31 Jul Town in City City Amber by Tony
Town in City City Amber
We recently sat with a few folks on the team at Town in City, and I grabbed some City Amber. As we were leaving, I asked “what beer would it benefit you most to write about,” and after 45 minutes of one rabbit hole after another, I left with City Amber!
Just to set the record straight…
It’s not town and city.
It’s not town in country.
It’s not town city. It’s Town in City – a nickname for the Heights and the name of the brewery that made City Amber. Sorry for the rant.
You probably won’t see much of the City Amber artwork for quite a while, but the tap handles feature the picture above. It’s a black and white illustration of the owner’s house with a red door.
City Amber poured a crystal clear, deep Amber that’s nearly brown. There was a bit of tawny, creamy head resting atop the pour, and that made its way down the glass finely.
The nose on City Amber is mild and balanced. Worty and sweet malt notes combine with slightly piney Hop notes.
Upon first sip, all of the above comes together for what is stylistically a good Amber. Just about everything they do is right on style.
City Amber tastes of sweet malt on the start, and halfway through it turns into a piney hop bitterness with some caramel notes. Those two flavors dance with one another all the way into a long finish.
The medium body and perfectly crisp carbonation are yet again right on the mark.
City Amber reminds me a lot of New Republic’s Dammit Jim. They each have that distinctly balanced flavor and long bittersweet finish.
City Amber is goo-ood. Simple as that. Not great, nothing super out of the ordinary, but right on style and perfectly within the lines. For that reason, I’m giving it 3 stars.
City Amber was overall a good beer. They had a few others that I would’ve preferred to write about, namely this Amber on Raspberries or their Hawaiin Stout, but this was good stuff. Y’all ever had anything from Town in City that you care to share about? Let us know below. Beers to you, Houston! 🍻