Dark Horse Amber Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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3.53/5 rDev +2%
Bottled a decent while ago -- October 22nd 2013. Poured January 21st 2014. Poured into a shaker pint.
Appearance: Pours a hazy as hell orange/brown sort of color. Only a bit of light gets through. Two finger head or so goes away after a few minutes, with only a bit of wispy foam on top after that. No lacing that I can see. Great color, but that's it.
Smell: Smells like a Wit or something. Has that banana and spice sort of aroma that a Wit or Hefe would offer. Slightly sour. Quite Belgian. Not what I was expecting. Doesn't smell bad, but it's strange coming from an Amber.
Taste/feel: The banana and spice flavor is definitely there in the flavor as well. It drinks like a darker sort of Wit or Hefe. Fairly mild beer overall. Nice body on it with a good amount of carbonation as well. Drinkable. Not at all bitter. Slight tang on the finish from the yeast.
Decent brew, but I can see why people would be disappointed in it, going in and expecting a beer that doesn't taste like, well, spiced bananas. I actually enjoy this beer. I'm not a huge fan of Wits or Hefes, so those flavors blended with some "darker" flavors is nice.
Interesting for the style. Good, not great.
01-21-2014 17:59:45 | More by Alextricity
3.53/5 rDev +2%
A - amber hue with a big head - really no head retention or lacing to speak of.
S - Yeast aroma, bread, biscuits, malts.
T - Huge yeasty flavor somewhat balanced by some malts. Medium bodied and really easy to drink.
O - This drinks my like a hefeweizen than an amber and for that reason I will probably not try it again.
09-22-2013 01:55:19 | More by andrewjraab
Dark Horse Amber Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.