Monday, September 21, 2009
Alleycat Amber Ale, Lost Coast Brewery & Cafe, Eureka California
A brewery that I do not have too often is the Lost Coast Brewery. Their beers are available with decent distribution throughout the west coast. Let's give their amber ale a try...
It pours a brilliant amber/copper with a decent sized tight head.
The aroma is dominated by caramel malt with a fair amount of sweetness.
The medium body holds caramel malt on the tongue. Mild hop bitterness is apparent in the body, as well. The sweetness arrives at the end, but does not dominate the beer. It is crisp on the tongue, but finishes smooth.
The aftertaste is caramel with hop bitterness winning out over the sweetness. A lingering biscuity malt leaves a nice flavor on the breath.
Though I am not the biggest fan of ambers, this one hold some interesting character without becoming too sweet or falling into blandness.