Monday, February 6, 2012

Drake's Brewing Company Amber Ale

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

Tonight’s featured beer is Drake's Brewing Company Amber Ale.  As I’ve said multiple times I’m a huge fan of Drake’s and figure I need to make it through their entire line of beers (for review purposes mind you).  So tonight I give you their Amber Ale.

From the Drake's Brewing Company website:” An English-style Extra Special Bitter, or ESB. This deep copper brew has a pungent hop aroma from East Kent Golding, but delivers a distinctly malty flavor from Crystal and Chocolate specialty malts.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a dark amber color with a medium tan colored head and thick lacing.
Aroma: Scents of roasted and caramel malts, toffee, citrus and pine.
Taste: Very malt forward – caramel, chocolate, toffee, biscuit with a nice fruit and floral hop finish. Tasty!
Overall: Balanced and very flavorful, Drake's Brewing Company Amber Ale is very easy to drink and at 5.9% ABV makes a great session beer. Another solid beer from Drake’s!


Mark Harvey

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