American Amber Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by smcolw:
3.68/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Below is my original review of the Amber ale. Here is my review of Jazz Guy Ale:
Great four-finger head with a slow settling rate. It leaves a lot of clumpy lace on the glass. This is a cloudy brew with an orange, dark amber hue.
Nicely balanced crystal malt with a muted fresh hop in the background.
Great mild crystal malt start that gives way to a strong hop pellet presence. The body is thinner than I would like. This reminds me of a very good homebrew, from the cloudy look to the yeasty flavor.
Impressive three-finger beige head, leaving spotty lace. the color is a cloudy orange-tan, similar to dark ESB or a light brown ale.
Strong caramel aromas; very sweet. Little hop aroma. This smells similar to barley wine with a lot of residual sugars present.
High amount of bittering hop. Average to full body, with a high level of carbonation. The malts feature crystal and (maybe) a touch of chocolate. The aftertaste is an excellent blend of smooth malty creaminess and strong bittering hop, which lingers longer than the former.
This is a full-flavored entry to the American ales. For that, it deserves praise. Virtually flawless, I would recommend it with any strongly flavored food, such as cheeses, BBQ or beef.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2005 20:55:41 | More by smcolw
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