Hartford Better Beer Co. Arch Amber Ale

The Hartford Better Beer Company
Brewed at Shipyard Brewing Company
Stafford Springs, Connecticut USA
- Amber Ale | 24 Ratings |
Arch Amber is a complex infusion of 5 hops, 5 malts and a centuries-old English top-fermenting yeast. A tried-and-true recipe brewed with crisp and clear New England water. Real beer drinkers know that balance is the real challenge of great beer-making, not too much of one hop not too much of any one malt. Balance, complexity and freshness describe the flavors and the spirit behind Hartford’s own Arch Amber. Balanced, complex, traditional and everyday-drinkable. You didn’t ask for your taste-buds or your household finances to be challenged- you just want a fresh, reasonably-priced beer. So do your friends. Arch Amber is the right beer for local better beer drinkers. Arch Amber is a brewer’s better beer recipe for the discerning better brewing local better beer-drinking brewer who is looking for an everyday-drinkable beer.

Contract brewed by Shipyard for the Hartford Better Beer Co. www.hartfordbetterbeer.com

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
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Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
light medium full

Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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