american amber ale

New Beer Blog Black Tooth Brewing Bomber Mountain Amber Ale


In this beer blog, we are going to get into the second and last beer from Black Tooth Brewing.  It is one of their flagship, which is Bomber Mountain Amber Ale.  If you read my beer blog posts from yesterday, you know the history of this West Coast Craft Brewery.  If you have not, please, read it to get to know Black Tooth Brewing.  Let us get into this amber ale.

It has a clear reddish to amber color with white constant head. There is not any aroma notes. The taste has a caramel to biscuits notes with a sweet to dry malty aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable.

Here is a description from their website (www.blacktoothbrewingcompany.com):

An Irish-style red ale with a complex malt profile of biscuits, caramel and cotton candy. A well rounded and balanced amber with a dry, crisp, finish.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.blacktoothbrewingcompany.com

Twitter:  @blacktoothbrew

Closing, I am not a fan of amber, American red, and Irish red ales.  I am not saying that this beer is not for you.  It could be your beer styles.  I always try new beers in any beer styles.  Even in beer styles that I do not like.  This beer style is no different.  I try to keep an open mind.  This one is pretty average brew.  It is a great gateway beer into the craft beer world.  I recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Troegs Craft Brewery Hop Back Amber Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into the first review on this blog on a Troegs Craft Brewery brew.  The beer that will be reviewed is Hop Back Amber Ale.  Troegs Craft Brewery was founded by brothers, who are John and Chris Trogner in 1996 at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  They sold their first keg in 1997.  They later moved their brewery to Hershey, Pennsylvania in 2011.  They brew several different beer styles and won several different awards.  Let us get into the beer.

It has a clear amber color without a head on the beer.  The smell has a malty to caramel with a touch of citrus.  The taste of this well balance beer is malty and caramel to citrus notes.  There is no aftertaste to this hoppy amber ale.  It is drinkable beer.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

Each batch of HopBack Amber Ale flows through a bed of whole flower hops creating a fresh aroma, spicy taste and rich caramel note that defines our signature beer.

Here is a description from their website (www.troegs.com):

Tröegs HopBack Amber Ale

Alcohol by Volume: 6.0%Hop Bitterness (IBUs): 55Color (SRM): AmberAvailability: Year RoundMalts: Pilsner, Munich, CrystalHops: Cascade, Williamette, NuggetHopBack Hops: Nugget, CrystalYeast: Ale

Tröegs HopBack Amber gets its unique name and taste from the hopback vessel in our brewhouse.  Packed full of whole flower hops, each batch circulates through the vessel, creating a fresh hoppy aroma, spicy taste and a rich caramel note that defines our signature Amber Ale.

TASTING NOTES

Deep amber in color under a huge creamy head. HopBack Amber Ales aroma is very apparent, bold and spicy with a slight floral character. Balanced with caramel malt, this well-rounded amber ale has an up-front floral spice that builds with a flush of sweetness.

FOOD COMPLIMENTS

Big, robust flavors like red meats and strong cheeses. The assertive flavors of our HopBack will hold up against strong cheeses like Stilton and Smoked Cheddar.

Serving Suggestions: Temp: 50-55° F   Glassware:  Bavarian Tumbler or Pint Glass

Here is  their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.troegs.com

Twitter:  @jtroegs

In closing, I really enjoyed this brew.  This is a great hoppy amber ale.  I had a few brews from this brewery.  I have enjoyed them.  I love the hop touch and malt that kicks off the caramel notes.  It has a nice balance from the hops and caramel notes.  I wish I could get their beers in the Chicago market.  It is drinkable and has a ton going in it.  It was a pretty enjoyable beer.  I am happy  that I was able to try.  I also thanks to my friend, who is Matt, from Maryland for sending me the beers.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Blog Lost Coast Alleycat Amber Ale


In this 99th blog post, we are going to get into the second beer from Lost Coast Brewery from my Beer of the Month.  The first one we did was their Great White Ale.  You can read that post to get a little history on the brewery.  Lost Coast Alleycat Amber Ale is part their everyday beers and now let us start pouring the beer into the glass.

Lost Coast Alleycat Amber Ale is a different pace for an American Amber Ale. When poured in the glass, it has a nice amber color without a head. There is really no smell to this amber ale. The taste has a spicy malty without any aftertaste. It is very drinkable beer.

Here is a description from their website (www.lostcoast.com):

ABV 5.5%

A full-flavored amber ale made with roasted caramel malt. Richly colored and medium-bodied, Alleycat is an assertive blend of malts with a sprightly cascade of hops.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

Full-flavored amber ale made with roasted caramel malt and spicy German and American hops.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:   www.lostcoast.com

Twitter:  @lostcoastbrewer

In closing, I did not like this beer very much.  The spices that are in the beer just threw me off when I was drinking it.  However, I can see other people liking this beer, there is nothing wrong liking Lost Coast Alleycat Amber Ale.  I have a  hard time finding an American Amber Ale that I really like so I believe it is not the beer.  It is just me. It is drinkable and will give the beer drinker a nice experience.   Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it! \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser