Friday, August 31, 2012

Stoudts Amber 25




Stoudts Amber 25

Amber 25

Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Adamstown, Pennsylvania USA

American Amber / Red Ale

4.80% ABV




Commercial Description:
Light bodied, refreshing brew uses a small amount of caramel malt to give it a nice amber color with a hint of sweetness. Lower hopping rates and a smooth dry finish make this the perfect session beer to help you celebrate 25 years of Stoudt’s beers. 6 pack holder also indicates their Karnival Kolsch yeast is used. (RateBeer.com)

General Pricing:
12oz bottles: ~$11.00 6pack

Background:
I stopped in State Line Liquors the other day and noticed all the fall seasonals that are coming in. A six pack of Tumbler and a few other singles jumped into the cart. So it looks like the next few reviews will be some fall seasonal beers. I’m not sure if this is a seasonal but it jumped into the cart with the others.

Review:
The beer pours a clear dark amber with orange hues and a fairly rich off white to tan head.

The nose is nice with sweet malt aromas with notes of toasty caramel. There is also a nice earthiness on the nose along with some floral hop aromas.

What a nice, light, refreshing but somewhat hardy first sip.

The experience starts out with a touch of malt sweetness up front followed by a cleansing effervescence as this ale washes over the tongue in the middle of the sip. The back-end is fairly easy drinking with an almost effortless swallow. There is an additional carbonation release during the swallow that masks some flavors and adds a refreshing aspect to the experience. The finish is very nice with pale and caramel malt flavors along with a unique earthiness followed by a clean hop bite without the bitterness. The final aftertaste is just a hint of this earthiness and caramel malt flavors.

This is a very nice Amber Ale. It is clean and refreshing with good pale and caramel malt flavors with a light hop bite and unique earthiness that I assume if from the yeast.

A | Stoudts Amber 25 is a very unique American Amber Ale with nice pale and caramel malt flavors, a smooth, light and refreshing mouthfeel, finishing with an earthiness and light floral hop bite. What a great American Amber!



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