Another uneventful week in the world of politics. Nothing happening between now and November worth writing about. I think I’ll review a beer!
When I go shopping I usually pick up one of those expensive specialty beers and a six pack of some cheaper beer for my “every day” enjoyment. ( I don’t usually drink every day).
Last time I went shopping I thought instead of reviewing one of those expensive specialty brews, I’ll review an affordable beer that can be enjoyed casually. Alley Cat Amber Ale by Lost Coast Brewery caught my eye.
Pours reddish gold with a light colored head. Sticks to the glass fairly well so I’ll give it some points for good lacing. Looks delicious!
Not very strong at all. Although it smelled good, it was very weak. Hints of fruit and hops but nothing to write home about.
Watery. Not much body at all. It seemed to dry my mouth as I swallowed.
This is where this ale gets it right. The bitterness of the hops is perfectly balanced with the sweet citrus flavor. It’s a little on the light side but that didn’t bother me too much.
Now that I see the final score, I think 11 out of 20 might be a little harsh. It’s really not a bad beer. No one attribute jumps out at you as excellent but the over all experience is really refreshing. This feels like a summer brew, one to be enjoyed outside on a hot day with friends. It’s not an award winning amber ale in my opinion but it quenches my thirst and it tastes really good. That’s what really matters. I’ll definitely buy this again.