Monday, August 5, 2013
Mammoth Brewing Company Ahwahnee Amber Ale (aka Real McCoy Amber)
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Mammoth Brewing Company Ahwahnee Amber Ale (aka Real McCoy Amber). I visited Yosemite the weekend after the 4th of July and picked up a few Mammoth Brewing Company beers that I had yet to try (or review). Most of their beers don’t make it to the Bay Area so I was happy to see such an excellent selection of their beers. This is the first of the string of reviews.
From the Mammoth Brewing Company website (and this is the description of Real McCoy Amber – same beer as Ahwahnee Amber Ale): “Pilsner malt, dark Munich malts and Palisade hops combine to produce a smooth, velvety malt character and a balanced hop finish. A Mammoth Brewing Company original inspired by another original, the man himself: Dave McCoy, founder of the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a light amber color with a small white head and almost no lacing.
Aroma: Caramel, toffee and a little nutty.
Taste: Toasted and caramel malt, toffee and a little nutty. Very low hop profile – just there in a supporting role really.
Overall: Malty and smooth, Mammoth Brewing Company Ahwahnee Amber Ale (aka Real McCoy Amber) is quite enjoyable. At 5.5% ABV this straightforward Amber is well balanced and delicious. Get some!
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