Mandarin Orange Amber Ale – Dead Frog Brewery (Aldergrove, BC, Canada)

Mandarin Orange Amber Ale – Dead Frog Brewery, 5% ABV, (Aldergrove, BC)

My Notes:

  • My Rating: C
  • Why I kind of like it: N/A
  • Where I got it: BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $12 for a 6pack, Summer 2010
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: No
  • Would I recommend this to beer afficianados: No

Tasting Notes: pours amber orange (no surprise), micro CO2 with ringed retention, thin sticky lacing. A bit of malt on the nose. Aromas of mandarin orange and orange peel up front mixed with cutting-sharp chilled CO2 bubbles (stings the palate), and then finishes medium malty bitter – long and lingering bitterness. Viscosity is thinnish, low-medium complexity, low-medium length, low depth, and low carry. This beer is refreshing but it dies out fast in the mid and finish. I only enjoy the mandarin orange aroma, but one bottle is enough.