Jul 16, 2008

New Holland Sundog Amber Ale

Not to be confused with the poser Sundog Amber Wheat Ale brewed by Anheuser-Busch, Inc. (now Anheuser-Busch-InBev, Inc. or whatever they're gonna call it) this is one of the year round offerings from Michigan's New Holland brewery.
Pours a fairly clear reddish color with a decent size head and some sticky lacing. A thin aroma of some toasted malts and slight sour apple but nothing that really jumps out. Quite faint actually.
A bit of a warm & sweet malty taste up front. Nothing that jumps out at ya. It's simply mellow and just saying "Hi." Pleasant and laid back. A caramel taste in the middle then down the hatch a there's a slight bitter orange peel tasting hop warmth but nothing that would scare off the hop shy because the malt surrounds and subdues it. Nice medium body from start to end.
There's isn't really much going on in the complexities department with this (Well, it's an amber-seems most of the ones I've tried don't) but if you're in the mood for a decent balanced and easy drinking summertime beer or just wanting to try something different for a session beer this, though nothing spectacular or extreme but solid and good, is one worth grabbing for.


sanilac brew head said...

Found this at Meijers out of all places. It was decent. Easy summer drinking.

Dale said...

Yeah, It's nothing mind blowing but it is a decent beer.