The History of Discovery Amber Ale
A diagnosis of celiac disease led the founder of Green’s to improved health, but also a desire for fine full-flavored beers. Green’s Discovery Amber Ale was developed in collaboration with the respected DeProef Brewery, in Lochristi, Belgium. Made with millet, sorghum, rice and buckwheat – no wheat or barley – it is fermented with a classic strain of Belgian ale yeast.
Medium-bodied with subtle caramel and nut flavor nuances. Refined, herbal hop aroma and finish.
Fresh fruit, breakfast cassarole at brunch, baked potatoes, rice dishes, chicken or fuller-flavored fish.
Vegetarian Times 2011 Foodie Awards: Top gluten-free beer.
Product Sizes and Quantities
16.9-ounce (500 ml) bottles / 12 per case
This beer pours a clear medium copper/amber hue, with one finger of somewhat rocky, foamy off-white head, which leaves a decent landscape of lace around the glass as it duly recedes. It smells of a pale, quite thinly rendered malt, fruity vinous notes, and some rank grassy hops. The taste is sweet, fruity, musty, earthy, but overall thin malt – no barley, no love. A bit of drying, kind of metallic hops try their best to balance out a no-win situation. The carbonation is moderate, with a little spiking zing here and there, the body medium weight on the back of a sugary, tempered cloyingness. It finishes still kind of sweet, in a musty, ill-kept fruity manner.
Tasting Date: September 2011
Retail Price on Tasting Date: $