Brew Review – Jellyroll by Prosperity Brewhouse

The Amber ale.

It calls to me like few other beers do. Mostly because I’ve always been a big fan of the underdog, and it’s hard to find a beer that has greater underdog status right now in the craft beer community than the amber ale.

Nobody makes them, nobody drinks them, it’s just not the hip thing to do.

This is unfortunate, because not only are they good, but you can also do so much with them. Take for example Jelly Roll (Amber Ale, 6% ABV) by Prosperity Brewhouse.

It’s an Amber ale, but it’s also kind of like a peanut butter and jelly beer.

Sure, not so much peanut butter, but definitely the jelly.

It’s got a nice, moderately milky brown color, and the aroma has a kind of nutty and sweet feeling to it.

You get definite notes of strawberry, bready malt, and darker nut, less of a roasted peanut more of an almond and cashew mixture.

All of this continues into the flavor with reckless abandon, as the sweetness of the berry really takes hold first and foremost. If they had told me they had foregone fresh fruit or fruit puree and gone straight to chucking jars of Smuckers into the beer, it would not shock me a single bit.

It’s got that fruity sweet pectin quality to it. Having a moderately roasted malt bill bringing huge bread and biscuit notes, along with wonderfully nutty pops, really does help the sandwich quality of what they were trying to do come through.

See? There’s so much more that you can do with an Amber ale, it’s not difficult. You just have to try, brewers.

Drink Florida Craft,


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