Mad Quacker

Brewery: Lake Wilcox Brewing Type: Amber Lager ABV:  5.0% IBU: 24 Appearance / Aroma: Really nice copper color with a foamy hazelnut head. The head is not quite as big as I would have expected for such an aggressive poor and died off quite quickly with little to no lacing. Initial nose is sweet and malty with a few…

Hockley Amber

Brewery: Hockley Valley Brewing Company (Orangeville, Ontario) Type:  Amber Lager   ABV: 5.0% Review: On the dark side of Amber- bubbly root beer head.  I can smell the malts from afar, not oaty but earthy like raisins.  It’s carbonation took me surprise.  I’ll be honest it’s not super welcome as I expected a relaxing late night…

Ambear Ale

Brewery: Cameron’s Brewing (Oakville, Ontario) Type: Amber Ale ABV: 5.0% IBU: Unknown Appearance / Aroma:  An enticing deep reddish brown color and capped by a fluffy cream colored head.  Absolutely beautiful looking.  Really.  Really nice to look at.  Lots of lacing. Taste / Feel:  Classic caramel malt red ale flavour with a tiny bit of smokey but…

1855

Brewery: Kichesippi Beer Co. Type: Amber Ale ABV: 5.2% IBU: 27/31 (depends where you look) Appearance / Aroma: The 1855 has a tangy malt smell with maybe the slightest hint of hops. The head is off-white, dense and sticks around for a good amount of time while the beer itself is a rich caramel color, almost identical to the empty bottle…

Grind Stone Amber Ale

Brewery: Broadhead Brewing Company Type: Amber Ale ABV: 5% Appearance / Aroma / Body: Pours nicely into the glass, light-medium body, and leaves a decently dense head. Unfortunately it doesn’t stick around and leaves no lacing on the glass. The color, which is a medium tone amber, is a bit lighter than I was expecting but looks good,…

Yeungling

Brewery: Yeungling Brewery Type: Traditional Amber Lager ABV: 4.4% Taste: Light body and taste for an Amber Lager – although after reading up on it, it’s their flagship beer and is what you get when you order a ‘Lager’. This, to me, would suggest they’ve toned the ‘amber-ness’ of it down a little to appeal to more people…

Yukon Red

Brewery: Yukon Brewing Company Location: Whitehorse, Yukon Type: American Amber Ale ABV: 5.5% Taste:  Brewed in Whitehorse, Yukon.  It’s exactly what I thought it would be, a blandish slightly peppery, slightly caramel-y amber ale- obviously modelled after Ricards Red.  I got through them, they didn’t do much for me.  Overall uninterested in it.

Jubilee Amber Lager

Brewery: Thornbury Beverage Company Type: Amber Lager ABV: 4.8% Taste: Bright, crisp. Has a bit of tanginess – maybe from hops. Slight malt flavor. Complex.