Amber AleSeptember 1, 2010 Rochester, NY
Trouble Brewing Co.
Amber ale is a relatively recently defined beer style, with modest hop bitterness compared to the related pale ale style.
Original gravity: 1053
With more than 1,400 American breweries operating today, those that are not creative are in trouble. Name and label fill the bill for creativity and so does the beer. More golden than amber, the nose is bread-like, clean and refreshing. The sweetness of malt is predominate on the palate with just enough hops to lend character. The finish is pleasant and fruity. Recommended with Buffalo wings, as the sweetness of the malt would be a fine complement to anything spicy.
- Charles Finkel
Amber brew with light aroma; very slight hint of caramel. Wonderful head clings to glass. Full malt texture. Loaded on the sweet side with vanishing hop bitterness. Full bodied texture. Lean on aftertaste. Neither radical nor robust, yet perhaps a go-to beer for those who conspire to move from a pedestrian beer.
- Charlie Papazian
Founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co., Charles Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of craft beers in America.
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and a Beer Examiner at www.examiner.com, Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.
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