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Wednesday, May 26th 2010

Red Jacket Amber Ale
(Keweenaw Brewing Company)

My first brew from the folks canning their beers way up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I have a soft spot for these guys as I went to college up in the U.P. and loved every minute of it. Cheers to all the Yoopers out there!

From the Keweenaw Brewing site:

"Medium bodied and lightly hopped, this classic Oktoberfest-style ale is brewed in tribute to the Red Jacket Mine of what is now Calumet and to the glory days of the copper industry in the Keweenaw Peninsula."

Here we go...


Pour - a bright auburn with some orange and yellow hues. An inch-thick, white wispy head adorns this pour.


Aroma - malty goodness. Brown sugar, honey, caramel and toasted raisin bread. 


Taste - a big gulp of this malty brew leads down the flavor road to brown bread, some fruity esters, caramel, apple skins and tad bit of peppery spice. More than anything this is a light yet malt dominate brew.


Overall - solid stuff. I think of amber ales as the go-to beer for the masses. They tend to be fairly straightforward, or neutral, without being too crazy. This one was spot on with the malt profile and the sweetness but not too sweet and only a faint glimpse of hops in the finish. It was a bit seltzery on the tongue which worked as it made it provided a nice crisp end to each sip.


Would I buy more of it? - sure, why not. I'd actually love to go to the brewery they operate and try some other brews on tap. 


Note - Keweenaw Brewing is canning four of their beers. Along with Red Jacket Amber Ale you'll also find Lift Bridge Brown Ale, Pick Axe Blonde Ale and now Widowmaker Black Ale all in cans. 


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Red Jacket Amber Ale
Style: American Amber/Red Ale
Brewery: Keweenaw Brewing Company
Houghton, Michigan  
United States  
Container: 12 oz. can
Malts: ???
Hops: ???
ABV: ???
IBUs: ???
Date: May 26th, 2010

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