Dry Dock Brew­ing Am­ber

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Tasted -

AROMA: 12 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 18 MOUTH­FEEL: 5 OVER­ALL: 9 93

LOC: Aurora, Colorado ABV: 5.8% | IBUS: 49 | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“This deep cop­per ESB is the def­i­ni­tion of bal­ance. With each sip, rich malt opens up, re­veal­ing an earthy hops fla­vor and just enough bit­ter­ness to round it all out.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Light cof­fee, toasted bread, bis­cu­ity malt, sweet caramel, citrusy/ earthy hops. Very es­tery—mostly cherry but also some ba­nana, rose, and blue­berry. Light bready malt sweet­ness, but all I can think of is Pop-tarts.” Fla­vor: “Very nice bready malt fla­vors edge out the es­ters, but they’re still pretty strong. The fruiti­ness is as strong as in some cherry wheat beers. Ini­tial sweet malt, cus­tard notes on the tip of tongue. Sweet­ness doesn’t linger. Citrusy/earthy hops. Mild as­trin­gency, with a lin­ger­ing light bit­ter­ness and a dry fin­ish.” Over­all: “A well-ex­e­cuted Amer­i­can am­ber ale with just the right amount of hops char­ac­ter to bal­ance the malt. The malt aroma leads the drinker in. Nice malt fla­vors with a light dry fin­ish. Very drink­able and ‘more-ish.’ ”

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