Beer For Breakfast: Third Shift Amber Lager Review & PODcast
Third Shift Amber Lager
Third Shift Amber Lager has 5.3% ABV. It’s being served from a 12 oz. brown long neck bottle that was bottled on a unknown date but appears to have a ‘best consumed by’ date of August 2013. It was generously donated to us by our friends at Bonanza Beverage. It was priced at FREE BABY!…I spent a grand total of $0 dollars on Beer for Breakfast this week.
Proper Glassware: Pilsner Glass
Serve @: 40-45°F
Look: The Third Shift Amber pours a transparent amber with two fingers of thick bubbly head that quickly dissipated and left behind trace amounts of sticky lacing on the side of my glass.
Smell: The first thing I notice about the nose of the Third Shift Amber Lager is the caramel sweetness that dominates this beer, there are some subtle hints of alcohol as it warms and some faint traces of grains and toasted malts in there as well.
Taste: The Third Shift Amber Lager starts off with a nice blend sweet malts and caramel, some mixed grains in the middle and there is nice undercurrent of alcohol that blends well with hop bite in the finish.
Feel:. Clean. Smooth. Solid.
Drinkability: This is an solid amber lager through and through. It’s easy drinking and refreshing. If you’re new to the craft beer game this is a solid amber that you can use as a litmus test for judge other amber lagers.
3.25 out of 5 on the Mahoney’s Beer Scale of Supremacy.