After being gone for a few weeks I probably could have gone off the deep end and made this post about 100 entries long, but I likely would have blacked out somewhere in the middle only to wake up with drool on my keyboard some hours later.  That whole scenario would not have been pleasant for anyone involved.

Trying to catch up on some of what I missed while away . . .

 Not Rushing to Buy



It is interesting when looking back on reviews to see how much I wrote down during my evaluation.  I can tell at first glance when looking at some of these older reviews how intrigued or confused I was by the beer.  Having relatively little written down about the beer does not necessarily mean that I did not like it, but I do think that it has a direct relationship with how much I remember it (and seek it out again) afterward.

The logo for this brewery always catches my eye on the shelves because of the big “W” and I suppose because of the first three letters of the name.  Maybe for a brief moment, somewhere in the back of my mind I think that I am in an alternate universe where my brothers and I own a brewery?  Then after I realize that is not true, I am bummed out and grab a six pack to go drown my sorrows with.  Of course I was there to get beer in the first place anyway.

Enough rambling . . .

Brewery: Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. (Portland, OR)

Name: Drop Top Amber Ale

Style: American Amber Ale

ABV: 5.0%

Tasting Notes: Stored in the fridge and served in a pint glass.  $6.99 for a six pack.

Aroma: Very low hop aroma with a light, slightly caramelly malt sweetness.

Appearance: Coppery amber color.  Solid, one finger, off-white head consisting of small bubbles and having good retention.  Clear with some tiny rising bubbles visible.

Flavor: Very slight hop bitterness in back layered with some malty sweetness.  Well balanced overall, though slightly malt dominant.  There is some slight maltiness left at the finish, but really very little finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body with medium to high carbonation.  Smooth and even on the palate.

Overall Impressions: Very refreshing and easy drinking.  Would be really nice as a beer to drink outside in warm weather.

Grade: B

Since the picture is nowhere to be found, you will have to be guided by my description of the logo above.

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