Thursday, August 26, 2010
Yukon Red Amber Ale
Ratebeer 3.33 85th percentile
Beer Advocate B+
I wanted to try this beer because it won some award. The splash on the company website reminded me that it was the 2009 Canadian Beer of the Year.
The nose gives a good first impression with sweet toffee but no hops. A slight cherry and fruitiness is the first sensation one notices. The next is toffee followed closely by a slight alcohol warmth. At the end there was a citrus/herbal/floral hop ting that just faded quickly away. The picture does justice to the dark brown and ruby pour with a meringue head.
The ending was juicy with toffee malts, fruit and minimal hops.
Alcohol Content 0 5.5%
Oddly you could taste and feel the warmth
I can see why this beer was award winning. There was a lot of flavours packed into this small bottle.
Ingame Enhancement +1
I think this beer was enjoyed in Gord's basement. He was probably playing guitar and I was drinking all his beer. It was a perfect evening.
If you are looking for a amber ale that is not ashamed of challenging your taste buds, then this brew is for you. It is big toffee malty, fruity with a snap of hops at the end.
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