Beer review — James Squire & Trumer

James Squire Original Amber Ale 345ml six-pack $17.99
The creation of Amber Ale in 1998 marked Chuck Hahn’s return to small batch brewing, after several years as head brewer for Lion Nathan. Available on tap and in bottle, it’s a deep, copper-coloured brew with citrusy hops notes, rich malt, fruity highnotes and lingering bitterness. The quality’s still there despite increased production.

Trumer Pils 330ml $3.40
A bright lemon colour and pure-white foam give Trumer a refreshing appeal, confirmed by the fresh, attractive herbal hops aroma. This appeal carries through on a lively, fresh and tasty-but-light palate with a fine balance of rich malt and herbal, drying, bitter hops. Brewed and bottled in Salzburg, Austria.

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