Friday, November 30, 2007

Friday's Beer!

Thanks to Darcey at The Broom and the National Beer Program ...

I get to sample another brew from Alberta... It's Alley Kat's Amber Ale and its a nice treat!

An ordinary Canadian standard 341ml bottle contains the 5% abv product.

I found the bottle I had to be a little less lively than I expect. However she poured into a nice little head that disappeared a quickly on top the dark amber liquid in my glass.
There's a lot of good things going on with the nose .... a nice just slightly citrus hop and some earthy and warm malts that give off a little of that bake shop burnt sugar aroma that I like so well.

Nothing overpowering and nothing bad.

This one feels creamy and smooth on the palate and the flavours are just like the nose.

After a few swallows and just about finishing the glass a pause to let it all settle in and there was a bit of that chocolate aftertaste they talked about on the label.

Pretty nice for a small Canadian brewery.

As Always - Don't forget to get over to for Darcey's pics on Music
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Blogger heidianne jackson said...

sounds like a great pic. now if only i could find it here in the middle of the u.s...

11/30/2007 5:52 p.m.  
Blogger OMMAG said...

You've got some great craft beers in the US I'm told.
What brands do you usually go for?

11/30/2007 7:05 p.m.  
Blogger heidianne jackson said...

i wasn't trying to ignore you, it's just been a hellish week - and it's only wednesday!

i like victory v12 or st. boisterous hellerbock from victory brewing out of pennsylvania, and ommegang from brewery ommegang out of new york, and goose island bourbon county stout from goose island brewery out of illinois. however, i'd have to say that my current favorite is one i tasted at the beer and bluegrass festival this summer (in colorado) - great divide oak aged yeti imperial stout fromt he great divide brewing company in colorado.

are you familiar with any of these? if so, what do you think?

12/05/2007 9:52 p.m.  

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