American Amber Ale [A.A.A.] - 40 pt. (3.6 kg premium kit)
Perfect soft malt character with a rounded mouth feel, enhanced and held together with floral hop character with pungent tones of pine resin, and subtle earth undertones.
Created as another twist to the tail of the American Pale Ale the Amber ale takes all the hop attitude of the pale ale and adds another dimension with added malt character. Originating in the Pacific North West this is a fairly recent style that is finding favour with beer aficionados and is now enjoyed all over the US.
Don't be fooled by its name - this may be an Amber Ale but Youngs have packed it full of hops from across the globe. Pacific Jade from New Zealand and Cluster and Summit from the USA. These hops are characterised by their hard hitting spicy and pink graprefruit falvour and aroma, and they work beautifully with the amount of malt packed into this beer. A specialist dark ale yeast strain also helps to enhance this beer, accentuating both the malt complexity and the hop character.
This beer pours a fantastic amber hue with a rocky off-white head, hope character oozes from the glass giving a heady mix of spicy blackcurrents, pine sap and grapefruit. On the palate this beer shows its mettle effortlessly melding the juicy caramel and toffe malt characters that belie its strength with a fantastic and complex hop flavour that actually leans towards pine-sap balanced with a good bitterness but not overbearing.
Makes 40 pints at approx 5.4% ABV