This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Samuel Adams Crystal Pale Ale.
Samuel Adams introduced the Crystal Pale Ale as part of the 2015 Spring mix box. I did not get a chance to try this beer last year and I can really say that I missed out.
This beer is reminiscent of the Latitude 48 brews that Samuel Adams introduced a few years back. The beer poured a warm orange with great lacing which left intricate designs on my glass. But what really struck me was the floral hops which wafted up from the glass and hit me right in the nose. There is a great deal of pine but it is balanced by some malt which together produces perfect citrus nose (think Mineola Tangelo).
The alcohol content on this brew is 5.3% abv and there is a slight alcohol taste to the brew, but it is subtle and not offensive.
I would recommend pairing this brew with steak, preferably grilled in a grill pan or broiled. I would not say this about many beers, but this brew would stand up well to a rich steak.
The Samuel Adams Crystal Pale Ale is under the Kosher Supervision of the Star-K and has a Star-K certification mark on the label. To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about this brew, please follow this link - beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/35/130925.
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