Napa Smith: Amber Ale

Posted: June 29, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Its that time once again where I dive into another beer review after not having post anything in a while. The beer that I have recently tried is one that will please a lot of people. This one is the Amber Ale by Napa Smith Brewing.

I happen to find this beer to be one of the best Amber Ales that I have ever tried. This is a very complex beer that have a variety of taste and aromas. The complexity comes the variety of hops and malts that this beer is brewed with. This beer is brewed with six different malts which is pretty unique in itself, I have tried beers that are brewed with multiple malts however not many that have this many. Anyway, the malts within this beer are 2 Row, Munich, Honey, Red, Amber, ESB . The malts in this beer are noticeable right from the beginning. As soon as you pour the beer into the glass of your choice you can smell the sweetness of malts. The malts will give this beer a variety of notes through out the beer which include toffee, caramel.

With each sip also also comes a low level of bitterness. The bitterness comes from the variety of hops that are in the beer. Those hops are of Centennial, Sterling and Mt Hood varieties. These hops will also give the beer a little bit if a floral aroma. However, the bitterness of this beer is very mild, the sweetness of the malts will hide most if the bitterness of this beer.

This beer would make a great beer for the summer months. I say that because the summer months are for barbecuing and this beer goes really well with any BBQ. This beer also goes really well with dry aged cheese. You can find this beer in a lot of different places. I happened to stumble upon it at the local Bevmo.

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