Brew Review – Island Sun Amber Ale by Due South Brewing @DueSouthBrewing

Someday soon I shall lead a march right down Tennessee Street in Tallahassee, taking a right to the state capitol, and force a law through requiring breweries to make more amber ales.

There’s just something so beautiful in the simplicity of those, and it’s always nice to see people enjoying them. Heck, I was even on a press junket recently, and the person at the center of the event immediately and enthusiastically professed his love for amber ales, eschewing all things overly hoppy.

I will not get that bad, but I will search out and enjoy a fine amber now and again. Island Sun (Amber Ale, 4.5% ABV) from Due South was just that.

A beautifully light Amber ale, it had a slightly brownish red hue like the setting sun. The flavor has just the faintest touch of biscuit malt with an almost apricot and tropical fruit sweetness on the back end. It’s very smooth and enjoyable, containing the right amount of body and all of the flavors a proper amber ale should contain.

I’m not sure I will ever lead that march, but there are enough amber ales around to where I can at least keep myself busy drinking them for the foreseeable future.

Drink Florida Craft,


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