Drakes Amber Ale
From Drakes – An English-style Extra Special Bitter, or ESB. This deep copper brew has a pungent hop aroma from East Kent Goldings and Willamette hops but delivers a distinctly malty flavor from Crystal and Chocolate specialty malts. Available on draft and in 12 oz. bottles.
Drakes Brewing – Drakes Amber Ale – 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass – 5.9% abv.
Appearance: Pours a clear dark amber with a 1/8 inch tan film.
Aroma: Sweetened iced tea and a faint dank hop nose.
Taste: Sweet bready malt. Citrus american hop juicy bitterness. Very balanced.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, juicy,with modest carbonation.
Overall: Highly drinkable, very balanced between malty and bitter, and exceeded my expectations.