73. Baxter Brewing Amber Road

This beer was just released today so I am happy to be one of the first to drink and review it. Amber Road pours a beautiful dark amber color with a solid head that last and leaves great lacing on the glass. Slight hop aroma and bite but I like beer with this amount of hops. Not a fan of the really hoppy beers (60+ IBUs) but at 35 this beer is just right. Feel is perfect, easy to drink and tasted very fresh – which it probably was since I purchased it from the brewery on the day it was released. This is my favorite Baxter beer so far and I will certainly enjoy the 12 I purchased today and probably many more. Luke and the others at Baxter did a great job with this one and I am looking forward to their next release whatever that might be.
Pros: Color, bite but not a lingering aftertaste
Cons:  Minimal aroma
Alcohol Content: 5.5% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 35
Rating: ★★★½☆
Brewers Website: Baxter Brewing
Brewers Description: A malt-accented amber ale which features a rich toastiness and a balanced hop flavor that lingers through to the finish. This wickedly smooth beer refreshes year ’round.
Technical Specifications:
  • A proprietary blend of North American 2 row malted barley including barley grown in Northern Maine’s Aroostook County
  • 8 different domestic and imported “Character” malts provide complexity, color and body
  • 3 different hops varieties grown in the Willamette Valley region of Oregon
  • Cold conditioned for a smooth, crisp and clean flavor
  • Clean, well attenuating, top-fermenting American ale yeast
  • Pure, soft water from Lake Auburn, Maine

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