Hello interweb beer prowlers!
Tonight I am drinking what is classified as an American Amber / Red Ale and is basically a beer with reddish hues and malt forward yet balanced well with hop bitter and a tad of toasted grain thrown in there. Let's take a look!
This beer is positively clear and amber with a thin white head and a cool stalactite / stalagmite lacing pattern!
The aroma is like caramel malts mixed with date bread and a tiny bit of chocolate. It's a very alluring combination!
Just as the nose the flavour is caramel malty in character, grainy with notes of dark fruit. It starts off a bit bready and grainy and mid way it evolves into a malty sip and then finishes with some earthy hop bitterness which is actually a bit dry which makes this beer fairly complex!
The mouthfeel is moderate to full bodied, a little slick, and sweet transitioning to dry. Very nice! The carbonation is moderate making this a perfect beer!
Overall I find this beer exceptional and would recommend it to anyone, even someone new to craft beer as it would be a great crossover to one that has a little bit of hop bitterness to lure them in to the world of IPA's.
I'm glad that I tried this beer and I hope that you do one day as well!