Review – Saint Arnold Amber Ale
From Saint Arnold: A well balanced, full flavored, amber ale. It has a rich, malty body with a pleasant caramel character derived from a specialty Caravienne malt. A complex hop aroma, with a hint of floral and citrus comes from a combination of Cascades and Liberty hops. It has a rich, creamy head with a fine lace. The light fruitiness, characteristic of ales, is derived from a proprietary yeast strain.
Saint Arnold Brewing Co. – Saint Arnold Amber Ale – 12 oz. bottle poured into a tasting glass. 5.5% abv.
Appearance: Murky gold with a 1/2 inch of white foam.
Aroma: Bready yeast and malt followed by a whiff of sugary sweetness.
Taste: Honey, grain, and a small but sturdy amount of hops.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshing.
Overall: I imagine myself ordering a 48 oz. mug of this with some Texas chili…in Texas. I will say it’s color isn’t “amber”, but I come across so many IPA’s and even Pale Ales that are Amber, not pale.