Inspired by our flagship, Henderson’s Best amber ale, this amber lager has notes of caramel and toasty malt, followed by subtle flavours of citrus and resinous piney hops.
We created this lager fermented version of Best to demonstrate just how instrumental the strain of yeast can be in the brewing process. The English Yeast that we use for our Best amber ale is quite expressive, giving the beer an enhanced fruity character and a slightly sweeter finish, whereas the lager yeast highlights the malt notes without the supporting fruitiness, allowing the hops to shine through a little more in the finish.
Carbonation: 2.40 Volumes (Medium)
Malts: Pale 2 Row, Caramunich III, DextraPils, C-15, Carafa Special III
Hops: Magnum, Centennial, Amarillo
Yeast: W 34/70 Lager
Appearance: Brilliant copper amber with a sticky tan head
Aroma: Toffee, toasty and nutty malt, citrus, apricot, cherry, mild pine
Taste: Caramel, toasty malt, citrus, resinous hops, stone fruit, lingering pine
Mouthfeel: Medium body with a creamy carbonation, sticky hops linger on the palate
Overall impression: A lager fermented version of our Henderson's Best. Clean malt notes with a crisp, resinous hop finish