The second MadTree beer to hit the cans is their amber ale known as Happy Amber. It’s been around town in kegs for a few weeks now and before that you may have seen a MadTree beer called Batch One. Batch One was what would become the Happy Amber, but they called it Batch One as it was the very first batch on their production system. They’ve made a few batches since then and last week they canned a batch of it!
Beer: Happy Amber
Style: Amber Ale
Amber is the perfect word to describe the color of this amber ale. Topped off with a nice light tan head.
Powerful caramel aroma from the malts dominates the nose. A bit of hops in the background, I honestly can’t place if they’re earthy or citrusy. I think it’s one then go back to the other. Either way the hops aren’t very powerful.
Very sweet taste full of that nice caramel action mixed with some warm biscuit love. Small hop bite and bitterness clears things up the debate from the nose and shows a citrus character.
Nice medium body with solid carbonation and a smooth finish.
Another great beer by MadTree to follow-up their PsycHOPathy (my review) and as a prequel to their Gnarly Brown which hit cans earlier this week. PsycHOPathy, Happy Amber, and Gnarly Brown are all available in 6-packs, pints, or growlers at the brewery as well as on tap various places around town HOWEVER starting next week (or so) you should see those 6-packs popping up for sale in stores around town!! I’ve heard Jungle Jims will get it and Everything D’Vine has tweeted that they’ll have it Tuesday or Wednesday.
If you’re impatient they are having the grand opening of their tap-room tomorrow night (Saturday 4/13/13) from 5 pm – 1 AM. PsycHOPathy, Happy Amber, and Gnarly Brown will all be available on tap, for growler fills and 6-packs. Their Identity Crisis and Sprye, the spring seasonal, will also be on tap for pints and growler fills as well. Once you’ve had plenty to drink C’Est Cheese will be on hand to give you plenty to eat!
After the grand opening normal taproom hours will be as follows: