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    Apr282011

    A taste of… Bitter American Session Ale

    21st Amendment Brewery 563 2nd St San Francisco, California 94107 (415) 369-0900(415) 369-0900

    Preface: This brew was sent to me as part of a promotional plan by 21st Amendment Brewery that involved an online tasting. These notes have not been influenced by reading promotional material or any other review of this brew.

    The following are my tasting notes:

    Appearance: Brilliant copper colored beer with a good amount of carbonation producing a rocky, slightly yellow-sandy, not too dense head. When I opened the can there seemed to be very little carbonation. However, on pouring there was plenty to get a nice dense head.

    Aroma: The first impression is of a toasted sweet malt. The second impression brings out a slightly vegetable aroma that is reminiscent of fresh cut celery stalks. The third visit introduced an aroma not unlike that of a field of freshly mown summer hay.

    Mouth feel: This is not a full bodied beer, and I hope it's not supposed to be.

    Flavor: After the first impression of refreshing coolness there is a toasted cracker flavor that is closely followed by a mild hop tang. Second sip reveals some fruity flavors including Apple and Pear. A third swig and the flavor combinations result in a refreshing almost citric flavor with a complementary hop tang.

    Finish: The finish is slightly sweet and yet that refreshing hop tang from the beginning to the end of the flavor stays around for a while.

    Comments: The 21st Amendment Brewery's definition of the “Session Ale” can be determined almost immediately. The 4.4% alcohol by volume notation underneath the name makes it self-explanatory.

     I am sure there are some examples of fermented malt beverage on the market that are less than 4.4% alcohol by volume. I would appreciate it if you would tell me where and how I might get them. The lack of session beer on the market in the United States of America is something that I feel could be developed quite profitably.

    This is the ideal beer for social occasions in which quantity often takes a back seat to quality. In this case I feel the quality matches the quantity that would be consumed.

    The Brewery: 21st Ammendment Brewery

    What others say: BeerAdvocateRateBeer

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