December 2 - Phillips' Old Pappy's Smooth Sailin Amber LagerPhillips' 2014 advent calendar!
Tonight's beer: Old Pappy's Smooth Sailin' Amber Lager
Appearance: Pours a clear caramel amber lager, nice amount of carbonation, minimal amount of beige head touching the sides of the glass and some bubblin' action taking place.
Aroma: Quite sweet, memories of iced tea, quite sugary. Reminiscent of a typical craft style amber lager. Sweet caramel malt, minimal on the hop bitterness. A bit of a doughy aroma and a hint of lemon to top it off.
Flavour: More bitterness from the sweet malt to start it off, more of a bitter and dry flavour. Mild grassiness. This is still very sweet - with notes of caramel, a hint of vanilla, and a bit of a graininess in the background. Quite a nice Amber Lager - more character than most, quite sweet and malty. Respectfully pleasant for the palate in winter time.
Overall Thoughts: Decent Amber Lager. Notes of tea in the aroma, quite sweet compared to most ambers. Caramel, a bit of a nuttiness, sugary and lots of malt.