Yukon Red Amber Ale – Yukon Brewing

From Yukon Brewing inWhitehorse of the Yukon Territories comes the “Yukon Red Amber Ale”.  The beer pours a red/amber colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of roasty malts, dark fruits, and floral hops.  The flavour is of earth, roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits, citrus and mild hops bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.5%.  I found this to be a really tasty Amber Ale.

Commercial Description:  The drink starts with by displaying a deep bronze colour, but the beer is crystal clear. The head is an abundant fine mousse (pronounced ‘moose’ for the cabin crowd), cream coloured and just spilling over the rim of the glass (if you got the good waitress, Yukon trained and all). As you raise the mug, your senses catch the fine aromas permeating from the glass, clean malty sweetness touched by spicy hop esters.  The first draw of the ale cools the parched lips and moistens the cheeks. Full malt body takes over the palate; not sweet, but bold, fruity and persistent. A snap of clean hop bitter grabs the back of the tongue and springs into the sinus cavity, blending with the caramel flavours that have wafted back with the nectar that is this ale. But the swallow goes down clean, almost dry, and leaves only a slight lingering presence of the abundant flavours that were just there, and now gone!


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