A vigorous pour brings out a thick, off-white foam on top of the clear liquid. Retention is well above average creating an even frothier head. Lacing
Aroma has a earthy nose to the back end otherwise there is toasted and biscuit malts on top of a bed of hops. The hops are floral and citrus.
Taste follows the aroma but with, at least to me, a touch of coffee (?) and even roasted. Earthy, biscuit, and toffee malts add, including some sweetness that is beat back by citrus hop bitterness in the finish. Citrus and malt linger a bit in the back of the mouth.
Light body but maybe a bit bolder while the carbonation is light. Dries the palate a touch.
My first beer from the Sooner state and I gladly would have this beer again. I am not an amber fan but this is an amber with class and style. Finally one that isn't slapped together but, seemingly, put together for real beer drinkers. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 15:37:27
Tasted: Sunday, May 22, 2011
$0.00 for 16 oz. can
One fine body…
We like to believe that Native Amber is a perfect blend of hops and malt. Caramel and biscuit notes carry the Cascade and Cluster hop additions through to a wonderfully round finish. Native Amber is assertive, yet balanced providing any craft beer fan a local option that has long been absent in Oklahoma City.