American-style Amber ales have medium-high to high maltiness with medium to low caramel character. They are characterized by American-variety hops, which produce medium hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. American Ambers are usually darker in color, have more caramel flavor and less hop aromatics, and may have more body. This style was first made popular by brewers from California and the Pacific Northwest.
Also known as Red Ale, it is rich, robust and enjoyable with a clean finish. Expect a balanced beer with toasted malt characters and a light fruitiness in most examples.
Saint Arnold Amber Ale, Houston: A well-balanced, full flavored, Amber ale. It has a rich, malty body with a pleasant caramel character derived from a specialty Caravienne malt. A complex hop aroma with a hint of floral and citrus comes from a combination of Cascades and Liberty hops. It has a rich, creamy head with a fine lace. The light fruitiness, characteristic of ales, is derived from a proprietary yeast strain.
Debuted in June 1994, Saint Arnold Amber Ale is our flagship product and our first official brew. It is best consumed at 50 to 55 degrees.
Amber Ale Food Pairings
An excellent choice to pair with a variety of foods, Amber Ale complements rich, aromatic, spicy and smoked foods such as chili, BBQ ribs, grilled chicken and beef. Some great pairings with cheese include Gruyére and sharp English cheddar.
Spicy Sausage Marinara with Brisket Ravioli
1/2 lb FRESHmade Hot Italian Sausage, ground
1 jar Mom’s Special Marinara Sauce
1 pkg FRESHmade Brisket Ravioli
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
In a skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage until lightly browned and cooked through. Drain excess fat from pan. Add the jar of sauce to the sausage, and cook over low heat until warmed through.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt the water generously. Add the ravioli when water is boiling. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes until ravioli are al dente.
Ladle the ravioli into 2 bowls, and serve with the sauce over the top.
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