This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Stegmaier Amber Lager.
The last of the Lion/Stegmaier beers which I brought back from North East Pennsylvania is Stegmaier's version of an American Amber lager. These beers are generally the "mutts" of the beer world as the class is muddied and borrows heavily from other beer styles. An American Amber Lager has a stronger malt presence than a traditional lager, with almost no bitterness.
The Stegmaier Amber Lager pours a rich copper with better than average lacing. The beer has the characteristic breadiness and the slightest hint of hops. Successive sips made me think more of macrolagers than Amber or Vienna lagers and had me doubting that this beer was 5.2% abv.
This beer would go well with burgers or other basic meat dishes. I would not pair this with a smoky or rich meat dish as the beer lacks the depth of flavor to stand up to heavy and complex meat dishes.
Stegmaier IPA is certified kosher by the OU, and there is an OU on the label. For the experts take on the Stegmaier IPA, please click here beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/150/47413
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