Big Muddy Brewing – 17ST Smoked Amber Ale – 4 Smokestacks (out of 7)

Big Muddy 17St Smoked Amber Ale

It’s got a pig on the front, which is great because it reminds me of how much I liked the Charkoota Rye beer by New Holland that was in the very first smokebeer tasting that The Ministry ever held. However, these beers are fairly different. 17ST Smoked Amber Ale is brewed with malted barley smoked over cherry wood. Once poured into a glass it held a decent brown-amber color along with a noticeable smoky smell (smoked pig) with staying power. The taste is a little watery which could also be described as thirst quenching, making it a great refreshing beer for hot Houston summers. Recommended dosage: Two bombers. I don’t have to be challenged every time I drink a beer. Overall Happiness rating: 4 out of 7 Smokestacks.

Brewer Big Muddy Brewing
Beer Name 17ST Smoked Amber
Brewer’s Description Our Smoked Amber Ale, created and brewed for us by Big Muddy Brewing in Murphysboro, is now available in 22 oz. bottles in liquor stores across Illinois and select states. Brewed with hops smoked over cherry wood, this beer was created to complement barbecue.
Food Pairings Barbecue
Brewer Location Murphysboro, IL
Alcohol content by volume 5.6%
IBU (International Bitterness Units)  15
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 5
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 3
Sausage detection? Y or N PIG (Y)
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 4
Overall Happiness: 1 – 7 (low – high) 4

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