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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday Tasting: 21st Amendment Bitter American Session Ale

Tuesday Tasting is a regular feature of Lyke2Drink that explores some of the best beers, wines and spirits on the market. This week we sample a session beer from San Francisco.

21st Amendment Brewery is a California brewery that many people know because of its High or Hell Watermelon Wheat and as one of the craft breweries that was an early adopter of cans.

21st Amendment Bitter American Session Ale is a 4.4 percent alcohol by volume beer that is 42 IBU thanks to the Warrior and Cascade hops used in the boils and the dry hopping by Simcoe and Centennial hops. The brewery uses Simpson's Golden Promise, two-row pale, Munich and Crystal malts.

Bitter American pours with bright new penny color with a substantial head. The aroma is a fresh pine base with hints of biscuit malt. The flavor is pretty smooth even with all of the hops that are packed into this one. Just right for a session beer.

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