40 by ClubGonzo, American Amber Ale, 5.9% ABV, 34.1 IBU.
Another brew from ClubGonzo that is dedicated to a family member, cheers Aud Irene!
It pours a gorgeous deep amber body with a red hint, crowned by a large, beige head that ends up as a partially covering film quite quickly .
I’m a bit disappointed by the aroma, it’s nowhere near as strong as I like my ambers. I think I would characterise it as “faint”. All I get are some traces of caramel and hints of fruity hops.
There is a nice punch from the hops in the taste: the finish is moderate bitter. When it comes to the flavour, however, the hops are not playing a major role. There’s quite much caramel, and if it hadn’t been for the distinct fruity background I would have guessed that this was a Vienna.
The mouthfeel is probably the best thing about this beer, it’s very smooth on the palate and it’s quite drinkable.
Conclusion: No flaws and it’s quaffable, but also pretty faint and boring. Should work well at a party. But I don’t drink beer in order to party, I’m a beer geek!
Aroma: 5/10 Appearance: 4/5 Taste: 5/10 Palate: 4/5 Overall: 10/20 Ratebeer score: 2.8/5.0