Thursday, August 26, 2010

Yukon Red Amber Ale

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.

Taste +4

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.

Aftertaste +1

The ending was juicy with toffee malts, fruit and minimal hops.

Alcohol Content 0 5.5%

Oddly you could taste and feel the warmth

Value +1

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.

Overall 7/10

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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