" It has a lot of great things going on but narrowly misses the mark."
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Bravus Brewing | Amber Ale
Release - ~2018
Style - Amber Ale
Carbs - 25 grams
Cals - 100
Price - $10
The pour is sublime, with a full, satisfying body that delights the eye. Its color is a rich and copper red. Then things get a little weird. While the taste of the Amber is perfectly pleasant it doesn’t quite match the presentation or the packaging. There’s a dissonance between the maltiness, which one would expect, and a flavor I associate with toasted white bread.
We’re spoiled these days to have a selection of NA beer's that are nearly indistinguishable from their analogs. While I like the Amber Ale it’s not on that list. It has a lot of great things going on but narrowly misses the mark.
Look - Lush copper
Aroma - Rich, malty
Taste - Strongly malted , finishes a little metallic with flavors of toasted bread. Not unpleasant but a bit off
Feel - Smooth, beautifully carbonated
Coolness - Ren Faire Chic, so it is cool depending on the company you keep
Try it for yourself -- or something else from Bravus Brewing here.
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