Brewery – Taft’s
Beer – Cherrywood Amber
Style – American Amber Ale
ABV – 6%
IBUs – 23
American amber ale brewed with a touch of cherrywood smoked malt. Smooth and sultry.
This was the second beer that Taft’s Ale House released in their lineup of cans back in 2015 – and quickly became a local standout. For folks who didn’t consider themselves fans of the smoked beer styles that dominate the landscape, this beer takes a different, slightly more restrained approach.
The beer is seemingly (to me) designed to perfectly pair up with a ton of different foods, especially the great trip-tip steak sandwiches that the Ale House has become famous for.
The beer works great for the fall weather – warm evenings, chilly nights – it’s awesome. If not already apparent – I’m a huge fan of this beer.
My Thoughts On Taft’s Cherrywood Amber
In the glass – Cherrywood Amber pours (surprise) a nice Amber color with a thin tan head on top.
I get a light smoke aroma off the top, followed up quickly by a nice bready toast character.
The taste has a nice light bitter bite that balances out the sweet smoke and light crackery flavors in the beer.
Like I mentioned above – this beer pairs up well with food… like really well. Great beer from a great brewery!