Just like you, but different
Having guests over and so I went for something that might appeal to the male half who’s partial to a raddler type beer, I went with something from Good George, in this case their Amber Ale slightly out of his comfort zone but it won’t kill him.
The Hard Workers beer
Brewed with a classic English bitter in mind.
This beer is about rich, caramel malts, balanced with a dash of colonial hops.
The Hard Workers beer, we’ll let you have a couple.
So, what could possibly go wrong?
It’s not a colour that I would say is ‘amber’ which I thought was more orange than brown. But whatever, it still looks quite nice.
It has a malty nose does this, and something like perhaps banana.
Taste us mostly that malt body, which brings a sweetness in this that is quite nice, and dampens a biscuit like under-note that I’m picking up.
I’m also enjoying the slightest of dry finish that this has, because it’s nice.
In picking a lower alcohol beer you have to forgo some things, and in this case it’s hop bitterness, also also where you take something away from a part you have an effect in some other places. This doesn’t have a strong taste profile is where I’m going with that.
But I am enjoying a refreshing non-nonsense beer that is honestly delivered and looks great in the glass, and isn’t without merit.
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 of its things from the thing. It was exactly what I thought it might be, nearly, because of course I have a great imagination. A lovely alternative that would allow you to have a couple, enjoy it a lot, and remember it the next day.
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A style without definition, amber ales range from bland, vaguely caramel beers to products with a fairly healthy malt and hop balance. Often the differentiation between a quality amber and an American Pale is that the amber might have more dark malt character, or a less assertive hop rate.