Archive for the Amber Ale Category


Posted in Ales, Amber Ale, Reviews with tags , , , , , on November 15, 2011 by calgarybeerdrinkers

Lagunitas Brewing Co., Petaluma, California

  • 6.75% ABV
  • Transparent dark copper colour, with intense bubbles, but very skinny head
  • Rich chocolaty malt aroma, with a touch of molasses
  • Very well-balanced and easy to drink. Even though it is a slightly darker beer it is very ‘gulpable’
  • This is not a super flavourful beer, there are notes of honey.
  • although it is easy to drink and very smooth, it is not necessarily uber refreshing.
  • The finish is sudden, it does not last on the palate.
  • Overall this beer is easy to drink, and a bit more interesting than your everyday big name amber ale.


    Posted in Ales, Amber Ale, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , on October 22, 2011 by calgarybeerdrinkers

    Half Pints Brewing, Winnipeg, Manitoba

    • 5.4%ABV, 20 IBU’s
    • Pours a transparent orange-amber colour, with a frothy head, which dissipates into ‘islands’.
    • The aroma is quite floral-hoppy with an orange, caramel, terriyaki thing happening……maybe this would lead to a good pairing?
    • The hop aroma translates to the flavour as well, but they are almost cleansing in effect…The hops stick around just long enough to say hello and then take off.
    • There is a good caramel malt that makes this beer superbly balanced, and extremely refreshing.
    • It great to see another, well crafted prairie beer. Would defiantly drink this beer again… thing to come out of Winnipeg since NHL Hockey!


    Posted in Ales, Amber Ale, Reviews with tags , , , , , on October 14, 2011 by calgarybeerdrinkers

    Cannery Brewing Co.  Penticton, British Columbia

    • 5.5% ABV
    • Very prominent frothy head, holds up very well, thick and creamy.
    • Beautiful amber colour.
    • Smells of  fresh baked rye bread, very appetizing.
    • Flavour was mild with a hint of the rye coming through, balance of bitterness and malty sweetness but with an unpleasant vegetable taste one of us likened to grilled lettuce.