Amber Ale - Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
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Reviews by AwYeh:
4.35/5 rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle poured into nonic pint.
A: Pours a slightly foggy, bright, reddish amber color. Two fingers of frothy, off-white head top the beer off, leaving a great amount of lacing behind.
S: Quite a strong smell for the style; there are a lot of thick, sweet malts, as you might expect, bring forth flavors of caramel, bread, nuts, and toast. There's a nice hop balance too, with a moderate herbal/grassy flavor which is nicely complemented by light orange peel and a soft resinous flavor.
T: Sweet toffee, caramel malts, a grainy flavor, and a bit of toast balance this beer's hop flavors perfectly. Those flavors themselves are earthy, piny, and slightly citrusy, and leave a light-moderate bitterness behind. It's hard to say enough about how well Mt. Carmel nailed the balance of this beer.
M: Clean, smooth, and creamy; moderately bodied and carbonated.
O: This is a great amber ale, and may be my favorite example of the style. Love the hoppier than usual approach. My glass of this went quickly, and I wish I had picked up more than a single of this at the store.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2012 03:35:24 | More by AwYeh
More User Reviews:
3.78/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into frosty pint glass. Bottle label seems very premium and well designed.
A - A vigorous pour yields a 2.5 finger head which sticks around forever and leaves decent lacing. After settling, only a small ring remains around the edge of the body. Body is amber in color.
S - Very hoppy. Not expected from amber ale style.
T - Perfect balance of hoppiness and sweetness.
M - Carbonation takes some bite off of the hop bitterness.
O - A very well balanced amber ale. In a world where amber ale is generally a malt bomb, its good to see one with some hops.
Serving type: bottle
08-16-2013 20:13:25 | More by Dave128
Amber Ale from Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.