Sunday, September 4, 2011

Ellicottville EVL Amber Ale

I picked up a growler of Ellicottville EVL Amber Ale while at the brewery and took it with me to my hotel in Buffalo to open with some friends. The beer pours an amber color with a frothy off-white colored head. The aroma consists of caramel, grapefruit, pine, and lemon. The taste is lightly dry but has lots of grapefruit, lemon, and a good caramel base. There is a nice pine finish that leaves mouth dry. The alcohol content is 5.2% ABV. I would say that the EVL Amber Ale is a solid amber that has a great variety of hop flavors. It is rather easy drinking but is bitter enough to be enjoyed by those that love hops.

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