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The Beer Doctor: Rogue American Amber Ale

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The Beer Doctor: Rogue American Amber Ale

If your tastes in beer run from Bud to Bud light, then you may want to broaden your horizons. To the casual or non beer drinker, the term "great beer" may seem to be an oxymoron. The Beer Doctor has encountered many great beers over the course of his studies (in Beerology) and he hopes to share his knowledge with you.

One of these great beers is Rogue American Amber Ale.

The Beer Doctor first became acquainted with Rogue Ales recently by way of their Dead Guy Ale, which is an excellent beer. The fine folks at Rogue take beer seriously, but not too seriously. In their Beer Manifesto they state " We hold that beer is a superior beverage" and The Beer Doctor could not agree more. Rogue Ales was founded in the late 1980's by Jack Joyce, Rob Strasser and Bob Woodell. The independent brewery produces a large variety of ales and is currently located in Newport, Oregon.

Now that you know they history of Rogue Brews, you can tell your friends about the beer that you are drinking with the cool labels. American Amber is available in a 22-ounce bottle, 12-ounce 6-pack, and on draft. One last thing, a good beer does not have to break your wallet; a six pack of American Amber should run you about $9 dollars.

American Amber won the World Beer Championships in 2003, 2004 and 2005 so I don't really have to tell you that it is good, but I will anyway. The Beer Doctor likes a full flavored beer and American Amber is exactly that. It may be a little on the heavy side but it won't leave you feeling full after a single bottle. The Ale has a coffee aroma, malty smoothness and a taste that is strong but not overpowering or bitter. Did I mention that American Amber Ale has no chemicals, additives, or preservatives. This is a good beer to reward yourself with after a hard day’s work, especially if you did some work you can be proud of. Now if your idea of a good job is passing the buck for 40 hours a week, then that is your business.

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