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Independence Harbor

Independence Harbor
Amber Ale

Category: Amber Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Independence Harbor
Amber Ale

Category: Amber Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
Old gold color. Waxy aromas of cocoa butter, candy corn, oats with brown sugar, nutmeg, and caramel-covered apple with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a silky, breezy honey-nut Cheerios and fresh fig finish. A malty, filling Amber Ale for the cooler months.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty
Aroma Aroma: cocoa butter, candy corn, oats with brown sugar, nutmeg, and caramel-covered apple
Taste Flavor: honey-nut cheerios and fresh fig
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roasted Chicken, BBQ Chicken, Port Salut
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A malty, filling Amber Ale for the cooler months.

The Retailer

Aldi Inc.

The Retailer
1200 North Kirk Road
Batavia, IL 60510
USA
1 630-425-7394

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Amber Ale

Beer Glass Shaker Pint Amber.jpg
Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Amber ales can be anywhere from light copper to light brown in color and typically range from 4.5-6.5% in alcohol. They are light-to-medium bodied and are quite malty but not heavily caramelized in flavor. This is a more modern, non-traditional style, and many of these beers borrow heavily from the characteristics associated with more classical styles such as pale ales or bitters. Many North American brewers are now producing ales under this designation. We also classify “red ales” in this category. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Full Sail Amber Ale, Rogue American Amber Ale and Stone Levitation Ale.