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94 Rating – Rogue Ales & Spirits – Rogue American Amber Ale

Responses from founder and brewmaster John Maier.
Founder and brewmaster John Maier.

BC: What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)?
The deep, burnt caramel malt flavor. 

BC: Where does this beer’s name come from?
American Amber was originally known as Ashland Amber as it was created at Rogue's original brewpub in Ashland, Oregon, which was destroyed by flooding not too soon after opening. It was renamed "American" because it represents more than the town in which it was brewed (which is now Newport, Oregon); American Amber reflects Rogue's commitment to brewing complex ales of distinction and Rogue's philosophy of placing no restraints on style or amount of ingredients in its quest to revolutionize beer in America.

BC: What's a good food pairing for this beer?
Oregon crab cakes or Mo's Clam Chowder (Oregonian-style clam chowder).

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