Victory, and Roasted Barley, so I was not entirely surprised at this. Though now I need to find a website that properly describes all these different malts so I can obtain a better understanding of them. Back to the beer, behind the wave of malt, I found the citrus mid-drink, a sweet, light caramel, and a toasted grain afterthought that lingered into the aftertaste. The beer had a perfectly medium mouthfeel that was accentuated by a fine carbonation and a barely-there biting bitterness that also helped to tone down the sweetness of the malts.

    Ending on a clean note, if not a little dry, I found myself really enjoying this self-proclaimed "gateway ale" right to the very last drop. It was extremely easy to drink and left me with a quiet warmth as we sat on the patio watching the sunset.