Full Review
Upstate Brewing Company

Upstate Brewing Company
"Common Sense" Amber Ale

Category: Amber Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.3%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Upstate Brewing Company
"Common Sense" Amber Ale

Category: Amber Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.3%
Cloudy mahogany color. Toasty, grainy aromas of toasted raisin bread, chocolate, and roasted nuts with an crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, charming, medium-length grilled romaine, dried fruit, and pepper finish. A crisp, well balanced amber ale with a nice grainy backbone.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Smooth, mild & malty
Aroma Aroma: toasted raisin bread, chocolate, and roasted nuts
Taste Flavor: grilled romaine, dried fruit, and pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Steak Quesadillas, Gyros, Port Salut
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp, well balanced amber ale with a nice grainy backbone.
The Producer

Upstate Brewing Co.

The Producer
3028 Lake Road
Elmira, NY 14903
USA
1 607-742-2750
Amber Ale
Beer Glass Shaker Pint Amber.jpg
Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Amber ales can be anywhere from light copper to light brown in color and typically range from 4.5-6.5% in alcohol. They are light-to-medium bodied and are quite malty but not heavily caramelized in flavor. This is a more modern, non-traditional style, and many of these beers borrow heavily from the characteristics associated with more classical styles such as pale ales or bitters. Many North American brewers are now producing ales under this designation. We also classify “red ales” in this category. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Full Sail Amber Ale, Rogue American Amber Ale and Stone Levitation Ale.