Thursday, June 23, 2011

Lost Coast Alleycat Amber Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Lost Coast Alleycat Amber Ale. I’ve been drinking Lost Coast beer for years and Alleycat Amber Ale was where my Lost Coast adventures began. I felt that it was appropriate to indulge in another six pack of Alleycat Amber Ale and review it. I’ve been moving away from lower ABV brews so I was a little rusty in my thoughts and feelings towards Alleycat.
From the Lost Coast website: “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”

Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a reddish copper color with a decent beige head and a little lacing.
Aroma: Sweet smelling malts, caramel, honey and mild hop and citrus notes.
Taste: Sweet, toasty, nutty…this is very well balanced amber with a nice subtle hop flavor. A nice spice to it as well.
Overall: Very enjoyable and smooth. At 4.8% ABV Alleycat is highly sessionable. The folks at Lost Coast never disappoint and Alleycat Amber Ale is well worth a place in the beer fridge.


Mark Harvey

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