Cape Cod Red

One of the things that we planned to do in Cape Cod was a beer tasting and pairing with food. Val bought the tickets in advance and we started walking to the venue, which was the activity room of a senior complex. I’ve only had one Cape Cod beer prior to this, so I didn’t know what to expect. It was one of the best events that I’ve ever been to. It was run by one of the owners and their Marketing Manager and they told the story of the brewery and explained the beers really well. So much so that Val and I stopped at the brewery on the way home. This was one of the standout beers for me.

ABV: 5.5%

Style: American Amber/Red Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A well-balanced amber ale with caramel and toffee malt notes and a subtle spicy hop character. Nothing but smooth sailing with this North American Style Amber Ale. This brew has a mouthful of malt flavor and just the right amount of hop character. The flagship of Cape Cod Beer, this beer won’t steer you wrong!”

Random: They recommend pairing this beer with burgers, steak and pork.

This beer poured with a half a finger of off white head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a mahogany color and clear with a lot of carbonation visible. The nose was filled with caramel and toffee and then transitioned into light pine. The taste started off the same as the nose, with toffee and caramel notes and malt sweetness, but then transitioned into earthy hop notes. The body was heftier than I expected with a lot of carbonation. It had a medium length finish with toffee. I picked this beer up at the brewery and I don’t recall what I paid for it. Either way, this beer impressed me and I would have it again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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