Monday, June 17, 2013

A Year of Craft Beer, Vol. 135, Full Pint All-In Amber

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!


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