Amber Ale - Killer Sprocket
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
Reviews by dgilks:
3.79/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Hazy amber colour. Small light tan head. Fair head retention.
Bright citrusy aroma. Bits of resin. Nice.
Bitter and lightly malty. Touches of toast. Good earthy character.
Medium body. Moderately high carbonation. Very good
An excellent beer. Lots of hoppy flavour. Well integrated.
Serving type: on-tap
12-14-2013 12:42:27 | More by dgilks
More User Reviews:
4.08/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
330ml bottle purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne.
Pours a properly deep amber colour, almost a fine red like a pinot noir. Head forms a solid froth of beige to start with, settling out to a fine film and sturdy ring. Carbonation is fine, and there's some serious weight to the body, despite being only just over 5% ABV. Looks pretty impressive.
Nose is also very pleasant. Big rounded malty notes come through with a little toasty nuttiness that works well with the sweetness. This is punctuated slightly by a subdued but present hops note, which lends a little sharpness—although when this mingles with the toasty characters from the malt it turns a little metallic. Overall though, it's very good.
Taste is also good, if more tending towards the standard amber ale characters, with a slight dark malt character towards the back and a lilting but ultimately ephemeral hop bite. On the front though there's some pleasant chewiness from the body and richness from the malt, giving a little caramel and more of those nutty characters. Finish is abbreviated slightly by the toastier malt characters, meaning the sweetness drops out. This is actually no bad thing from a drinkability perspective, but the sweet, nutty characters are the most pleasant flavours on the palate, and they're lost slightly by the end.
Feel is smooth until it gets chopped at the end, but mostly it's really nicely done.
Overall, this is a cracking beer, and a great first release from these guys. I love that they've packed a lot of flavour and a lot of body into a beer of this ABV: it makes it both tasty and drinkable—and I do see myself drinking more of this.
Serving type: bottle
09-13-2013 08:06:40 | More by lacqueredmouse
Amber Ale from Killer Sprocket
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