An Amber That Puts Hair on Your... Face
A Review of Movamber Moustache Ale by Bull City Burger and Brewery
Posted on 12/6/2011 by Chops
                   
Great
My exploration of Bull City Burger and Brewery continues with their Movamber Moustache Ale. BCBB has made quite a name for themselves in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Their various brews are tasty and adventurous. Their food is equally so. When combined, the establishment becomes a must-visit for local residents, myself included. While I am obligated to explore the world over for tasty brews, when it comes to local fare, BCBB is my local pride.

In the glass, Movamber Moustache has a semi-hazy dark amber coloration with a deep red hue. The aroma is surprisingly hoppy for an amber ale, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. I really like it when amber ales have attitude and pack a punch. This brew's aroma actually reminds me more of a mild pale ale than an amber. Definitely an intriguing introduction going into that first sip.

The flavor can basically be described as a battle between sweet malt and hoppy citrus. Think of it as a cross between a rich amber and a weak IPA. I know it sounds a bit off putting, but it's not. It's basically an aggressive amber. My co-founder was present at the time and I gave him a few sips. He was able to dig out a bready note hidden under the malty layer that tastes like sourdough bread (great catch by the way). The finish was a bit gritty and bitter, but didn't overstay its welcome.

Overall, Bull City Burger and Brewery's Movamber Moustache Ale is a tasty amber ale with bite. Hops heads will really enjoy this beer as an amber-pale hybrid. Novices might find the hop profile a bit off-putting, so don't let the rich coloration fool you. This brew is far from a no-thinker drinker, so go into it expecting some push back. It's quite the taste adventure for seasoned drinkers, so strap in and enjoy it. No moustache required.

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