Ambergeddon - Ale Asylum
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Reviews by jlindros:
4.1/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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This came as another extra from the great trader KeefB. THis one promises to be much better than the Grain Belt Premium Adjunct Lager.
A: Pours a 1 finger frothy nice lookin head, which takes its time running away. It's pretty clear with a very slight haze and has a bright reddish amber color, rosey hue, and makes me think fruit punch almost.
N: Nice hops. Starts with some nice low alpha but aromatic American hops. The hops have an earthy floral aroma and slight juicy fruit. It then follows up with a light caramel malt aroma. Pretty clean, and has a pretty staple amber type aroma.
T: Starts with more bittering hops, but still light. More earthy style and some oil. It follows with some nice caramel malt and a slightly sweet caramel taste. Some juicy fruity hops layer in after that adding a nice effect. It has a sweet malt flavor that almost adds a ouch of barleywine style fruity sweetness and heavy feel. The magically, it lightens up and the refreshing nature sweeps it off its feet.
M: Semi thin with decent carbonation.
F: Finishes slightly dry and bitters up pretty well. It's also very clean at the end. It pops up to tell you it was there, dazzle your taste buds, and hides away back behind some bush, enough to make you go "hey, where'd that beer go, oh well, it refreshed my palate enough and I think I need some more". Although, the bitterness builds over time and by the middle starts to really get bitter.
Final thoughts: A very nice drinkable amber ale. It has a nice malty amber backbone, adds a touch of sweetness and barelywine style malt/fruity sweetness, and has some nice hop layers. Bitterness and refreshing tastes trade off almost as if they were battling for your mouth's enjoyment, like two gladiators.
Serving type: bottle
10-26-2009 16:32:33 | More by jlindros
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3.9/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. There is a space for an enjoy by date, but it is left blank. A random find for me in the mixed six pack section at my local beer store. My first beer from Ale Asylum. Expectations are moderately good.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter.
A - Oh yeah, its pours a beautiful dark coppery orange / amber color, almost ruby at times with lots of dark sediment flecks and two big fluffy fingers of beige froth. Good lacing. Looks very nice.
S - Smell is comprised of earthy / caramel / pale malts, green apples, and some dried herbal / vegetal smelling hop presence. Slight soapiness. Smells pretty nice.
T - Reminds me more of what I'd imagine a nice pale ale would be more so than an amber, but it's all good. Caramel / amber malt, and earthy / piney / sticky green apple hop presence.
M - Feel is dry, bready, sticky, & bitter. Some piney / green apple hop presence lingering on the palate. Good balance. Medium bodied
Overall, a very nice, if somewhat standard, slightly above average offering from Ale Asylum. More hop forward than a lot of other amber ales I've had. Reminds me more of a stronger pale ale or an older more malt forward IPA. Either way, I'm not hard to please. I'd have it again.
Ale Asylum Ambergeddon ---4/5.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2014 22:33:49 | More by mfnmbvp
Ambergeddon from Ale Asylum
89 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.