Endeavour Reserve Amber Ale 2020

Style
Amber Ale
ABV
5.2%

Remember when beers could be sweet without using lactose? Me either, but apparently that used to be a thing. How very quaint!

If anyone was going to remember, it was always going to be one of the two Colonial-esque breweries tucked away in The Rocks in Sydney. Endeavour Brewing Co, despite mostly being known these days for their light, hoppy pale ales in cans, regularly have English-inspired beer pouring at their cozy little Tap Rooms and have been brewing this Reserve Amber Ale for bloody ages and, honestly, it’s nice to be reminded that beers driven by malt can be really quite enjoyable.

The Reserve pours a very deep copper with a lovely thicc tan head. Aromas are predominately golden syrup, chocolate with a faint whiff of orange citrus. The body is a mélange of malty goodness: toffee, malt-o-milk biscuits, crème caramel sweetness with a bit of coconut lurking around in the background. The sugars are in no way cloying with some solid bitterness helping to balance it all out and finish clean as a whistle.

Judd Owen

Published October 7, 2020

Name
Endeavour Brewing & Tap Rooms
Address

39-43 Argyle Street
The Rocks
Sydney 2000

Phone
(02) 8592 5404
Open Hours

Mon to Thurs: midday to 10pm
Fri & Sat: 11.30am to midnight
Sunday: 11.30am to 10pm

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