Endeavour True Vintage 2010 Reserve Amber Ale (24 x 330mL), NSW.
This 2010 Vintage bottle-conditioned Amber Ale is full amber red in colour with copper hues.
A rich, full bouquet with toast, lively cinnamon spice and a hint of bitter chocolate. Lifted gamey characters infused by sweetly spiced, herbal resinous characters.
Full fruit weight is balanced by a creamy malty mid palate and an assertive drying bitterness. The back palate is all spice and cocoa with a refreshing zip. A true Amber ale - very age worthy.
Ideally suited to cooler weather, will nicely match dishes of lamb & beef or chocolate desserts.
A true vintage brew - beer made only from ingredients sourced each year and intentionally made by a winemaker to reflect yearly variations. Sound like a pipe dream? Well the ground breaking Endeavour Beer is exactly that - a true vintage beer.
Bringing a background in viticulture to the world of brewing, Andy Stewart - a winemaker with 13 years experience - and the team at Endeavour have sought to combine the two arts of winemaking and brewing in order to create something unique for the Australian beer market. "I'd love to see beer made like wine, brewed to express the variations in ingredients from year to year," says Stewart.
Endeavour has launched two high quality, hand crafted ales created using the finest ingredients, all carefully selected from growing regions that experienced the best vintage conditions and presented the truest expression of variety and place. Whilst we don't have our own brewery yet, our recipes are our own and we hope one day to build our own beer 'estate'.
People's Choice Award, Australian Beer Festival 2010
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