Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Amber Organic Ale, Fish Tale Brewery, Olympia Washington
Alright, so I'm not always excited by the more subtle ales out there. I tend to the more extreme in both ales and lagers, but still have respect for the other, less-extreme beers, as well. Tonight's Amber Ale brew comes from a brewery I am fond of, Fish Tale Brewery in Olympia, Washington.
It pours a cloudy amber with a thin head.
The aroma is mild hop with sweet malt. There is mild vanilla slightly detectable, as well.
The taste is hoppy and strong. It is mildly sweet, all-in-all, very well balanced. It has a medium body, not too sweet, not too bold.
The aftertaste is mild malt.
It is 5.5%.
So, it isn't bad at all - something that would probably be agreeable with any beer drinker - so good for a party. It would go well with several meals, as well.