In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Natty Greene’s Buckshot Filtered Amber Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this southern craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery. Let us get into this amber ale.
It has a clear light amber color with a white constant head. The aroma has a sweet malty to slight caramel notes. The taste has a sweet malty to a nutty notes with a dry malty aftertaste. It is a pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.nattygreenes.com):
Richly colored, characterized by balanced hop and malt profiles with roasted toffee and caramel highlights, Crafted to be rich but not heavy. Hospitable and easy to get along with, this is our best selling beer, perfect for every occasion.
We use six different malts, that’s unusual for an amber ale, but essential to creating its deep, full flavor. The distinctive toffee / roasty notes come from three Belgian malts, especially the Special B roast malt. And to nothing interferes with all that good maltiness, we use mild American aroma hops, just to balance the sweetness.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, I am not a huge fan of Red, Irish Red, and Amber ales. I respect the beer style but I do not go out of my way to pick it up. I will drink them. A friend of mine from Tri-City was down south and brought back a few beers. This beer was part of that pile. It is a solid beer and true to the beer style. There is nice aroma and tasting notes. I believe craft beer drinkers that love red and amber ales will love this beer. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser