NOLA Blonde Ale

NOLA Brewing Company, New Orleans, LA Everybody loves a blonde, right?  We think you’ll agree, our blonde is a Bombshell.  With five different malts, and two mouth-watering hops, we’ve created the perfect blend of bitter, yet sweet…just the way we like it.  This flagship beer always pours with the perfect head to excite all of…

Southern Prohibition Suzy B Dirty Blonde Ale

Southern Prohibition Brewing, Hattiesburg, MS 5% ABV Hazy light amber in color with not much on the nose.  Malty and not much else to it, but one of the better blondes we have had.  Not as good as the New Belgium Hoppy Blonde, but better than the NOLA and Tin Roof Blonde ales. Would we…

New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale

New Belgium Brewing Company, Ft. Collins, CO 5.2% ABV Amber in color with a malty nose.  Malty on the palate with a bit of sweetness.  Light with no bitterness to it.  Refreshing and goes very well with a po-boy.  New Belgium can brew some good beer! Would we have it again?  Yup Would we get…

Abita Amber Ale

Abita Brewing Company, Abita Springs, LA As easy to love as New Orleans itself, Amber is Abita’s original beer and a New Orleans favorite.  Brewed with pale and caramel malts and German Perle hops, it has a smooth, malty, slightly caramel flavor.  It is Abita’s most versatile beer for food pairing and a star ingredient for…

Tin Roof Perfect Tin Amber Ale

Tin Roof Brewing Company, Baton Rouge, LA Just like rain falling on a tin roof, there’s nothing more comforting than that first sip of Tin Roof beer.  Brewed to perfection in Baton Rouge Louisiana – Tin Roof is our culure, our way, our beer. 4.5% ABV Perfect Tin Amber is a hazy, dark amber color….

Left Hand Sawtooth Ale

Left Hand Brewing Company, Longmont, CO This amber ale is the perfect balance between malt and hops.  A great session beer. 5.3% ABV This beer is amber/reddish in color with a sweet malty smell.  An atypical Amber Ale: while light with a hint of sweetness it does have a bit of a bite of bitterness,…

Parish South Coast Session Amber

Parish Brewing Company, Broussard, LA Dark amber in color with a stong malty nose.  The first impression is that it tastes more like a Pale Ale than an Amber.  Malty up front and bitter at the end with a bit of sweetness mid-palate.  We usually associate Amber Ales with more sweetness and this is one…

Homebrew ESB

Hazy amber in color with a malty nose.  Definitely the most complex and flavorful beer we have brewed thus far.  We can immediately tell the difference between extract versus all-grain brewing. For the sake of impartiality, we relied on the palate of our friend Doc Sportello for the review.  Doc said he could get in…

French Broad 13 Rebels ESB

French Broad Brewery, Asheville, NC 5.2% ABV 13 Rebels is a hazy, dark amber color.  There is a bit of malt on the nose, but only very slight.  The isn’t much of a taste up front or on the end, but a lot of bitterness in the middle.  Most of the  malt is on the…

Southern Prohibition Jack the Sipper ESB

Southern Prohibition Brewing, Hattiesburg, MS 5.3% ABV Hazy amber in color with a sweet apple juice nose.  Sweet on the palate, like apple juice up front and the bitterness joining in mid-palate with bitterness on the aftertaste.  Out of balance as the sweetness and bitterness do not meld together. Would we have it again?  It…

Fuller’s ESB

Fuller, Smith & Turner, London, UK The ESB that started it all – multi-award winning Fuller’s ESB is acknowledged as one of the world’s finest beers.  The unique blend of Northdown, Target, Challenger and Goldings hops balances the rich malty notes for a smooth, full bodied beer bursting with marmalade fruitness throughout. 5.9% ABV Clear…

Urban South Charming Wit White Ale

Urban South Brewery, New Orleans, LA A crisp, smooth-drinking Belgian-style witbier perfect for telling tales, laughing loud and rambling into the night.   4.9% ABV Urban South is a hazy white color, kind of hard to describe. The Charming Wit has a lemon smell, like lemon frosting or lemon cake.  There is not a lot…