Pioneer Red Ale

This was the second beer that I had at dinner last night. The place that I went to had two local beers on tap. There was really nothing else interesting about their beer menu other than this and the other local beer on tap. I later looked up info on the brewery and the brewery was only a few miles from the restaurant. Pretty cool.

ABV: 5.25%

Style: American Amber/Red Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery’s website, “Brewed with 2 row malted barley, amber malt, crystal 150 lovibond malt caramel 60 lovibond malt and a dash of chocolate malt. Hopped with Warrior, Columbus, Citra, Mt Hood, Willamette and Centennial hops. Fermented with California yeast strain. A medium bodied, higher hopped ale hovering in bitterness slightly under the higher hopped India Pale Ales.”

Random: As many of you know, I’m not really a fan of ambers, but I thought I would give this a try.

This brew poured a cloudy chestnut-brown with visible mild carbonation. The head was a two finger off white one that left lots of lacing on the glass. This was definitely a pretty brew. The nose had a hint of hops and burnt malt, but very mellow. The taste instantly imparted tastes of mellow caramel malt and subtle hoppiness. There is also another taste that I have a hard time placing, but I then figure out that it was nuttiness. This really doesn’t seem like an amber to me. If you handed me a glass of this, I would think that it was a brown ale. The finish was quick and mellow, but I just wasn’t thrilled with this beer. I wouldn’t have it again.

Untappd Rating: 1.0/5.0

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